The 6 Best Places to Eat in Moab — Our Favorite Places

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Discover the top places to eat with our five-star Moab dining guide. From the best places to eat in Moab to hidden gems, explore a variety of culinary delights. Whether you’re after local favorites or international cuisine, our guide ensures you find the best spots for a memorable dining experience in the area. Let’s dive into the ultimate foodie escapade – because good times in Moab start with great bites!

The BEST Places to Eat in Moab

  1. Zax
  2. Moab Brewery
  3. The Blu Pig
  4. The Broken Oar
  5. Miguels Baja Grill
  6. Thai Bella

📍 Zax

Enjoy hearty food in a relaxed atmosphere at Zax in Moab. Choose from a huge selection of local Utah beers, take a walk on the wild side with the Pickle Fries appetizer, then dig into the famous Zax Burger loaded with bacon and avocado. They have extensive patio seating to take in the views, and are conveniently located on Main Street.

📍 Moab Brewery

The Moab Brewery is the place for a bit of adventure in craft beer sampling after a long haul on the trail or river. The brewery offers a wide selection (around 14) of delicious home brews. The establishment’s award-winning beer is not the only reason to sink into a chair and settle in at the brewery for the evening. Their delectable dishes are imaginative and delicious complements to the beer. Try the grilled artichokes, and anything that includes the applewood smoked bacon. It’s on everything, and that makes sense because it’s that good. It’s no wonder the Moab Brewery has become the most popular spot in town for the trail-weary set. Cooking from scratch, cold home brews in abundance. What else is there to want?

📍 The Blu Pig

When you need to make up for lost calories, there’s The Blu Pig. It’s fair to say the ribs stand up to anything else claimed as the best barbeque in Utah. The Pig’s proprietors take great pride in their specialty rubs and brines and multiple scrumptious sauces. And, they just know-how. The years of experience show up in their slow smoking process and selection of local fruitwoods that take the flavor infusion to another level of barbecue. The tender meat is ideally moist and smoky. Their side dishes are mostly home recipes, all good. Come for the barbeque, stay for the only live music in Moab that’s available 7 nights a week. Make a night of it! The bar’s right there, and the whiskey selection is extensive.

📍 The Broken Oar

The Broken Oar is authentic Moab; rustic, homey vibe, and superior service. The Broken Oar is the right place to satisfy a well-earned appetite with luscious, savory meats, barbeque favorites, and world-class burgers. Be sure to include the Oar’s signature Sweet Potato Fries. Gaze at the monumental menu of sandwiches, including that one with applewood smoked bacon piled on brisket piled on pulled pork. Yeah, that’s not for dieters. Give the Oar’s high-end versions of classic Tacos or Quesadillas a chance. You won’t regret it. The steaks are tender and overall pretty magical. But, many of us could just live happily on the cornbread with honey butter. Say hello to one of the best places to eat in Moab.

📍 Miguels Baja Grill

Here’s where all the great seafood is hiding in Moab. And, wait for it — it’s also where some of the finest traditional Mexican food in the United States is made to order from scratch! Pick any beer brand from south of the border; they’ve got it. Or, relax with one of Miguel’s various specialty margarita selections. Miguel’s Baja Grill is known for using only the freshest ingredients and for providing an exceptional dining experience with a quaint Baja ambiance. So, just enjoy life while your favorite genuine Mexican cuisine is prepared for you from traditional recipes using timeless methods. ¡Que Comida!

📍 Thai Bella

The chef at Thai Bella knows people need great Thai food gorgeously presented. Head straight for the lovely, relaxing outdoor dining patio. Go for the Khao-Soi, an adaptation of popular Thailand street foods. It’s egg noodles, in yellow curry sauce, and it’s topped with those crispy noodles, onion, cilantro, and your favorite meat option. Or, have the Roasted Duck. Oh, man! It’s half of a duck utterly perfectly cooked. You can have it topped with cashew nut sauce, or red curry, or Thai basil sauce, per your mood at the moment. Also, check out the Choo Chee curry sauce over chicken or shrimp, with its scrumptious side dishes. Or, just try anything featuring one of Bella’s array of different curry sauce recipes.

Red River Adventures – We Love Moab!

The adventure doesn’t end here. If you’re craving more excitement beyond the best places to eat in Moab, consider exploring Moab’s breathtaking landscapes with Red River Adventures. We provide Moab Utah’s most fun and exciting guided adventures. Red River is the only guide service in Moab, Utah with legal permits for guided hiking, Moab rafting, rock climbing, Moab canyoneering, and other outdoor sports. For fun excursions or multiple days of exploring wilderness wonders, we know where all the great Utah outback experiences are to be had! All our guides are certified through the American Mountain Guide Association. Come see why we have over 1,400 5-star reviews!

Red River Adventures has been repeatedly selected for the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame.

For information on guided adventure trips in amazing Moab, Utah, give us a call at 435-259-4046, or contact us online anytime.

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River Rafting Reviews and Red River Adventure Testimonials!

Caitlin Mollahan
April 22, 2023

Amazing trip and guide! Would do it again

Michelle Harrison
April 20, 2023

We had a blast canyoneering the Bow and Arrow Canyon with Dan! He is a great well experienced guide. He is also super fun and patient. It was our first time canyoneering and we all loved it! We would highly recommend this trip to anyone!

Jen Hocherman
April 18, 2023

This half day rafting trip was fantastic! We would absolutely recommend it! Our guide Dan was knowledgeable and had lots of interesting information to share along the way. We rafted through four sets of rapids, got soaked, and had fun!

Makayla Taylor
April 17, 2023

Every part of this was amazing!! Dan was our tour guide and he was incredible! 100% recommend.

Joyann McChesney
April 17, 2023

Great day, fantastic guides! Highly recommend.

Alison Browning
April 12, 2023

We did Bow & Arrow route 2 adults, 2 middle schoolers. Kenzie was fantastic, especially with helping one child face fears on the big rappel. This is a great activity for adventurous families

Adam Smith
April 10, 2023

We had an awesome experience! I took my 4 kids ages 9-16 on the Morning Glory canyoneering trip. Our guide Kenzie was awesome! The 2 rappelling spots of 90 & 120 ft in Grandstaff were amazing and the most memorable time for my kids in Moab. Thank you!

Lisa reese
April 10, 2023

Carl was very easy to work with in planning your trip. All guides were fun, knowledgeable, and confident in their skills. I would recommend the Bow and Arrow as it has the most repels. The hike up and in was very scenic.

Brandon Swenson
April 7, 2023

Honestly the best river rafting company group in Moab. They are local experts, the guide we had really gave us a good time out there. Next time we're in Moab we're comin back!

April 3, 2023

Canyoneering was incredible! Our guide, Brian, was very knowledgeable about rappelling and the terrain. He made our group feel very safe the whole way. Highly recommended if you’re looking for an adventure!

William Kellagher
April 2, 2023

I did the Rock of Ages Canyoneering trip today & it was AWESOME!! Brian was an amazing guide and the group I was with was great. The best day I had on my Moab trip! If you're afraid of heights like me, don't let that stop you from booking a trip. It was incredible day

Brett Woodward
March 15, 2023

I took AIARE lvl 1 with Garth and Jeremy and I learned a ton and had a great time in the process, couldn’t ask for more!

Jake Scheuerlein
March 15, 2023

Garth and Jeremy were fantastic instructors and I plan on taking my Level 2 first thing next season thru RRA.

Antoine Rioux
March 7, 2023

Amazing experience! Our guide John understood very well our expectations for the day and chose safe options to have a lot of fun despite the considerable risk for avalanches (> 60 inches of snow in the last days).

Nathan Dorfman
February 28, 2023

I could not be more satisfied with my AIARE 1 class with Red River Adventures and awesome instructors Jake and Garth. Engaging, educational and a ton of fun.

Rebecca Raich
February 27, 2023

Great AIARE 1 class - instructors knew their stuff and were patient & professional. Class was pretty intensive, but I now feel like I can more safely adventure in the backcountry.

February 27, 2023

Highly recommend. Friend and I hired a guide for our first time ice climbing. Bryan was super knowledgeable and helped everyone grow and have a great time.

Zoe Huish
February 27, 2023

Had my Avy 1 Course this weekend led by Garth Tino and Jake Scheinman. They were both fantastic instructors and people. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

Nathan Hernday
February 20, 2023

Had an awesome time doing some ice climbing, guided by Jake. I was hoping to do as much learning as possible on gear and techniques, and he was fun and full of all the info that I was looking for. Jake and Red River Adventures are both highly recommended.

Lisa Ryan
February 17, 2023

We just got done with our tour with Jake. It was amazing! He was very educational and also very helpful for our first time out! I would highly recommend Red River Adventures for any touring trip.

Christine Patterson
February 14, 2023

Awesome experience with John in the backcountry. Perfect mix of fun runs and learning experiences. Definitely a day I won’t forget !

Ben Romney
February 6, 2023

Did a one week guided ski trip in Hokkaido with Carl and local guide Mako. It was, without hyperbole, the best damn trip of my life. Skiing was phenomenal, followed by an amazingly relaxing, refreshing, and energizing onsen visit, then wonderful drinks/dinner, at a different spot every night for a great variety of Japanese cuisine. I honestly could t have asked for more.

Steven Obrzut
February 4, 2023

Great, friendly, and knowledgeable

Ema Waring
January 30, 2023

Brian J was a great guide for the beginner, full-day ice climbing tour in UT! Coming in with no prior experience, my party felt safe the whole time. It was a great workout and experience.

Kyle W.
January 30, 2023

Brian was an amazing guide for our ice climbing excursion and Red River made the whole experience super seamless and easy. 10/10 would book again.

January 29, 2023

The pow was legendary. The laughs were all time. One of the best trips of my life. Carl and co have it dialed.

Austin McMullen
January 25, 2023

Amazing experience with Jake in my Level 1 course!

Scott Conway
January 17, 2023

John and Adam lead us through the 3 day Avi 1 experience. It was very informative, well-managed and adaptive for the different skill levels of the class and accounting for the weather changes. I can not wait to take the next course with them.

Sarah Clark
January 15, 2023

Great day in the mountains with a great guide

Andrew Grimes
January 14, 2023

Really knowledge and professional guides. We had a super informative, well organized Avy1 class that was also a fun time. Thanks John and Adam!

Mark Holbrook
January 10, 2023

Wonderful trip with them skiing in BC with Northern Escapes Heli skiing!

A Google User
January 10, 2023

Red River put on a great Avy AIARE 1 course. Great knowledgeable guides giving practical skills that can be used everyday we are planning to go into the backcountry.

Mark Sghiatti
January 9, 2023

Instructors were great. Super friendly and accommodating.

Andrew Upton
December 30, 2022

Knowledgeable folks that are precise and efficient. Added a lot of fun to an avy 1 course while highlighting the dangers of the activity

Awesome experience. Carl was great at picking terrain to match ability and gave helpful tips /instruction

Brian Cain
December 24, 2022

We took an avalanche rescue class in the Wasatch with Red River. Our guide, Jake, was awesome! Small group, great/welcoming educational environment, fun all around. Update: came back for AIARE 2 and I'd give another 5 stars if I could. Another small group size. Chris & Sam were gurus. Both Red River classes were like an AMA with the snow oracle.

Ada S
December 21, 2022

Derek was a great guide, would highly recommend.

Luke Counterman
December 21, 2022

Took the AIRIE-1 course through Red River Adventures. Our guides John, Jake, and Garth were fantastic. The layout of the three days worked very well. There was an emphasis on participation especially in mapping and pre-trip planning. Group size was small on field days, 5-6 people per instructor, which enhanced learning. Overall exceeded my expectations for the course and had a blast skiing in the Wasatch backcountry to boot.

Max Valverde
December 15, 2022

Had an incredible avalanche one course. John, Jake, and Garth are true professionals and total legends in the backcountry. I’d learn from these guys, or go on a tour with them as guides any day of the week! Thanks again gents.

Shawn Gordon
December 10, 2022

Great Avalanche Rescue course. A good refresher for the season. Highly recommend John as a guide! His help and advice doesn't end when the class is over.

Jason L
December 10, 2022

John taught our avalanche rescue course and was fantastic. I am so much better prepared to respond in an emergency.

Ashley Bovee
December 8, 2022

Red River Adventure is the place to go for an Avy course! The guides are extremely educated, fun, and it is clear they love what they do. They were able to answer all my questions and beyond. John and Jake did a great job with the course, leaving me with more confidence, but respect, in the backcountry than ever before.

November 30, 2022

Kaya, Mary, and Spencer were the best guides one could ask for in every way

Ellie Jacques
November 30, 2022

Had an epic time with Kaya, Spencer, and Mary at crack camp. HIGHLY recommend crack camp for other climbers who have been on a couple cracks but lack formal instruction in crack climbing. Staff was professional and RRA/Carl was super helpful and communicative.

Anna Schapiro
October 23, 2022

We had a relaxing ride down the river in Moab with a guide who was extremely knowledgeable about the surroundings. Sadly Labor Day was the last day of the season for rafting. Keep that in mind!

Bruce Whittemore
October 12, 2022

Ben was an awesome guide. He was great to hang with. Was safety conscious, and was extremely helpful. We would definitely enjoy climbing with him again

David Zane
September 25, 2022

Unbelievably professional and skilled - amazing time

Keilah Butler
September 7, 2022

Great guides, great experience! Thanks!

Savannah Houle
September 6, 2022

It Was Absolutely Amazing, Had Such A Wonderful Time ! Loved Being Able To Swim And Enjoy The Views

Joe Carissimi
September 5, 2022

Great full day tour!! Sarah was an awesome guide. Good time had by all. Highly recommend it.