Utah has a lot of things to offer. The Best Snow on Earth, Scenic Mountain Peaks, and Fry Sauce. If you do not know what Fry Sauce is, you are definitely missing out. (Here is how you make it) Many people ask me what are some great places to eat that are unique to Utah that will not break the bank. Well…I am finally going to answer that question. Here are Utah’s 5 Best Fast Food Joints, in no particular order.
377 East 200 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
We start our list off with in my opinion, the best burger in the state. No list of Utah restaurants would be complete without Crown Burger. Their signature item, The Crown Burger is a delicious Thick Cut Pastrami Cheeseburger with lettuce, onion, and fry sauce. Accompany that with fries and a Chocolate Shake and you have a gut buster fit for a king. If burgers aren’t your thing, they have delicious sandwiches, corn dogs, gyros, and salads. With 7 locations across the Wasatch Front, you are sure to find something you love.
232 East 800 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
If you are in the mood for a great Philly sandwich, look no further than Moochies. Having been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, their Philly is not complete without a healthy dose of jalapeno sauce. While I do not waste my time on anything BUT the Philly when I come in, I also hear that the Meatball Sub is out of this world. Lines for these famous sandwiches are usually out the door. Portions are huge, so be prepared to take some home with you. After several years in their downtown location, Moochies recently ventured and opened a second location in Midvale and a third in Lehi. If you are in the mood for a uniquely Utah sandwich, this must be your first stop.
9326 S 700 E
Sandy, UT 84070
Olympus Burger has been around for quite a while offering a unique combination of American staples and Greek items. Family owned and operated, they take great pride in serving some of the best food in the state. The one reason why I included them on this list however was for their Gyro sandwich. One of the things I remember growing up was when I was in High School, coming to get their Gyro Combo with amazing fries and 4 containers of Fry Sauce (seriously if you don’t know what Fry Sauce is, here is a recipe, go and try it for yourself. It will change your world) Homemade tzatziki sauce, piles of gyro meat and warm pita bread are a welcome change to the classic burgers and worth stopping by for. With two locations in the Salt Lake Valley, you should have no problem getting in and trying for yourself.
307 W 600 S
Salt Lake City, UT
R&R BBQ the best barbecue joint in the state, if not the country. (You are welcome to try and change my mind) R&R offers true BBQ to Utah with their smoked meats and unique menu. Everything on their menu is smoked, tender, and generous with their portion sizes. If you were going to have one thing however, have the Brisket Tacos. If you want the full experience, get the 3 meat plate with Brisket, Sausage, and Shredded Chicken. Their sauces round add a kick of flavor that rivals any I have had in my travels through the country. For Dessert, have the delicious homemade Bread Pudding.
R&R has taken the state by storm with 7 locations across Salt Lake, Davis, and Utah counties including in Vivint Smart Home Arena, home of the Utah Jazz. Anytime you are in a 3 mile radius of the place, you can smell the delicious smoked meats calling you in. If you are in the mood for a BBQ experience like no other, check out R&R BBQ.
Located just outside of Hill Air Force Base in Roy Utah, Burger Bar is another Utah staple offering up a unique spin on American classics. Check out my review for a more in depth look at this amazing Utah treat. These huge burgers offer a welcome change from anything else you have tasted before.
There you have it folks. These unique to Utah fast food joints are sure to keep you busy on your lunch breaks. Do you agree with the list? Let me know in the comments below.