Benedict, bacon, burgers…it can only mean one thing…brunch. For those who love to start a long lazy weekend with a handsome meal (and maybe a drink or two) SLC has you covered. The Beehive is home to a tremendous amount of bunch spots, menus replete with something for every taste; classic to contemporary to cocktails that will kick the weekend off in style.
With weekend brunch being such a popular service in Salt Lake City, the options can be overwhelming. In the list below I have started with my own personal favorite places to hang out for brunch; after that some other choices (that are still great) based on location/menu etc.
Urban Hill – my top pick
A weekend brunch service hit the menu on this downtown fine dining spot in 2023, and immediately became one of the best places in the city. Here’s my initial story on the launch of the new menu. Suffices to say it’s a stunner and there’s something for everyone. I love the guajillo and tomatillo smothered burrito, and the brunch cocktails are thoughtfully designed by Bijan Ghiai are works of art.
510 S 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Flanker Kitchen – my top pick
Flanker Kitchen and Sporting Club is a one stop location for food, fun, drinks – and yep – a great brunch experience. The massive 17,500 square foot facility is located in the The Gateway and comes our way from Vegas, a town that knows how to throw a party. The brunch menu at Flanker is replete with plenty of crave-able dishes – but the classic steak and eggs are a standout – the steak seared with a lovely smokey kiss. Don’t miss the pastry platter too, a huge board of house baked treats.
6 N Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Avenues Proper – my top pick
This Avenues neighborhood staple has been a must goto brunch spot for nearly a decade. The first restaurant in the Proper group of business serves up one of the best morning starts in town at the weekend. Options include biscuits and gravy, steak and eggs, eggs benedict and plenty of modern twists to keep things interesting. Fancy one of their award winning beers or a cocktail to wash things down with? Go right ahead.
76 8th Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Oquirrh – my top pick
This downtown chef-driven restaurant is beloved for their eclectic take on fine dining, but they’re also a great choice for brunch too. Lobster rolls, buckwheat pancakes, soft-shell crab Benedicts and on – the creativity from the dinner menu happily runs over into their weekend options too. Don’t miss out the fun cocktail menu either that leans into local craft liquors. My favorite brunch bite is the picture brunch burger – a rich monster of a hangover cure. The fried egg is an optional add on, and is a must!
368 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Garage On Beck – Marmalade hot spot
At this Marmalade neighborhood spot, brunch is served on Sundays 10.30 a.m. through 3.00 p.m. Sit inside or out and enjoy a special menu that includes items like the picture huevos rancheros. Other items include chicken and waffles Benedicts, omelettes, pancakes and more. The 21+ bar has a solid selection of brunch cocktails from seven bucks. Champagne by the bottle starts from $20.
1199 Beck St, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Sunday brunch menu
Pago On Main – downtown
The second location for Pago, located on buzzy Main Street in downtown SLC. Brunch at Pago starts decadently with fresh oysters before moving onto chef driven fare featuring plenty of other local experts like Table X (bread) and Caputos (cheese).
341 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Silver Fork Lodge – mountain retreat
A brief drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon will lead you to this classic American styled eatery, that serves up majestic mountain views on the side. You’ll want to get up here early to beat the crowds, but if you do you’ll be rewarded with a menu with all the staples such as pancakes, omelettes, French toast and more.
11332 Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, Brighton, UT 84121
SLC Eatery – creative chef driven brunch
Hands down one of the best – if not the best overall – restaurants in the state of Utah. And now…open for brunch! The special menu follows the same approach as the innovative dinner menu – which is to say everything here is creative, fun and exquisitely crafted. There’s everything from caramelized kimchi bowl with bulgogi beef through to Utah scones with cultured butter.
Brunch served: Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
1017 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Oasis Cafe – classic American
At this self styled ‘oasis in the heart of the city’ brunch isn’t just something for the weekend. Step inside Oasis Cafe’s tranquil space and you’ll find brunch every day of the week. Favorites include the pictured German buttermilk pancake with blueberry compote.
Brunch served every day until 2.30 p.m.
151 S 500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Reservations are always a good idea for brunch in Salt Lake City, but they’re a must at this gem Opening in 2017 this contemporary American restaurant has become an instant hit with diners all hours of the day. At brunch you’ll find all your favorites plus their signature pies – which you can’t leave without ordering a slice (or four).
Brunch served Saturday and Sunday 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
501 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, Utah
There’s something for everyone on a brunch and lunch menu that stretches from a classic American breakfast to indulgent bites like the chocolate chip, raspberry French toast. The only downside? Having to choose from a menu that presents options as delicious as Kobe beef corned hash or biscuits and gravy, with house made cheddar jalapeno biscuits.
Brunch served Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
779 East 300, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Manoli’s – a Greek spin
What about a sprinkling of Greek flavors for brunch? At Manoli Katsanevas’ central ninth eatery you’ll find a weekend brunch menu infused with unique flavors: Myzithra Pancakes, Lamb Burgers, Loukaniko and Eggs and more. And if that name sounds familiar you’d be right, the Katsanevas family is the one behind the uber popular Crown Burgers group of restaurants.
Unique, locally sourced Greek small plates, plus weekend brunch & clever cocktails in modern digs.
Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday 10.00 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.
402 East Harvey Milk Blvd (900 S) #2, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Sweet Lake Limeade And Biscuits
One of the Salt Lake City Farmer’s Market success stories; the business moved into a proper bricks and mortar location after wowing Salt Laker’s with their biscuits. People still flock here for the biscuits and also the crazy creations such as the picture Hoss – a biscuit topped with fried chicken breast, egg, bacon, cheddar, sausage gravy and green onion garnish.
Brunch served Saturday and Sunday from 7.30 a.m.
54 W 1700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
The Other Place
If you’re feeling more like a traditional hearty plate for brunch, make The Other Place in downtown SLC your number one destination. This is the classic American diner, replete with friendly waitresses, ever flowing coffee, and a menu that hits every last comfort food button. We guarantee you won’t leave hungry.
Brunch served: all day long breakfasts seven days a week year!
Brunch bonus bits and bobs
Our sister website SLC Menu lists 100s and 100s of menus. Check out the brunch menu page to see what Italian restaurants are close to you right now.
What time can I get a drink at brunch in Utah?
Thinking about getting a drink with brunch? Utah restaurants can legally serve you the good stuff starting at 10.30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, provided you’re ordering food of course. Check out our guide to Utah liquor laws and our guide to the best mimosas in town as well.
Can I get unlimited or bottomless mimosas in Utah?
Sadly no. It is illegal to offer unlimited or all you can drink offers in Utah. That means you will need to pay for every bottle or glass of champagne served. Our mimosa page has many affordable options though, some from as little as two dollars a drink.
Should I get a reservation for brunch?
Definitely! You’ll find that weekend brunch is one of the busiest dining periods for restaurants in Salt Lake City. If you want to avoid waiting in line, we’d recommend calling in advance to guarantee your table and time.
I heard that everywhere is closed in Sunday in Utah?
While that might have been true way back when, the truth is that these days there are 100s of restaurants open on Sunday. Breakfast, brunch, lunch and well into the evening, there’s a myriad of options.
For a full run down of the many restaurants open on Sundays Utah, check out our sister site SLC Menu and their guide to restaurants open on Sundays. If you can’t find anything on that mega-list, well, you’re probably not really hungry!
Guide to brunch by city
If our top ten guide to brunch still has you pondering, what about these bonus suggestions ordered by location in the valley:
- Avenues – Avenues Proper
- Downtown – Oquirrh
- Draper – Penny Ann’s Cafe
- Cottonwood Heights – Cafe Trio
- Holladay – FAV Bistro
- Lehi – One Man Band
- Midvale – Landmark Grill
- Millcreek – Provisions
- Murray – Anna’s Restaurant
- Park City / Deer Valley – Stein Eriksen
- Sandy – Cotton Kitchen
- Sugar House – Bruges Waffles And Frites
- South Jordan – Porch
- South Salt Lake – Left Fork Grill
- Taylorsville – Penny Ann’s Cafe
- West Valley City – Ogie’s Cafe
- 9th and 9th – Pago
Who did we miss?
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Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’ve worked extensively with multiple local publications from Visit Salt Lake to Salt Lake Magazine, not least helped to consult on national TV shows.
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