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Jun 2nd, 2012, 01:55 PM
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Questions for Dayle & Other Moab Experts

Taking my sons to Moab (my second time) in a couple of weeks for hiking and canyoneering. Any recommendations for eating spots from SLC to Moab and once we get to Moab? We pretty much have our itinerary planned, but any other can't miss suggestions from Moab veterans would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Jun 2nd, 2012, 02:04 PM
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My wife and I had to wait for about 10 minutes for a booth at the Moab Diner http://www.moabdiner.com/ordereze/default.aspx
The food was great and worth the wait. The pasta place that we visited had higher prices and the food was not as good.
There is a fairly good restaurant next to the river in the town of Green River. It is better than the truck stop restaurant.
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Jun 2nd, 2012, 04:47 PM
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SLC to Moab is only 4 hours so you should be ok, unless of course you are traveling during a meal hour. I just grab fast food in Price if that is the situation.

In Moab, there are decent places. I usually count on a good burger at Eddy McStiffs or the Moab Brewing company. The pasta places are good for pizza, but necessarily pasta. Good breakfasts can be had in several places.
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Jun 2nd, 2012, 06:54 PM
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Are you going with Desert Highlights? Which canyon are you doing? Just curious.
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Jun 2nd, 2012, 10:06 PM
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Hi MRand,

I'm glad you are coming back for another visit!

Like StantonHyde, I don't stop on the way down to Moab so can't say about any restaurants/fast food enroute.

I also like Eddie McStiff's for funky casual with a big variety (complete with pool tables). I like the Moab Brewery and the Peace Garden (I think it's called) rainbow painted building on Main Street has great wraps. Moab Diner is all round good.

Don't care for Pasta Jays. I've eaten there twice and couldn't even eat their food. the pizza place directly acroos the street has fairly good pizza by the slice.

The Slickrock Cafe can be good/bad. Their food is pretty good, but their service is usually incredibly slow and just plain bad.

My favorite is the Desert Cafe. It's in the historical brick home as you enter town. Excellent in every way, but pricey for Moab. You will need reservations and there is outdoor dining if you so choose. That's actually the best option in Moab during summer months.

Have fun!
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Jun 3rd, 2012, 08:31 AM
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Thanks Dayle, spirobulldog, StantonHyde, and tomfuller

Yes, Spiro, we're going with Desert Highlights based on our good experience with them my last trip to Moab. Have you taken a trip with them recently?
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Jun 3rd, 2012, 09:42 AM
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I have been with them once in Utah and once in Oregon. I really want to go back and do both areas again. Easily the best two adventures I've ever done.
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Jun 3rd, 2012, 10:02 AM
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Granary Canyon looks really good to me. But Medieval, with two people rappel would be cool to do too.
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Jun 4th, 2012, 07:39 PM
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Ray's Tavern in Green River is kind of funky. Been there when the food was great, and been there when it wasn't. Service will always be casual.
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Jun 6th, 2012, 07:49 PM
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Ray's Tavern? Is that the place with all the whitewater outfitters tee shirts on the wall?

We went there at the end of our Green River - Desolation Trip. Trip was fantastic, complete with a real, live meteor!
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Jun 7th, 2012, 08:07 PM
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Dayle, I haven't successfully found Desert Cafe. Do you maybe mean Desert Bistro?

I'll add my recommendation for Paradox Pizza in Moab, which I just discovered last week. It's conveniently located right next to the Moab Brewery, in case you were planning to go there but just couldn't stand the commotion.
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Jun 7th, 2012, 09:10 PM
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Thanks hawksbill yes meant the Desert Bistro!
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Jun 9th, 2012, 12:20 PM
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Thank you! One of these times I'll finally eat there.
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