Dexter & Amy’s guidebook

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Dexter & Amy’s guidebook

Within Walking Distance

This area is very walkable and an easy stroll to Starbucks, delicious local restaurants, family recreation, public transit, and Murray Park.
This rec center has lots of amenities. Fun for the whole family as well as great space to work out. The pool has a playground and they offer childcare with advance notice.
The Park Center in Murray
202 E Murray Park Ave
This rec center has lots of amenities. Fun for the whole family as well as great space to work out. The pool has a playground and they offer childcare with advance notice.
Bring umbrellas, snacks and such to stay all day. This is a fun spot with a pool for all ages, diving boards, and water slide. Great activity for the whole family during the summer.
Park Center Indoor Pools
5109 Murray Park Ln
Bring umbrellas, snacks and such to stay all day. This is a fun spot with a pool for all ages, diving boards, and water slide. Great activity for the whole family during the summer.
This is a nice sized golf course with reasonable green fees just down the street. They have a shaded driving range, which is a huge plus in the heat of summer.
Mick Riley Golf Course
421 Vine St
This is a nice sized golf course with reasonable green fees just down the street. They have a shaded driving range, which is a huge plus in the heat of summer.
This is the closest cafe and this particular location has fantastic customer service. Clean, quiet, lots of seating and outlets. Wifi.
Starbucks
5151 State Street
This is the closest cafe and this particular location has fantastic customer service. Clean, quiet, lots of seating and outlets. Wifi.
This is a family-owned middle eastern convenience store just down the street.
Ariana market
118 Vine St
This is a family-owned middle eastern convenience store just down the street.
Seriously one of the best sushi places in Utah just down the street. The staff are always on point and friendly.
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Soy's Sushi Bar & Grill
4923 State St
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Seriously one of the best sushi places in Utah just down the street. The staff are always on point and friendly.
Vietnamese food with nice atmosphere and mood. Pho is really good here, as well as many of the other dishes on the menu.
Pho Saigon Noodle House
4907 State St
Vietnamese food with nice atmosphere and mood. Pho is really good here, as well as many of the other dishes on the menu.
This place is great for a quick bite. Offer a variety of options, including plant-based menu items!
Noodles and Company
5207 S State St
This place is great for a quick bite. Offer a variety of options, including plant-based menu items!
Cool little local art supply store with extremely affordable unique finds. Variety of items to use for making crafty projects.
Clever Octopus Creative Reuse Center
4973 State St
Cool little local art supply store with extremely affordable unique finds. Variety of items to use for making crafty projects.
This is a great go-to for a quick meal. The staff are always very helpful. Rarely much of a wait, even when busy, and we have never felt rushed.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
5141 State St
This is a great go-to for a quick meal. The staff are always very helpful. Rarely much of a wait, even when busy, and we have never felt rushed.
This location have a cafe serving Starbucks and it feels nice when you walk in - good selection and displayed well for browsing.
Barnes & Noble
5249 State Street
This location have a cafe serving Starbucks and it feels nice when you walk in - good selection and displayed well for browsing.
This performing arts theater is such a little gem. We have only seen one show here but we were so impressed for being a community theater. They have a pit for live orchestra and we love the tucked away nature by a bunch of trees. Check "Murray Arts in the Park" to see the schedule and purchase tickets: https://www.murray.utah.gov/853/Arts-in-the-Park
Murray Park Amphitheater
495 5300 S
This performing arts theater is such a little gem. We have only seen one show here but we were so impressed for being a community theater. They have a pit for live orchestra and we love the tucked away nature by a bunch of trees. Check "Murray Arts in the Park" to see the schedule and purchase tickets: https://www.murray.utah.gov/853/Arts-in-the-Park
Desert Star Playhouse us one of those gems of Utah. They have good food, good atmosphere, and entertaining shows. We highly recommend families go.
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Desert Star Playhouse
4861 State Street
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Desert Star Playhouse us one of those gems of Utah. They have good food, good atmosphere, and entertaining shows. We highly recommend families go.
Just recently opened and they offer amazingly delicious smoothies and drinks!
Fiiz Drinks
5055 South State Street
Just recently opened and they offer amazingly delicious smoothies and drinks!
Classic American breakfasts & lunches by day & Thai entrees by night at this delicious and locally owned teahouse. We love this place!
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Tea Rose Diner
65 East 5th Avenue
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Classic American breakfasts & lunches by day & Thai entrees by night at this delicious and locally owned teahouse. We love this place!

Drinks & Night life

Comfort eats, cocktails & beer served in easygoing digs with pool tables & occasional live music. Ice Haus offer a superb menu for everyone, including a separate all-vegan menu. Very diverse clientele and definitely a place to enjoy a Saturday evening.
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Ice Haus
7 E 4800 S
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Comfort eats, cocktails & beer served in easygoing digs with pool tables & occasional live music. Ice Haus offer a superb menu for everyone, including a separate all-vegan menu. Very diverse clientele and definitely a place to enjoy a Saturday evening.
Great place to grab some New American pub grub or housemade beer. Also offer a vegan burger.
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Red Rock Brewing Co. - Fashion Place Mall
6227 State Street
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Great place to grab some New American pub grub or housemade beer. Also offer a vegan burger.
The best wings in town and great atmosphere. Strongly recommend! Also offer vegan wings!
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Trolley Wing Co.
2148 South 900 East
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The best wings in town and great atmosphere. Strongly recommend! Also offer vegan wings!

Food scene

Quick food, restaurants, and local coffee!
This Japanese ramen is a local favorite. It can get packed, so we recommend making a reservation or take out. They also offer a vegan ramen option!
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JINYA Ramen Bar
5905 State St
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This Japanese ramen is a local favorite. It can get packed, so we recommend making a reservation or take out. They also offer a vegan ramen option!
Seasons is by far one of the best restaurants in SLC. Everything we have had on their menu is perfectly prepared and made with 100% plant-based ingredients. The delicious food paired with wonderful service makes this place very special. Do yourself a favor and give them a visit.
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Seasons Plant Based Bistro
1370 State St
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Seasons is by far one of the best restaurants in SLC. Everything we have had on their menu is perfectly prepared and made with 100% plant-based ingredients. The delicious food paired with wonderful service makes this place very special. Do yourself a favor and give them a visit.
This is, by far, our favorite pizza restaurant in Salt Lake City. So many options and also offer a separate vegan menu.
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The Pie Pizzeria - South Salt Lake
3321 S 200 E
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This is, by far, our favorite pizza restaurant in Salt Lake City. So many options and also offer a separate vegan menu.
Our favorite Indian restaurant in the valley. If you love Indian food, this is a MUST. Locally owned and the owners are frequently there and love to meet new visitors. Try the coconut garlic naan!
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The Kathmandu
3142 South Highland Drive
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Our favorite Indian restaurant in the valley. If you love Indian food, this is a MUST. Locally owned and the owners are frequently there and love to meet new visitors. Try the coconut garlic naan!
This is our favorite dine-in pizza joint. Great spot for larger groups with a lot of seating (including outdoor seating). Try the Thai dye pizza. They also offer clearly marked vegan pizza options and most everything can be customized vegan.
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Mellow Mushroom
1080 East 2100 South
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This is our favorite dine-in pizza joint. Great spot for larger groups with a lot of seating (including outdoor seating). Try the Thai dye pizza. They also offer clearly marked vegan pizza options and most everything can be customized vegan.
WE LOVE SUGAR HOUSE COFFEE. This has been a local favorite since 2002. Locally owned and offer delicious coffee, a varied menu with smoothies, sandwiches, etc., and also offer pastries from City Cakes, which is also locally owned and amazing.
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Sugar House Coffee
2011 1100 East
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WE LOVE SUGAR HOUSE COFFEE. This has been a local favorite since 2002. Locally owned and offer delicious coffee, a varied menu with smoothies, sandwiches, etc., and also offer pastries from City Cakes, which is also locally owned and amazing.
If you're heading into downtown Salt Lake City, we strongly recommend you swing by Boltcutter. Locally owned with a plant-based menu of street tacos & Mexican classics plus craft libations. Best nachos in town!
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BOLTCUTTER
57 E Gallivan Ave
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If you're heading into downtown Salt Lake City, we strongly recommend you swing by Boltcutter. Locally owned with a plant-based menu of street tacos & Mexican classics plus craft libations. Best nachos in town!

Arts & Culture

Art galleries, museums, and libraries.
About a 15 min walk, the library offers fun programming for children. It's a safe, free, and indoor space to bring kids and have them learn new things. The staff is kind and friendly and the website works great to reserve and find books.
Murray Library
166 East 5300 South
About a 15 min walk, the library offers fun programming for children. It's a safe, free, and indoor space to bring kids and have them learn new things. The staff is kind and friendly and the website works great to reserve and find books.
The dinosaur exhibit here is absolutely stunning. If you're a first-time visitor to Utah, definitely visit this museum which has an emphasis on Utah and the Intermountain West.
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Natural History Museum of Utah
301 Wakara Way
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The dinosaur exhibit here is absolutely stunning. If you're a first-time visitor to Utah, definitely visit this museum which has an emphasis on Utah and the Intermountain West.
If you love to watch performing arts, this is a must go. This is also a terrific place to take your kids if you're looking for an outing.
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Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 Broadway
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If you love to watch performing arts, this is a must go. This is also a terrific place to take your kids if you're looking for an outing.
This science and art museum offer a variety of unique exhibits. Check their website!
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The Leonardo Museum
209 East 500 South
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This science and art museum offer a variety of unique exhibits. Check their website!

Shopping

This mall is anchored by Nordstrom, Crate & Barrel, and Macy's. Also have The Container Store, the first in Utah.
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Fashion Place
6191 State Street
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This mall is anchored by Nordstrom, Crate & Barrel, and Macy's. Also have The Container Store, the first in Utah.
There are a lot of spots here including Smith's Grocery, Sally Beauty, Petco, Kirkland's, Michaels, Ross Dress for Less, Walmart, Starbucks, and more.
The Shops at Fort Union
900 Fort Union Blvd
There are a lot of spots here including Smith's Grocery, Sally Beauty, Petco, Kirkland's, Michaels, Ross Dress for Less, Walmart, Starbucks, and more.

Pet Friendly Food & Bar Scene

These are all great dog-friendly places, many of which are "dog patio" approved by the city. Please follow proper etiquette including: Leash your pup, don’t put them up on the table or sit them in a chair, or drop your dirty plate for licking clean. Have fun!
Choose from a menu featuring Southern style comfort food with VERY pup-friendly outdoor seating on a shaded patio (city approved)!
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Pig & A Jelly Jar Salt Lake City
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Choose from a menu featuring Southern style comfort food with VERY pup-friendly outdoor seating on a shaded patio (city approved)!
This is a more intimate, upscale American cuisine eatery who have pet-friendly outdoor tables (city approved for dogs). Reservations are required! Also check the hours in advance, as Log Haven is open for dinner only.
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Log Haven
6451 Millcreek Canyon Road
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This is a more intimate, upscale American cuisine eatery who have pet-friendly outdoor tables (city approved for dogs). Reservations are required! Also check the hours in advance, as Log Haven is open for dinner only.
Casual bar and eatery with pub grub and eleven pet-friendly outdoor tables.
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The Green Pig Pub
31 East 400 South
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Casual bar and eatery with pub grub and eleven pet-friendly outdoor tables.
Alchemy is a local, casual coffee house that serves up a mean cup of caffeine. They have five pet-friendly outdoor tables!
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Alchemy Coffee
390 East 1700 South
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Alchemy is a local, casual coffee house that serves up a mean cup of caffeine. They have five pet-friendly outdoor tables!
Offer a super varied menu with buffalo wings, bratwurst, grilled tofu sandwiches, etc. There's a heated outside patio area where dogs are welcome (city approved)! NOTE: Dogs must be leashed and have current license and rabies tags.
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Campfire Lounge
837 East 2100 South
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Offer a super varied menu with buffalo wings, bratwurst, grilled tofu sandwiches, etc. There's a heated outside patio area where dogs are welcome (city approved)! NOTE: Dogs must be leashed and have current license and rabies tags.
Caputo's is a charming specialty market and deli with dog-friendly patio (city approved).
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Caputo's Market & Deli 15th & 15th
1516 South 1500 East
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Caputo's is a charming specialty market and deli with dog-friendly patio (city approved).
Definitely go during warmer months to enjoy a wonderful back patio with picnic tables (city approved for dogs). A lot of people bring their dogs here .
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Fisher Brewing Company
320 W 800 S
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Definitely go during warmer months to enjoy a wonderful back patio with picnic tables (city approved for dogs). A lot of people bring their dogs here .
Casual pizza joint with eight pet-friendly outdoor tables (city approved).
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Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria
2121 East McClelland Street
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Casual pizza joint with eight pet-friendly outdoor tables (city approved).
Traditional American with an outside city-approved for dogs deck where people and dogs can dine.
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The Park Café
604 East 1300 South
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Traditional American with an outside city-approved for dogs deck where people and dogs can dine.
Located just up the street in The Sports Mall, this is a lively place to watch games with beer, bar food & events from poker nights to live bands with a city-approved dog patio.
The Point After
5445 900 E
Located just up the street in The Sports Mall, this is a lively place to watch games with beer, bar food & events from poker nights to live bands with a city-approved dog patio.
Just a 5 minute drive down the street, Prohibition is a bar offering elevated small plates, craft cocktails & live entertainment with a city-approved dog-friendly patio.
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Prohibition
151 6100 S
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Just a 5 minute drive down the street, Prohibition is a bar offering elevated small plates, craft cocktails & live entertainment with a city-approved dog-friendly patio.

Dog Parks

There are MANY throughout the valley, but these are our recommendations.
Tanner Park is not an official dog park, but leashed dogs are allowed on the park's many trails (and you do see pups off-leash as well). The park goes down in a gully, and at the bottom there is a bridge where many folks let their dogs off leash to play in the creek. The current is strong, so please use caution. This is not your typical fenced in dog park. It is like hiking in the wilderness. There are no bathrooms or watering areas so be sure to bring your own. There are a number of bag and waste stations. Please be aware that the hike back up and out is not easy if you are not in good shape. The road is dirt & rock.
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Tanner Park
2760 Heritage Way
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Tanner Park is not an official dog park, but leashed dogs are allowed on the park's many trails (and you do see pups off-leash as well). The park goes down in a gully, and at the bottom there is a bridge where many folks let their dogs off leash to play in the creek. The current is strong, so please use caution. This is not your typical fenced in dog park. It is like hiking in the wilderness. There are no bathrooms or watering areas so be sure to bring your own. There are a number of bag and waste stations. Please be aware that the hike back up and out is not easy if you are not in good shape. The road is dirt & rock.
This is a very popular off-leash dog park located across the street from Liberty Park where many seasonal activities take place. Located between 700 East and 800 East.
Herman Franks Park
1371 700 East
This is a very popular off-leash dog park located across the street from Liberty Park where many seasonal activities take place. Located between 700 East and 800 East.