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Thunderbird Restaurant

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Junction Of Highway 9 & 89, Mount Carmel, UT 84755
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good service; ok meal

We had dinner here. The service was very friendly and attentive, but the food was mediocre and the pies ok.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
steamboat springs, co
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Cedar City, Utah
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped here over the summer and I was blown away by their pie. I ended buying an entire apple pie with their butter beer sauce. So scrumptious! Our dinner was great too. The only cons were the long wait for dinner and that this is not as cheap as your regular diner, but rightfully so!

Thank Kayla D
steamboat springs, co
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here. The service was very friendly and attentive, but the food was mediocre and the pies ok.

Thank ralstida
Spokane, WA
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kitzchy diner with the usual offerings - but we stopped because of the sign - and it was worth it. I had the coconut cream pie - and it was the best I've ever had. Full of coconut, creamy, light and even the crust was good. Should have bought a whole one to keep me company on the rest of... More 

Thank TravelGoddessofAAA
Salt Lake City
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to the Thunderbird Restaurant at the Mt. Carmel Junction every time we visit Zion National Park or Bryce Canyon. We have tried other menu items which I would rate good to fair. However, the homemade apple pie is worth going out of your way for. They also have a three berry pie that is wonderful. If there's two... More 

Thank Dorene L
Woodville, Alabama
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was good, but nothing to rave about. Love the atmosphere! Like the story about the restaurant and the Ho'made Pies. Was too full to try the pie, but sure would have liked to!

Thank Mary A
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm all for classic American roadside dining, in fact when on a road trip I love it. But after walking in and feeling excited by the decor, I was quickly disappointed by the poor food. Fries were bog standard from-frozen and real salty, the buns were hella cheap and flimsy and no love went into preparing the grilled chicken or... More 

Thank Dan J
farmington, connecticut
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decent basic menu with tasty ingredients. Service prompt . Almost the only option in area other than buffalo grill at Zion Mtn Ranch which is better but more costly. was overrun with tour bus people shortly after we arrived but still worked out fine for us

Thank pbchi
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134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They know they have you..... With few options, we figured a salad and burger were safe bets. The half pounder seemed a bit underweight but was fine..... The salad from a bag with a few garnishes. The prices were higher than they should have been but it's all about location and options. I'm still scratching mThey know they have you........ More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's not a lot of choice in Mount Carmel so it was a bit of relief that this restaurant provided really nice home style cooking with things like fish and chips (which my wife had),steaks and liver and onions (which I had - and enjoyed)

Thank John M
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We waited for several minutes before being seated. Then after not seeing aNY one else for 5 minutes we left. Did not have high hopes after reading other reviews but choices are limited in Mount Carmel. Went across the road to Golden Hills. See review, should have eaten at Subway again.

Thank harleygal205

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Junction Of Highway 9 & 89, Mount Carmel, UT 84755
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Mount Carmel
  • Phone Number: 435-648-2203

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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