Uniquely Utah: A Foodie’s Guide To Cedar City

Discover Utah’s unique food favorites at these local businesses on your next visit to Cedar City!

Fry Sauce

It doesn’t get more classic Utah than fry sauce! A popular condiment, it’s usually made with one part tomato ketchup and two parts mayonnaise for a sweet and tangy flavor that locals love. While you can find it with an order of fries at almost any local restaurant, bottles are available for sale at Arctic Circle, a chain that originated in Salt Lake City.

Funeral Potatoes

Funeral potatoes are easily recognized as a unique Utah dish. This dish is delightfully decadent with shredded potatoes, cheese, onions, sour cream, and often a crisp topping. Stop by Pork Belly’s Eatery to try an order!

Fry Bread (Utah Scones) and Fry Bread Tacos

A true local favorite, tacos, with a twist! Fry bread, or Utah Scone, is a food staple of the Paiute and Navajo people adopted by Mormon settlers. This flattened dough is fried to a golden brown and served as dessert with Utah honey butter. Fry bread is also used as a taco shell and topped with beef, beans, veggies, salsa, and sour cream. Stop by Hermies Drive InPork Belly’s Eatery, or Top Spot Drive Inn to try one.

Pastrami Burgers

A classic Utah food, the Pastrami burger pairs a stack of thinly sliced pastrami with a charbroiled beef patty and can be found at diners across the state. Cedar City is home to some incredible spots to grab a Pastrami Burger, each with a signature flair. Stop by Hermie’s Drive InAll American Diner, Brad’s Food Hut, Brick House Café, or the Cedar Bowling Alley to try one today!

Dutch Oven Potatoes

Utahan’s love cooking over hot coals using a seasoned cast iron pan called a Dutch Oven. This popular cooking instrument is designated as Utah’s official cooking pot. the most sought after dish is Dutch Oven Potatoes , consisting of sliced potatoes, onions, and bacon cooked to a perfect crisp. Experience the delight of Dutch Oven cooking for yourself at Bowman’s Cowboy Kitchen.

A plate of dutch-oven potatoes, steamed vegetables, and meatloaf from local restaurant Bowman's Cowboy Kitchen in Cedar City, Utah.
Dutch Oven Potatoes at Bowman’s Cowboy Kitchen

Custom Sodas

Vintage soda combos and custom creations, we’re all about getting a great soda drink here and custom soda spots can be found throughout the state! You’ll find locally owned places to create your own unique combination at the Soda Nerd and Slurps Up. Or check out the vintage soda fountain at Bulloch Drug on Main Street. While you’re there try the Ironport Soda (described as a spiced cream soda) or a local favorite, the Fred Adams Chocolate Coke!

Utah Honey

As the “beehive state”, it’s no wonder that Utah is home to some incredible local honey! Stop by some of our local farms like Nature HillsRed Acre Farm, or Sweet Pea Farm & Orchard to pick up a jar. Also available at the Cedar City Visitor Center!

BONUS: The Parowan Sweet Tour

Parowan is a picture-perfect small town, devoid of stoplights and bursting with a hometown feel, it’s also a great place to pick up home cooked treats! Businesses like Mama Layne’s Bakery, Parowan Cafe, Sweet Pea Farm & Orchard, Calvarios, and Dairy Freeze have become standouts in creating individual takes on the classic cinnamon roll.