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Top 5 Local Only Restaurants in Moab

Moab, Utah is a mesmerizing place to set your sights when it’s time to enjoy a well-deserved vacation. While your getaway promises to be packed with adventure and excitement, making the most of amazing dining opportunities is half the fun! When you’re looking for local favorites to enjoy, the following five Moab restaurant options are savory stops you just won’t want to miss out on while you’re in town.

The Cowboy Grill Restaurant

Situated within the iconic Red Cliffs Lodge, The Cowboy Grill Restaurant is a must-try eatery for those visiting Moab with every intention of making the most of the local dining scene. The Cowboy Grill Restaurant offers up a wide variety of savory menu selections paired perfectly with arch and cliff views enjoyed from a vantage point within a dining room showcasing 20-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows! Rustic décor is yours for the enjoying as well when you decide to din here. The Cowboy Grill Restaurant serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and many who swing by choose to go with savory seafood dishes or fresh game options. Whether you opt for the slow-roasted prime rib or a charcuterie plate, this is a restaurant that promises to please the palate. The Cowboy Grill Restaurant can be found off Milepost 14 at 9618 UT-128.

The River Grill

If ranch-style dining is very much a thing that would be a highlight of your Moab adventure and you could stand to go for savory menu options too, a stop at The River Grill is a must. This Sorrel River Ranch eatery is nestled within the greater 160 acres of ranchland that enjoy a place within driving distance of Arches National park. Guests who choose to dine at The River Grill will find themselves seated at tables with proximity to the Colorado River indulging their tastebuds with farm-to-table options that are one-of-a-kind. Many ingredients used in this restaurant’s dishes are grown right on-site and guests are invited to enjoy the results of garden harvests for lunch or dinner daily. Whether you order up the scallops or lamb, be sure to pair your plate with dessert. The cherry apricot ice cream is particularly delicious. The River Grill can be found at Mile 17 along Utah 128.

The Sunset Grill

Enjoying time at a locally-owned and operated restaurant in Moab is always a treat, but if there’s a chance to sprinkle in some history too, all the better. That’s exactly what you’ll find when you make the most of a meal at The Sunset Grill. Located at 900 N. Main Street, The Sunset Grill has been a great place to enjoy delicious dining in a western setting since first opening its doors in 1993. The Sunset Grill enjoys the title of Moab’s longest operating restaurant making a meal here that much more meaningful. From grilled Hawaiian tuna to honey butter chicken, The Sunset Grill offers up a variety of mouthwatering options, all of which can be paired with the perfect wine, beer, or handcrafted cocktail to match. Those stopping by with little ones will love that The Sunset Grill hosts a full kids’ menu too!

The Broken Oar

If you find yourself spending some time exploring exciting downtown Moab, make sure a meal enjoyed at The Broken Oar is included on the itinerary! Situated at 53 W. 400 N., The Broken Oar is a seasonally accessible restaurant that serves up lunch and dinner throughout the summer. Guests come this way to make the most of a menu that features bold western-influenced American fare complete with bold flavors and unique spice pairings. Smoked meat selections are popular at The Broken Oar while roasts, fish and chips, burgers, sandwiches, and wraps are also readily available. If you’re just dropping by to enjoy an appetizer or two, don’t leave without trying the battered mozzarella cheese curds.

The Desert Bistro

If fine dining from the comfort of a scenic patio sounds like your mealtime style, enjoying dinner at The Desert Bistro is just the ticket. Located at 36 S. 100 W., The Desert Bistro serves up everything from seafood and game to a wide variety of weekly specials crafted at the hands of talented and enthusiastic chefs! There are plenty of vegan and vegetarian offerings at The Desert Bistro too making an ultra-popular stop in Moab. Reservations are highly recommended to guarantee you have a spot to dine in style upon arrival.

Book Your Moab Adventure Today

Enjoying time in Moab is always a memorable experience. The only thing that can elevate the experience further is knowing you’ve booked rental accommodations that keep you close to the fun and places you can’t wait to explore. That’s where the property professionals at Empty Spaces Vacation Rental Management come in. We’re here to make sure your rental booking is complete so when you arrive, you can focus on the fun. Reach out today to learn more about our many options!

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Nicholas H Jan 11, 2022

Airbnb • Entrada 602
We have stayed in Airbnb’s all over the world! We really loved this one. I think it’s well rounded and precisely what anyone needs; whether that is for large groups, couples, romantic, homey, open, cozy, functional etc. it’s a bit off town so perfect for quiet and calm. We did hear neighbors a few times, it was never at night. We slept well, there are many beds to choose from certainly. Laundry room is accessible and convenient to bedrooms. Decorating is lovely and charming. Kitchen is great, and stocked for anything you’d like to cook basically. It is clean and very well kept… NO SHOES! Remember that rule! It’s why we rented… It should be a rule anywhere. The national parks are all within driving distance and often quite dirty. This is an excellent rental and we would stay here over and over. I have rarely felt as such for other locations or home. Thanks

Russ P Dec 01, 2021

VRBO • Entrada 602
This is a sweet property in a cool little subdivision. Perfect for groups 5-10 people who need a place to stay while enjoying Moab

Dan P Nov 28, 2021

VRBO • Earhart
Outstanding location - hiking, fishing, a short distance from the house and great small town shopping opportunities. Well equipped home, nothing lacking in terms of kitchen items, bathing needs, and hot tub. beautiful vistas from most rooms in the house. Our family enjoyed our stay immensely.

Sara C Nov 28, 2021

VRBO • Entrada 619
We had a terrific time at the property. Everything was like new! Great amenities and the booster chair and pack-n-play were perfect for my 2 year old.

Jamee M Nov 25, 2021

Airbnb • Entrada 417
We really enjoyed our stay at this home. Very clean and spacious. Well stocked with kitchen essentials and then some. Had a good variety of games to play, and for the little kids they had blocks and a little play area under the stairs. Communication was great, didn’t have any issues. Will definitely stay again!

Scott A Nov 22, 2021

VRBO • Entrada 421/425/429
Rented three units. We had a total of 14 people. The three units gave everyone privacy when needed and allowed for easy gatherings and meals together. Everyone in the party loves the places and would rent again! Location is great and the units themselves were awesome! Very clean, spacious and well stocked. We had no issues at all. Main activities for the week were mountain biking, hiking, 4-wheeling and sight seeing. I highly recommend these rentals!!

Jeanette A Nov 21, 2021

Airbnb • Entrada 602
We loved our stay. Fully stocked and spacious enough for our huge group. Super clean and has everything you would need for your stay I really recommend this home.

Basil Y Nov 14, 2021

Airbnb • Entrada 620
Really beautiful property here, smells new. Nice finishes and very comfortable furniture. Close to everything in town and a stones throw from the trails. Can’t wait to return!

Michael H Nov 04, 2021

Airbnb • Entrada 620
Beautiful location and beautiful home. Scott & Sarah are extremely nice and highly communicative. An absolute pleasure booking with them. When back in Moab we will 100% stay here again!

Aaron Nov 08, 2021

Airbnb • Entrada 619
It's hard to match the beauty of Moab. If you're looking for a 5-star stay in a 5-star town do not hesitate to book. This place has it all... cleanliness, comfort (seriously comfortable beds), all the amenities, and amazing hosts! Would not hesitate to stay here again and hope to have the opportunity in the future.