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You go to Park City, Utah for the powder, the skiing, the snowboarding, and the snow tubing. But then there's the après-ski! Before and after working those muscles on the slopes, you deserve not just a good meal, but a great meal. You'll love these five delicious restaurants for families in Park City, Utah. (Click on the video above to watch my family digging in to these dining experiences!)
Buffet for brunch lovers
Glitretind at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley boasts an extensive Sunday Brunch with impressive views of the slopes. Weekly offerings vary but you can expect a wide array of salads, pastries, entrees, and desserts in addition to omelets and waffles made to order. Stein Eriksen Lodge is one of the most upscale and prestigious hotels in the area, named for the Olympic alpine skier who recently passed away at age 88.
Pizza for the whole family
It can be hard to find a meal that pleases every member of the family. But who doesn't love pizza?! Warm up with the kids at Red Banjo Pizza Parlour with a few slices of cheesy goodness. Red Banjo is the longest running family-owned business in Park City. The Toly family has been making hand-tossed pizzas on Main Street since 1962. Try the local favorite, the Red Banjo Special, topped with Canadian bacon, pepperoni, beef, sausage, onions, fresh mushrooms, black olives and green peppers. Squeeze a lemon over your slice for a tangy twist.
Ice cream for the kids
No matter the temperature outside kids love ice cream, especially at Java Cow Coffee & Ice Cream on Main Street. Dig into a scoop of Zowy Cowy (vanilla ice cream with toffee, dark chocolate chunks and a caramel ribbon) or one of their numerous other wacky or traditional flavors. Looking for something warm? Order one of their sweet or savory crepes with a hot chocolate (or one of their specialty coffees, for the grown-ups). Decked out with spotted cow decor, you can purchase all things cow-related and kitschy from their gift shop.
Date night for the parents
For an upscale date night in Park City, Utah – reserve your table at Riverhorse on Main. Expect elegant decor and menu options, like oysters (served on the half shell or Rockefeller), seafood, sizable steaks, and specialties like Crispy Duck and Oxtail Ravioli or a Trio of Wild Game (buffalo, venison chop and elk).
A memorable dining experience for all
For a meal you will long remember after the ski boots have been packed away, book a Fireside Dining experience and sleigh ride at Deer Valley Resort's Empire Canyon Lodge. Enjoy four courses served from stone fireplaces, including warm Swiss raclette cheese, cured meats, salads, specialty entrees, hearty sides, fire-roasted leg of lamb, fresh baked breads and dessert fondues.
After our raclette dinner inside the lodge, my family bundled up and sang Christmas carols together as our sleigh horses' bells jingled along. It was one of the most joyous and memorable experiences of our visit to Park City, Utah.
Which of these restaurants for families in Park City, Utah appeals to you most? Let us know in the comments below!
A Note from The Travel Mama: Thank you to NBCUniversal for supporting my discovering of Park City, Utah. I received compensation related to this post. All opinions are mine, as always.