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What they're saying...


Lucky us! We are honored to have received wonderful media recognition and have been fortunate to earn a few "bests" along the way for our food, service, atmosphere and view.


We are off the beaten path-- a small, tucked-away spot that someone has to tell you about. But once people find us, they come back again and again. We are so grateful to all the good people who help get the word out about what we have to offer at the Silver Star Cafe! 


Utah Restaurant Association Awards Gala, 2024: The “Golden Spoon Award” Silver Star Cafe owners Jeff and Lisa Ward awarded “Restaurateurs of the Year” for the state of Utah.


Salt Lake Magazine Dining Awards, 2024: “A Utah Classic” awarded to a restaurant that has demonstrated consistent excellence, over time.


Utah Restaurant Association Award Gala: Best Bar Program, 2022


Food Network: Silver Star Cafe's Vegetarian Wild Mushroom Stroganoff featured as one of the 18 top vegetarian dishes in the United States.


USA Today, Travel Section Feature:"Park City's Best-Kept Dining Secret." "There are lots of good reasons to visit Park City, but one of the best-kept secrets among them is the Silver Star Cafe, wildly popular with locals and worth seeking out... surpasses the flashier and better-known eateries in the town center... It was the best of many meals I had in town...Silver Star Cafe proves that springing for the best ingredients really makes a difference... Whether you go for lunch, dinner, or apres-ski cocktails, it is hard to go wrong here-- there's a feel-good vibe, and everything is excellent."


Food Network: Featured on Diners Drive-ins and Dives, three times! DDD Episode- "Cross Country Comfort Food". DDD Episode- "Small Town Sensations." Triple D Nation Episode- "A Little Lighter."


Food Network host Guy Fieri: "A hidden joint that's blowing up the after-ski action!...Great energy, great food...Hearty, comforting, outrageous! Wow! At a ski resort! Have you ever seen a place at the bottom of a ski run that has food like this? No? I rest my case, your honor!"


Forbes:"The best lunch and dinner at Park City is a local's secret, the family-owned ski-in/out Silver Star Cafe... I think this dinner is superior to any of the fancier Main Street restaurants, and often with live music... Silver Star Cafe is my overall dining favorite." 


Washington Post: "Best place for lunch in Park City."


Salt Lake Magazine Dining Awards:"Best Restaurant Utah" 2014, 2018, 2019. Reader's Choice awards: "Best Restaurant Park City, 2018, 2019


Salt Lake Magazine: "Best Comfort Food in Utah," "Best Patio," Readers' Choice "Best Restaurant Park City," "Best Lunch," "Best Dessert"

"These hands-on owners go to extra lengths to make sure Silver Star is welcoming and cozy and as a result, the Cafe is one of the most popular spots in Park City."


AAA: Three Diamond Award


Trip Advisor: Trip Advisor Hall of Fame 2018, 2019. Award of Excellence 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019


Park Record: Park City's Best Awards- "Best Outdoor Dining" 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

"Best Dining View' 2016, 2017


"Dining at the Silver Star Cafe is like being invited into someone's home. It's off the beaten path, but that's sort of the point. The perfect place to hang out for an evening. Silver Star is a beautiful thing."



New York Post: "Silver Star Cafe has an outstanding, eclectic wine list, farm-to-table cooking and music."


Lonely Planet Guide Book: "We can't decide if it's the inventive, hearty dishes or the perfect, out-of-the-way mountain base location that first hooked us. Either way, we love kicking back on the sunny patio or enjoying the singer-songwriter showcases."


Huffington Post: "We sipped inspired cocktails while swapping riding stories on the airy patio overlooking the verdant golf course. A guitar player strummed in the background, as we nibbled chili-roasted cauliflower and braised slab bacon appetizers..."


City Weekly: Awarded "Best Vibe" 2016


Winner, Park City Annual Cocktail Contest, 2016: "The LaBounty Bourbon Ice Bomb"


Park City Magazine: "The mellow, artsy vibe of this intimate gem of a restaurant translates both in the cafe design and in the fresh, made-from-scratch fare. Owners Jeff and Lisa Ward know how to do it right."


Forbes Travel Guide: "There are a number of great restaurants to choose from around town, but we recommend a table at Silver Star Cafe, which overlooks the golf course and has fantastic sunset views."


Outside Magazine: "Small-town friendliness and five-star culture." "We're sitting on the couches at the open-air Silver Star Cafe, a mining-themed restaurant that serves spectacular halibut."


Rand McNally/USA Today "Best of the Road": "Loved everything about this place... The friendly, savvy owners care about fabulous food. Spectacular... you feel like you belong, even if you're just a lucky tourist."


American Airlines in-flight magazine American Way: "A rustic and cozy restaurant. A live band plays in front of a window striped in colored glass sculptures. The Pork Osso Bucco is a hearty reward for our outdoor adventures, and I'm wowed by the homemade basil and balsamic vinegar ice cream."


Ski Magazine: "Don't miss!"


AAA "Via" Magazine: "Away from Main Street, you'll find fewer out-of-towners. Silver Star Cafe is a rustic, wood-beamed space boasting live acoustic music."  


Salt Lake Magazine Dining Guide: "Comfort food with an upscale sensibility and original touches, and the location is spectacular."


Salt Lake Magazine

Best of the Beehive - "Best Slopside Meal"

Taste Utah: 2017 Taste Utah Award, "A Utah Dining Destination."


Tasting Table: "A cozy, comfort food haven, the rustic restaurant seats about 50 comfortably, and entertains diners with live music. Come warmer weather, dine on the massive outdoor patio with 360-degree mountain views. Cold? Ask for a blanket."


The Daily Meal: "One of the five best places to eat in Park City... The kitchen team handcrafts American 'roots' cuisine, with a menu featuring regional comfort food that has been updated and refined."


City Weekly: A seat at Silver Star Cafe is the hottest ticket in town...An inviting, warm, rustic eatery that fits in perfectly with the surrounding environment. 

Silver Star has a special sizzle all its own."


Salt Lake Magazine, Off the Beaten Path: "The best way to describe an evening of live music and dinner at the Silver Star is slightly exclusive but at the same time very laid back and authentic; kind of like being privy to a really cool secret."


Salt Lake Magazine Publisher Pick: "It's Utah at its best."


Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles: "Soak in the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing meal."


86 Degrees: "The Silver Star Cafe is a hidden gem and became one of my favorite Park City places. I can't wait to go back. The cuisine turned out to taste as good as the scenery looked."


Vail Daily: "Silver Star Cafe is a culinary standout."


Park City Groove Report: "Silver Star Cafe is the best little music venue in Park City."


Elevation Outdoors: "I loved hitting the intermediate downhill on the Spiro Trail, right into a delicious lunch and a cold beer, enjoyed on the patio at Silver Star Cafe."


Featured in "Delta Sky Magazine," "Travel and Leisure," "Smarter Travel", "Salt Lake Tribune," "Luxury Travel," "Best of the Beehive," "Utah's Best Guide to Eating Out and Eating Well"

Food Network
Lisa and Jeff with Guy Fieri
Diners Drive-ins and Dives
USA Today Travel
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Best Outdoor Dining 2015
Salt Lake Magazine Dining Awards
AAA three-diamond
Salt Lake Magazine Dining Awards
USA Today
"Park City's Best"
Best Outdoor Dining Winner
USA Today- Best of the Road
Lonely Planet
Best Comfort Food
Guy Ate Here
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
Guy Kudos
Forbes Travel Guide
Best Town Ever
Best of the Road
Gayot Reviews
AAA Three-Diamond
Dining Awards
Best Outdoor Dining
Outside Magazine
Best Town Ever
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