Fun Salt Lake City restaurants

While the quality of food is always number one in selecting a restaurant – sometimes you’re looking for a little extra. Sometimes you’re looking for a place that’s…fun! Whether that’s a relaxed and fun atmosphere or dishes that themselves put a smile on your face.

Here’s our top ten fun restaurants in SLC. Stuffy, dour or serious need not apply…

Sushi Groove

Sushi Groove: Interior
Sushi Groove: Interior

From the moment you walk through the door at this Sugar House hot spot, you know this isn’t your typical sushi joint. From the graffiti decorated walls through the live music or DJ – the whole restaurant is geared up to having fun. Kick back, enjoy some creative sushi rolls and get your groove on…

2910 S Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(801) 467-7420

Flanker Kitchen

Flanker - The Big Tacowski
Flanker – The Big Tacowski

Located in the The Gateway in downtown SLC is this massive 17,500 square foot facility; you’ll find multiple bars, upscale and fun bar food, not to mention tons of hands on fun like sports simulators, karaoke, bowling and more. Chef Roman Contreras previously chef’ed in San Diego prior to Utah, so definitely begin your exploration of the menu with his fabulous taco platter which features four fabulous tacos: carnitas, carne asada, vegan chorizo and battered fish. The accompanying tomatillo salsa is also out of this world.

6 N Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 683-7070

Woodbine Food Hall

Graffiti art at Woodbine Food Hall and Tavern
Graffiti art at Woodbine Food Hall and Tavern

Head down to the Granary district for this huge food hall. The facility offers ten different food options to try, everything from sandwiches to wood fired pizza to ramen and tacos. What could be funner than tasting a little of this, a little of that? The front of the space also features a 21+ pay bar.

545 W 700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Bucket O Crawfish

Bucket O Crawfish (thefoodheist)
Bucket O Crawfish (thefoodheist)

When a restaurant happily hands guests a bib before they start their meal, you know standing on ceremony is the last thing you’ll be expected to do. At West Valley City’s Bucket O Crawfish, seafood boils are the order of the day. Pick your shellfish, your seasons and spice level, then dig in on the table top with your hands.

1980 3500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84119
(801) 419-0900

Sakura Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Sakura Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Sakura Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

If the flame and fire of hibachi cooking doesn’t scream fun, we don’t know what does. Enjoy the theater of this table top cooking format at Sakura over in South Salt LAke’s Chinatown development. The restaurant also offers steak, sushi and more.

3370 State St Suite 8, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
(801) 466-8888

The Angry Korean

The Angry Korean - Philly cheesesteak with bulgogi
The Angry Korean – Philly cheesesteak with bulgogi

Take a look at the picture above and tell us a Philly cheesesteak infused with Korean bulgogi beef doesn’t sound fun? That’s just one dish from this casual and cool restaurant located in The District that seeks to fuse Korean flavors with accessible dishes.

11587 District Main Dr Suite 300, South Jordan, UT 84095
(801) 307-8300

Sugar House BBQ

Sugar House BBQ – smoked meat platter

BBQ is might just be one of the funnest foods out there full stop. Indeed any cuisine where digging in and getting messy is encouraged is all the better by us. At this Sugar House staple you’ll find all your BBQ faves such as brisket, pulled pork and chicken – plus a full bar, table side service, heck even a drive thru!

880 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(801) 893-5409

The Yurt @ Solitude

Chef Craig Gerome serving at The Yurt
Chef Craig Gerome serving at The Yurt

To get to the Yurt, you’ll first need to take a guided snowshoe hike up to the exclusive eateries front door. Located at Solitude Mountain Resort the Yurt opens in the Winter months and offers one of the most unique dining experiences in Utah. Chef Craig Gerome cooks up a storm nightly for adventurous guests.

12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd building 15, Solitude, UT 84121
(801) 536-5765

High West Wanship

Blue Sky Ranch: High West Distillery, whiskey flight
Whiskey Flight at High West Wanship Utah

Head to warship and sip some whiskey from this Utah distillery – the first legally licensed distillery in Utah since the end of the American Prohibition era! At the Wanship location you’ll find a fun weekend all you can eat brunch setup with whiskey flights, not to mention an on site store is you can take some of the good stuff to go.

27649 Old Lincoln Hwy, Wanship, UT 84017
(435) 649-8300

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