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Feb 7, 2009 07:45 PM

Sandy Utah Recommendations Feb 22-24

I will be traveling to Sandy Ut. and need some good eats. I am looking for great local spots that arent too expensive. I am a very adventurous eater and like all types of food. I will be staying at the Hampton Inn at 10690 South Holiday Park Drive. I am hoping for nearby recommendations

Thanks in advance!.

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  1. Unfortunately Sandy is not the food capital of Utah. There are plenty of box restaurants to enjoy in that area,but if you are looking for something moredaring than Olive Garden try a few of my favorites within just a few miles of your hotel:

    Market Street Grill
    10702 S Riverfront drive (just west of your hotel on 106th south)
    Best seafood in Utah. A little more expensive than most resturants here, about $15-30 a plate.

    10720 S Holiday park Dr (you can easily walk to this one)
    steak and chops

    Crown Burger
    9604 S State st. (East to State st turn left (north) to 96th south)
    Greek American. their pastrami burger is to die for. Seriously. Gyros and souvlaki are pretty good too.

    Johannas Kitchen
    9725 S State st
    This is as close to regional food as it gets here, try the Navajo taco

    La Frontera
    61 w 10600s (East on 106th south in a strip mall on the corner of State)
    Ther are two kinds of mexican resturants in Utah, authentic and more of a southwest fusion mexican. This is one of the latter if you have never had a Chimmichanga try it here.

    Iceberg Drive in
    10986 S state st (east to State, right (South) to 109th South)
    Good old fashioned drive in food. Burger, onion rings dipped in fry sauce and a triple berry shake if I had to pick my poison.

    Training Table
    10660 S State (same strip mall as La Frontera)
    Training table claims to be a utah original. You pick a table decide what you want to eat then pick up the phone on your table to place your order. Try the Blue Bacon cheeseburger with an order of cheese fries if you have no fear of heart disease.

    If you are willing to drive a bit, or would like to take the lightrail downtown there are many more options, if you are in the mood for something specific let me know.

    1. The discussion about great food in Sandy begins and ends with Royal India, a fine Indian restaurant located on 1300 East just north of 10600 South in a strip mall with a supermarket. Despite its rather humble location, Royal India has the best Indian food in Utah. In addition to the more traditional Northern Indian curries and breads, they also serve some South Indian dishes, including wonderful dosas.

      Also worth trying in Sandy is Szechuan Garden, a very authentic Chinese restaurant, also located on 1300 East. Good spicy and unusual fare!

      Both of these restaurants are very reasonably priced. One could easily dine for under $20.

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      1. re: SheriffL

        Don't let the others fool you! While they are right on what they suggest, there is plenty to eat in Sandy and it's close environs without breaking the bank.Tin Roof Grill recently opened in Sandy. Here's the link to my post from earlier:

        Gotta mention this end of the valleys gem. Pricey but great is Tiburon- worth the splurge, though! It's sister restaurant would be Epic-same owner chef/Ken Rose, also very good, not far off in Midvale. You can eat more moderately there. Across the street from Tiburon you can find a great Japanese restaurant/sushi bar. Mizumi. Another sushi spot, decent and fast. carry out a bigger part of the business but a few tables, is Sushi Express. For Thai I'd suggest Highnote, also on 700E. Decent Mexican can be found at LaCosta, but for the best in the west, seriously, make the trek north to the Red Iguana. Los Lobos recently played here...Red Iguana catered. Expect a line there, well worth it!!
        For a dive bar experience, try The Cotton Bottom and its famous garlic burger. A bit closer to the mountains, it's no frills, don't expect anything other than the garlic burger, chips and beer-or soft drink I suppose. Good, though! Enter through the back, so you can walk through the kitchen. It's part of the experience. There's a couple microbrews also on that end of the valley. First suggestion would be The Bohemian-try their cherny bock if you like dark beer! Their pilsner is also very good. Then Hoppers. Royal India is great!! For pizza, there's Nevole's and The Pie, both good pizza. Iggy's- for a sports bar scene- offers a decent fare.

        That should get you started.

        Red Iguana
        736 W North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

        Tiburon Fine Dining
        8256 S. 700 E., Sandy, UT 84070

        Epic Casual Dining
        707 E Fort Union Blvd., Midvale, UT 84047

        Mizumi Restaurant
        8391 S 700 E, Sandy, UT 84070

        Highnote Thai Cuisine
        8745 S 700 E, Sandy, UT 84070

        La Costa Restaurant
        889 E 9400 S, Sandy, UT 84094

        Cotton Bottom Inn
        2820 E 6200 S Salt Lake, City, UT

        Bohemian Brewery and Grill
        94 E 7200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84047

        Hoppers Seafood & Grill
        890 Fort Union Blvd, Midvale, UT 84047

        Tin Roof Grill
        9284 S 700 E, Sandy, UT 84070

        Nevole's Pizzeria
        17 E 11400 S, Sandy, UT

        The Pie Pizzeria Midvale - Dine in, Takeout and Delivery
        7186 Union Park Ave, D Midvale, UT

        Iggy's Sports Grill
        10631 Holiday Park Dr, Sandy, UT 84070

        Sushi Express
        7824 S 700 E, Sandy, UT 84070

        1. re: blueheron

          I am in the airport in Tampa awaiting my flight, I appreciate the suggestions.

          I cant wait to arrive so I can dig in!

          Thanks fellow Chowhounders, you guys always come through.

      2. Thanks for the recs. I had heard of Crown Burger and it was definitely on my list of places. I will be traveling with a partner for work who is not as adventurous as me when it comes to dining so I think Indian food is out for us. I personally love Indian and if I get a chance to sneak over on my own I will for sure.

        1. I ate at Mekong Cafe (Thai) in Midvale once, and it was excellent. It's on State St.

          Red Iguana may not be in Sandy, but it's definitely worth the trip.

          1. If you are here for skiing up the Cottonwood Canyons, you might want to stop at the Porcupine Pub at the end of the day. It's a nice little place, good after-ski fare, and a decent selection of beer, something like 20+ on tap. It's at 3698 East Fort Union Blvd, just out of the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon.