Lindon may be one of the smallest cities in Utah, both in terms of population and size, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t offer some fantastic feasts and eats.
Here are the top 10 restaurants in Lindon according to users and reviews on Yelp.
-- Kurt Hanson, Daily Herald
10. Leilani’s Polynesian Place
One of the best hole-in-the-wall restaurants you could find, Leilani’s infuses the friendly culture of the islands with fantastic food.
Location: 135 S. State St., Suite 8, Lindon
Yelp review: “My favorite Polynesian comfort food in town. Fantastic job cook(s). Highly recommend this to anyone who would love to try out Polynesian food. – Misi H.
9. Marley’s Gourmet Sliders
Whether you’re looking at Harleys or just looking for a bite, Marley’s Gourmet Sliders, located inside the Harley Davidson store, will make you feel ready for your next cross-country trip on your hog.
Location: 555 S. Geneva Road, Lindon
Yelp review: “This biker restaurant has a great feel to it and our kids really enjoyed it, too! They loved their sliders, fries and the soda dispenser with never-ending choices, but they really seemed to get a kick out of seeing all the bikes in the shop being worked on.” – Stephanie C.
8. The Italian Place
This chain of Italian style subs and cheesesteaks is a favorite of many locals, and it’s easy to see why, with such favorites as the classic Philly cheesesteak and their delicious pastrami.
Location: 569 N. State St., Lindon
Yelp review: “The Italian place is the best sandwich shop in the area. I've had a variety of their subs and have never walked away disappointed. The sandwiches are always packed with meat and delicious cheese.” – Nate B.
7. Island of Hawaii Restaurant
Formerly Big Island Sam's, this is another favorite for Polynesian cuisine. Island of Hawaii brings Asian-Polynesian food together for a delicious meal. Everything from Kalua pork to poi and even spam musubi.
Location: 133 S. State St., Lindon
Yelp review: “I LOVE THIS RESTAURANT!!! I wish I lived closer so I could go more often. I love how quirky and tropical the decor is inside. Kim, the owner, is so friendly and really passionate about what she does. She works very hard to make sure the food is amazing and that the customers are happy. The food is incredibly authentic and addictively good!” – Dannie F.
6. Elevated Grounds Coffee and Espresso
Coffee options in Utah County are pretty narrow, so elevate your options with Elevated Grounds. Their coffee is fantastic and their breakfast sandwiches are filling and delicious.
Location: 333 S. 520 West, Lindon
Yelp review: “This little coffee shop makes the best caramel lattes I've had in Utah County. I am so glad I found it on Yelp! It is down the street from my new office, and I come here way too often. It's a cute little shop, and they are only open during normal business hours, as they target the offices in the area. The couple of morning baristas I've had before are also great! Definitely better than Starbucks, so if you need a coffee during the day, hit up Elevated Grounds!” – Grace H.
5. Dalton’s Steakhouse
No city in Utah is complete without a quality, family-owned barbecue or steakhouse. Dalton’s Steakhouse really takes the cake, with classics like a patty melt and roast beef sandwich, all the way to their staples, like ribeye steak and fillet mignon wrapped in Applewood bacon.
Location: 131 S. State St., Lindon
Yelp review: “Amazing! The food is good, they're generous portions, great prices. The service is incredible, the server was so knowledgeable and kind. The owner came out and said hello, brought us chicken, wanted to make sure everything was good. Such a great meal and a fun night and experience, we will be back again and again.” – Amanda E.
4. The Smoking Apple
Nothing says quality like true dedication to a craft. At the Smoking Apple, each cut of meat is smoked for 12 to 14 hours, whether that’s the meat on your Philly cheesesteak or a rack of ribs.
Location: 70 N. State St., Lindon
Yelp review: “Found this place accidentally by driving by it looked nice so we swung in. We were immediately greeted by really nice help, and were offered samples of whatever we wanted to try. Ended up having the sweet pork which was amazing all the sides were delicious they even gave us a free drink. Super friendly mom and pops place with awesome food! We will definitely be going back.. we need to keep places like this in business.” – Bradley G.
3. Tacos CDMX
The CDMX in Tacos CDMX stands for Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico City). The quality of these street tacos will make you feel like you’re transported to Mexico City, with tender birria, delicate carne asada, and fantastic pescado.
Location: 569 N. State St., Suite D, Lindon
With a classy yet casual vibe, you can almost feel the love and attention in every bite of Oteo’s quality Mexican food. Whether you’re in the mood for steak empanadas or molote, it’s pretty hard to find something at Oteo that doesn’t make you want to get up and salsa at your seat.
Location: 139 S. State St., Lindon
Yelp review: “Best gourmet Mexican food around! Order the chicken, pork or avocado tacos for the most mouthwatering flavors. Make sure to order a bowl of fundido so you experience a little piece of heaven.” – Jennifer D.
1. Manhattan restaurant
You don’t have to go to Manhattan to get New York-style eats. During the week, everything from chicken picatta to sweet potato gnocchi is ready to thrill your taste buds. On Friday and Saturday, brace yourself (and your wallet) for an exciting, custom six-course meal, for $50 a plate.
Location: 190 S. State St., Lindon
Yelp review: “Last night was the first time I've eaten at this restaurant and I was absolutely BLOWN AWAY! It was fabulous, the flavors and presentation was fantastic. I can honestly say it was the best meal I've ever had. Each course was so good on it"s own. You will not be disappointed if you go there and I will be back!!!” – Keith C.