It's impressive how strong the dining scene in Provo can be. From Indian to Korean to Salvadorian and Greek, Provo has a little bit of everything to tease every taste bud.
But what restaurants truly take the cake? Here are the top 10 restaurants in Provo according to Yelp user reviews.
-- Kurt Hanson, Daily Herald
What’s not to love at Cubby’s? With fantastic tri-tip steak (in sandwiches and salads) and rosemary and olive oil fries, Cubby’s is a can’t miss hit of Provo.
Location: 1258 N. State St., Provo
Yelp review: Solid. Is probably the best word to describe this place. Always pleased with the quality of the food here and the experience. Clean restaurants, good employees. – Aaron H.
Molly’s is mostly open for lunch, except for Fridays when they have dinner hours. Molly’s has some of the best comfort food around, with tender brisket, pulled pork, sandwiches, salads and just about anything to make a perfect lunch.
Location: 753 W. Columbia Lane, Provo
Yelp review: Excellent food. Nice atmosphere. Great variety for lunches. But get there early! They will run out if their popular dishes very soon after opening. – Carol F.
Most of Communal’s servings are intended to be shared family style, which is important to know before sitting down at Communal. Their menu also rotates seasonally, which means there are a lot of opportunities for new, exciting options. Whether it’s steak, local trout or braised pork loin, everything has that extra taste that it was made with true care and attention.
Location: 102 N. University Ave., Provo
Yelp review: This is one of the best places I've had dinner at in Provo! The plating of the dishes were very presentable, and the meat was cooked to perfection. The food was so well crafted! – Bernice C.
7. Koko Lunchbox
Nothing beats Koko Lunchbox’s Bibimbop in a stone bowl. But if that’s not your thing, you can have bulgogi, miso soup, and many other authentic Korean dishes all at a very reasonable price.
Location: 1175 N. Canyon Road, Provo
Yelp review: Favorite Korean restaurant I've been to in Utah and one of my favorite restaurants in Provo! The stone bowl is amazing and definitely big enough to share. It's also a nice, quiet place to dine if you want something a little more intimate. The service is also great! Definitely a place worth checking out. – Jessica N.
6. Street Tacos Don Joaquin
Tucked in between Domino’s and a Subway is Street Tacos Don Joaquin, one of the top places arguably in the county for street tacos. The meat is fresh and flavorful and quality ingredients combine for a truly tasty taco.
Location: 150 W. Bulldog Blvd., Provo
Yelp review: We found this delightful place, thanks to Yelp as we were driving in Provo. When we got here, there was a long line but the line moved very quickly. My husband got the chorizo, chicken and pork tacos where as I went with Yelp reviews and ordered 3 of the Gringa. Mine was covered in cheese which I loved. – Maui W.
5. Seven Brothers Burgers
Seven Brothers Burgers claim to be “more than a meal” bringing the island lifestyle and experience to every beautiful burger bite. The Cowboy Burger and Spencer Burger are fan favorites, with melty cheese, bacon and zesty onion rings.
Location: 4801 N. University Ave., Suite 220, Provo
Yelp review: This place was so great! The location is good, there is indoor and outdoor seating, staff is very friendly-- but most important of all: these are some TASTY burgers! Entree portions are pretty large and you get lots of toppings with your burger order. – Casey B.
4. Silver Dish Thai Cuisine
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: This is my new go-to Thai place in Provo! I've been to a lot of others in the area, and you definitely get the biggest bang for your buck here! If you go during lunch you can get an entree, pot sticker, and side salad all for under $10 (including a tip)! It's by far the cheapest Thai place I've been to, and the food is really tasty! - Meagan L.
3. King Kebab
Some of tastiest shwarma, falafel and gyros await at King Kebab. It may look like just another booth in the mall food court, but it’s pretty hard to leave without wanting another slice of tzatziki coated lamb or chicken kebab.
Location: 1200 Towne Center Blvd., Provo
Yelp review: So, SO delicious! They specialize in shawarma and gyros, with some other tasty modified options like loaded street fries and Greek sweets. The shawarma with lamb and beef is my personal favourite, but everything I've tried has been delectable! - Lindsay J.
2. Hruska’s Kolaches
You can’t say you’ve been to or lived in Provo without having a kolache. And don’t let the name intimidate or confuse you. Kolaches are little buns that are either filled with savory stuffing, like eggs, bacon, sausage and cheese, or covered in sweet toppings, like peaches and cream cheese or raspberries and Nutella. Hruska’s was recently featured on Food Network and is a real icon of Provo dining.
Location: 434 W. Center St., Provo
Yelp review: This place is freaking amazing. If delicious fresh made bread stuffed with heavenly ingredients (bacon, egg, sausage, cheese, etc) is your jam (you might not have taste buds if this isn't your jam), go...now. Great prices and plenty of mouthwatering choices (sweet and savory). Try to get here early or you may have to wait in a long line (it's still worth it!) I bring these to my coworkers and everyone raves about them. Definite crowd pleaser! – Natalie M.
1. Bombay House
Bombay House has held down the No. 1 spot for Provo restaurants on Yelp for quite some time, and after a bit of chicken tikka masala or lamb coconut korma, it’s pretty easy to see why. The quality Indian food is absolutely bursting with flavor, and many from places more well known for Indian, like Los Angeles, say Bombay House beats out anything they’ve had.
Location: 463 N. University Ave., Provo
Yelp review: I've been to India and have been craving real Indian food since. I've only heard good things about this place, and I wasn't disappointed! The service was really fast, even though it looked really busy in there. The servers were extremely friendly and helpful. And the FOOD. Garlic naan is delicious. We order the coconut chicken kurma and chicken makhani. Both rich with flavor! Perfectly cooked chicken and the sauce was creamy. I especially loved the coconut one! It was served using the same dishware that was used when in restaurants in India! I was very impressed and full by the end of my visit! – Cassidy V.