Capitol Reef National Park Restaurants

  • Rim Rock Restaurant
    Rim Rock Restaurant
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  • View From Rim Rock
    View From Rim Rock
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  • Restaurant at Harold's Place Inn
    Restaurant at Harold's Place Inn
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    Gifford House General Store: a pie for the road

    by richiecdisc Updated Jul 1, 2009

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    D enjoys her much deserved pie

    We were on a budget so not seeking a culinary experience and probably a good thing as there didn't appear to be anything of particular interest in the park or the nearby gateway town of Torrey. We cooked some great meals and enjoyed them at the very pleasant Fruita Campground. While reading about the fruit orchards of Capitol Reef, we got in the mood for some but were woefully early for the harvest season. In fact, it was more blossom time! As it turned out, the Gifford Historic Homestead Store sold freshly baked pies made with preserved fruit from those very orchards. They were a bit pricey at $5 but on our last day we broke down and rewarded all our hiking efforts.

    Favorite Dish: We wanted blueberry but all they had left was mixed berry by the time we got there. It seems the pies are quiet popular could understand why after eating it. A light crispy crust and a tasty slightly tart filling of real fruit. It was great and one pie was plenty for the two of us so not such a bad deal after all.

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    Chillz Shop: Torrey-Ice Cream and Sandwiches

    by BruceDunning Written Oct 29, 2009

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    Not actually fast food service, but they try harder. The burger I got was okay, but not great. They place just opened about 4 months ago, and the owner is still trying to figure out how to manage a restaurant. He is scared and confused. But seems like a nice guy. Price for burger and malt was about $8

    Favorite Dish: I liked the malt just okay-but it was not the best I had. The burger was mostly a mundane tste, but loaded with condiments to obfuscate the small burger size.

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    Chuck Wagon General store: Torrey-Stock up on Provisions

    by BruceDunning Written Oct 29, 2009

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    It was not just food, but all kinds of needs for groceries in this combo convenience store, sandwich counter, and restaurant. They have the monopoly on the local market since none other provide the variety of basic necessities.

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    Various: Dining In and Near the Park

    by Basaic Written May 17, 2012

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    There are no options for food inside Canyonlands National Park; but there are some choices in nearby towns. I ate at a decent restaurant called the Rim Rock Restaurant in Torrey and had a very good meal at the restaurant associated with Harold's Place Inn in Panguitch.

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    Multiple options: Refueling near the Reef

    by goodfish Written Nov 2, 2011

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    Get this at Cafe Diablo

    Aside from those fab little pies at Gifford Farmstead, there's no place to eat at the park. See my Torrey restaurant reviews for some nearby spots to fill your tummy.

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    Cafe Diablo: A unique dining experience

    by PinkFloydActuary Written Sep 28, 2005

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    This is a little converted home on the western edge of Torrey. There's a simple menu of about 10-15 main dishes covering the gamut (beef, chicken, fish, veggie). The service was very friendly, and the presentation of the meal is definitely top notch. I would venture this is the high end of the dining in this small town, and everything we had was done very well. The theme is southwestern and dishes ran $20-$30.

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