For a small town of about 4,500 residents, Kanab has a foodie scene to rival cities ten times bigger. Of the 23 restaurants in the vicinity, there are only three chain restaurants. There are eight eateries operated by executive chefs with the balance of the dining establishments being owner operated. There are also four fabulous food trucks that regularly serve the area.
Another surprise for the area is the large number of vegetarian and vegan offerings. Several of the restaurants are exclusively vegetarian but most offer a nice mix of both meat and vegetarian dishes. Those who are gluten free will not be disappointed with the offerings at the majority of the eateries.
So, where to eat? You owe it to your taste buds to experience our favorite restaurant, Juniper Ridge Restaurant and Saloon. Everything, from the hamburger buns to the salad dressings here are made from scratch using the freshest and healthiest food choices from local sources whenever possible. Their Cedar River steaks will not disappoint you but neither will their street tacos served upstairs at the Ridge Sports Bar. Their selections of wines and micro-brewed beers will add the finishing touch to your day of adventure.
If you are a real foodie, you will appreciate the culinary experience Sego’s offers. Well traveled diners have compared it to restaurant experiences in New York, LA and Seattle. Textures, aromas and cooking techniques are layered and paired in such a way that you cannot resist a true appreciation for unique unexpected flavors. The small shareable plates and locally sourced ingredients enhance the experience.
For breakfast, skip the heavy biscuits and gravy and head over to Kanab Creek Bakery for a Belgium style wood fire oven cooked breakfast. You will struggle to choose between a freshly baked Pistachio Croissant, Gruyere laced omelet or savory crepe. Again, you will appreciate locally sourced ingredients with everything being made from scratch. The Bakery’s menu now extends into the afternoon and includes beer and wine to be enjoyed with a panini or fresh salad.
The newest restaurant to Kanab, Vermillion 45 considers itself a casual bistro serving slow-cooked, home-style French and Italian dishes as well as fresh seafood and steaks
Wild Thyme Cafe offers comfort food with a Southwest flair made from scratch using ingredients from their own organic gardens. Their desserts are sumptuous!
The Rocking V Cafe features and eclectic menu of slow foods that will wow your palette. Locally grown produce and freshly sourced proteins combine with a quirky art scene at the V.
For honest Mexican food with great service and reasonable prices, go to Escobar’s. Our favorites are their grilled fish tacos, steak salad and chicken chimichangas.
For a simple, wood fired pizza Peekaboo Canyon Wood Fired Kitchen a favorite. They have live entertainment most weekends. Their menu is strictly vegetarian but thanks to their flavorful food pairings you won’t miss the meat!
For large families or those looking for great values, we appreciate Lotsa Motsa Pizza for their great salad and soup bar that compliments their all you can eat lunch buffet for just $6 a person.
If oriental cuisine is more to your liking, Fusion House offers a mix of Japanese curries and traditional Chinese stir fries. Their Teriyaki grilled salmon is a favorite of ours!
And when you have a hankering for good old, familiar American food Houston’s is a great option, breakfast, lunch or dinner.
As you can see, Kanab has tons of great food options. Now, you just have to decide which one to try first! Come to Kanab, explore Southern Utah, stay at Zionab!