The minute you lay your eyes on the narrow ridgeline of Angel’s Landing you might resolve to stay in Zion National Park forever. From the Jurassic-like feel of the red dirt hillsides dotted with sage, fir, and juniper, to the Virgin River and its tributaries, you’ll have plenty to see, do, and enjoy in one of Utah’s Mighty 5 National Parks.

While you’re busy planning hikes and excursions, it’s easy to forget about where you’ll eat when you’ve emerged from the heart of Zion’s wilderness. So we’re here to help!

7 Zion National Park Restaurants That Will Keep Your Heart and Tummy Full

From Thai to steak, pizza to pancakes, these Zion National Park restaurants are sure to bring you back to life after a long day on the trails or in the tunnels.

1. Zion Canyon Brew Pub

.3 miles from Visitor Center

If you’re looking for some quality pub food, check out Zion Canyon Brew Pub, a short 7-minute walk from the visitor center. For anyone staying at the Watchmen Campground, the Zion Canyon Brew Pub is a great option for its immediate proximity to camp! Even though its a pub, Zion Canyon is family-friendly and won’t break the bank. Try pairing the wings with a refreshing IPA.

2400 Zion – Mount Carmel Hwy
Springdale, UT 84767

2. Switchback Grille Steakhouse

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1.7 miles from Visitor Center

As the most upscale restaurant on this list, you can expect to pay a higher price–but you can also expect higher quality. The wait staff is friendly and eager to provide the best dining experience in the Springdale area. Families are welcome here and there are plenty of options for the kiddos. Try the ahi-tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes–they’ll make your mouth water!

1149 Zion Park Boulevard
Springdale, UT 84767

3. Thai Sapa

.5 miles from Visitor Center

Thai Sapa is by far the best Thai restaurant in the Springdale area. While their menu isn’t extensive, each dish uses quality ingredients to create yummy curries, noodle dishes, and papaya salad you won’t forget–their jalapenos are even grown in the owner’s garden! Prices aren’t terrible but are definitely elevated due to location.

198 Zion Park Boulevard
Springdale, UT 84767

4. Spotted Dog Cafe

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.7 miles from Visitor Center

The Spotted Dog Cafe offers an elevated dining experience with dishes like Rocky Mountain Red Trout and Gourmet Game Meatloaf. You’ll find the Spotted Dog inside Flanigan’s Inn–so if you’re really looking to treat yourself after a week of camping and exploring the park, make an entire experience out of it and book a night at the Inn then treat yourself to a dish at Spotted Dog. Best yet: when you wake up in the morning, feast at the all-you-care-to-eat breakfast buffet.

428 Zion National Park
Springdale, UT 84767

5. Oscar’s Cafe

1.4 miles from Visitor Center

Oscar’s Cafe is the highest-rated dining option in Springdale and a must-visit. With options across the board from Mexican to burgers to veggie omelets, you’ll be able to find something for everyone at Oscar’s–even your picky 4-year-old. While you might have to wait to be seated, it’ll be well worth it for this popular Zion National Park restaurant.

948 Zion – Mount Carmel Hwy
Springdale, UT 84767

6. Zion Pizza and Noodle Co

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1.3 miles from Visitor Center

Zion Pizza and Noodle Co is the go-to pizza joint in Springdale with meat-lovers, veggie, and vegan options for all diets. And is there anything better than carbo-loading after a long day on the trail? Order a couple of pies if you’re traveling with family and a pitcher of beer to keep you going.

868 Zion – Mount Carmel Hwy
Springdale, UT 84767

7. Bit and Spur

1.7 miles from Visitor Center

Margaritas? Live music? Homemade salsa? Yes, please. At Bit and Spur, diners get flavorful Mexican and southwest options like Shrimp Tacos and Sweet Potato Tamales along with stunning views that can be enjoyed inside or on the patio. There are options, here for larger groups and kids making it a great option for the whole family.

1212 Zion Park Boulevard
Springdale, UT 84767

8. Cafe Soleil

the cafe soliel restaurant near zion national park

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.5 miles from Visitor Center

Start your day at Cafe Soleil! There are plenty of options here for gluten-free and vegetarian diners including smoothies that are to die for. You might also want to order a hummus wrap to-go so you can feast on one of the most delicious menu items halfway through your hike. Oh, and the coffee will give you the pep in your step as you navigate the perilous Angel’s Landing.

205 Zion Park Boulevard
Springdale, UT 84767

9. MeMe’s Cafe

1.4 miles from Visitor Center

For breakfast options among Zion National Park restaurants, it doesn’t get much better than MeMe’s Cafe–especially if you’re looking for a variety of crepes from the traditional Momma’s Favorite to the Meat Lovers Crepe. There are also other options if crepe’s aren’t your thing–like breakfast sandwiches, wraps, and paninis.

975 Zion Park Boulevard
Springdale, UT 84767

Megan Walsh

Megan Walsh

Megan dreams of one day being a professional recreationalist, and welcomes any and all tips on how to get there. When she isn’t climbing, skiing, or enjoying shavasana, she’s drinking coffee and furiously typing away at her computer––or watching Netflix. Her work has been featured in Climbing Magazine, Utah Adventure Journal, and on Moja Gear.