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Since the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t going away — and, thanks to the omicron variant, is spreading faster — many Salt Lake County restaurants, as they did last winter, are extending their patio season to give patrons a safer way to eat out.
The Salt Lake Tribune called around to find out which restaurants are still offering outdoor seating. We also checked on their mask policies, with most reporting that they are observing guidelines issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — as well as the 30-day emergency order issued by Dr. Angela Dunn, executive director of the Salt Lake County Health Department, which requires people to wear face masks (preferably N95s, KN95s and KF94s) while in indoor public settings.
Diners must be masked when entering, exiting or when visiting the restroom, but may remove them when seated at their table. A handful of restaurants responded that they “encourage” rather than require masks, or said it was up to the patron.
Though this list does not include restaurants using structures like igloos or domes (as health department officials noted last year, it’s not any safer than eating indoors), there are a few establishments that use tents and similar semi-enclosed spaces. Diners are encouraged to dress for the weather, with hats, gloves and warm coats.
Arlo • 271 N. Center St., Salt Lake City; 385-266-8845 or arlorestaurant.com. Heated tent. Masks required.
‘Bout Time Pub & Grub • 7211 Plaza Center Drive, West Jordan; 801-280-1000 or bouttimepub.com. Patio heaters. Masking at the diner’s discretion.
Café Trio Downtown • 680 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City; 801-533-8746 or triodiningslc.com. Patio closed for winter, but will re-open in spring with patio heaters. Masks required.
Caffe Molise • 404 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City; 801-364-8833 or caffemolise.com. Balcony with heaters. Masks required.
Campfire Lounge • 837 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City; 801-467-3325 or campfirelounge.com. Patio heaters. Masks required.
Caputo’s on 15th • 1516 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City, 801-486-6615 or caputos.com. Patio heaters. Masks required.
Cliff Dining Pub • 12234 Draper Gate Drive, Draper; 801-523-2053 or cliffdiningpub.com. Patio heaters and fire pit. Masks strongly suggested.
East Liberty Tap House • 850 E 900 S, Salt Lake City; 801-441-2845 or eastlibertytaphouse.com. Patio heaters. Masks required.
Eggs in the City • 2795 S. 2300 East, Millcreek; 801-581-0809 or eggsinthecityslc.com. Patio heaters and fire pit. Masks required.
Finca • 1513 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City; 801-532-3372 or fincaslc.com. Patio heaters and fire pit by request. Masks required.
Garage on Beck • 1199 Beck St., Salt Lake City; 801-521-3904 or garageonbeck.com. Patio heaters and fire pits. Masks required.
Garage Grill • 1122 E. Draper Parkway, Draper; (801) 523-3339 or thegaragegrill.com. Patio heaters. Semi-closed off right now; the eatery has put up some plastic walls, and it’s pet-friendly to sit out there (on request). Masks required.
Gracie’s • 326 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City; 801-819-7565 or graciesslc.com. Patio heaters. Masks required.
HandleBar • 751 N. 300 West, Salt Lake City; 801-953-0588 or handlebarslc.com. Patio heaters and custom-built fire tables. Masks required.
Hopkins Brewing Co. • 1048 E 2100 South, Salt Lake City; 385-528-3275 or hopkinsbrewingcompany.com. Patio heaters. Masks required.
Hub & Spoke • 1291 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City; 801-487-0698 or hubandspokediner.com. Patio heaters. Masks required.
Kimi’s Chop & Oyster House • 2155 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City; 801-946-2079 or kimishouse.com. Outdoor dining closed for the winter.
Level Crossing Brewing Co. • 2496 S. West Temple, South Salt Lake; 385-270-5752 or levelcrossingbrewing.com. Heated tent. Masks required.
Log Haven • 6451 Mill Creek Canyon Road, east of Millcreek; 801-272-8255 or log-haven.com. Covered conservatory with heaters and fireplaces. Masks required.
Lucky 13 Bar & Grill • 135 W. 1300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-487-4418 or lucky13slc.com. Covered patio with heaters. Masks required.
Nomad East • 1675 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-883-9791 or nomad-east.com. Patio heaters. Masks required.
Oasis Cafe • 151 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City; 801-322-0404 or oasiscafeslc.com. Patio heaters. Covered patio breezeway; patio closed for winter. Masks required.
One0Eight • 1709 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-906-8101 or one-0-eight.com. Patio heaters and fire pits. Masks required.
The Park Cafe • 604 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-487-1670 or theparkcafeslc.com. Covered heated patio with a fireplace. Masks required.
Pago • 878 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City; 801-532-0777 or pagoslc.com. Covered patio with heaters and fire pits. Masks required.
Proper Burger Co. • 865 S. Main, Salt Lake City; 801-906-8604 or properburgerslc.com. Covered patio with heaters. Masks required
Red Iguana 2 • 866 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City; 801-214-6050 or rediguana.com. Covered patio with heaters. Masks required.
Ruth’s Diner • 4160 Emigration Canyon Road, just east of Salt Lake City; 801-582-5807 or ruthsdiner.com. Heated greenhouses. Masks encouraged.
Squatters Pub Brewery • 147 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-363-2739 or squatters.com. Patio closed for the winter. Masks required.
Stratford Proper • 1588 E Stratford Ave. Salt Lake City; 385-522-2637 or stratfordproper.com. Fire pits. Masks required.
T.F. Brewing • 936 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City; 385-270-5972 or tfbrewing.com. Fire pits. Masks required.
Tea Zaanti • 1944 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City; 801-906-8132 or teazaanti.com. Fire pits and heaters. Masks required.
Toscano • 11450 S. State St., Draper, 801-572-5507 or toscano-restaurant.com. Patio heaters. Masks required.
Tuscany • 2832 E. 6200 South, Holladay; 801-277-9919 or tuscanyslc.com. Heaters on the bar patio, for those 21 and older. Masks required.
Veneto Ristorante Italiano • 370 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City; 801-359-0708 or https://venetoslc.com. Heated patio, by request. Masks required.
The Westerner • 3360 S. Redwood Road, West Valley City; 801-972-5447 or westernerslc.com Fire pits. Masks required.