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Circle D Eatery

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485 W Main, at Circle D Motel, Escalante, UT 84726
435-826-4125
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Scenic view

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  • 15
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing Ribs

Absolutely the BEST ribs EVER! The meat fell off the bone, and the sauce was perfect. Owner Ken Ruick should bottle it. And our server (thank you Kim ) was friendly and attentive. Our only disappointment is we can't eat there again tomorrow!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Pat5622
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
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Cedar City
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Not the best experience service was slow and not friendly at all. Just didn't feel like a relaxing and enjoyable experience. A friendly smile and greeting is helpful when you walk in the door I got neither. Unusual for most small town dinning experiences in Utah.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Absolutely the BEST ribs EVER! The meat fell off the bone, and the sauce was perfect. Owner Ken Ruick should bottle it. And our server (thank you Kim ) was friendly and attentive. Our only disappointment is we can't eat there again tomorrow!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Traveling along Highway 12 on vacation and we needed to stop for lunch, closest town was Escalante and nothing seemed to be open but Circle D, so we went for it. We sat at the bar and service was immediate and charming, I thought our server was very attentive and thorough. Every burger on the menu sounded amazing, I ended... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Dining choices in Escalante are limited but the Circle D restaurant would be rated highly for friendly service and food quality almost anywhere. The menu is typical American with fish and meat dishes. Serving sizes are good fill after a day hiking. The decor is plain with simple tables and chairs and a few local photographs on the walls. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Had a delicious steak with homemade mashed potatoes and gravy! Excellent service. Had an early dinner so restaurant was not busy. I would definitely eat here again.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I was nervous about the food before we got to escalante, I thought we would only be eating fast food. This place was so good! Everything was so fresh, the salads were amazing! We ended up eating here twice

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Morongo Valley, California
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The Circle D was a welcome repast. Our server, Wanda, ensured that we got everything we needed, including the little cap for our to-go salad dressing. Fish Tacos, Ranch Chicken Salad, amazing coffee. Great vibe. Would easily have had another meal there if I hadn`t just beenpassing through. Go there!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The club sandwich was excellent and I had to box half as it was so big; which for me is unknown. The service was friendly and the facilities very clean and tidy Nice people nice place

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Escalante is a great place to come and visit. We love it there. My husband and I went to visit with our two small kids. For breakfast, we decided to go to Circle D. It was a beautiful day, so we decided to eat outside. We all loved our food, the kids devoured their pancakes. Such good food and great... More 

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Centerville, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Circle D is the place to eat if you find yourself in Escalante! I've eaten here SEVERAL times, both for lunch and dinner! It has a nice home town feel. The restaurant has always seemed spotlessly clean and the service is always impeccable! I have ordered different entrees each time and have never been disappointed! The homemade ranch dressing is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 485 W Main, at Circle D Motel, Escalante, UT 84726
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Escalante
  • Phone Number: 435-826-4125

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view

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