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“Great food & atmosphere at a bargain price”

The Cowboy Grill Restaurant
Ranked #29 of 83 Restaurants in Moab
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $36
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: After a full day of adventure and exploration, nothing soothes the soul like a hearty meal in an intimate setting. Our terraced dining room ensures every guest has a magnificent view of the Colorado River, the Fisher Towers, and the towering red rock cliffs surrounding the Lodge. Shaded patios and decks offer cool dining in a natural setting any time of year. Our menu captures traditional Western favorites like Ranch Grilled Steak, Smoked Barbequed Pork Ribs and Wild Alaskan Salmon. Our prime rib is a Red Cliffs specialty, and every menu item pairs perfectly with, our onsite winery Castle Creek Winery, featuring award-winning choices available by glass or bottle.
Reviewed March 8, 2013

We went to this restaurant as an after thought. All we knew is that we wanted to get out of Moab for an evening. The drive to the Red Cliffs Lodge, where The Cowboy Grill is located, is beautiful. SR128 follows the Colorado River and road is surronded on either side by the overpowering red cliffs that make this area so unique. We did not expect to have an outstanding dining experience, but it was. The trout dinner (a real bargain @ $18) was superbly prepared and generous in its portions. And surprise! Utah wines (Castle Creek) are quite nice. Flan was one of the best I’ve ever had, and I’m a flan fanatic. And Chad was an excellent waiter -- non-intrusive, knowledgeable and attentive. We will definitely return.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Chad did a beautiful job serving us. He was attentive but not overly so. He recommended the house-made red wine blend, which we enjoyed. My trout and my husband's ribs were very good. He liked the fact that the ribs weren't overly sweet and saucy. The menu has several choices but nothing especially exciting or different.
It is worth the drive along the Colorado River to get here and sit in a table at a window overlooking the red cliffs which are reflected in the river. The buildings and grounds are beautifully rustic and western. It was fun to look at the movie museum and realize how many movies and tv shows have been made in this area.

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

In addition to the great food, service and views...the prices are very reasonable. They will also set you up with a box lunch for your day hiking around in beautiful Moab.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Chad took great care of us at dinner and the Sunday brunch was excellent. We stayed at the Lodge and will do so again.

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2  Thank Glen L
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Glad we decided to make the trip out to the Cowboy Grill Restaurant at the Red Cliffs Lodge, even though it was a little bit of a drive. It took us about 25 minutes to get there from Moab. Since we were there in November and went for dinner, it is a very dark and curvy drive out there. Would probably be a better choice in the Spring or Summer, when you can dine late enough to watch the sunset and enjoy the scenic drive out there in the light.

Even if you are there in the winter, it is still interesting to see the lodge and the museum they have on a lower floor. The museum gives you a history of all of the movies, commercials, and tv shows they have shot in the area.

For any restaurant, though, the food is the most important part and this restaurant probably has some of the best fish in the area. My wife had the red trout, which is nicely seasoned and a large piece of fish. Also liked the fresh baked bread. My pork ribs weren't as good and seemed slightly overdone and could have used more sauce.

Even when it is dark outside, the restaurant still has a romantic and upscale setting with fairly reasonable prices. Most of the entress are under $20. Don't miss the old Navajo blankets on the wall, which are works of art.

The one thing that keeps me from giving this restaurant a "5' rating was we felt the service was not good or friendly. Seems many reviewers had a good experience with a server by the name of Chad. We had a female server, who seems to have been hampered in her service by the amount of tables she had to serve.

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3  Thank Jason P
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