This family run Mexican restaurant moved into the space left vacant by the former Cowboy Grub restaurant in Millcreek. At Maria’s you’ll find an expansive menu of Mexican and American favorites; everything from award winning smothered burritos through to moles and even cheeseburgers! The restaurant also opens seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner – making it a perfect pick any time of the day or week.
3336 S 2300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Lying somewhere between Sugar House and Millcreek proper – it’s close enough and more than good enough – to make this list. The vibe at Sushi Groove is fast, fun and friendly. There’s a wide range of modern maki rolls with plenty of in the moment specials. sit at the sushi board though and quiz your sushi chef about what’s fresh – Sushi Groove also has a great selection of nigiri and sashimi too. Keep their $2.50 Tuesdays in mind as well – all nigiri is just $2.50/2 pieces!
2910 S Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Just a minute down the road from the above, is this fantastic Indian and Nepalese eatery. If you want to get a feel for the kitchens skills, stop by for lunch. This original location of The Kathmandu serves up a killer lunch buffet that’s popular with locals. Priced at less than $12, the all you can eat affair runs 11.30 a.m. through 2.30 p.m. Monday – Saturday; and is always packed with a good range of both veggie and meat dishes.
3142 Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Over The Counter Cafe
Short-order cooking and classic American diner food is why you head to this Millcreek institution; which was first opened way back when in 1983. Restaurants don’t get to their fourth decade in business by accident. Locals flock here for breakfast favorites such as their famed lemon pancakes and savory treats like thick, freshly cut bacon.
2343 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
This East side lunch hot spot is known for its humungous sandwiches – monstrous half pound creations that beg you to take one more bite. Owner Mike Feldman hails from Jersey and the restaurant is his nod to his home state; indeed Feldman’s Deli imports its luscious deli meat direct from NYC. Close your eyes, take a bite and you’ll swear you’re not in Utah anymore.
2005 E 2700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
This fun coffee house serves breakfast and lunch seven days a week, with a particular focus on fresh and healthy dishes. The menu features fresh-pressed juices, gourmet sandwiches, pastries and much more.
3474 S 2300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Classic rustic Sicilian cooking is the name of the game at this popular Millcreek Italian restaurant. So popular in the fact, the family behind the business now operate three different locations around town (Sicilia Mia and Dolce Sicilia as well) with a fourth coming online any day now. Stop by and check out their pizza, pasta and famously welcoming service.
2020 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
One of the few fine dining destinations you’l find outside the downtown core can be found right here in Millcreek. The cuisine of owner operators chefs Mike Blocher, Nick Fahs and David Barboza focuses on local sourcing and seasonality; it doesn’t hurt that every plate is a drop dead gorgeous work of art as well. The restaurant offers a chefs tasting menu too should you wish to explore the depth of the trios cooking.
1457 E 3350 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
This New American restaurant with an eye catching interior has been a hit with Millcreek locals ever since owner/chef Tyler Stokes opened the doors. The menu has something for everyone across small and large plates, with plenty of modern creative touches. The restaurant opens for dinner and brunch on the weekends.
3364 S 2300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84109