Restaurants in Utah

Utah’s unique signature dish is the scone, which is less like the English-ancestored quick bread and more like what the southwest knows as fry bread, close cousin to New Mexico’s sopaipilla. Utah scones are served soon out of the fry kettle, still warm, always with honey or honey butter for spreading or dipping. They’re right at every meal, but most common at breakfast in lieu of toast or biscuits. Similar breads are used in the southern regions of the state as the foundation for Navajo tacos. The other dish that supposedly was invented in Utah and is now occasionally found in other parts of the west is fry sauce. That’s a mix of ketchup and mayonnaise with perhaps a jot of garlicky spice or a soupcon of pickle juice. It’s always gentle-tempered, mostly used as a dip for French fries, but also sometimes as a condiment for burgers.

Utah’s Best Restaurants

Mom’s

SALINA, UT

Hires Big H - Fries
Hires Big H

SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Sweet Lake Biscuits and Limeade

SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Capitol Reef Cafe

TORREY, UT

Magnolia’s Street Food

BOULDER, UT

Gifford Homestead

FRUITA, UT

Bhinda’s Curry Pizza Palace

BICKNELL, UT

Croshaw’s Gourmet Pies

ST. GEORGE, UT

Hermie’s Drive-In

CEDAR CITY, UT

Tequila’s Mexican Grill and Bar

AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA

Butcher & Bee

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

Pot Smoker BBQ

AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA

Fully-dressed cheeseburger ... square meals & cold beer
Bruce’s Bar and Grill | Square Meals & Cold Beer

WARRENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA

Mexican combo plate: taco, rice, enchilada ... quality Mexican food
Guanajuato | Quality Mexican Food Priced Right

NORTH AUGUSTA, SOUTH CAROLINA

Exterior of Brigham City's town cafe, Idle Isle
Idle Isle | Sweet Town Cafe | Brigham City, UT

BRIGHAM CITY, UT

Moab Garage Co. | Utah’s Best Pre-Arches Breakfast Sandwich

MOAB, UTAH

Kanab Creek Bakery | Best Pastries in Kanab, Utah

KANAB, UTAH

Hell’s Backbone Grill | Best Dinner for Miles

BOULDER, UTAH

Vanessa’s Soul Food Kitchen | Hidden Gem, Aiken County, SC

GRANITEVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA

Bowl of shrimp & grits, with plenty of bacon on top ... South Carolina fish house
Palmetto Seafood Bar and Grill | South Carolina Fish House

AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA

Big Al’s Burgers

KANAB, UT

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