5. Moab Diner - $
189 S Main Street, Moab
A hearty breakfast at the Moab Diner has powered countless mountain bike adventures, Jeep tours and rock climbing sessions. Known for generous portions, affordable prices and a retro-desert-hip vibe, this diner is one of the very best places in town to take in big calories without sacrificing taste or quality. And it's not just a breakfast joint — excellent diner-style food is available until 9 p.m. You’ll be excused if you partake of a second breakfast after the day's activities are done.
Some of the most memorable meal options include the sourdough French toast, steak burritos and the just-right hash browns. Dinner options such as the ribeye steak and the smothered Moab melt (a roast beef, cheese and green chili sandwich) hit the spot, especially when paired with the pie ala mode for dessert. And if you're not in the mood for a full meal — or you have just enough room for a little extra after your meal — the ice cream shop serves an assortment of flavors and sundaes.
6. Moab Brewery - $$
686 S Main Street, Moab
If kiddos are in tow and you need a low-fuss restaurant that still offers excellent beer choices for the grown-ups, check out the Moab Brewery. Their lengthy menu has something for everyone: kids, vegetarians, light eaters and gluten-free folks too. The real star, though, is their selection of draft beers which are brewed and bottled on-site.
The Moab Brewery opened its doors in 1996 and remains the only microbrewery in Moab. Wash down your meal with a frosty glass of their popular Dead Horse Ale or award-winning Rocket Bike American Lager. Or grab a variety pack to go. Whatever you choose, the Moab Brewery is a refreshing stop.
7. Thai Bella - $$
218 N 100 W, Moab
Not expecting Thai food in Moab? How about really good Thai food? Thai Bella is a town favorite and it isn't just a novelty. The cuisine is rich, flavorful and authentically Thai. It's also one of the best places for vegetarians to gorge themselves on delicious stir-frys, noodle dishes and a variety of soups. Curry dishes, uncooked spring rolls and tempura dishes are popular. Of course, there are plenty of meat options such as cashew chicken and beef noodles.
Besides the great food, the service is noted for being friendly, quick and attentive. The outdoor seating area has ample shade and is decorated with flowers and very Moab-ish rock gardens. Thai Bella is a nice variation to pub-powered food, but you’ll need to be careful when selecting your spice levels — the hottest level is as scorching as Moab’s summer sun!