Gun Barrel Steak and Game
For adventurers with an appetite, the Gun Barrel Steak & Game House is one of the best, and most eclectic places to eat in St. George. Been on Utah’s road, backways and trails for the last several days? The Gun Barrel Steak and Game House is easily accessed from Zion National Park, Kolob Canyon, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Bryce Canyon National Park, and North Rim of the Grand Canyon, so you can visit while on a variety of adventures.
This is the right bit of culinary punctuation for your trip.
The concept originated in Jackson Hole, WY, on the same site where the Wyoming Wildlife Museum and Taxidermy once stood. The museum’s artifacts and game mounts, however, inspired the decor for both spots, and you’ll find taxidermy and skins adorning the walls around the dining room. When the family-owned St. George location opened in 2005, they also brought in a taste of the Utah landscape — the wood trim and tabletops are made of trestlewood from the old railroad around the Great Salt Lake.
While the decor will keep you entertained as you wait to place your order, it’s not the reason you came here, so let’s get down to business — the food. Gun Barrel offers up a one-of-a-kind variety of meats and fish. The unique and skilled preparation of elk and bison, venison, quail, hog, and other game is what people come from far and wide for. The famed Mixed Grill is a combination of elk chop, buffalo BBQ rib, and beef or buffalo prime rib. Others rave about the tenderloin. If steak isn’t your thing, but you still want something authentic, go for the Rocky Mountain Rainbow Trout. You can watch your meal being cooked up on the restaurant’s open grill; you’ll notice that the chefs use mesquite wood during the meat’s preparation to add a special flavor.
Dinners are served with choice of open range soup or house salad, and a choice of vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes, baked potato, baked sweet potato with maple butter, steak fries, sweet potato fries, coleslaw, or wild rice blend with pecans and mushrooms.
You’ll find nightly specials ranging from Monday’s Prime Rib Night — a local favorite — Tuesday’s Rib Night, Fish & Chips on Wednesdays, and Cheyenne Tenderloin and other steak specials through the weekend. The Gun Barrel has earned itself a four-star rating on Yelp, and you’ll soon see why it gets such great reviews. You’ll always find friendly, fast service and you’ll get exactly what you came for. They have a bar, too, if you’re interested in grabbing a cold drink after a long day.
The restaurant is open for dinner nightly at 5 p.m.; it is closed Sundays.
Gun Barrel Steak & Game House
1091 North Bluff Street, St. George