Dining in and around Zion National Park

Dining in Zion National Park

There are two dining options inside the park itself both at Zion Lodge that offer a convenience of location with incredible views of the surrounding scenery. A great place to enjoy a meal after exploring the park.

Red Rock Grill: This upscale sit-down restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It features steaks, burgers, salads, vegetarian options, and more.

Castle Dome Cafe:  This cafe offers outdoor seating with snack breakfast items and burgers and fries style for lunch and dinner.  

Dining in Springdale

Springdale has a great variety of dining options. Many of them are within walking distance of the park entrance. You'll find a range of fine dining restaurants, cafes, and eateries with diverse cuisines such as: southwestern, French inspired, Tex-mex, sweets, coffee shops and more. 

Some highlights include:

Bit & Spur Restaurant and Saloon: This restaurant is known for its Southwestern and Mexican-inspired cuisine. It has a welcoming atmosphere and outdoor seating.

Oscar's Café: Oscar's is another popular restaurant in Springdale, offering a menu with a mix of American and Southwestern dishes. It's known for its burgers and outdoor patio.

Spotted Dog Café: This is a charming restaurant in Springdale with a diverse menu that aims for fresh and local. It's often praised for its friendly staff and cozy ambiance.

Cafe Soleil: If you're looking for a breakfast or lunch spot, Cafe Soleil is known for its sandwiches, salads, and coffee. It's a relaxed cafe in Springdale.

Whiptail Grill:  Whiptail Grill offers a unique blend of Mexican and Southwest cuisine. The restaurant has a casual atmosphere and outdoor seating.

Zion Canyon Brew Pub:
The local spot for craft beers and a great menu of burgers, salads, sandwiches and more. Great outdoor seating.

Dining in East Zion

Not far from the eastern entrance of Zion National Park is East Zion. The East Zion area has some incredible dining options. 

Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort: Zion Ponderosa has a great on property restaurant with burgers, pizza, Brazilian food as well as a highly rated seasonal taco food truck.

Zion Mountain Ranch: This ranch provides guests with a decadent fine dining farm to table restaurant experience called the Cordwood.

Mount Carmel Junction: Is home to the Thunderbird Cafe known for its pies and classic American cuisine. 

Orderville: Orderville has a great burger joint and  The Shop Coffee Co. serving drinks, desserts, and sandwiches. 


  • Virgin Utah is a small town but still has some great food options.
  • Hurricane Utah is one of the bigger cities near Zion National Park and has a variety of local and chain restaurants. 
  • Kanab Utah is also on the east side of Zion and is a great food scene with a variety of excellent restaurants to choose from. 
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