SALT LAKE CITY — Baby, it’s cold outside.
Yes, while eating outdoors became a more popular option in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, which can spread more easily in confined spaces, the cold winter weather has largely quashed that possibility in Salt Lake City. Largely — but not entirely.
Some Salt Lake restaurants have patio heaters that keep the space usable throughout the year. And with the pandemic still raging throughout the state, eating outdoors in comfort might be a welcome option for Utahns wary of traditional indoor dining. It also brings more business to restaurants that desperately need it after a punishing year.
A disclaimer: Just because a patio is heated doesn’t mean it won’t still be cold if it’s, say, 25 degrees outside. So contact these restaurants individually to see exactly what kind of heater is warming what size of space, as well as to check the availability of patio seating on any given night. Sometimes propane runs out, patios are booked up, or restaurants decide it’s just too cold some evenings to seat outside.
And while we know there are lost of great patios in the greater Salt Lake area, this map only includes ones within the city limits. If there are any eateries we’ve omitted here, feel free to let us know at [email protected].
With that, check out our map and bon appetit! Just click on the blue icons for more information about each restaurant.