Mile 14 on Highway 128
Moab, Utah, 84532
Telephone: (435) 259-2002 or (866) 812-2002
We have always wanted to try out the Cowboy Grill at Red Cliffs Lodge, but thought, due to the outside packaging that we could never afford it. Were we wrong and happy about that! First off, a little background about the area and the Lodge compound before I get to the restaurant. The location is only 14 miles east on Route 128 outside of Moab; the roadway parallels the Colorado River and is spectacular scenery wise. At the entrance, a large sign will direct you to either reception/restaurant or the Castle Creek Winery. Going along the drive, you'll pass by the corral and see the cabins available for rental; there is also a pool/spa, so basically everything you need for a glorious vacation in the red rocks of Moab.
The inside of the Lodge is stunning with the Old West decor; there are meeting rooms available, a museum and gift shop. Brochures galore are all over offering all the sites any visitor would want to indulge in.
What truly impressed us was the staff, so very friendly and helpful; not once were we made to feel like we "didn't belong", considering we were only there for the Sunday brunch, and not staying at the Lodge itself. We paid for our meals at the front desk, took the short walk to the restaurant area and chose a table at the windows. There is also seating outside and the view is truly to die for!
Once again, the friendliest staff ever, from the omelet chef to the gentleman who made sure all the hot food items were kept full. Diane, aka the "Head Guru of Breakfast", made sure that our every need was met, and her smile was infectious; simply adored that woman! The buffet area is in sections; hot foods, fruits and cobblers, the meats (bacon, ham, sausage), omelet station, pastries near the coffee and tea (to-go containers are available)...all-you-can-eat!!!
Talk about delicious!!! Made to order omelets, fluffy scrambled or southwestern eggs, the pancakes and biscuits are the airyous, the meats are thick and they even served up thin slices of "melt in the mouth" prime rib in a mild barbecue sauce; we were in brunch heaven.
Whenever we're in the mood for a Sunday brunch, you can bet your bottom dollar that you'll find us at the Cowboy Grill at Red Cliffs Lodge. By the way, they also serve up daily breakfast and lunch buffets, and nightly dinners. Our wedding anniversary is in October, so you know where we'll be having our celebration dinner...at the Cowboy Grill.