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Circle D Eatery

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485 W Main St, Escalante, UT 84726-7700
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Mon 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We highly recommend this place. I had the buffalo burger and loved it as did my husband with his entree. I've had many buffalo burgers and because the meat is very lean, it needs to be cooked in a way that doesn't leave it too dry. This was by far the best one I've ever had. We liked the food... More 

Thank trombley2016
Denver, Colorado
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped for lunch and was pleasantly surprised by this little place. Very nice interior and decor with a little funky mixed in. We split the mushroom onion burger, which was from locally sourced ranch, and it was one of the best hamburgers I've had in a very long time. Service was great and was even asked if we wanted to... More 

Thank DudleyTL
Tropic, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've eaten here a bunch of times and will go back. Everything I've eaten has been either good or really good. I don't even like fish and I'd eat the fish tacos again and again. Burgers are really good too. My only complaint is it's a little overpriced not ridiculous but just a 3-4 dollars more than what I think... More 

Thank Chance S
Rimsting, Germany
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72 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We, family with 2 teen kids, liked it here . Food is good quality and good taste. Restaurant is basically furnished, with friendly atmosphere. Very kid-friendly. Deserts were also delicious. They have a special beer and wine menu, which we did not use, so cannot commend on it. Prices are normal eg usd 25 for NY Strip, usd 12 for... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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361 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has an excellent cook in the kitchen. I had salmon which was cooked to perfection the vegetables were fresh,as was the salad. The service was as good as the food. It is the only place I will eat dinner in Escalante. I have eaten there 3 times

Thank frequenttravelerdave
Moab, Utah
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had salad and bbq. Simple and fast. Good value. Service was fine. Good place to go if you aren't looking for fancy.

Thank vwmiked
Silver Spring, Maryland
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was good. If you are sensitive to seasonings, ask when you order. For example, the regular burgers come with a strong seasoning.

Thank DK H
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family came in around 3:30 after a day of traveling looking for dinner. However, they don't begin serving dinner until 4:30. That wasn't a problem for the wonderful staff at Circle D's. The chef began whipping up some mashed potatoes for us and told us to go ahead and order dinner. With our party of twelve, I heard so... More 

Thank Jess R
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Local range-fed beef makes for some outstanding burgers! I had the Blue Cheese Bacon burger and a Utah beer. The fries were nothing special, but who really needs fries when you have a burger this good?

Thank Diane M
Boulder, Colorado, United States
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for dinner last night with my son based on all the rave reviews. What a lackluster disappointment, but I'm learning to expect this from this part of Utah, or this part of the country. To be fair, they try. But my bbq sampler of brisket and pork ribs was pretty lame. Two dry and chewy slices of brisket... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $26
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 485 W Main St, Escalante, UT 84726-7700
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Escalante
  • Phone Number: 14358264125
The Circle D Eatery and the adjacent Circle D Motel is independently owned and operated. We offer casual dining of American cuisine. You can comfortably dine inside, in our covered patio, or on the outside patio. We are well known for our ribs, brisket, and chicken which are smoked on premise. Our beef is from Flying V ranch - a local rancher - who raises range fed cows in the Escalante area. We also have available several vegetarian offerings. Beer and wine are also available.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?