Did you know that 82% of the meals Americans eat are home-cooked? If this sounds about right for your household, then good for you! After all, eating at home is not only healthier, but it's cheaper as well.

But cooking all of your meals can be tough to do, especially if you have other responsibilities. So don't feel too guilty if you hang up your chef's head and let someone else do the cooking for once.

Wondering where you should go for Southern Utah dining? Read on, as we'll show you some of the best places to eat!

Cappeletti's Restaurant

Do you and your family members love Italian food? Then you should dine in at Cappeletti's Restaurant. They're open for both lunch and dinner.

This is a family-owned and operated restaurant in St. George that has tasty Italian food. But the food comes with an Argentinian twist, as the owners are from there! This means you can chow down on not only pasta but also some delicious steaks.

At this restaurant, you'll get to enjoy beautiful patio dining where you can watch the sunset against a gorgeous background.

As for the food, much of it is made from scratch. In fact, they pride themselves on creating unique specials regularly, so don't forget to inquire about them!

Painted Pony

Looking for some Utah fine dining? Then Painted Pony needs to be on your list. This restaurant has a Southwestern style with fresh flowers and art inspired by the Southwest.

This restaurant is located in the historical Ancestor Square in St. George with a cozy and clean atmosphere. Painted Pony offers fine dining with hormone and antibiotic-free beef, free-range chicken, and other dishes such as duck, lamb, and seafood. 

They are open for lunch and dinner and have an excellent romantic ambiance in the evening. And with the option for outdoor patio seating, this restaurant has a lot to offer.

With its unique menu and clean environment, this restaurant is great for those who want an exemplary fine dining experience.

Mad Pita

Mad Pita is a local restaurant that's a bit of an adventure compared to other dining options in St George, Utah. With delicious Greek and Mediterranean food on their menu, this restaurant is one you won't want to miss.

They are open for lunch and dinner and they have a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. Mad Pita serves good food fast with healthy ingredients and tasty, Mediterranean flavors. Their menu serves pitas, gyros, rice bowls, kabobs, and more.

Mad Pita is a great spot for date night or a family dinner, with mouthwatering food, captivating decorations, and a genuine and special atmosphere. This restaurant is a great place to try when visiting Southern Utah!

Red Fort Indian Cuisine

For those of you who like to go on culinary adventures, you'll want to give Red Fort Indian Cuisine a try. This is another family-owned and operated restaurant, so you'll be supporting the local economy if you dine here.

Another benefit you'll get from eating at this restaurant is that you'll be enjoying secret family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation.

Red Fort Indian Cuisine also uses plenty of fresh ingredients to bring their dishes to life. You won't have to worry about any being too spicy either since you can customize not just the spiciness, but also any other aspects of the dish so you'll love it completely.

Because this is an Indian restaurant, you can count on finding fantastic vegetarian dishes on their menu. So if you or any of your loved ones are vegetarian and struggle to find exemplary food, Red Fort Indian Cuisine definitely won't disappoint.

Bear Paw Cafe

Bear Paw Cafe is a must-visit for those who live for breakfast and/or brunch. This cafe has a special Western theme to it, with an emphasis on Alaska.

All breakfast dishes are made from scratch here. You'll get to browse an 11-page menu full of things like 2-inch thick French toast, tasty Belgian waffles, Grandma's oatmeal, and mouthwatering crepes.

Let's say you don't want to eat breakfast; that's no problem either. There are plenty of lunch dishes on the Bear Paw Cafe's menu. You can enjoy sandwiches, paninis, and salads.

Considering that the Bear Paw Cafe started off as a coffee company in Seattle, a huge coffee city, you can count on being served high-quality cups of java. This restaurant also offers some specialty teas if that's more your thing.

Enjoy Some Great Southern Utah Dining

The next time you want some Southern Utah dining, you now have a great list to refer to! So you can definitely kick back and relax when you're sick of kitchen duties.

But this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many other fantastic places to go when dining in Utah, so don't hesitate to explore what our wonderful stay has to offer. You just might discover some new favorites!

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Posted by David Ellis on


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