When it comes to flavor, Southern Utah has got you covered in terms of the many restaurant options in the area. Many of the restaurants in town have Mexican and Southwestern influences, and their patrons are loyal locals that just can’t seem to get enough. Below are a few of our top dining destination picks that you should consider trying while enjoying a weekend getaway in Southern Utah.
Bear Paw Cafe
For generous-sized portions served in a casual Western themed diner, stop by local Southern Utah favorite Bear Paw Cafe. This breakfast and lunch joint is located in St. George and there’s always a wait for breakfast on the weekends, but the wait is well worth it. From waffles to crepes to heaping sandwiches, the Bear Paw Cafe has it all and never disappoints.
Centro Woodfired Pizza
One would not think they would enjoy an authentic artisanal pie in Cedar City, but once stumbling across Centro Woodfired Pizza, that all begins to change. This Southern Utah pizza joint offers brick oven pizza made to order with toppings such as their house made sausage. This Italian joint also offers wine, beer and dessert offerings including their homemade vanilla gelato layered with a balsamic reduction and sea salt.
Painted Pony: a Southern Utah Favorite
Another local favorite in St. George is the Painted Pony which focuses on fresh recipes served in a romantic, Southwestern setting. The produce used in each dish is hand picked from the owner’s garden, and they serve upscale dishes such as free range chicken and duck accompanied by an exceptional wine selection. Their homestyle desserts will keep you coming back from more including items like their white chocolate bread pudding.
One would not think they would experience many culinary delights while visiting Southern Utah, but the fact of the matter is there are many hidden gems for visitors to try and be blown away by. To read more about hot spots to try in the area, click here. To read more about our master planned communities located just a short distance from these top rated restaurants, click here.