You’ve already done your research on the best Springdale resorts and booked your next stay at Flanigan’s Inn. But while you’re planning which hikes you’d like to take on in Zion, putting your name in for the lottery for permits to hike Angels Landing, or maybe booking an off-road excursion outside the park, don’t forget to research another important element of your trip — the food!
Despite its small size, Springdale, Utah offers a variety of restaurants and cafes perfect for fueling up before a day in Zion or for relaxing with friends and family at the end of a long day. Ready to start thinking about where you’d like to dine during your stay at the best Zion lodging? Keep reading to learn about a few of Springdale’s best restaurants — including our own on-site dining option, Spotted Dog!
Spotted Dog at Flanigan’s Inn
One of the best things about choosing Zion lodging located close to the park’s entrance is having the ability to hop in and out of the park throughout the day to eat, take a nap, or otherwise relax. Flanigan Inn’s on-site restaurant makes this even easier!
Spotted Dog, located at Flanigan’s, is a great spot to fuel up before hitting the trails or to relax and unwind with family and friends after a day of fun. A quick and easy breakfast buffet will help you fill up fast before catching the Springdale Shuttle and heading to the park, while gourmet dinners in our beautiful art-filled dining rooms will help you make even more lasting memories with your travel group.
On the breakfast buffet, you’ll find a wide variety of tasty, fresh classics, like French toast, steel-cut oats, breakfast potatoes, and biscuits and gravy, as well as fresh fruit, yogurt, and pastries. Your breakfast includes locally roasted drip coffee and refreshing orange juice, while other fruit juices, specialty coffees, and healthy green juices are also available at an additional cost.
Dinners at Spotted Dog offer casual American fare with a fresh and delicious twist. Warm up in the Fall and Winter with hot homemade soup, dig into delicious pasta and regionally-inspired recipes, and finish it off with a decadent dessert. Walk-ins are always welcome, but reservations are available for our indoor dining room for those who prefer to plan ahead. You can also dine on our outdoor patio, weather-permitting, and take in the stunning views of Zion’s peaks while you eat.
Whether your plans for the day include relaxing and taking in all that Springdale resorts have to offer or hiking to the challenging summit of Angels Landing if you’re someone who needs to start their day with a caffeine hit, head to Cafe Soleil. This quaint cafe is a great spot to grab your favorite coffee or tea, as well as simple sandwiches, salads, and pizzas. The restaurant also offers some vegetarian and vegan options.
Zion Canyon Brew Pub
Looking for a great spot to grab a drink after a long day of hiking? Head to Zion Canyon Brew Pub. This casual, quirky spot was the very first microbrewery in Southern Utah and continues to serve up its fresh brews made on-site.
In addition to a variety of beers available on a rotating schedule, Zion Canyon Brew Pub also releases a seasonal selection of its brews. Try their popular Zion Pale Ale, or mix things up with a pint of Foray Pomegranate or Juicy IPA. You can also enjoy some casual fare and comfort food, like burgers and sandwiches, buffalo meatloaf, and bangers and mash, as well as healthier options like salads.
Southern Utah is known for its great Mexican and Mexican-American cuisine. If you’re hoping to try some during your Springdale resorts stay, you’re in luck; there are several options in town!
One is Oscar’s Cafe. This restaurant is easy to spot for its adobe facade and tree-lined patio. On the menu, you’ll find a variety of Mexican food, as well as burgers, sandwiches, and more. Dine outside on their shady patio, or fill up in their colorful dining room. You can also grab a sit-down breakfast here before heading into the park.
Another spot for grabbing Mexican food and other filling comfort foods during your stay at the best Zion lodging is Whiptail Grill. While the menu may be smaller, you’ll find classics like tacos, burritos, and enchiladas, as well as some Asian food and vegetarian options, burgers, pizza, and more. Whiptail Grill is open daily for lunch and dinner.
Choosing Where to Dine When Staying at Springdale Resorts
Whether you’re looking for a quick and filling breakfast before taking on Angels Landing or another popular trail, or a fun dinner option to enjoy with family and friends, you can’t go wrong with these great Sprindale restaurants.
When you stay at Flanigan’s Inn, one of the closest Zion lodging options, you’ll not only enjoy fast access to the park via an on-site shuttle stop, but our on-site dining option, Spotted Dog, makes it easy to grab a hearty breakfast or memorable meal without having to even leave our resort.
Ready to experience our beautiful inn for yourself? Book your stay today!