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The Best Restaurants In Cedar City

From woodfire-grilled pizzas to authentic southwestern Mexican cuisine, Cedar City has plenty of great restaurants for treating yourself after a day on the trails.

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Centro Woodfired Pizza   |  Juanita AhQuin

A perfect basecamp for exploring southwestern Utah, this small college town of just more than 30,000 is replete with eateries that offer tasty American fare and cuisine from around the world. Whether you are road tripping through and in need of a meal or looking for something to fill you up after a long day of adventuring, Cedar City will delight with its range of options from woodfire-grilled pizzas to classic Asian dishes and authentic southwestern Mexican cuisine. Here are six local favorites to give you just a taste of the diverse offerings in town.

Centro Woodfired Pizzeria in Cedar City.

Centro Woodfired Pizzeria in Cedar City.

1. Centro Woodfired Pizzeria

50 W. Center St.

Centro takes a “less is more” approach to their pizzas and views each pie made as a piece of art. Their thinner crusts and fewer toppings leave you with no worries about feeling overly stuffed after finishing a slice or two (or four). The menu offers a dozen different kinds of pizza — Calabrese & Sausage, Pancetta and Red Grape, Pollo Rustico to name a few — or design your own. You can pick and choose from a variety of sauces and seasonal produce grown by a network of local farmers. They also have four beers on tap, several bottle selections from local brewers and an extensive wine list. This is a busy spot; go early or during the week to be seated faster, or call ahead and reserve a table as the wait can be quite long — but most customers will agree the wait is worth it!

2. All American Diner

501 S. Main St. 

This family operated mom-and-pop diner is one of the best spots to get great food at a good price. The classic American cuisine served up here is sure to hit everything on the favorites list. You’ll find menu options such as French toast, pancakes, omelets and country-fried steak for breakfast, and burgers, sandwiches or wraps for lunch. Dinner adds specials like fish and chips or meatloaf. If you are looking for a quality, unpretentious but flavorful meal, you’ll find it here. 

3. Don Miguel’s

453 S. Main St. 

This is the place to go for authentic cuisine of the southwest — that is, southwestern Mexico. Don Miguel’s highlights offerings from the Jalisco region of Mexico and the Leon family has been serving them proudly since 2003. The homemade traditional dishes feature hand-cut tortillas, fresh-cut meats (including house-made chorizo), and signature salsas. The mole sauce is a local favorite, and don’t leave without trying the deep-fried ice cream.

Inside dining at the Asian Bistro.

Don Miguels in Cedar City.

Photo: Juanita AhQuin

4. Chef Alfredo’s Italian Cuisine

2313 W. Highway 56 

Chef Alfredo’s Italian Cuisine is authentic Italian food at its finest. The white-tablecloth restaurant has a large menu that covers the gamut of traditional favorites, such as ravioli — made five ways — fettucini, gnocchi and pasta with seafood. If you’re in the mood for steak, try the French cut bone-in ribeye or filet mignon. Start with one of their tasty flatbreads, and be sure to save room for a slice of tiramisu.

5. Asian Bistro

1380 S. Providence Center Dr.

Malaysian immigrant Sam Lo spent his early career traveling all over Asia, enjoying the various cuisines of the continent. He started Asian Bistro to highlight his favorites, regardless of country of origin. The result is a restaurant that offers an almost overwhelming menu including traditional dishes from Japan, China, Thailand, Korea, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia From sushi to pad Thai, you’ll find whatever Asian classic you enjoy, as well as fusion dishes that borrow from multiple backgrounds. 

6. Bowman’s Cowboy Kitchen

3052 N. Iron Springs Road 

Want to feel at home on the range? Family-owned and operated, Bowman’s Cowboy Kitchen features the meat-centric menu that would make any ranch-hand smile. If you’re coming for a steak, go for the rib-eye, served with two sides and a salad or bowl of homemade soup. Other popular options include the elk burger, chicken Parmesan, rainbow trout and prime rib on the weekends. Bowman’s also serves breakfast, and if you’re looking for a hearty way to start the day, all the classic staples are done well.

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There are plenty of things to experience in Cedar City, Utah thanks to nearby ski resorts, a national forest, great national parks and a superb arts scene. From festivals and cuisine, to hoodoos and wilderness, this city is sure to give you an unforgettable chapter in your book of travels.

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