If you're headed for Bryce Canyon in Utah, you can stay at Fosters Motel, and enjoy a fine meal at this Steak House. But if you're not going to stay here, STOP! Make sure you check out the photo poster, go and eat breakfast or lunch or dinner or whatever. It's a great, authentic place, just amazing. Farmers across the area come to this steak house where they cook the best steaks in Utah, as one of them was so eager to tell us. You'll feel like a cowboy as you taste typical dishes with real people with their lumberjack shirts and hats on, typical old west style. They don't just have red meat. They have an extensive menu where you can find all kinds of different dishes, which are accompanied by a myriad of sauces and dressed with rock salt you can buy also in his small shop. I've found that Mormons are extremely friendly and hospitable people, you will feel like one of the gang here.
After a long trip we took a short break to eat and regain strength in one of the restaurants in Zion National Park. Inside the park there is a small lodging, (this is the accommodation of the entire national park, if you want to stay there in any national park you have to contact them several months in advance, unless you go in winter) . In addition there is a restaurant, souvenir shops .... In the Castle Dome Cafe, I only remember that amongst all the dishes they served a great burger with potatoes, on a pleasant terrace overlooking the Virgin river.
You can find a branch of the Denny's restaurant chain in any of the fifty states. Denny's is famous for being open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, its menu offers a wide selection of sandwiches, soups and drinks. In addition to being economical, the restaurant has a nice atmosphere and you can order pancakes and eggs or a steak or a smoothie any time of day or night.
The Applebee's at The Gateway in Salt Lake City has a nice menu with reasonable prices and really good food. From soups to sandwiches, enormous salads, and delectable desserts like apple pie and cheesecake.
I should admit that I went to Moab Brewery pretty much because it was right across the street from my hotel. It ended up being a really nice discovery. It has a warm, friendly mountain lodge vibe and they serve massive portions for reasonable prices (in the $10-15.00 dollar range. It even has some vegetarian dishes! As the name suggests, Moab Brewery also brews its own beer, which is very, very good. I'd suggest getting the vegetarian chili...super filling and only $5.00!
Cowboy's Buffet and Steak Room is located on the ground floor of Ruby's Inn in Bryce Canyon and is a great place if you're too exhausted from hiking to leave the hotel to search for a restaurant. It's a family-friendly restaurant with reasonable prices and good service. I recommend the chicken dinner ($16.00) with chicken, steamed carrots, a massive baked potato and a soft drink with unlimited refills. They also have a soup and salad buffet for only $7.50. Ideal place for a dinner with family or friends.
Finding a restaurant open late Thanksgiving night in a town as small as Hurricane, Utah, sounds very difficult, we know! But we had a lot of luck! :) We finally found one, only a short walk from our hotel. We spent a wonderful evening at this typical American diner. The owner is very friendly and completely wacky, tattooed from head to toe, and made sure to come to us with plenty of jokes and great humor throughout the evening.
The decor is simple and as original as can be: with the owner's permission, you can write your name or a message on the wall, what a neat concept! The menu has plenty of choices, be sure to try the Thanksgiving dinner, super good! Everything is homemade, except for the bread, and it's all simply delicious. The pizzas are also very good, very large and filling (and only about $12). The hotel also offers really good coffee, even to Europeans, and desserts to die for. We recommend the sweet potato pie, or the quarter pounder ice cream, it'll be more than enough!
If you're looking for a good place to have breakfast, lunch or a coffee, this is the place in Moab. It is well-known for its muffins, but also offers a variety of sandwiches and salads at a reasonable price, and everything is delicious.
The Virgin Trading Post is a rather funny looking tourist attraction just outside of Zion National Park. I'm not usually a fan of places that are so clearly built to attract tourists, especially when I'm going to visit a natural wonder like Zion National Park, and I only entered the trading post to get some water. That being the case I was pleasantly surprised by the charming gift shop and excellent food I found inside.
One thing I found particularly wonderful was the homemade ice cream that was sold alongside freshly made waffle cones. It's rare to find homemade ice cream and I was delighted to find that it was made by an older woman who worked at the trading post and who has even invented her own flavors including prickly cactus pear and brown sugar and bacon!
Simple yet elegant food, An upscale yet casual environment and a fantastic team of hospitality professionals. That’s what you can expect from Bistro 222. We offer a full bar, 80 bottle wine list and a seasonal contemporary American menu. Bistro 222 is a LEED Certified restaurant set in the lobby of the 222 Main building. Sit and enjoy our beautiful floor to ceiling windows that look out onto historic Main Street, from the comfort of one of our many high back booths.