Eating Out: Your guide to Utah Valley’s best places

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By utahvalley360.com

ALLIE’S AT PROVO MARRIOTT

Inside Utah County’s finest hotel is the area’s best dining at Allie’s American Grille. We serve buffet style, have excellent food, and outstanding service.

101 W. 100 North, Provo

(801) 377-4700

 

BAJIO

Now you can experience a fresh taste of the Mexican countryside. From huge, smothered burritos and stuffed quesadillas to amazing salads and fresh salsas, you’ll see why Bajio is the new best reason to come to the Shops at Riverwoods in Provo.

4801 N. University Ave., Provo

(801) 224-6668

 

BOMBAY HOUSE  — CUISINE OF INDIA

With authentic Indian spices, aroma, atmosphere and food, Bombay House brings the taste of India to Provo. Consistently rated as a top restaurant in the area, the Indian food offers something for everyone. For a little bit of Bombay in your backyard, visit the Bombay House.

463 N. University Ave., Provo

(801) 373-6677

1615 S. Foothill Dr., SLC

(801) 581-0222

 

BUONA VITA ITALIANO

Now entering its second year in Provo, Buona Vita is rapidly gaining in popularity. Chef Allan Galeano and a friendly staff present an authentic menu including excellent salads, a variety of pastas and sauces, thin crust Italian pizzas, delicious raviolies and a selection of chicken and seafood.

98 W. Center St., Provo (across from Nu Skin)

(801) 377-4522

 

CHINA LILY

For the best Chinese food in Utah County there’s only one choice — China Lily. The China Lily serves exquisite szechuan Mandrin entrees that include traditional and specialty dishes. With over 80 menu items, you will find something delicious.

4801 N. University Ave., #820, Provo

(801) 434-8881

 

CHIYAAN NAVAJO TACO

Navajo Fry Bread is enjoyed by thousands on the Rez and brought to the Wasatch Front by Chiyaan Navajo Taco. The word Chiyaan means “food” in Navajo. We are the original and authentic — a real American meal.

27 N. 100 West, Provo

(801) 375-2999

 

FatCats

Sure, there is the great Pizza Factory food, complete with a salad bar that is one of the best in the entire valley, but FatCats is more about the experience. From the 20-lane Thunder Alley bowling experience to High Score Mania to the Kid’s Zone, there is no reason to go anywhere else for your evening of fun.

1200 N. University Ave., Provo (near Provo High)

(801) 373-1863

 

LA CASITA

Enjoy all the flavor of old Mexico with a delicious meal from La Casita Mexican Restaurant, located in Springville and Orem. They specialize in authentic Mexican dishes tempered to the American taste. You will be pleased with their creative approach to Mexican cooking and their friendly, gracious service.

333 N. Main St., Springville

(801) 489-9543

70 N. Geneva Rd., Orem

(801) 434-8878

 

LOS HERMANOS

Recently named “Best Mexican Restaurant” in both the Provo Daily Herald and the Utah Valley Magazine surveys, Los Hermanos has been a Utah County favorite for more than 20 years. Renowned for their delicious recipes, beautiful atmosphere, and excellent service, Los Hermanos is also a favorite place for parties, banquets and wedding dinners.

16 W. Center, Provo

(801) 375-5732

395 N. State, Lindon

(801) 785-1715

 

Lucky buns

“Come in and get Lucky.” Treat your tastebuds to the freshest, tastiest burger in Utah. LuckyBuns is the fresh approach, preparing what you want, as you order it.

495 W. University Pkwy, Orem

(801) 426-6850

 

MACARONI GRILL

Romano’s Macaroni Grill offers the warmth of a genuine smile and the aroma of Italian favorites.  Chefs prepare Italian specialties including steaks, seafood and pizza. Italian music and gladiolas add to the casual atmosphere.

4801 N. University, Provo

(801) 765-1688

 

MAGLEBY’S

The food is always delicious from steaks and roast beef to specialty chicken and fish dishes. The lunch buffet will please any palate. Magleby’s Restaurant has been and still is a place to come for fine dining. Stop by today for the finest dining our area has to offer.

Village Green

1675 North 200 West, Provo

(801) 374-6249

 

MAGLEBY’S FRESH

At Magleby’s Fresh, for under $10 you can select from the most delicious entrees in town. Magleby’s Fresh offers the same great tastes locals have come to crave from the original restaurant, but at take-out prices.

3362 N. University Avenue, Provo

(801) 852-8620

310 N. Main St., Spanish Fork

(801) 798-8700

 

PORTER’S PLACE

Just like the man the restaurant pays homage to, the steaks at Porter’s Place are larger than life. Visitors get a feel for the Old West when they visit this destination spot in downtown Lehi. From the decor to the attitude, there is an old-fashioned festivity evident in the way the Place looks and feels.

24 W. Main St., Lehi

(801) 768-8348

 

THE CHEF’S TABLE

The Chef’s Table offers the finest dining in Utah County, featuring the handcrafted creations of Chef Kent Andersen and his capable staff. Nestled on the brow of the Provo-Orem hill, The Chef’s Table commands spectacular views of the valley from its luxurious dining rooms. The Chef’s Table has been rated “Excellent” by the Zagat Survey and was voted Best Fine Dining in the 2002 People’s Choice Awards.

2005 S. State, Orem/Provo hill

(801) 235-9111

 

TUCANOS

The Brazilian tradition of grilling, or Churrasco (shoe-HAS-ko), is a fusion of South American and European cultures. From its birth in the Pampas or grasslands of Brazil, to the sparkling beaches of Rio de Janeiro, Tucanos now extends this festive tradition to you.

4801 N. University Ave., The Shops at Riverwoods., Provo

(801) 224-4774

 

WHISPERING SPRINGS SMOKEHOUSE GRILL

Come to the Whispering Springs Smokehouse Grill for a mouth-watering meal, a visit to the herb garden, or have a horse-drawn wagon adventure.  Also come and see the Visitor’s Center to be taught about the uplifting and healing powers of the Young Living essential oils and supplements.

Young Living Family Farm, Mona

(801) 465-5550

BEST OF MEXICAN

Utah Valley is home to more than 100 Mexican restaurants. Some offer authentic cuisine, while others serve American versions of Mexican favorites. The talk around our editorial meetings often centers around where we’ve been for lunch and who has the best salsa in town. We formalized our choices and took an official survey of staff favorites. Here are the winners — at least according to the 10 of us here at Utah Valley Magazine.

Best place for kids: Chevy’s

Best atmosphere: Los Hermanos

Most authentic: La Casita

Best lunch specials: Cafe Rio

Best service: Jacinto’s

Most for your $: Bajio’s

Best chips n’ salsa: Roasa’s

 Did you know?

RED SAVINA HABANERO is believed to be the hottest chile pepper. This pepper originated in 1994 in the United States. This pepper is TWICE as hot as your average orange habanero. RED SAVAINA habanero is 65 times hotter than the hottest Jalapeno chile pepper.

source: www.hungrymonster.com

 

For a free dining guide with map,

please visit Utah Valley Magazine at 1485 E. 840 North, Orem.

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