Provo boasts a vibrant dining scene, but it is ever-evolving and never stagnant. In any consideration or ranking of the town's eating establishments, you are sure to get a mix of new restaurants and old standbys. This list is no exception.
Here are the top 10 restaurants in Provo, according to current user reviews on Yelp:
10. Bok Bok Chicken
Herald review highlight: "This isn’t your mama’s fried chicken. This is Korean-style fried chicken. All wings are double-fried, so this isn’t necessarily a diet-friendly choice. But since they’re double-fried, these are some of the crunchiest wings we've ever had. Each wing, whether bone-in or boneless, was exceptionally meaty and juicy; these weren’t just bits of gristly fried breading. And they are drenched in sauce, to the point that a dipping sauce, while common with bar wings a la Buffalo Wild Wings, would be pretty pointless."
Location: 1181 N. Canyon Road, Provo
Yelp review: "Eat here. Eat here often. Everything is good. When they first opened in PG/AF area, they were super delicious but still figuring out the restaurant thing. Now they've nailed it all. -- Rowan J."
Herald review highlight: "For those who haven’t made their way to Taste before, my first comment would be to go, whether for a scheduled event or just for a drop-by. The venue offers high-quality chocolates, foods and specialty items, many of which are created right in downtown Provo. Items are sourced locally and from across the globe to ensure the best ingredients which has led to high international acclaim for the venue, evidence of its desire to 'make chocolate that showcases the complexity and depth of flavor that the world’s finest cacao has to offer.' "
Location: 117 N. University Ave., Provo
Yelp review: "We came to Taste for a fun post-Valentine date: afternoon tea. They had a great selection of fun drinks and teas to choose from and then a three-tiered tray of delicious sandwiches, scones and treats to share. It was a delightful experience and such a fun way to celebrate! We will definitely go again." -- Jessica S.
Herald review: "Creative meals with artisanal flair are Communal’s specialty. Its dinner menu is more overtly forward-thinking than what you’ll find elsewhere in Utah County. This flair (and the price) gets pared down for Communal’s lunch menu. There are still flourishes, mind you, but not to the same degree: first and second courses — Communal’s serving style at dinnertime — are swapped for appetizers, entrees and sides."
Location: 102 N. University Ave., Provo
Yelp review: "Communal makes me feel like I'm the city! Not only is the ambience and vibe incredible, so is the food. We go here often with a small work group since they have wine and it never fails to impress. Last time, they were extra accommodating and provided a birthday candle and dessert for someone in our group as well as a customized menu for someone with an extreme allergy to eggs so she knew exactly what she could eat." -- McCall B.
Herald review: "MOZZ’s dishes and drinks appeal to the adventurous over the picky. While some menu items are more traditional, like the Margherita pizza or Caesar Salad, MOZZ puts a unique spin on everything from the classics to the highly eccentric."
Location: 145 N. University Ave., Provo
Yelp review: "This place is well worth the hype, and some!" -- Shay D.
6. Bombay House
Herald review: "What can’t be said about Bombay House? The hole-in-the-wall in Provo has some of the most flavorful curries and dishes that your taste buds can handle. And once you’ve had a plate of Chicken Tikka Masala, wash it down it a mango lassi and a side of garlic naan."
Location: 463 N. University Ave., Provo
Yelp review: "The absolute gold standard for Indian Cuisine + great customer service." -- Brooke J.
5. Dirty Bird Chxx
Herald review: We haven't reviewed this yet.
Location: 495 E. 600 North, Provo. Located inside The Hut.
Yelp review: "Alright ... I'm gonna say something sacrilegious. This is WAY better than chick fil a. That is all. Also original has a nice spice to it. Spicy is definitely for people who can handle it. Sorry I don't have pictures. I ate it too fast. It was too good." -- Emmanuel T.
Herald review: "I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a fan of comfort food, but there's also nothing quite like comfort food well-made, and that's the coup that Molly's can readily claim. The homemade tastiness and freshness of the food makes me only wish one thing: that they were open more often."
Location: 753 Columbia Lane, Provo
Yelp review: "This is such a good place for brisket! It is one of my go to places. The only downside is that they aren't usually open for dinner times as they focus on catering. Regardless, when I get the chance I always try to come and get some brisket. Molly's never disappoints! Tip: there are sometimes really long lines as it is a really popular restaurant, so come earlier than planned!" -- Nathan F.
3. Silver Dish Thai Cuisine
Herald review: "Silver Dish Thai Cuisine has only been around for about a year, but it is a true gem of Provo. Whether you want drunken noodles, Pad Thai or just some Green Curry, you’ll leave begging for more."
Location: 278 W. Center St., Provo
Yelp review: "The red curry was AMAZING. I like a little spice, so I got a level 2 spice and could have handled a 3. My husband really enjoyed his pad Thai. It was a little sweet for me, but still very good. Our friends loved their pad Thai and cashew pad Thai. The mango coconut sticky rice was fantastic as well. It's a sweet little family-owned place that I would definitely recommend." -- Marien F.
2. The Hut
Herald review: Essentially a food court with a bevy of great restaurants. We haven't reviewed the location as a whole, but have reviewed several of the restaurants featured here.
Location: 495 E. 600 North, Provo
Yelp review: "This building is in the heart of Provo near BYU! It's a little off the beaten path so make sure you use GPS. It is really close to the Provo Library. Locals might remember this location as a dodgy laundry mat but it has been transformed! Marketed as "the first food hall in Utah County" -- it has a variety of different restaurants to choose from: Seven Brothers, Jurassic Taco, Honest Eatery, Summit Pizza, Crumbl, and Dirty Bird. All really great options (Honest is the best for veggie and vegan options.) Parking is a little tough so make sure you check around the block. The outdoor seating area has a cute flower photo wall -- so this place is VERY INSTAGRAMMABLE!" -- Harmony M.
1. Black Sheep Cafe
Herald review: "Black Sheep Cafe offers exquisite Southwestern and Mexican cuisine, with unique takes on tacos, enchiladas, burgers and other unique palate pleasers sure to leave you satisfied. And with a warm, welcoming staff, you won’t feel like the black sheep in this cafe."
Location: 19 N. University Ave., Provo
Yelp review: "Best restaurant in Utah County for sure! This is our favorite place to splurge! Love the green chili pork Navajo taco and the southwest fried chicken!" -- Ethan H.