Cedar City Food Tour

Posted: June 03, 2024 | Author: Abbie Cochrane | Read Time: 2 minutes

A few friends are enjoying shaved ice together.Besides being home to a rich history and Southern Utah University, Cedar City is home to a diverse cuisine scene. With restaurants, drive-throughs and snack spots all over town, there is always something to satisfy a craving.

Here is a detailed food tour-style guide highlighting some of the best bites in Cedar City. All recommendations are sourced from locals!

What is a Food Tour?

Simply put, a food tour is exactly what it sounds like; hitting up the restaurants in a certain location, but really focusing on the specialties of an establishment. For example, starting with an appetizer or starter at one place, then bouncing around to get entrees, desserts, drinks and more at other locations.

Starters and Appetizers

Several restaurants have taken up in Cedar City, and in doing so, established some solid appetizer options.

  • Mac and Cheese from Pork Belly’s Eatery and Catering Co.
  • Acai Bowl from Tony’s Bistro
  • Crispy Tofu from Mandarin
  • Shrimp Tempura from Kalama’s Island Style
  • Bombay Cheese Naan from Bombay Cafe
  • Rustic Bread and Gorgonzola Salad from Centro Woodfired Pizza
  • Kimchi from Asian Bistro
  • Carne Asada Fries from Tacos El Jefe
  • Dumplings from Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine
  • TumbleWeed from Rusty’s Ranch House
  • Spring rolls from Erawan Thai


With so many great options for entrees in Cedar City, why make only one stop? There are plenty of places to try for the main course.

  • Buffalo Wings from All American Diner
  • Firehouse Breakfast Sandwich from The Grind
  • Pulehu Plate from Mo Bettahs
  • Madras Lamb from The Taj
  • Lasagna from Chef Alfredo
  • Enchiladas from Don Miguel
  • Pho Noodle Soup from Erawan Thai
  • Lobster Tails from Lighthouse Seafood and Grill
  • Veggie sandwich from Silver Silo


Looking for something to satisfy that sweet tooth? From ice cream to donuts to desserts, there are plenty of options to sweeten things up.

  • Peach Cobbler from Bowman’s Cowboy Kitchen
  • Crepes from Park Place
  • Rice Pudding from Teriyaki Grill
  • Pineapple upside-down cake from Kalama’s Island Style
  • Tamarind Chutney from Bombay Cafe
  • Gelato from Pizza Cart
  • Mochi Ice Cream from Ninja Japanese Steakhouse
  • Churros from Rita’s
  • Sweet Sticky Rice with Coconut from Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine
  • Chocolate Lava Cake from Milt’s Stage Shop
  • Loconut from Dippers

Drinks and More

Of course, being in Utah, Cedar City wouldn’t be complete without a multitude of soda shops around town! Here are some drink options to pair with your meal.

  • A Coconut Craze from Mixrz
  • A Bianca from Bristlecone
  • Jasmine Milk Tea from So ‘Ono
  • Raspberry Tea from Kalama’s Island Style
  • Rose Lassi from The Taj
  • Italian Soda from Park Place
  • Taro Milk Tea from Chat Chat Boba
  • Horchata from Brody’s Mexican Restaurant
  • Thai Iced Coffee from Bunnisa’s
  • Sea Breeze from Slurp’s Up!

And these restaurants are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Cedar City specialties. Besides various chain restaurants, here are some other Cedar City originals to check out as well!

  • Amber Kay’s Cafe
  • The Bistro
  • Brad’s Food Hut
  • Bulloch’s Ice Cream
  • Doughnutsville
  • The French Spot
  • Ganache-d
  • Hermie’s
  • IG Winery & Tasting Room
  • Java June’s
  • JJ Asian Market
  • Lizzie and Lola’s
  • Lotus Tea
  • Market Grill
  • Perks!
  • Policy Kings Brewery
  • The Pub
  • Simply Fun Nutrition
  • The Soda Nerd
  • Tea & Brown
  • Tiki Shack
  • Warehouse Bar + Kitchen
  • Yummy Tummy Sweets Bakery
  • 21eleven

Regardless of which spot you hit first, Cedar City offers up many wonderful options to check all the boxes for the local foodie. The only remaining question is, are you going to take that to go?

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