Go Where the Locals Go

 

Have you ever gotten into a new town on vacation and wondered where in the world am I going to have dinner? We’re going to help you with that age old dilemma, so you can go where the locals go.

Here in Kanab, there are approximately 23 dining choices and more on their way in. Some of those 23 are phenomenal, some not so much. I’ll share with you my top five on the list. You’ll get great service and good food. That’s what it’s all about right.

The top five of our go where the locals go list:

  1. Rocking V Café

Go Where the Locals Go

The Rocking V Cafe’

 

Excellent choice for any type of diner – meat eater or not. Wonderful selection of beer and wine. Here you will receive sensational service and will most likely be visited by Victor (the owner). I recommend making reservations, it’s a pretty busy place. Some of our favorites include:

Homer’s Dream Pork Chop

Go Where the Locals Go

Dreamy isn’t it!

 

Topped with chipotle mustard, these two 6 ounce, garlic and herb rubbed beauties melt in your mouth.. Chef’s vegetables and garlic-sour cream Yukon gold mashers complete this entree. Homer, Gomer, whatever your name……. oooooooooo, pork chopppppps…..goood.

 

Black Bean & Corn Tacos*

A superb blend of black beans, corn, onions, red peppers & chargrilled zucchini, tossed with a black mole – southwestern spice blend. This lovely concoction is topped with avocado-soy bean dressing. Served in corn tortillas with jicama slaw.

Key Lime Pie*

Go Where the Locals Go

Key Lime Pie

Tart and sweet, velvety cool, with a graham crust. Topped with freshly whipped cream. Perfect. Even if you’re from Florida, this is the best key lime pie you’ve ever eaten!

*excerpts taken from the Rocking V Café menu

Tripadvisor reviews for Rocking V Cafe’

 

  1. Escobar’s Mexican Restaurant

Escobar's Mexican Resturant
Escobar’s Mexican Resturant

 

For the Mexican food lover in us all – top notch yummy goodness right here. Leo, Rosa and family will take superb care of you here.  It’s busy all the time, there’s a reason for that (it’s called great food) so be prepared to wait for a table. Rosa doesn’t take reservations so get there early. Good selection of beer, no wine or mixed drinks (welcome to Utah). When you have dinner at Escobar’s you become an extension of the family, Rosa will sit at the table with you and have an actual conversation with you. Don’t forget to ask for the “extra hot” sauce – holy mackerel it’s some yummy stuff! Some of our favorites include:

 

 

Vegetarian Burrito*

Beans, rice, lettuce, tomato, onion and sour cream inside a GIANT flour tortilla topped with enchilada sauce and cheese.

Veggie Fajitas*

MMMM Fajitas
MMMM Fajitas

Summer squash, zucchini, mushrooms, green bell peppers, red bell peppers, tomatoes and onions. Served with guacamole, sour cream, tortillas, rice and beans.

Guacamole Tacos*

Not on the menu, but we get them every time we go in. Crispy taco shells filled with guacamole, lettuce and cheese.

Chips and Salsa of course
Chips and Salsa of course

*excerpts taken from the Escobar’s Mexican Restaurant menu

Tripadvisor reviews for Escobars Mexican Restaurant

 

  1. Three Bears Creamery Cottage

The three bears inside The Three Bears Creamery Cottage
The three bears inside The Three Bears Creamery Cottage

While Three Bears Creamery Cottage does have a full menu with several vegetarian options – we go for the ice cream. You know the old saying; I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.

Ice Cream Shakes*

Over 34 different shakes on the menu, plus whatever you can of. Some of our favorites include: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Strawberry, Peach, Grasshopper and Coffee.

Banana Splits*

Who doesn't like a GIANT banana split?
Who doesn’t like a GIANT banana split?

Make it a traditional split or create your own. With over 20 flavors of hand dipped ice cream, the possibilities are endless.

 

Hand Scooped Ice Cream Cones*

How many scoops really fit on an ice cream cone?
How many scoops really fit on an ice cream cone?

20 flavors of hard scooped ice cream, them choose from a regular cone, waffle cone, 1 scoop, 2 scoops or even 3 scoops. The sky’s the limit.

*excerpts taken from The Three Bears Creamery Cottage menu

Tripadvisor reviews for Three Bears Creamery Cottage

 

 

 

  1. Fusion House Fresh Grill Mix

Fusion House Fresh Mix Grill
Fusion House Fresh Grill Mix

This little place located in the heart of town is a gem. Chef Tong Luo, traveled different places in search of exotic recipes combining different authentic Asian cuisine into savory fusion dishes.* We love the different “heat” options; mild, medium, hot or volcano (we like volcano). Perfect place for all types of diners – carnivores, pescatarians, vegetarians, and vegans. (Which definitely puts it on the go where the locals go list!) Some of our favorites include:

Mongolian Beef Wrap *

Look at all that goodness.
Look at all that goodness.

USDA choice sliced beef flank steak stir fry with scallions, carrot, onion in a savory soy glaze with lettuce and cheese served with fries (or substitute a house salad just because the dressing is FABULOUS).

Pineapple Chicken (gluten free)*

Sautéed chicken breast with pineapple, bell pepper, and carrots served with our delicious pineapple sauce. Comes with steamed rice or brown rice and a house green salad with the fabulous soy dressing and a choice of a spring roll, edamame or pork gyoza

Vegan Orange Chicken*

Go Where the Locals Go

It’s almost too pretty to dig into.

 

Our Chick’n is made from soy, wheat, pea proteins, vegetables and ancient grains (quinoa, amaranth millet and kamut). Majority of Gardein* products are a good souce of fiber and also animal and dairy free. Veggie chick’n pieces smothered in a delightful orange sauce (choose your heat wisely). Served with steamed rice or brown rice.

*excerpts taken from the Fusion House Fresh Grill menu

Tripadvisor reviews for Fusion House Fresh Grill

 

  1. Nedra’s Too

Nedra's Too
Nedra’s Too

While Nedra’s Too is a fantastic Mexican food place, we prefer to go for breakfast. They offer a regular menu and a vegetarian menu and are happy to create any option (within reason) that you can think of. Great coffee and fantastic servers (we like Marina the best).

Biscuits and Gravy

Freshly baked biscuits covered in gravy. The gravy is sausage free and a vegetable stock is used so that it’s vegetarian friendly.

Huevos Enchiladas*

Cheesy yummy goodness!
Cheesy yummy goodness!

Corn tortillas heaped with refried beans, cheese onions and enchilada sauce then topped with two eggs any style, hash browns (or beans) and toast or tortilla

Denver Omelet*

Eggs, cheese, ham (we like to substitute mushrooms), onions and bell peppers. Serve with hashbrowns and your choice of toast.

Menu options
Menu options

*excerpts taken from the Nedra’s Too menu

Tripadvisor reviews for Nedra’s Too

 

Know you won’t have to wonder where to go or end up at those places that even the locals won’t go (you know the places that depend on tourists or bus traffic or unsuspecting travelers that happen to come in because the outside looks alright). Don’t be a gullible globetrotter, please, go where the locals go.  Let us know when you’re in town and maybe we’ll see you at one of our favorite places.