1. Arshel's Cafe, Beaver
Visiting Arshel’s Cafe in Beaver is like taking a step back in time...maybe to the 1960s. Not only are you eating in a retro restaurant, the food is REAL food (back before everything had corn syrup added to it). Don’t miss the pie. 711 N. Main Street, Beaver.
2. Balanced Rock Eatery and Pub, Helper
It’s renowned for its breakfast, but don’t miss the other two meals of the day at Balanced Rock Eatery and Pub. Try the Rock Chips. 148 S Main Street, Helper.
3. Cluff’s Carhop Cafe, Fillmore
Cluff’s Carhop Cafe opened its doors in 1950, and it still has that '50s vibe. I’d love to recommend the best menu item, but I can’t - everything is good! 270 N Main Street, Fillmore.
4. Eklecticafe, Moab
It’s a coffee shop and cafe all in one, and it has amazing food! Dine on the patio. 352 N. Main Street, Moab.
5. Escalante Outfitters, Escalante
Escalante Outfitters has cozy cabins for you to stay overnight, but even if you’re not staying you should definitely not miss the amazing pizza, calzones and breakfast menu. 310 W. Main Street, Escalante.
6. Farlaino’s, Price
The sign in the front window says, “Where the locals eat,” and they aren’t kidding. Locals eat there because they know it’s so good! 87 W. Main Street, Price.
7. Hell's Backbone Grill, Boulder
Farm-fresh, locally sourced food in the middle of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument? Yes! After your white-knuckle drive across Hell’s Backbone, stop in at Hell’s Backbone Grill for some truly amazing food. 20 UT-12, Boulder.
8. Hi Mountain Drug, Kamas
If you don’t know it’s there you might miss it - this restaurant is inside the drug store. By all accounts, it offers one of the best burgers in the state (and handcut fries)! 40 N Main Street, Kamas.
9. Maddox Ranch House, Perry
A Utah icon, Maddox Ranch House has been serving up delicious steaks since 1949. 1900 S Hwy 89, Perry.
10. Mollie’s Cafe, Snowville
Mollie’s Cafe is a teeny, tiny little spot in Snowville that you shouldn’t miss. Yelp reviewer Tom D. summed up the cinnamon roll best, “A cinnamon sugar spiral staircase that will take you directly up to flavor heaven.” 15 E Main, Snowville.
11. Parowan Cafe, Parowan
You’d expect a cafe in such a small town to be pretty empty...but it’s usually packed with locals. That fact alone should tell you how good it is. 33 N. Main Street, Parowan
12. Rancher Motel Cafe, Delta
You don't have to stay overnight to enjoy the cafe. Tasty breakfast! 171 W Main Street, Delta.
13. Sagebrush Grill, Richfield
Delicious steaks and other offerings at this small town restaurant in Richfield. 1345 S 350 W, Richfield.
14.Spin Cafe, Heber
Go for the delicious BBQ; stay for the homemade gelato! 220 US-40, Heber.
15. Tarahumara, Midway
One of the best Mexican restaurants in the entire state! The salsa bar is fresh and fabulous. 380 E Main St, Midway.