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Top 5 Local Only Restaurants

Getting out of town and heading to Moab, Utah is an exciting opportunity no matter what time of year you head this way. Between the towering red rocks, captivating canyons, and options for outdoor adventure that are seemingly endless, it’s a place that beckons you to come and try something new. The same can be said for the culinary scene that awaits in this inviting destination! While there is a multitude of savory options to enjoy while you’re in town, it’s fair to say that some stand out from the rest as local favorites. When you’re looking to leave tourist traps behind and check out something that those who call Moab home love too, the following five Moab restaurants are where to start.

Eklectic Café

Avoid long lines but indulge in delicious beginning-of-the-day options when you head over to Eklectic Café during your Moab getaway. Located at 352 N. Main Street, Eklectic Café is a charming place to start your day on a savory and nutritious note. This restaurant serves up everything from eggs and toast to biscuits and gravy that are sure to satisfy. Every breakfast can be paired with a hot cup of coffee, and you won’t want to forget your pastry side before you head out for a day of Moab-based fun. Complete with a mosaic coffee cup outdoors, and a colorful interior chalked up in special-of-the-day style, Eklectic Café feels like home and is easy to find.

Arches Thai

When you’re craving international cuisine but want to dine like a local at Moab restaurants, making your way to Arches Thai is sure to inspire. This locally loved stop is a great place to indulge in authentic Thai cuisine in a setting that’s comfortable and welcoming while still enjoying those sensational red rock views as you do. Guests have the option of settling in at a comfortable main dining room table or order to go if you’re looking to make it a fresh-air dining moment instead. No matter where you eat, you’re in for a savory treat. Arches Thai serves up everything from egg rolls and edamame to Gyoza, Shumai, Satay, and crab Rangoon just to name a few. Arches Thai is easily accessible at 60 N. 100 Way.

Susie’s Branding Iron

A true taste of the west is yours for the savoring when you enjoy a meal at locally loved Susie’s Branding Iron. Situated at 2971 US-191 in Moab, Susie’s Branding Iron is a family-friendly restaurant that serves up delicious options ranging from BBQ and burgers to ribs and steak every day of the week! The interior of this restaurant hosts country-chic designs that allow guests to not only get the best of the menu but make the most of the atmosphere as well. Feel free to pair your plate with a glass of wine or mouthwatering beer and whatever you do, don’t forget to try some homemade dessert before you go. You’ll be glad you did!


When you’re looking for a quick and casual bite in Moab and want to know where the locals go to satisfy a craving, just head to Milt’s. Found at 356 S. Mill Creek Drive, Milt’s is a nostalgic throwback to burger joints of a bygone era. This is what makes it so endlessly appealing! American-style homemade burgers, buffalo burgers, malts, and shakes are all on the menu at this small but charming stop. Order up something delicious at the window and stay awhile or grab your grub to go and enjoy dining out and about in Moab.

Moab Food at Quesadilla Mobilla

Food truck culture finds its savory stride in Moab with Quesadilla Mobilla—an absolute must if you’re in town and looking to eat like a local. This unique dining option is a place where quesadillas with a flavorful twist are readily served up upon request. Just look for the bright yellow truck at 95 N. Main and you’ll know you’re in the right place. Quesadilla Mobilla offers a variety of vegetarian and vegan selections in addition to fan favorites like the Enchanted Chicken and Southern Belle options. Don’t miss out on pairing your plate with a side of chips and guacamole for a truly savory sampling of Moab food you won’t soon forget.

Book Your Moab Getaway Today

There’s nothing better than a Moab getaway, but knowing you have accommodations in place that keep you close to the fun and those places you can’t wait to explore can elevate the experience even further! When you’re ready to turn travel dreams into a reality, the team at Arches Vacation Rentals is here to help. We’re proud to host rental properties across Moab that are easy to customize according to travel taste and style. Our rentals are sure to meet your every need and exceed expectations too. Reach out today to learn more and to book your stay!