Can't decide where you want to eat? Something is bound to hit the spot as you scroll down this page.
A collection of our favorite independent restaurants in downtown Ogden.
Angry Goat Pub & Kitchen is one of Ogden’s newest eateries and boasts one of the city’s broadest beer selections. Be sure to order the Angry Goat Balls for an appetizer. Don’t worry…it’s not one of those cuisines that’s based on a dare, like “Rocky Mountain Oysters.” The Angry Goat is a 21+ bar and restaurant. Angry Goat also features live music on most weekends. Check their Facebook page for a current schedule.
Here’s a little anecdote about this amazing Thai restaurant: Last winter, Visit Ogden hosted top pro-skier, Tim Durtschi and his friend, Heather Hendricks, along with a film crew that documented their adventures at our area ski resorts. You can check out their experience here. Upon their arrival, the whole group checked-in to the Courtyard Marriott and strolled to the nearest restaurant, Bangkok Garden, for dinner. The following day, after an intense day on the slopes, we offered to take them out to dinner. The group unanimously requested to return to Bangkok Garden for the second night in a row. The point is, one trip to this place is going to lead to several return visits.
Hearth on 25th offers more locally sourced items than nearly any other restaurant in the Ogden area. House-made pasta and specialty olive oils accompany locally grown produce, locally distilled spirits in signature cocktails, and a selection of wild game.
Don’t be intimidated by the line that constantly exists at Lucky Slice. Acknowledge it as evidence of just how good their pizza is and know that they move people though the line quickly. From its humble beginnings at the corner of 25th and Lincoln, Lucky Slice has enjoyed meteoric success. Additional locations have opened in Layton, Logan, Powder Mountain, and wherever their popular food truck rolls up, but the original Lucky Slice experience is still available where it all started. This is a place you’re likely to hit more than once in a day. At least once a month, you should try the signature pie for the month for lunch. And if you’re not grabbing a slice after a late night on 25th Street, you’re not doing Ogden right.
We can sum up Roosters in two words: Ogden’s brewpub. Anyone who has been around Ogden for a couple of decades might refer to it as the “Heartbeat of 25th Street.” Roosters is more than a restaurant and brewpub. It’s a gathering place. An information center. A hub. In addition to a well-rounded selection of handcrafted beer and seasonal brews, any item on the menu is a safe bet. It’s the kind of place where you don’t worry when one of your favorite items rolls off the menu because it is sure to be replaced by a couple more. If you only order one thing, make it the Pepperjack Shrimp…sometimes referred to by locals as “Pepper-Crack Shrimp,” or just “Crack” if you’re in a hurry.
Rovali’s Ristorante Italiano has pretty much swept every award around for “Best Italian Food” in Ogden for the better part of a decade. Of course their pasta is amazing, but be sure to venture onto the bakery section of the menu for a little something to take home. You won’t be sorry.
Officially, this place is called Slackwater Pub & Pizzeria, but locals simply call it Slackwater. Adding the words “pub and pizzeria” gives the mistaken idea that it’s pitchers of cheap draft beer and arcade games. The truth is, Slackwater is easily one of Ogden’s most popular hangouts. Located on Washington Blvd. at the base of the iconic Ogden Arch and along the scenic Ogden River, Slackwater serves up some of the area’s best food…from artisan pizza, gourmet wings, fresh salads, and signature sandwiches along with the most extensive beer menu in the city. Their live dinner music showcases most of Ogden’s top talent at volume levels that still allow intimate conversation. Bottom line: no trip to Ogden is complete without a meal at Slackwater.
You’ll probably have to wait for a table at Ogden’s best Mexican restaurant, but you won’t mind…simply enjoy a signature margarita at the bar made with locally distilled agave spirits from New World Distillery, while you wait. Even if you get lucky and don’t have to wait for a table, do the whole bar/margarita thing. Oh, and be sure to order the guacamole. If you pay close attention as they make it at your table, you might be able to steal a few secrets to improve your own guacamole at home.
Get in. Get out. Get on with your Ogden adventure. This is the place to grab some delicious sustenance on the go. You call the shots on how much heat you want, but we encourage you to kick it up one notch higher than you think you can handle. C’mon…make a memory!
What can we say about one of the most highly awarded restaurants in town? Tona consistently takes home statewide honors for the best Japanese cuisine in Utah. Executive Chef, Tony Chen, is truly a master in layering colors, textures, and flavors into the best sushi you’ll ever experience. You simply can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, and we recommend following them on Instagram for a glimpse into special dishes that come and go quickly. We’re not sure we’re supposed to talk about the various “ghost menu” offerings that exist. Find a local and ask subtle questions as though you were in the espionage business. If they don’t whisper a recommendation for the “Jack,” they don’t know what they’re talking about…but you didn’t hear that from us.
Everything about Union Grill just feels like Ogden…from the historical photos that adorn the walls to the industrial decor to the menu that is as varied as the people of Ogden. As a sister restaurant to Roosters Brewing Co., the same extensive beer selection is available. A sizable chunk of Ogden’s population is unable to function without a bowl of Union Grill French Onion soup at least once a month.
Warren’s doesn’t flip burgers or make burgers or cook burgers. They CRAFT burgers. Every burger begins with a half-pound of hand-smashed, fresh-ground chuck beef and a stone-ground bakery bun. Where it goes from there is limited only to your imagination. With so many options, we recommend going with the Craft Sliders so you can sample multiple offerings.
New Sun is your your one stop shop for Asian cuisine. From curry to sushi they have it. Located in the Junction you are within walking distance of downtown Ogden's Solomon center. With an extremely welcoming staff and fresh menu with outdoor dining available this is a cant miss during this years Ogden Restaurant Week.
Ogden's newest brewery this local eatery is located along the Ogden River and Ogden River Parkway. Enjoy food and a local brew and after take a stroll along the beautiful Ogden River Parkway.
"Pig is a uniquely Southern influenced diner — brunch driven, serving breakfast and lunch all day. We use fresh quality ingredients, non-GMO safflower oil, scratch recipes as well as many local and organic products. At Pig, we believe food should be made with love, served with integrity and the dining experience unique."
UTOG Brewing Company is happy to serve you in downtown Ogden. The staff wants nothing more than to bring great beer, amazing food, and exceptional service. As the staff says "We have to say you’ll be blown away!". When you are here you’ll feel like you’re in the brewery. The beer and food are going to be designed to compliment each other. With a total open family-friendly environment you will be sure to enjoy UTOG.
Located on Historic 25th Street, Waffle Love is your one stop shop for the carb and sugar fix you need. From the traditional berries and cream to waffles piled high with toppings galore. You can fid the sugar rush you are looking for in this unique restaurant. Waffle love is there for the sweet tooth in all of us.
Open before work, for lunch, for the evening, and anytime you want a delicious moment. WB's is casual in every way, but take their love of food, drink, and friends seriously. Art on the walls, kombucha and wine on tap, coffee in the press. WB’s Eatery is your spot to catch up with pals, grab a latte on the go, pick up a Market Meal, or snag lunch on the run.
Taco Bar 21+, Voted "Utah's BEST Taco" at SLC Taco fest 2019! Wimpy and Fritz offers a variety of authentic street tacos, and Latin infused entrees, including many vegan options. "Ogden's Hair of the Dog Brunch" is one of the local favorites. Located inside the Yes Hell, this taco bar is a can't miss for Ogden Restaurant Week.
Nestled at the heart of Ogden's Historic 25th Street inside the Famous Union Station you'll find Ogden's Most Acclaimed Chinese Restaurant. Yu's Maple Garden has been a staple in the community for decades. Sheree Yu the proud owner of Maple Garden is excited to revamp and reintroduce delicious & fresh Chinese food back to the heart of Ogden.
Ramen Haus, located across the street from the Ogden Municipal building and Ogden Amphitheater is always a walk away from a warm bowl of Ramen. No matter what day it is you shouldn't have to wait too long for a good bowl of Ramen. You can dine in, give them a call or use the Online Ordering platform during our business hours and we'll get your delicious Ramen ready to go!