Greater Park City
545 Main St., Park City
Locals and best friends from grade school, Blair Isleib and Kristen Doyon, had stints in the New York and LA fashion worlds before they moved home to Park City to start their families and go into business for themselves. Their surprisingly big boutique (don't forget to go upstairs) has a lot of merchandise across a healthy range of price points—you'll find practical mountain gear, like cashmere turtlenecks, floral patterned ski socks, and Sorel boots, alongside more trend-focused pieces, like velvet bomber jackets and long-sleeved bodysuits, that will work just as well back at home.
c|two by Cake
511 Main St., Park City
An offshoot of her long-standing clothing boutique, Cake, down the street, Katie Hammond started c|two because the small of selection of cosmetics she carried was constantly selling out. Consequently, she's stocked the shelves here with her most in-demand products (and some of our favorite clean brands): Ilia cosmetics for tourists who forgot lipcolor for a night out, Rodin oil for travel-tired skin, and Grown Alchemist chapstick for parched lips. (Park City is notoriously dry.) You'll find everything you need for serious post-skiing self care, too, from Pursoma detox baths to cashmere sweats and Stella McCartney underpinnings.
510 Main St., Park City
Down to the chalkboards with quotes from famous authors and the resident cats that hang out in different parts of the store, Dolly's is a small-town bookstore straight out of central casting. They've been in business for more than thirty years on the same cute corner of Main Street. P.S. The kids section is great.
577 Main St., Park City
This shop on Main Street has a surprisingly forward-thinking buy for a resort town, but owner/buyer Katie’s style fits in seamlessly at any of Park City’s casual bars and restaurants. Expect to find shelves stocked with Frame denim, Rag & Bone sweaters, and Sundry loungewear (perfect for fireside après), plus picks from See by Chloe and ALC.
586 Main St., Park City
Yukiyama flies their fish in fresh, so everything behind their quaint sushi bar is just as good as what you'd find on the coast. That said, the menu is also rounded out with warming udon and ramen, plus some Korean dishes, like a bibimbap-style rice bowl and a Kimchee ramen, which are just what the doctor ordered after a cold day on the mountain. The sake menu is excellent, too.
The Eating Establishment
317 Main St., Park City
Eating Establishment holds the distinction of being the oldest restaurant in town (it first opened in 1972); consequently, the vibe is a little more low-key than some of the other restaurants on Main Street, with a cozy fireplace in the back and a diner-style menu that serves breakfast all day long. When new ownership bought the place last year, they upgraded it with a new bar (which serves excellent cocktails), so it's a good après spot, too. Any time of day, the classic order is the Miner's Dawn Skillet: a mix of potatoes, onions, and cheese, topped with over-easy eggs, which has been on the menu since the '70s. As the restaurant's official saying goes: They're not good because they're old, they're old because they're good.
Windy Ridge Café
1250 Iron Horse Dr., Park City
Situated down the road from Main Street (and, fortunately, far enough away from its chaos), Windy Ridge feels like a true local's place. They bill themselves as a destination for comfort food, and the menu has plenty of fried favorites like popcorn shrimp and onion rings, plus hearty post-ski dishes like meatloaf, macaroni and cheese, and roasted chicken with mashed potatoes; their southwest corn chowder is famous. Good to know: They do prepared dinners for families of four, which can be clutch when you're renting, or if you have your own place.
Snake Creek Grill
650 W. 100 S, Heber City
One benefit of Snake Creek Grill's location—twenty-plus minutes outside of Park City—is that it is decidedly not touristy. The food is so excellent, it truly feels like you've found a hidden gem. Located in Heber Old Town (formerly Heber Creeper Railway Village), Snake Creek is set up like a three-floor, Old Western-style saloon. The menu has crowd-pleasing variety, but we recommend the ribs; they really are outstanding.
540 Main St., Park City
One of the more upscale spots in town, Riverhorse is great for a special occasion, white-tablecloth kind of meal: The old-school menu features a few cuts of steak, local rainbow trout, scallops, and vegetable-heavy side dishes that change with the season. The second-floor patio overlooks Main Street and makes a great hangout come warm summer evenings. (The cocktail list is wonderful, too.) They've also got pleasant, blessedly subtle live music most nights year-round.
136 Heber Ave., Park City
The seasonally driven menu and lively atmosphere are two of the biggest draws to this unassuming spot, located in a strip mall just a block off the action on Main Street. Chef Briar Handly (formerly of Talisker on Main) serves up fresh twists on American classics in the form of shareable plates with ingredients sourced from neighboring Colorado, Idaho, and of course, Utah. An easy-to-navigate menu is divided into four parts: bites, cold, hot, and hearty. Crowd pleasers include the Rattlesnake cocktail, buffalo-style cauliflower (their brilliant, veggie-based take on wings), and smoked trout sausage, based on a recipe from Handly’s grandmother. Regulars wax poetic about the Caramel Budino with Chex toppings—they’re not wrong. Photographs courtesy of Kerri Fukui for cityhomeCOLLECTIVE