It was good in 2004 so we came back in 2011. This is the only microbrewery in the area and a good place to refuel and rehydrate post-hike, float, bike or climb. The menu runs to standards like salads, sandwiches, burgers and a few entrees, and the craft brew list from ales to stout. We landed in here twice: the first night for salads, and the second for the ribs we recalled as yummy 7 years earlier. Nope, they hadn't lost the touch. The Husband's gazpacho plate of greens with blackened tilapia and jalapeño cornbread, and my almond chicken with soy ginger vinaigrette were both winners, and the pork ribs with Jack Daniel's sauce were bone-suckin' wonderful. Beer? What's not to like.
Service all three times was cheerful and prompt - although it can be a busy place during the dinner hour. Vegetarian options are available for non-carnivores, and there's a kid's menu for small fry. Stop into the small retail store for picking up pint glasses, t-shirts or a growler-to-go for your campsite, or the gelato freezer up front for a cone. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week: come in your cargos and boots.
The head-banging music on the website's home page is a bit much but you can hit the mute button. :)
Favorite Dish: Ribs. Yummy.
Paradox Pizza serves decent pizza that, while good, probably doesn't deserve the high ratings you might find for it by doing an internet search. Still, if you want a quick, filling meal that won't break the bank, it will do just fine.
If you're looking for a fresh beer, the Moab Brewery is the only game in town. I thought the beer was good and the food was decent, but it's pretty typical pub food without much imagination. If all you're looking for is a meal and you don't care about the beer, you can certainly do better.
We saw this restaurant in a tourist book supplied by the hotel that we stayed at. We had just camped for a few weeks at Zion, Bryce, and Arches and were sick of eating canned campfire foods and was in the mood for a pizza. When we got to the restaurant you have an option to eat inside or outside on the patio. The patio looked inviting however we felt like eating in the comfort of air conditioning. We ordered the antipasta salad and paid extra for the gorgonzola cheese, and a pizza with pepperoni and mushrooms. The salad was huge and was very good with their house dressing. The pizza was more of a thin crust with cheese almost all the way to the edge with very little crust. This meal was the best salad and pizza both me and my husband ever had! We still tell people about this restaurant, and when asked where our favorite pizza place is we tell them Pasta Jay's in Moab, Utah.
Good lord, where do I start. We ate at Denny's for lunch after we got to Moab as it was right across the parking lot from our hotel and we were hungry. After waiting awhile to be seated (no employees to greet you, finally one showed up), they seated us in a booth, as I was about to sit down I realized there was a bunch of food, noodles and crumbs, etc. in my seat. And the table was all dirty and gross. I asked the waiter if he could please get it cleaned up before I sat down, PLEASE. My first thought was "what the heck are they doing seating a customer in a dirty table to begin with"? Isn't that a cardinal sin in the restaurant business? Finally we got the seat and table cleaned up but it didn't feel clean to me. Upon looking around I noticed the floor was littered with food and trash, I mean littered, not just a couple of pieces here and there. All it would take was a little care from one of the employees to bring out the vacuum and clean it up. The food was gross, everything about the place was disgusting, along with the employees. I would not recommend eating at the Denny's in Moab, the one across from the Super 8 Motel off Highway 191!
Favorite Dish: Nothing. I have lost my appetite and don't think I will ever eat in a Denny's again!
I have had many wonderful dinners at The Center Cafe. Dining at this restaurant is truly a memorable experience--the food is creative and delicious; presentation is inspiring; service is excellent; and the ambience is comfortable and relaxing.
The extensive wines-by-the-glass list is a great complement to the menu.
Favorite Dish: Some of our favorites are the crab cakes, mango quesadillas, lamb loin, and chocolate molten dessert.
This was recommended by a friend and it was so good we ate there twice in 5 nites. First you get ample portions and second the prices won't break you. They had friendly service, cold beer and provided chips and salsa. Seemed a lot of locals were eating here, especially our first night, which was a Sunday.
This is a relatively small eatery in the center of downtown Moab. Even late in October there was a short wait but many shops were open so we browsed while waiting. We had four in our party and everyone really enjoyed their food. We ate in four different places during our stay and this was the best, it was also the priciest.
I think they call the decor factory chic. The staff looks transplanted from San Francisco. The menu is varied. Maybe a little pricey. They are a sister restaurant to Cassano's Italian Restaurant. The cafe gets its name from a pictograph of some type of creature.
Favorite Dish: I had meatloaf which I enjoyed. They serve wine, beer and mixed drinks to include a variety of Margaritas.
Ate here last night with my traveling buddy.
We've both traveled extensively across the US. Ate at hundreds of cafe's and joints as well as restaurants and fast food.
I can honestly say...this is the worse food I've had in my years of traveling.
Truly terrible...I had the house special. The so called "local favorite", chicken fried steak.
It was a plasticky pounded slab of "wanky" tasting meat. Served with potatoe buds, generic canned gravy and equally generic canned green beans.
Also a homemade dinner roll?? How could one possibly make a terrible "home made" dinner roll.
As far as the service, the elderly woman who served us was tolerable.
But the other two service girls were very rude, openly gossiping about town's people and diners while snickering, giggling, whispering and rolling their eyes with impatience when they were called on to do their jobs?
A cook came out at one point and the entire staff, including elderly tolerable waitress began a viscious gossiping session complete with the foul gutter mouth language, right there on the restaurant floor.
To top that off, the price on the menu was substantially higher than the price advertised throughout town in various coupon books and handouts.
Favorite Dish: Nada!