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Best Desserts of Greater Zion

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Greater Zion

Treat yourself! After a day of adventures – no matter at what level or impact – order dessert. You’ve earned it. Our local foodie, @stg_eats has pinpointed the best dessert in Greater Zion. (We all want her job, right?) Whether you go strictly for dessert or take in the entire dining experience at these establishments below, we know you’ll be left licking your lips and wanting more.

Bread Pudding at Pig’s Ear American Bistro

The Pig’s Ear serves quite a few delicious desserts, but the Bread Pudding reigns supreme. The Crème Anglaise, brandy caramel sauce and custard is the perfect combination and the perfect consistency.

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Cupcakes at Twentyfive Main

Truly the best cupcakes I have ever tried, the cake is perfectly moist and dense, while the frosting is always delicious and applied in just the right ratio. The many flavor choices and combinations mean you can go back again and again to try something new!

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Fondue at Anasazi Steakhouse

Anasazi serves a full assortment of fruits and desserts to dip into their warm chocolate fondue, which is melted right at your table. There are several types of chocolate to choose from too. I highly recommend the Toblerone. 

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Chocolate Cake at Xetava Gardens Café

Nothing quite compares to the decadence of an amazing chocolate cake. Xetava has hit a home run with their triple chocolate cake that comes with homemade whipped cream, fresh strawberries and a chocolate drizzle that’s just right.

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Toffee Cake at Aragosta Restaurant

An amazing blend of salty caramel and sweet chocolate make this an incredible dessert. It melts in your mouth and will make you want to go back to Aragosta just for dessert.

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Pie at Croshaw’s Gourmet Pies

This family-owned business serves up some of the best pie in Southern Utah. My personal favorite is the Lemon Cream Cheese. Little known fact: not only are their fruit pies incredible, but their chicken pot pie is one of the best kept secrets!

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Cheesecake at Cheesecake Culture

Whether you want a big dessert or something smaller, Cheesecake Culture has something for you. And each of their desserts is fantastic! As different as this may sound, I highly recommend trying the coconut cheesecake!

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Asphalt Pie at WINGERS Restaurant

Imagine all your favorite desserts in one and that’s an Asphalt Pie. Oreo cookies, mint chip ice cream, chocolate, caramel, whipped cream …  it’s like a little slice of heaven!

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Pastries at Farmstead

Choosing a favorite pastry from Farmstead would be as difficult as choosing a favorite child … it just can’t be done! Try anything, or try everything! You really can’t go wrong! The donuts are great, the flaky croissants are wonderful, and the Kouign Amann is a must-have!

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Churro Sundae at Green Iguana Mexican Restaurant

How do you make a yummy ice cream sundae even better? Stick a pair of churros in it, of course! Also topped with chocolate, caramel, whipped cream and a cherry, this is a dessert you won’t forget! 

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Cream Cheese Apple Crisp at Stage Coach Grille

Also known as the Kolob Bar, this delicious dessert takes the classic apple crisp to the next level. It starts with a coconut granola crust and is then topped with cream cheese, apple pie filling, and a strudel. Are you drooling yet?

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Visit Greater Zion’s Dining page to find more on restaurants and food across the area!

@stg_eats on Facebook and Instagram is Greater Zion’s go-to for restaurant happenings, news, and reviews. To be in-the-know and for recommendations on eating your way through Greater Zion, check out stg-eats.com, and give a follow to @stg_eats on Facebook and Instagram.

Moove over, salad. The carnivores are looking for steak. And our local foodie, @stg_eats won’t steer you wrong when it comes to finding a good ole American piece of meat. Check out these locales for their prime offerings, but know the rest of their menus won’t disappoint either.

Cappelettis
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Cappeletti’s serves one of the most popular steak dishes in Southern Utah. Their flat iron steak with cheese sauce on a bed of veggies is absolutely fantastic.


Anasazi
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Whether you go with the filet, ribeye or another cut, all their meat is sourced locally from Kanab. But the best part is ordering “on the rock” and cooking the meat yourself on a lava rock!


There are several great cuts here to choose from, but their house specialty is a Buffalo Ribeye. It’s a nice departure from the traditional and a must try!


The grilled tenderloin is everything you’d expect and more. And for those with a lighter appetite it comes in petite portions as well.


Aragosta Restaurant

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The Aragosta filet mignon is a fantastic cut on its own, but this steak is topped with sliced lobster meat that makes it next level.


Wood Ash Rye

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The bone-in beef ribeye is an absolute beast. It is a must-have, as there is definitely nothing else like it in Greater Zion. 

Charming is the word that comes to mind when thinking about this rustic steakhouse in Pine Valley. The prime rib is amazing and so are the affordable prices.


Always be sure to ask about the chef’s cut special of the day. Pro tip- you can make any steak a surf and turf by adding shrimp and it is highly recommended.


The Tomahawk Ribeye is a veritable feast for two. You can also make any steak Oscar-style and top it with an amazing jumbo lump crab cake! Two locations – La Verkin and Springdale.


The prime bone-in ribeye is delicious. For something a little different, you should also give the prime beef steak tacos a try!


Rylu’s Bistro

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The filet is wonderful and the menu changes seasonally, so it’s worth going back. All the veggies and sides are also fresh, seasonal and locally sourced.


Sakura Japanese Steakhouse

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The hibachi filet mignon is extra special as you can watch an entertaining chef prepare and cook it right at your table!


Visit Greater Zion’s Dining page to find more on restaurants and food across the area!

@stg_eats on Facebook and Instagram is Greater Zion’s go-to for restaurant happenings, news, and reviews. To be in-the-know and for recommendations on eating your way through Greater Zion, check out stg-eats.com, and give a follow to @stg_eats on Facebook and Instagram.

When there are so many adventures in Greater Zion, how is one expected to find time to eat?

As our local foodie expert, St. George Eats points out, there are plenty of quick, yet quality bites, to be found throughout the region. With the majority featuring fast service (order at the counter), you’re able to dine in or take it to go. Regardless, you’ll be enjoying all kinds of yumminess! And you’ll be fueled for your next adventure!

Blue Katz
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Many people know this spot for their coffee, but there is so much more to their menu. They have some of the best sandwiches in town. We also love the spring rolls!

Poke bowl
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Need a little taste of Hawaii in the desert? Then this is your spot! Serving up fresh, authentic, Hawaiian poke bowls, you’ll forget you’re in Southern Utah.

Mad Pita
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Often touted as having the best fries in town by locals, they also have fantastic pita sandwiches. We love the soft pita bread that they stuff full of a variety of ingredients. You definitely won’t leave hungry.


Mortys
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Looking for a delicious burger? Add Morty’s to your must-try list! Need something a bit lighter? They’ve got quinoa salads too. We also love their milkshakes and their scone fries!


Tom’s has been in St. George for a long time and if you stop by, you can see why. They are great at allowing you to customize your sandwich any way you like it. We also enjoy getting a side of their house-made potato salad.


Jalapenos Authentic Mexican Food

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If delicious, authentic Mexican food is what you’re after, look no further than Jalapenos. They’ve even got a drive-thru to make it even quicker. Don’t be fooled by their gas station location, as these guys have got some Mexican food worth stopping for. 

This food truck is in a permanent location located in Hurricane. We love how unique the truck is. They serve specialties from all over the country with big portions at an affordable price, and it’s all so tasty. Their homemade pie is also worth trying!


Viva
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This Peruvian café serves up rotisserie chicken along with many fantastic side choices. The chicken stuffed avocado is always our favorite. What makes it extra delicious are their sauces- they’re unique and you won’t find anything like it anywhere else.


Turmeric
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Love Indian food, but don’t have the time for a sit-down restaurant? Turmeric is a quick-service Indian food restaurant that brings you those delicious flavors right away. We love how you can customize your food any way you like it and just a tip: don’t forget the naan! 


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Want something healthier, but quick at the same time? Healthy and fantastic is the name of the game at Mixed Greens. Choose from a variety of salads or bowls, or if you want something sweeter, check out their acai bowl.


Lamy’s Mexican Food

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Another one of our favorite Mexican restaurants in town, this hidden gem (with a drive-thru) is to die for. Serving up your favorites – burritos, tacos, salads, quesadillas, bowls, etc.  – in huge portions with scrumptious flavors! Don’t be surprised if you go home with leftovers.


Café Soleil

Need to grab something quick before you head into Zion National Park? Fuel up with some grub from Café Soleil in Springdale, featuring sandwiches, salads, pizza and more. You’ll love the food and the views too!


Visit Greater Zion’s Dining page to find more on restaurants and food across the area!

A Tasty Way to Stay Warm

Nights in the desert climate of Greater Zion leave you wanting for a good mug of steamy hot chocolate. Our local foodie, @stg_eats, Greater Zion’s go-to for restaurant happenings, news, and reviews, has done the laborious work of vetting these sweet chocolate concoctors and offers this list of favorites.

Grab a cup of warm and head out to see the Christmas lights, stroll through the Red Hills Desert Garden or Town Square.

But don’t let the holidays be the end. Hot chocolate flows here well into Spring and beyond.

After you finish giving each place on this list a try, make sure to stay in-the-know and recieve recommendations on eating your way through Greater Zion by checking out stg-eats.com and following @stg_eats on Facebook and Instagram.

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If you’re looking for a quick stop for hot chocolate, Swig is a great spot! We especially liked “the Nutcracker” which has hazelnut and vanilla in it!


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Another great, quick stop for some hot cocoa. We especially liked the one with raspberry and vanilla (don’t forget the whipped cream)!


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Here’s another quality hot chocolate worth trying. I liked that they had milk choices too: whole, skim, and almond. They were the only place to offer me a nondairy milk choice.


Crepery
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They serve up a delicious Nutella hot chocolate. They also get bonus points for having the prettiest hot chocolate I tried.  


Bear paw
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They might actually take the cake for my overall favorite hot chocolate. Creamy, delicious, topped with whipped cream and sprinkles! It’s dreamy!


They surprised me with how good their hot cocoa was since they are known more for their burgers and fries, but their hot chocolate had a caramel flavor to it that I thoroughly enjoyed. 

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If you’ve heard about their famous chocolate milk, I learned that their hot cocoa is their chocolate milk heated up. I loved how creamy it was! They also have a kid’s temp and a regular temp, which I think is so smart! 


Xetava
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It’s called “Cocoa Supreme” for good reason! It’s fantastic. But then again, I wasn’t surprised because everything they serve is top-notch! Plus they use homemade whipped cream to top it off!


Splash
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Another good drive-thru with lots of add-in choices. I went with coconut and thought it was delicious! Their hot cocoa also came out at a great temp, not too hot and not too cold. 


Maverik
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Gas station hot chocolate? Hear me out, if you’re looking for hot chocolate that’s easy on the wallet and tasty too, then Maverik is a great choice! I was also intrigued by the pumpkin spice hot cocoa and will have to go back and try it sometime. 


@stg_eats on Facebook and Instagram is Greater Zion’s go-to for restaurant happenings, news, and reviews. To be in-the-know and for recommendations on eating your way through Greater Zion, check out stg-eats.com, and give a follow to @stg_eats on Facebook and Instagram.

Have A Wordly-Dining Experience in Greater Zion

No matter where you’re coming from, Greater Zion offers a taste of the world. Cuisines from across the globe dot the area, and our favorite foodie, @stg_eats on Facebook and Instagram, offers her recommendations for stops that make your taste buds jump for joy. @stg_eats is Greater Zion’s go-to for restaurant happenings, news, and reviews, an if you’d like to be in-the-know and get recommendations on eating your way through Greater Zion, check out stg-eats.com, and give a follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

Angelicas
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This stand-out Mexican restaurant is loved by locals and visitors alike. Particularly known for their street tacos with a crisped shell, we also love the variety of fresh salsas and toppings to add to your tacos. 


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If you’re looking for Korean food in Greater Zion, then Flavor of Seoul is a must-stop. Featuring authentic Korean food, our favorites are the Ramyeon Soup and the Jap-chae, which is made with sweet potato noodles. 


Ali baba
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This is one of the few Mediterranean restaurants we have in Southern Utah. The food is fresh and good. The chicken or beef shawarma are both great options and can be eaten in a wrap or as a plate with sides. 


With two locations in the St. George area, it is known to serve the best Thai food around. The curry and the mango rice are delicious. If you’re feeling like sushi instead, their menu of rolls and dinner entrees will satisfy too.


Sakura
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One of our favorite spots because of the fun atmosphere! We love watching the talented Hibachi chefs cook our food in front of us. It’s dinner and a show all in one!  Although not prepared live, sushi and other chef’s specials abound.


Some of the best authentic Italian food you will find in Greater Zion is at Chef Alfredo’s. Located downtown in the charming Green Gate Village, you will love the food and the quaint setting too … for a special occasion or any ordinary day. 

Kabuto
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Kabuto is a newer restaurant on the food scene, but we are so glad they’re here! They’ve got a huge selection of sushi rolls; a few that we have tried and loved are the Linda Roll and the Japanese Lasagna. 


This hidden gem, located in downtown Hurricane, serves up some delicious, authentic Peruvian and Venezuelan cuisine, even for breakfast. Make sure you try the yummy empanadas!


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Often voted as one of the best restaurants in all of Southern Utah, their Indian food is absolutely fantastic! The chicken tikka masala makes me want to lick the plate clean. Make sure to order some naan, so you can sop up every last bit of sauce! 


Tias
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Tia’s is a great spot for all ages. We personally love their pupusa. We also love that they serve breakfast all day and that their cuisine pulls influences from Mexico, El Salvador, Germany and Bulgaria. Check them out on Sundays for their El Salvadorian specialties.


It can be hard to find Chinese food in Southern Utah, but our go-to has always been Panda Garden. I personally love the cashew chicken and my kids can’t get enough of their lo mein noodles. Their menu is sure to have all of your Chinese favorites!


Visit Greater Zion’s Dining page to find more on restaurants and food across the area!

Restaurants the Whole Family Will Love

A trip to Greater Zion often means family time. Our local foodie, @stg_eats on Facebook and Instagram is Greater Zion’s go-to for restaurant happenings, news, and reviews and provides us with this list of top dining destinations for families. These places are especially selected to accommodate the kiddos, parents, and grandparents, but are good for a group of friends too. Their accommodations are great, but so is the food. Enjoy the noshes and the family connections! Also, if you’d like to be in-the-know and recieve recommendations on eating your way through Greater Zion, check out stg-eats.com, and give a follow to @stg_eats on Facebook and Instagram.

Pizza Factory

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Not only do they serve customizable pizza, but pasta, salad and warm, twisted breadsticks (our favorite) and dipping sauces! Also a fun spot for birthdays because they’ll make a pizza in the shape of your age!

Cafe Sabor

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Some of the best chips and salsa in town coupled with a fun kids menu and great options for adults as well. Don’t forget to stop by on Mondays when kids eat free.

Sakura

This hibachi grill restaurant is sure to entertain the whole family. Watch their talented chefs cook your dinner right in front of you. I’m not sure which is better – watching it being made or eating it! 

Cross Country Diner

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This unique food truck has a permanent parking spot in Hurricane. Their menu features specialties from across the country. Enjoy your food at the tables there or walk across the street to the park. Also, don’t leave without their homemade pie! 

Viva Chicken

This quick service Peruvian restaurant is a favorite in Southern Utah. We love their healthy, tasty menu! They make it easy to feed your whole group with their family meal packages. 

Mad Pita Express

Mad Pita
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Their claim to fame is their amazing seasoned fries, which are sure to delight everyone in your party.  We also love their Greek pita sandwiches made with their soft, homemade pitas. 

Larsen’s Frostop

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Take a step back in time at this classic St. George drive-in, serving up yummy burgers, fries and ice cream at very affordable prices! Our favorite thing on the menu is their glaciers – ice cream and a slush combined!  

25 Main

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This fantastic cafe has sandwiches, salads, pasta and pizza for the whole family!  We love their outdoor seating (with misters in the summer) and their cupcakes are irresistible for any age!

Hash House A Go Go

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This fun restaurant is great for all ages. They are known for their “twisted farm food,” as they call it, and their large portions.  They’ve got a great kids menu with lots of kid favorites and your child can even order their meal in a mini tractor! 

Zion Pizza & Noodle Co.

If you’re looking for a family spot in Springdale, this is a good choice because who doesn’t like pizza? They’ve got many pizzas from which to choose, including my kids’ favorite, “Boring Cheese Pizza,” as it says on the menu. 

Chuck-a-Rama

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This classic Utah buffet is a great choice for the whole family. The kids will love all-you-can-eat mac and cheese, pizza and ice cream, while they’ve got a great salad buffet and hand-carved meats for the adults. All ages are sure to love the Utah scones and the yummy desserts too!


Visit Greater Zion’s Dining page to discover more family friendly dining options.

@stg_eats on Facebook and Instagram is Greater Zion’s go-to for restaurant happenings, news, and reviews. To be in-the-know and for recommendations on eating your way through Greater Zion, check out stg-eats.com, and give a follow to @stg_eats on Facebook and Instagram.

The Best Spots for Your Caffeine Fix

You’re likely to have a favorite coffee spot at home, but when you’re traveling to Greater Zion, you’re sure to find a fabulous (temporary) replacement. Here’s the list of top coffee stops to get you buzzing on caffeine – whether that’s in the morning or for a mid-day pick-me-up. Explore their non-caffeine options too for lemonades, smoothies and even breakfast or sweet treats.

Dutch Bros Coffee
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Dutch Bros. Coffee

New to the area, they’ve already made a caffeine splash with their friendly customer service and vast menu. Find every kind of espresso concoction, lemonade, tea, and more. Insider tip: browse their menu online prior to hitting the drive-thru to know all your options.

River Rock Roasting Co
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River Rock Roasting Company

Their coffee loves you. And you’ll love their self-roasted coffee, along with the views. Pair your java with a baked good, quiche or breakfast sandwich. And your later-day second dose of caffeine or smoothie pairs well with pizza or salad. A perfect stop on the way to Zion.

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Perks! Coffee, Espresso & Smoothies

Several Perks! dot Greater Zion and each offers the same craveable espresso drinks and coffee. Their specialty drinks include favorites like Chunky Monkey and Pure Bliss. The store locations have breakfast and lunch covered with scrambles, pastries, sandwiches, wraps and salads.

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Beans & Brews

Known across Utah and based in Salt Lake, there’s just one Beans & Brews in Greater Zion, but they’re worth seeking out. Try a Mr. B’s (iced or piping hot) or a big ole Revolver packed with white cocoa and six shots of espresso. That’ll keep you revved all day!

Feel Love Coffee
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FeelLove Coffee

They say there’s magic in every cup, and they’re not wrong. So many choices of mochas, lattes, infused water and lemonades, and even mélanges – and further options for milks or nut milks. An extensive food menu provides vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Eat in their darling shops or take it to go. 

Deep Creek Coffee
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Deep Creek Coffee Company

Located in Springdale, Deep Creek coffee pairs well with any adventure. Founded by a husband and wife pair with a passion for coffee and adventure, they offer coffee, tea, and espresso staples, but also local specials including a lavender mocha or spiced maple latte, and wellness concoctions. Nitro cold brew, kombucha and ice tea on tap too.

TwentyFive Main

Buzz worthy Coffee Spots in Greater Zion TwentyFive Main
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A true, local, downtown café, they have a full food menu, but don’t overlook TwentyFive Main’s coffee, tea, smoothie, and Italian soda selections. The locals know about Thirsty Thursday, where all their drinks are half-priced from 2-5 p.m. Find your perfect sip to accompany one of their famous cupcakes.

Bear Paw Café

The go-to place for waffles, French toast, eggs benedict and more favorites for over 25 years, Bear Paw’s breakfast has to include a drip coffee, espresso drink, hot chocolate (with sprinkles!), smoothie or other creative beverage. 

Affagato West
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The Crepêry

Yes, it’s a crepe shop – with a huge variety of both savory and sweet ones, plus salads – but the coffee and espresso selections are stars as well.  With or without a French pancake, their coffee can be hot, iced or blended and they do have milk substitutes.

Blues Katz Rock n’ Roll Grill

Not a traditional coffee shop, but they were the first coffee roaster in Southern Utah and still formulate some of the best lattes formulating some of the best today. Try a dirty chai latte or a raspberry mocha. Real fruit smoothies too. All available through the drive-thru or in-house.


Visit Greater Zion’s Dining page to find more on restaurants and food across the area!

Find a One-of-a-Kind Meal in Greater Zion

If you’ve been to Greater Zion, you’ve likely eaten at these establishments, and you’ve maybe gone back for more, even on the same trip. Local foodie @stg_eats presents, Greater Zion’s go-to for restaurant happenings, news and reviews, created this go-to list of the top places you must try when you’re in Greater Zion! To stay in-the-know and for recommendations on eating your way through Greater Zion, check out stg-eats.com, give a follow to @stg_eats on Facebook and Instagram.

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Oscar’s Cafe

The locals of Springdale will all tell you that Oscar’s is the place to go!  Eat your meal and enjoy views of Zion while you’re at it! Serving up fresh mex, sandwiches, burgers and more! 

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Cliffside Restaurant

Enjoy contemporary American cuisine with the best view of the city surrounded by the gorgeous red rocks. Providing indoor and outdoor seating, this restaurant can’t be missed!

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Benja Thai and Sushi

Touted as the best Thai food in Southern Utah, we recommend the curry, the pad thai and finish up with some mango rice! They’ve also got an all-you-can-eat sushi option Monday-Thursday from 4:30-6:30 p.m.!

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Wood Ash Rye

The newest restaurant on our list is a welcome addition to Greater Zion. This beautiful restaurant serves up unique dishes with regionally sourced ingredients. They’ve also got an in-house bakery that makes fresh biscuits, breads, and pastas daily. 

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Xetava Gardens Cafe

This café, located in the Coyote Gulch Art Village in Ivins, is worth the drive! Their dishes are fresh, organic, locally sourced and absolutely delicious! 

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Riggatti’s Wood Fired Pizza

Riggatti’s serves up some of the best pizza in Greater Zion. You can watch your pizza being hand-tossed and crafted before it hits their wood-fired oven. It’s a great spot for the whole family! 

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Angelica’s Mexican Grill

The locals of St. George love Angelica’s for their street tacos. Delicious meat choices in crisped corn shells and lots of toppings at their salsa bar make these tacos some of the yummiest you will find! 

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Mad Pita Express

Found in an unassuming strip mall, this local favorite serves up some great Mediterranean cuisine. Their pitas are stuffed full with fresh ingredients and their fries are the best in town! 

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River Rock Roasting Company

This quick-service restaurant obviously serves coffee but also has tasty smoothies, massive cinnamon rolls, sandwiches, and pizza right at the edge of a basalt canyon. Head outside and enjoy the views on their back patio while you chow down on their delectable cuisine. 

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Chef Alfredo’s

Who knew authentic Italian cuisine could be found in Greater Zion? It can at Chef Alfredo’s! Serving up mouthwatering pastas, desserts and more all in the middle of historic downtown St. George. 

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Visit Greater Zion’s Dining page to find more on restaurants and food across the area!

Local foodie, Michele, from @stg_eats, which is Greater Zion’s go-to for restaurant happenings, news, and reviews, presents the Top Cool Treats for the Summer just in time for the warm, warm temps! Try one or try them all! Then make sure to check out stg-eats.com to be in-the-know and for recommendations on eating your way through Greater Zion, and give a follow to @stg_eats on Facebook and Instagram.

Ice Cream Taco at Sweet Rolled Tacos

It’s fun to watch and even more fun to eat! Each taco is frozen and rolled right in front of you then carefully placed in a waffle-cone shell and topped with even more sweetness! 

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Concrete at Nielsen’s Frozen Custard

This award-winning custard is smooth, rich, and creamy! A Concrete is crafted with their freshly made custard and many mix-in choices. Pro tip: try Raspberry Oreo!

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Shave Ice from Famous Yeti Shave Ice

This is the only type of snow we truly enjoy in Greater Zion. It’s extra soft and there are plenty of flavors, toppings, and sizes to customize yours. Dare you to try the huge Famous Yeti.

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Pie Shake from Lava Grill at Veyo Pool

This cool treat is made from a slice of pie from the popular Veyo Pies blended with ice cream. Not only is the shake fantastic, but so is the scenery. You’ll be eating this shake next to a beautiful pool located in an amazing canyon!

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Lemonade Mint Supreme (Royden’s Lemonade) from Xetava

Pretty much the best drink of my life. This refreshing lemonade is blended with ice, vanilla, coconut, and fresh mint. When I say fresh I truly mean it; they pick the mint right there onsite while prepping it!

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Gelata from Zeppe’s

What’s a Gelata you might ask? Custard + Italian Ice all in one! You get the best of both worlds with this frozen treat!

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Fresh Fruit Smoothie at The Orange Peel

Wanting a healthier cool treat? Look no farther than the Orange Peel! This Best of State winner has so many good options, but the Big Red is my personal favorite!

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Known for their soft cookies, but make it even better with a large scoop of ice cream sandwiched between two of them! 

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Hand-Scooped Ice Cream from Rowley’s Red Barn Dixie

This fun barn is a unique place to get ice cream as well as gifts and fresh produce. They have lots of homemade ice cream choices! Another great cool treat is their Apple Cider Slush!

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Glacier from Larsen’s Frostop

Larsen’s has been in St. George since 1965! This drive-in restaurant serves burgers, fries, sandwiches, and frozen treats! The Glacier is a mix of soft-serve ice cream and a slush. They’ve got tons of slush flavors you’ll drool over!

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Visit Greater Zion’s Dining page to find more tasty delights and other cool treats for the summer!

@stg_eats on Facebook and Instagram is Greater Zion’s go-to for restaurant happenings, news, and reviews. To be in-the-know and for recommendations on eating your way through Greater Zion, check out stg-eats.com, and give a follow to @stg_eats on Facebook and Instagram.

When you’re embarking on adventures in Greater Zion, you need your morning fuel. Our local foodie @stg_eats, Greater Zion’s go-to for restaurant happenings, news, and reviews, has just the list – the best breakfast spots across the land. Some even serve breakfast all day, so maybe it’s a refuel situation. No matter what you’re doing while visiting Greater Zion, check into these first-meal-of-the-day gems! Make sure to follow @stg_eats on Facebook and Instagram and check out stg-eats.com to be in-the-know and for recommendations on eating your way through Greater Zion.

Hash House A Go Go

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Have you ever had a pancake the size of a pizza? At Hash House A Go Go, you will find huge portions and dishes as unique as their name. It’s a fun spot for the whole family. We recommend Andy’s Sage Fried Chicken Benedict or Andy’s World Famous Sage Fried Chicken & Waffles!


Bear Paw Café

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The Bear Paw has been in St. George for over 25 years and is a favorite of both locals and tourists. Located in the beautiful downtown, they serve breakfast and lunch 365 days a year. We’ve liked everything we’ve tried on the menu!


Tifiny’s Creperie

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Delicious sweet and savory crepes are what you will find at Tifiny’s. We’ve also heard amazing things about the Creme Brulee French Toast. They make for a great brunch, lunch or dinner. We also love that they have outdoor patio seating. 


Waffle Love

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We absolutely love Waffle Love! Featuring some of the best Belgian waffles we’ve ever tried. With both savory and sweet choices, they’ve got a waffle for everyone. We personally love the Red Wonder – just imagine a thick Belgian waffle topped with Biscoff, raspberries, strawberries and fresh whipped cream! Are you drooling yet?


Porkbelly’s Eatery & Catering Co.

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This restaurant serves up some great homestyle cooking. They’ve got a large breakfast menu with all sorts of favorites like benedicts, omelets, pancakes, waffles and more. A few unique things to try are the banana bread French toast and the funeral potatoes (a classic Utah dish)!


Rooster Run Café

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Located in Hurricane, we’ve found this diner to be worth the drive from St. George. They serve breakfast all day long with plenty of other diner favorites too. We have found the food to be excellent and the service top notch!


Wood.Ash.Rye

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This beautiful restaurant serves up some of our favorite cuisine in all of Greater Zion. They source their ingredients regionally so everything is very fresh. They have an in-house bakery where they make all of their own breads and biscuits. (You must try the biscuits with the homemade jam!) Everything is delectable, but the Croque Madame should not be missed!


Kneaders

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You haven’t lived until you’ve tried Kneaders chunky cinnamon French toast! The thickest, softest French toast you will ever find. Topped with their homemade caramel syrup, strawberries and whipped cream. Did we mention it’s all you can eat? They also have some lighter choices on their breakfast menu, but we can never pass up the French toast!


Tias – Artisan Bakery & Restaurant

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Tias is the newest restaurant and bakery on this list. They feature some unique, fresh choices and serve breakfast all day long! We love their avocado toast, but the Nutella waffles, Nutella French toast, and their omelets also look amazing.


Oscar’s Café

Imagine enjoying breakfast out on the patio with views of Zion National Park. That’s what you’ll find at Oscar’s! Known as one of the best restaurants in Springdale, they serve up some mouth-watering breakfasts that you are sure to love. Try a large breakfast burrito or, if you want something sweeter, maybe the Frosted French Toast will satisfy your sweet tooth – it’s dipped in Frosted Flakes!


Visit Greater Zion’s Dining page to find more on restaurants and food across the area!