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Cottonwood Heights Journal

Bites in the Heights

Jul 29, 2016 09:05AM ● By Bryan Scott

Cottonwood Heights, Utah - Cottonwood Heights will host its first restaurant tour from Aug. 20-31. The “Bites in the Heights” event encourages residents and visitors to choose from a variety of dining options, and challenges them to try something new.

Visit these participating restaurants during the event and order off the menu or ask for the Bites in the Heights $5/$10 lunch or $15/$20 dinner special. Share photos of your restaurant visit on Instagram/Twitter with #CHFoodie for a chance to win gift cards every day! Visit all restaurants during the event, bring receipts to city hall and be entered to win $100 in gift cards. Go to for more info.

Carl’s Café

2336 E. Fort Union Blvd     801-943-5138

If you’re looking for a small town diner with out-of-this-world menu items, be sure to visit Carl’s Café in Cottonwood Heights. Regulars rave about the fluffy scones and pancakes, and the breakfast potatoes. For lunch, you can choose from a selection of burgers, cold or grilled sandwiches, and tasty salads. It’s a great place to stop before or after a fun day in the canyons. Be forewarned, this restaurant is a CASH ONLY location. 

Sinclair Dino Mart Deli

2995 E. Fort Union Blvd     801-518-9989

Located inside the Sinclair Gas station on Fort Union Blvd., the Sinclair Dino Mart Deli is a hidden treasure. This mom-and-pop sandwich shop offers great sandwiches with a wide range of meats and toppings. If you enjoy discovering out-of-the-way and unexpected food options, this deli should be on your list. 

Cancun Café

1891 E. Fort Union  Blvd     801-942-1333

Cancun Cafe on Fort Union has been open since 1999, offering scrumptious and authentic Mexican food in a relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant also has a delicious variety of drinks and wonderful specialties include chile verde burritos, chile relleno, and carnitas. Cancun Café is open Monday through Saturday, and provides affordable catering for all types of events.

Dragon Isle

3414 Bengal Blvd     801-453-9998

If you’re in the mood for authentic Chinese food, Dragon Isle is the place to go in Cottonwood Heights. If you’re a fan of Sweet and Sour Chicken, Lo mein, Orange Chicken or sweet and sour soup, you should give Dragon Isle a try.                                                                                                                             Regular customers say this is some of the best Chinese food in the valley. 

Market Street Grill

2985 E. Cottonwood Parkway      801-942-8860 

Market Street Grill has been rated as Utah’s most popular seafood concept, providing exceptional service and award-winning menu selections of fresh seafood from the world’s oceans. The menu also offers delicious non-seafood items, including fresh salads and prime steaks. Located in the shadow of the Wasatch Mountains adjacent to Cottonwood Creek, the Cottonwood Heights location is housed in a magnificent, two-story Cape Cod structure. Exceptional patio seating is available, weather permitting.  Indoor private dining is also available. The lobby houses the fresh fish market and offers delicious desserts and Market Street’s famous clam chowder.

Cottonwood Heights Café

7146 S. Highland Drive     801-947-0760

At the Cottonwood Heights Café, diners can choose from a wide selection of tasty fare like sandwiches, burgers and gyros, along with the fantastic breakfast menu that is served all day. Kids especially love the train engine in front of the restaurant that has become a landmark in the city. Favorite menu items include blueberry pancakes, the ham and Swiss omelet, the gyro and fries, and the garlic mushroom bacon cheeseburger. With friendly service, this local favorite will soon be on your regular dining rotation. 


6913 S. 1300 East     801-352-0372

Johnniebeefs is a fast-casual family restaurant that focuses on Chicago style comfort food, in a warm friendly environment. Locally owned and operated, Johnniebeefs has been in business in the Salt Lake Valley since 2007, and moved to Cottonwood Heights in October 2013. All of the premium beef hot dogs, Italian Beef, poppy seed buns, and French rolls are brought in from Chicago and prepared fresh daily. Owner John Carrsquilla grew up in Chicago and loves all things CHICAGO! 

The Protein Foundry

6909 S. 1300 East     801-676-9573

The Protein Foundry is a Utah-original Health Bar that offers made-to-order Açaí & Pitaya Bowls, Gourmet Protein Shakes, Gourmet Toast and Greek Yogurt Bowls. Their unique product blend never contains artificial sweeteners or sugars, but only the best ingredients and superfoods, giving you the edge you need to thrive. Be sure to try these customer favorites: Rio Açaí Bowl, PB Fit Shakeout and the Cali Gourmet Toast.


2750 E. Cottonwood Pkwy     888-339-3354

This unique deli is more than just a place for lunch or breakfast. It’s one of the finest delis in the valley offering gourmet sandwiches, delicious breakfast items, locally-roasted coffee and tempting European candies. Owner Enes Huskic immigrated to America from Bosnia in 1996 and opened his first Toasters location in downtown Salt Lake. His signature sandwiches soon gained popularity and his business has taken off. Favorites include the Spicy Buffalo Chicken sandwich, Capocolla & Salami sandwich, Mediterranean wrap and the Wild Alaskan Salmon salad.