Best restaurants along route from Salt Lake City to Afton, WY
I am looking for the best restaurants along the route from Salt Lake City, UT to Afton, WY. We will be taking I-80 from the airport to I-15, and then heading along Hwy 89. Since we will be pressed for time, we will need locales that are close to the highway.
Any and all recommendations for restaurants of all types are welcome!
Thanks in advance for your help and suggestions.
you will be driving through Logan. There are several good places there. By far the best is Le Nonne, an upscale Italian place (not open for lunch on saturday) Blackstone Grill is sort of upscale American in a beautiful space. There's a good Indian restaurant on main street I think the name is Tandoor Oven. It's between first and second north on the east side. For ok food but outstanding historical ambience, try the Bluebird Cafe, an old fashioned restaurant with a beautiful soda fountain and murals tracing the history of cache valley.
Thank you for all the suggestions! I did find out that we are going to be taking a different route (I-80 through Evanston, WY) and one of the group members has requested Thai food. So, I'm thinking that pretty much limits our options to SLC.
I read several of the posts and even checked some other websites, but I have yet to read much of a consensus about the best Thai food. So far, I've come up with the following recommendations:
Thai Siam 1435 South State St.
Thai Garden 4410 S 900 East
Sawadee 754 East South Temple
Bangkok Thai: 1400 South Foothill Drive (801) 582-8424
Pawit's Royal Thai Cuisine on Murray-Holladay Road
Thai Chili Gardens - 430 W 800 N (Try the Musaman Curry once and you'll be back almost weekly to savor that lovely flavor.)
Monsoon Thai Bistro -1615 Foothill
Any thoughts on these places, or suggestions for a different Thai place? I should also mention that this will be a Friday night dinner for 4, so I am assuming we should make reservations.
Just thought I'd give everyone a quick update...We ate at Thai Lotus. I thought the service was excellent, as everyone was very friendly, and our reserved table was ready an hour early (our flight came in early from the airport and we were all hungry). The place had a number of customers, but it wasn't packed. The servers/hostesses wore traditional Thai dress, and there was a woman playing the kim, which made for a very pleasant and somewhat authentic experience.
Our orders were taken promptly, and water was refilled frequently. We ordered the coconut shrimp, green papaya salad and Thai basil with chicken. I thought everything was pretty good...the coconut shrimp was probably the best excuted dish, as there was a nice, light coconut flavor and it was perfectly fried. Both the papaya salad and the Thai basil were decent, but not excellent. For dessert, we were served a complimentary warm custard that was very sweet, but a nice end to a spicy meal. We got the bill quickly, and the prices made the dinner extremely reasonable.
All in all, I thought this was a nice dining experience, and I would probably return if I lived in the SLC area.
Thanks again to everyone for the suggestions!