Hey there Weekend Warrior, you made it! Your adventure awaits in Moab, Utah. From hiking to National Parks, you’re sure to work up an appetite. Check out this awesome restaurant guide for Moab, Utah to figure out which restaurants always have a wait, which can accommodate larger parties and which you just can’t miss while on your trip.
Moab Brewery – Almost a town staple. This brewery has the most seating of any restaurant in town. On super busy weekends, expect a 30-40 minute wait. If you have a party larger than 6, call ahead and make a reservation. Expect great beers and pretty decent bar food. My favorite: The Gazpacho Spinach Salad with Blackened Tilapia. Their homemade vinaigrette is to die for.
Eddie Mcstiffs – Try the Prickly Pear Mojito! Another bar food establishment, but they have a wide menu. They don’t open until 4pm, however there is another restaurant inside that serves only lunch. Wake n’ Bake has some of the best sandwiches and fish tacos around!
Blu Pig BBQ – The only BBQ in town. They have weekend live music and pretty awesome BBQ!
Zax’s Pizza – All you can eat wood-fired pizza and salad bar. Although you don’t have to get the buffet if it sounds like too much. I grab pizza by the slice and a trip to the salad bar. Don’t see a pizza on the bar that you like? Ask the guys behind the bar and they’ll create anything you want! You don’t have to have the whole pizza either, grab one or two slices from your favorite pie and move on. Try the Tree Hugger, no joke, da bomb!
Atomic Lounge – Mhmm Burgers. Sourced Locally. Also one of the only places in town with Saturday Brunch.
Fiesta Mexicana – Large plated Mexican foods with just as large margaritas. Don’t be fooled by that giant fishbowl, it still only has one shot of tequila in it, but that’s not their fault. It’s Utah Law. I love their tostadas and fajitas mixta.
Miguel’s Baja Grill – A must stop EVERY time I pop into town. Fried Shrimp Tacos. But also basically everything on the menu. Passion Fruit Iced Tea is my jam.
Desert Bistro – Moab’s only super foodie fine dining. Make a reservation and enjoy a romantic evening on the patio with a curated wine list. The menu is seasonal, so its hard to recommend anything, but everything is always delicious.
Sabaku Sushi – I know what you’re thinking… Sushi? In a landlocked state? First of all, they fly it in fresh every day. Second, it’s beyond amazing. Ever try elk on a sushi roll? So innovative. It’s the surf and turf. Best for parties of 4 or less. Sake anyone?
98 Center – Tapas and really awesome cocktails. The ambience is really awesome here, and again, so are the drinks.
Singha Thai – Two words: Drunken noodles. Yummy. Also the orange chicken is surprisingly fantastic.
Arches Thai – Equally as delicious. The spring rolls are made with fresh Thai basil and the perfect way to start any meal here.
Jeffrey’s Steakhouse – They have an incredible cocktail list and beautifully marbled Idaho Steaks. Everything on Jeffrey’s menu is spectacular, try to make a reservation or expect to sit outside. The garden is amazing anyway and you might just get to be greeted by my favorite person, Dailey! (picture above)
Red Cliffs Lodge – Local Wine, great views and local food. Take a scenic drive and spend the evening on the river with Castle Creek Wines in Hand!
Other Restaurants of Note
The Spoke – The burgers here are pretty damn good. I make my own: Med Rare, crumbly bleu cheese, jalapeños and garlic aioli.
Susie’s Branding Iron – The only place to get Native American Fry Bread in town. Its honestly why I go, but everything is good and it’s a great option for anyone staying south of town.
Moab Diner – Ever heard of Sweetwater Potatoes? Get ready to be addicted. They usually boast a small wait, but it’s never long. Have some ice cream before dinner to make you happy.
Pasta Jay’s – Big portions and tons of garlic-y carbs. You can smell the mind numbing garlic down the block. This place is always busy. The patio is great for people watching, but don’t worry, it won’t make you think you’ve left Moab and gone to Italy.
El Charro Loco – Quick and easy Mexican food. Nothing super special, but it’s super good.
China Cafe – Easy and cheap Chinese takeout. The lo mein noodles are bit weird, but not bad. I love the orange chicken and their egg drop soup.
Gilibertos – Open Late and has a drive thru. My go-to: rolled tacos!
Eklectica Cafe – MY FAVORITE. Cubano Latte, Wakame with eggs. Patio sitting in the garden. Can’t stop, won’t stop. Get there early, it’s ALWAYS busy (because it’s amazing), and they stop serving pancakes at 11 AM.
Jailhouse Cafe – Multigrain waffles with fresh fruit. Yep. That’s it folks. Perfection.
Love Muffin – Another favorite. Either breakfast or lunch, I’m a huge fan of their chipotle turkey on Focaccia.
Sweet Cravings – Any of their paninis are great. They do bagged lunches too!
Peace Tree – Banana, blueberry, peanut butter wrap is what I’m getting, if not the tofu thai wrap. I love the sauce they use, with those little noodles.
Quesadilla Mobilla – It’s in the name. They have amazing quesadilla combinations.