For years my family has made Moab, Utah the focus of every Spring Break and now living in Moab, working at the Moab Adventure Center, I have collected a menu of my favorite dinner, lunch and dessert spots in Moab. Many of these places and dishes bring me memories, but I guarantee they are great plates no matter what adventures you've been having. Bon apetit!
If you’re looking for a little diversity in your meals, I recommend Arches Thai. It’s a great sit-down or take-out restaurant. I prefer to go for lunch, but it also makes an excellent spot for dinner.
CHICKEN SALAD - I recently ordered the chicken salad, and it was fantastic, from the presentation of the dinner to the last bite. I love how it was styled as a lettuce wrap rather than having the lettuce shredded throughout it. In this style, you could eat it like a giant wrap or cut up the lettuce and mix it in with the other greens and protein. The salad portions are just enough to make you feel full and refreshed. The food also comes with different spice levels, so if you like your dish with a little kick they have no shortage of heat.
Dining in Glorias not only provides you with delicious food but also an adorable dining experience. For me, a person who loves food, I thought the portions did a great job making you feel satisfied but want to come back for more. This place is a plus for pet owners because their outdoor seating area is pet friendly, so your four-legged friends can come to join you!
I love the food truck park, it’s a fun place to hang out, eat lunch, and be outside with your friends and family. You are surrounded by several different options to choose from, so no matter what mood you’re in they’ll have something for you.
Milts has a special place in my heart, I love this restaurant. It’s located a little off Main street and in my opinion, is a hidden gem. I came here once after a long, packed day with adventure after adventure. We had done a big bike ride and a long hike in the scorching heat. I hadn’t had any real food that day, mostly snacks along the trails and by late afternoon I was getting hangry. By the time we had gotten back to the hotel, everyone was ravenous, and my dad recruited me to help get the food. When we got to Milt’s shack, I looked at the menu and everything looked so good!
Something for Everyone: For the past couple of years our family makes a trip down to Moab for spring break. After a full day of hiking, biking, and exploring the whole fam is whipped out, sunbaked, and ready for real food. Every year without fail one restaurant we never miss having a least one dinner at is the Moab Brewery. It’s perfect because it has something for everyone. From the little kids to the grandparents, there are plenty of options to choose from.
The Canyon Pizza Company is the go-to for a pizza party! Located right in the heart of Main street, it’s easy to access and delicious! They have nine-teen specialty pizzas to choose from, it’s hard to narrow down to just one favorite, so I’ll list my top three.
The cinnamon twists are slightly addicting. You can’t just have one, these were a popular item at our pizza party and didn’t last long! The frosting dip that paired the twists added a sweet note to the end of the meal.
For those looking for hearty helpings and authentic Mexican food, my number one recommendation is Fiesta Mexicana. You won’t go hungry with any meals from here, their portions keep you full and you’ll likely have leftovers to look forward to the next day. They offer catering services as well as a sit-down style. The customer service was great, the staff was happy and upbeat making the restaurant a fun, entertaining environment.
For all the frozen yogurt fans out there, MOYO (Moab frozen yogurt) is the way to go. However, they also have custard, gelato, smoothies, baked goods, and Italian ice! My personal favorite is their frozen yogurt, which you can get in a cone or a cup. My favorite is the waffle cone, which was delicious!
This is also a family favorite, located right in the middle of the liveliest part of Main street, you can line up outside their window for some yummy ice cream! I love this place because you get a large helping of ice cream for a great price! My top two favorites are superman and huckleberry in a waffle cone. I like going to the spoke because while you finish your ice cream after dinner, the evenings have cooled off a little and it’s fun to do some exploring on Main street while you finish your cone.
What to take, where to eat, where to stay, what to do, and a few little secrets on the side. Not unlike your own personal Jiminy Cricket, (minus the worries of the little guy getting smooshed) the Moab Insiders Guide will provide you with all the essentials for a perfect Moab experience.