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Things to do in Cottonwood Heights

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Pub
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“This is a good place to get American pub food with a local brew. They have all of the Utah microbrew beers and make fantastic seasonal creamy chicken noodle soup. The beer on tap is regular strength and not 3.2%. The bottled beers have highest %. Both of us recommend the apricot hefeweizen. NEITHER of us recommend getting a mixed drink here as they are tiny. Check out the beer instead. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Take a scenic drive through Big Cottonwood Canyon or Little Cottonwood Canyon! ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Awesome after a day of skiing. A hole in the wall sot funky fun patio/outdoor area. ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great bar, with pool tables, and beautiful outside patio for summer nights!”
  • 48 locals recommend
Cinema
“This is a fantastic movie theater nearby showing many of the latest releases. Tuesday is discount night--tickets only $5 all day long.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This place is more upscale but not too fancy. They have seafood, oysters, and surf n turf. Their clam chowder is fantastic! You can get the chowder as your meal or as a side dish. They have an early bird special menu on the Oyster Bar side. If you go right after skiing you can get a better deal. Check out their website for details. They have a good wine and cocktail selection. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Good pasta and Italian food. Located close to the mountains. Lovely atmosphere and not too expensive. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is a chain sushi restaurant that has a good atmosphere and you can get specialty sushi rolls. It's in the business district so business or casual attire is fine. It's located right by the Century movie theater if you want a meal and a movie. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“This place has some of the best pizza in Utah. But heads up, Utah is not known for pizza. If you're from a place that's known for it's pizza like Chicago or New York, you won't be impressed by this hidden gem. But, if you want decent pizza with thick hand tossed crust, lots of cheese, and vast topping selections this place will satisfy you. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A Mexican-food chain that began in Utah, but is expanding quickly for a reason! I recommend the Sweet Pork Burrito!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Excellent food, French inspired brunch and lunch place (open 8:00 AM-2:30 PM). Great burger here as well. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“With in walking distance. Please note you can not buy liquor at the grocery stores in Utah, and the hours of operation 11am-10pm and are closed Sundays.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Sporting Goods Shop
“They sell lift tickets so you can beat the lines at the resort. They are usually a little bit cheaper, too. If you forgot your gear they have stuff for sale and they can tune your skis. They are located right at the base of Big Cottonwood Canyon. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Sports
“The Cottonwood Heights Rec Center is within walking distance and is a very large facility with lots of options. There is a huge outdoor pool, big indoor pool, indoor ice-rink, exercise classes, jogging track, basketball court, and racquetball courts. There is also a weight room and a cardio room.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place has good sandwiches and has an interesting, tasty sangria. Casual place close to the mountains. Good atmosphere. Not too pricy. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good casual dining close to the mountains. They have BBQ food. The tri-tip sandwich is delicious!”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pub
“This is a good place to get American pub food with a local brew. They have all of the Utah microbrew beers and make fantastic seasonal creamy chicken noodle soup. The beer on tap is regular strength and not 3.2%. The bottled beers have highest %. Both of us recommend the apricot hefeweizen. NEITHER of us recommend getting a mixed drink here as they are tiny. Check out the beer instead. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Awesome after a day of skiing. A hole in the wall sot funky fun patio/outdoor area. ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Bar
“Great bar, with pool tables, and beautiful outside patio for summer nights!”
  • 48 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This place is more upscale but not too fancy. They have seafood, oysters, and surf n turf. Their clam chowder is fantastic! You can get the chowder as your meal or as a side dish. They have an early bird special menu on the Oyster Bar side. If you go right after skiing you can get a better deal. Check out their website for details. They have a good wine and cocktail selection. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Good pasta and Italian food. Located close to the mountains. Lovely atmosphere and not too expensive. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a chain sushi restaurant that has a good atmosphere and you can get specialty sushi rolls. It's in the business district so business or casual attire is fine. It's located right by the Century movie theater if you want a meal and a movie. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“This place has some of the best pizza in Utah. But heads up, Utah is not known for pizza. If you're from a place that's known for it's pizza like Chicago or New York, you won't be impressed by this hidden gem. But, if you want decent pizza with thick hand tossed crust, lots of cheese, and vast topping selections this place will satisfy you. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A Mexican-food chain that began in Utah, but is expanding quickly for a reason! I recommend the Sweet Pork Burrito!”
  • 8 locals recommend

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