Where to Eat in Provo, Utah: Top Restaurants to Try Now

Center Street in downtown Provo, Utah, USA
Center Street in downtown Provo, Utah, USA | © Ian Dagnall / Alamy Stock Photo
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Nestled in the Utah Valley, Provo may lie in the shadow of the mountains, but its culinary scene certainly doesn’t hide in the wings. Cuisines to enjoy here range from Native American to Sri Lankan, and from Mexican to Indian – for a city considered very conservative, its restaurants are innovative and adventurous. Discover the top Provo restaurants, an update of our previous list.

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Black Sheep Café

Cafe, Restaurant, American, Mexican, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free
Try the eclectic fusion of Southwestern and Native American cooking in Provo’s family-run restaurant Black Sheep Café. The house chefs prepare delicious recipes combining regional ingredients, such as Utah honey, naturally raised meats, and locally grown elements like organic flour and blue cornmeal, with culinary influences from Navajo, Pueblo and Hopi cuisines. Similarly, classic Native American treats like Navajo tacos are recreated with a modern twist. The café’s interior is in style with the kitchen’s direction, featuring decorative elements inspired by Native American culture.

Bombay House

Restaurant, Indian
Regarded as one of the best ethnic restaurants in all of Utah, Bombay House is a must-try restaurant for all lovers of Indian food. Extensive use of wood, booth tables and discreet lighting make the setting a very warm and intimate one. Themed murals depicting the Taj Mahal and other cultural references, as well as Indian tunes playing in the background, cleverly complement the restaurant’s cuisine, which is, of course, the real standout at Bombay House. Choose between a rich variety of delicious chicken, lamb, seafood or vegetarian specialties, or go for one of the sizzling delicacies cooked in the tandoor, a traditional Indian oven.


Restaurant, American
Provo’s restaurant Communal puts conviviality at the center of the dining experience. Customers are seated at long, communal wooden tables – the highlight of the restaurant’s modern and charming décor – that make this a perfect choice for business lunches or large groups of friends. In fact, Communal has created a special menu specifically designed to cater to groups of guests. The restaurant is big on the farm-to-table movement, so much so that partnerships with local producers and purveyors were arranged to ensure a consistent flow of fresh, seasonal ingredients to the restaurant’s kitchen. King salmon with shaved fennel, and buttermilk-fried chicken with a ragout of white beans, are some of the delicacies you can look forward to when dining at Communal.

Cubby’s Chicago Beef

Restaurant, American
A large-size sign featuring the silhouette of a cow salutes you as you step into Provo’s Cubby’s Chicago Beef, a cozy little venue specializing in sandwiches and salads, with the sandwiches being the real stars of the show. Options like the Dragonslayer (sirloin patty, spring mix, pickles, smoked bacon, buffalo sauce), the Cockadoodledoo (chicken patty, Swiss cheese, grilled onions, homemade avocado spread) or the Portabella (portabella mushrooms, roasted red bell peppers, provolone cheese, homemade pesto sauce) continue to draw back addicted customers time and time again.

La Jolla Groves

Restaurant, American
Inspired by a special dinner the owners had on the Italian island of Capri under a grove of lemon trees, the main dining room of La Jolla Groves is taken over by luscious lemon trees inside the restaurant’s premises. The trees, rising right above the diners’ heads, create a unique and magical atmosphere that has no competitor in Provo. The kitchen introduces delectable modern American dishes, expertly prepared with fresh, wholesome ingredients. Signature entrées at La Jolla Groves include the beef tenderloin medallions with heirloom baby potatoes, asparagus and carrots, and the flavorsome lemon-roasted chicken with mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables.

Station 22

Cafe, American, Vegetarian, Coffee, Tea
With his chain of Station 22 cafés, restaurateur Richard Gregory aims to draw the attention to a presentation typical of Californian fine dining, with simple, tasty fare as well as the hospitable characteristic of the United States’ West. Everyday staples, like mac and cheese, shrimp and grits, and sweet waffles, are recreated with a magic-making twist that transforms them into bites for discerning gourmets. In doing so, Station 22 combines familiar, scrumptious fare with the refined touch of a knowledgeable chef.

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