A Favorite Restaurant in Kanab Utah

where to eat in Kanab Utah

You have spent the day at one of the nearby National Parks. (Zion, Bryce or Grand) You had an amazing time, and now you want to top it off with an amazing meal. Where to eat??

I often recommend my guests to try out one of my favorite places – Wild Thyme Cafe

I love their tag line – “Like it should be. Small batches cooked in a scratch kitchen.”

 And they use ingredients from their own organic gardens, including one on-site!
Fresh on site garden, Wild Thyme cafe, Kanab Utah

Wild Thyme has options for all. High-quality beef, fish and chicken dishes, including gluten-free entrees. Plus ample selections for vegans and vegetarians.

My sister and I had the Pistachio Chicken and Tropical Piggy on our last visit. Nom Nom
Fresh food, Wild Thyme cafe, Kanab Utah

 

Every day they pick greens for the salads. Either on-site or their off-site greenhouse. Now that is super fresh! 

Entrees focus on local Southwestern flavors, with an occasional nod to the Cajun. 

But let’s not forget dessert. Viki the owner is our renowened “Dessert Queen”. The cheesecake Sis and I had was “melt-in-your-mouth” wonderful!
Fresh cheesecake, Wild Thyme cafe, Kanab Utah

 

Wild Thyme Cafe has a great location right downtown

198 S 100 East, Kanab, Utah

On Highway 89, just across from the Holiday Inn and a block South of the visitors center.

Open for lunch and dinner every day

12 pm to 9:00 pm

Phone: (435) 644-2848

 

You can check out their website and full Menu Here

They believe in making your next meal your best meal.


Here is a sample of how the current menu looks (9/2019) – 

Menu –

Wild Thyme Entrees Served after 5 pm

Pistachio Chicken $18 We grind pistachios and rub them into a chicken breast with Southwest spices, then grill and serve with sage-buttered smashed potatoes, fire-grilled broccolini and a light poblano cream

Ribs $19 Half rack dry-rubbed with spices, slow braised and char-grilled. Glazed with house BBQ sauce and agave mustard. Served with sage-buttered smashed potatoes and fire- grilled broccolini

Salmon $23 Fresh, house-cut salmon dusted with lime pepper, then grilled and served with coconut rice, baby tomatoes, sweet peppers and fire-grilled broccolini, over sweet pepper cream

Pork Chop $27 Garlic, rosemary and fennel-rubbed 12 ounce bone-in pork chop, served with sage- buttered smashed potatoes and fire grilled broccolini

Lasagna $15 Asiago, parmesan and ricotta layered with pasta, tomato fennel ragout, garlic and fresh herbs. Topped with a parmesan crisp. It’s Chef Dan’s 4’8” tall Sicilian granny’s recipe.

Baked Penne $14 Sauteed broccolini, baby tomatoes and spinach baked in a creamy Alfredo sauce, topped with asiago and parmesan. Pure comfort!

Filet Mignon $29 Garlic-rubbed 7 ounce house-cut beef tenderloin topped with blue cheese-bacon-chive butter. Served with sage-buttered smashed potatoes and char-grilled broccolini

Ribeye $31 Chargrilled to order, 14-ounce marbled ribeye, seasoned with our own garlic-herb blend Served with sage-buttered smashed potatoes and char-grilled broccolini. are cooked with love! 

Wild Thyme Bowls All-Day Menu 

Sicilian $14 Garlic-herb shrimp sautéed with Italian sausage, served with pesto risotto cake, fennel ragout, sweet peppers, pepperoncini relish, fresh basil, spinach, ricotta salata and parmesan crisp

 Beef filet $16 Seared beef tenderloin medallions, sage-buttered smashed potatoes, sweet peppers, fire roasted corn and black-eyed pea salad 

Tropical Piggy $13 Slow-braised Jamaican-spiced pork, house jerk sauce, coconut rice, mango salsa, fresh spinach, pickled carrot and scallion served over rice. Keto? Substitute cauliflower rice 

Sesame Tofu $11 Sesame-crusted tofu drizzled with miso glaze, coconut rice, sprouts, sweet peppers, toasted almonds, pickled carrots, scallions, a ginger-soy-lime sauce and a crispy wonton

 Yellow Curry $13 House-made white bean-turmeric cakes, mildly spiced yellow curry, coconut rice, toasted chickpeas, fresh spinach, sweet peppers, pickled carrots and fresh lemon-mint tzatziki 

 Salads 

Mediterranean $12 Wild Thyme greens, quinoa, feta, ricotta salata, cucumber, tomato, toasted chickpeas, sweet peppers, spinach-herb-yogurt dressing 

Caesar $9 Romaine lettuce, tangy caesar dressing, shaved parmesan, garlic crouton topped with parmesan crisp. Add chicken $4 

House Salad $6 Wild Thyme greens, heirloom tomatoes, red pepper, cucumber, garlic croutons Choice of White Balsamic vinaigrette, Blue Cheese or Ranch dressing. 

Soup and House Salad $10                 Soup of the Day $5.50 

Wood Fired Pizza Deal, 2 for 1! Live Music, Kanab Utah

Wood Fired Pizza Deal, 2 for 1! Live Music, Kanab Utah

Who doesn’t love good fired pizza!?  From now, until at least the end of March, get two great pizzas for the price of one at Peekaboo Canyon Wood Fired Kitchen in Kanab Utah.

Every Thursday night come and bring the family, or just a big appetite.

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Peekaboo Kitchen is known for their Vegan and Vegetarian dishes, but meat eaters need not despair, I hear the vegan bacon is awesome!

Check their Facebook page often for their calendar of live music.

This week, Friday Feb. 9th is Tom Bennett Country and Blues

tom Bennet

 

The Peekaboo Canyon Wood Fired Kitchen
233 W. Center Street, Kanab
435) 689-1959

A Great Restaurant Experience in Kanab, Utah

Iron horse, kanab ut

Kanab has some great restaurants but none of them have quite the ambience that you will find at the Iron Horse Restaurant.

The Iron horse sits right on the bend in the middle of town, Behind Denny’s wigwam. There is a huge courtyard full of fun photo ops.

Including an old Western town, a covered wagon and a giant wooden chair. If it hadn’t been there for years and years you would think it had been designed just for Instagram!

The Iron Horse has changed hands in the last couple of years, parts of the menu comes and goes, but it is always about great barbecue.

November to March is considered “Off Season” for Kanab. But off season has it’s perks. The weather is still often mild, less tourist traffic and the Iron Horse “$8 Baskets”!

8 dollar baskets

For only $8 you can have your choice of three different meals. The burger and fries, wings and fries and my favorite – nachos with BBQ pork!
– Off Season Only! –

Iron Horse Restaurant & Saloon is the only full-service bar and restaurant in southern Utah’s Kane County.  Iron Horse has indoor seating for guests—plus a pet-friendly, outdoor patio.

During the summer months, there is great live music. Mike is a COWBOY musician. Not a country Western musician, there is a big difference in my book! He does such a great job of bringing the spirit of the western cowboy to dinner!

– In Summer Season Only! –
Mike-Ewing-at-Ironhorse

They have giant steaks, giant brisket, and the best part – Giant Brownies! Kinda hard to tell, but the giant slab of brownie is bigger than my whole hand. Plenty to share, yum.

If you’re interested in Group seating make reservations in advance at 435.644.2277. Always best to confirm hours of operation during your stay.
Denny’s Wigwam, probably the largest gift shop in the area, is attached to the Iron Horse and you will want time to browse all the cool Western goods at Denny’s while you are there.

Iron Horse Restaurant, Kanab, UT

78 E. Center Street
Kanab, Utah 84741

(435) 644-2277 – Iron Horse
(435) 644.2601 – Denny’s Wigwam

iron horse, kanab

Our Favorite Mexican Food in Kanab, Utah

Our Favorite Mexican Food in Kanab, Utah

Where do we go when we want just plain ole’ GOOD, home cooked, authentic Mexican fare that wont break the bank? We go see Rosa and her family at Escobar’s Mexican Restaurant!
This place is a staple in Kanab, truly a locals kinda place. And it is only a one block walk from the Western Star Bungalow! Bonus!
John likes the a la carte tostada, small and simple. I love the chicken fajitas, lots of food! I usually take some home. Plates run approx. $7-$18
But the best – is the salsa and warm chips! Love, love their salsa. Comes to your table while you wait for your order. I could put it on everything!

Inside and outside dinning. Come early if you are there in the summer. The lines get long sometimes.

But – (Yes, there is a “but”…)  you have to keep their untraditional hours and calendar in mind.
The Escobar family worships on Saturday, so the restaurant is closed on Saturday but open on Sunday. (Slightly different than lot’s of our other local businesses, who close on Sunday.) Escobar’s is also closed on Tuesdays.

If you visit Kanab in the winter, you may miss out on Escobar’s altogether as the family heads back to Mexico for most of December and January. (See, I told you it’s real traditional Mexican food.)
We REALLY miss them when they are gone. There is always a little Facebook flurry on the local Kanab page when we find out what day Escobar’s reopens in January!

The Grand Canyon and Cookies, The Perfect Combination! Kanab, Utah

Jacob Lake cookies

I know you want to get to Grand Canyon, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, but wait – Stop at Jacob Lake (Not really a lake, just a gas station, restaurant and Lodge. Named for the founder Jacob Lake) on the way. The Lodge there has famous cookies! They usually have a great selection of awesome cookies. I love the “Cookie on a Cloud”. Grab a few for enjoying at the Rim

The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is about 1.25 hrs drive South of Kanab, Yet we are still the closest town of any size to this more remote treasure!

Because of its remoteness, the North Rim hosts only 10% of the annual 5 million international visitors. Thus, the North Rim offers a very different, more personal experience. Want to watch the sun set over the Grand Canyon in solitude? Then North Rim is for you!

he Grand Canyon, USA-2

 

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