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Old 08-30-2016, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Southern MN
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Soon my DH and I will be making a circle trip of Utah. We've both visited Salt Lake City before so we probably won't go there. Otherwise, since we have no time limit, we have no problem driving a little out of our way for something unique.


We'll be camping and hiking so clothing for high end restaurants won't be making this trip with us but we're interested in all kinds of food and particularly like to eat the local specialties.


What suggestions do you have?
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:01 PM
 
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Soon my DH and I will be making a circle trip of Utah. We've both visited Salt Lake City before so we probably won't go there. Otherwise, since we have no time limit, we have no problem driving a little out of our way for something unique.


We'll be camping and hiking so clothing for high end restaurants won't be making this trip with us but we're interested in all kinds of food and particularly like to eat the local specialties.


What suggestions do you have?
Not sure if this is the kind of answer you had in mind, but if you're driving from Bryce Canyon to Zion (or the reverse, obviously), you'll go through the little town of Hatch. There is a little very ordinary-looking restaurant at the side of the road called the Cafe Adobe. They have absolutely wonderful sandwiches, burgers and shakes.

Ray's Tavern in Green River Utah (not too far from Arches National Park) is really good, too.
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:46 PM
 
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Soon my DH and I will be making a circle trip of Utah. We've both visited Salt Lake City before so we probably won't go there. Otherwise, since we have no time limit, we have no problem driving a little out of our way for something unique.


We'll be camping and hiking so clothing for high end restaurants won't be making this trip with us but we're interested in all kinds of food and particularly like to eat the local specialties.


What suggestions do you have?
It would help if you would indicate exactly where in Utah you are going.

I'll mention a few local favorites outside of the Salt Lake area:

1. Maddox in Perry near Brigham City (old fashioned drive in with burgers, chicken and shakes)

2. The Idle Aisle in Brigham City. An old fashioned cafe.

3. The Blue Bird in Logan. This place is literally a hundred years old. Its a meat and potatoes restaurant. However, they also make their own candy which is for sale.

4. Mom's Cafe in Salina on Interstate 70 in the middle of the state. An old fashioned sit down restaurant that serves great food and has even been in National Geographic.

5. Larry's Spring Chicken Inn in Morgan along Interstate 80.

6. The Taggart Grill in Taggart (just east of Morgan). Its a nice little restaurant tucked away down the hill from the freeway in a hollow. Get their early. There is often a line.

7. The Prairie Schooner in Ogden. Good prime rib and steaks. Tables looked like covered wagons sitting around a campfire.
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Southern MN
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Thank you. You've both given me a good sampling. We do favor the little ma and pa restaurants that have been around forever where you can eavesdrop on the local gossip and get ideas for things of local interest.


Locations, as I said, aren't of much significance. If a food experience sounds enticing enough we'll drive there.


I'm also wondering what are some of the special dishes that Utah claims as its own and where to eat them.
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Old 09-01-2016, 09:48 PM
 
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Amen to the Taggart Grill! Talk about a slice of heaven in the middle of nowhere.

Further south - Grogg's Pinnacle Brewing Company is a nice little hole in the wall with good burgers & sandwiches. Just outside of Helper, UT on the road north from Moab.

As far as local chains, if you like Mexican go to CAFE RIO!!!
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Old 09-02-2016, 02:08 AM
 
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All depending where you are at hungry time ...

In Iron County, Castledale, there is a Pizza place that is rather good, and surprisingly more sizes available than other pizza places. They have one size that makes 50 (fifty) slices ...
Best item to order, their Calzones ! (I can't believe, I ate the whole thing kind !)
But when you eat there, leave room for their dessert pizza, served with a yummy icing !

In the same general area (Huntington) is a small Mexican Food place that has super large servings (if you are into that kind of stuff) but at the same time, pretty good taste.
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Old 09-02-2016, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Southern MN
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Good burgers, good pizza. Love them and can appreciate them at home. And thanks.


How about local specialties? Don't you Utahans have something to eat that you have to drive to Utah to get?


What are some signature foods? Bet you have them. . .
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Old 09-02-2016, 02:03 PM
 
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How about local specialties? Don't you Utahans have something to eat that you have to drive to Utah to get?

What are some signature foods? Bet you have them. . .
I am almost asking if you are kidding, but the only item I know that all Utah people are familiar with has to be *Funeral Potatoes* ...

Somebody once mentioned some kind of green jello but I have really never seen that stuff, *everywhere*.
There is always some kind of Jello item on every buffet style table ...

Or ... , you can read this:
Top 10: Utah's signature foods - The Salt Lake Tribune
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Old 09-02-2016, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Southern MN
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Fried scones and honey? Now that sounds good! So do fresh raspberries and melon.


Apparently Utahans like things low-key and predictable.
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Old 09-02-2016, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Oh man, if you ever do come back to SLC, go to the Garage on Beck and try some of their deep-fried funeral potatoes!
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