Blanding Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Blanding

April 14, 2018 Velvet Mowry

Blanding is a city in San Juan County, Utah, United States. The population was 3,375 at the 2010 census, making it the most populated city in San Juan County. It was settled in the late 19th century by Mormon settlers, predominantly from the famed Hole-In-The-Rock expedition. Economic contributors include mineral processing, mining, agriculture, local commerce, tourism, and transportation.
Things to do in Blanding

1. Patio Drive In

95 N Grayson Pkwy, Blanding, UT 84511-2833 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Dinner SGD 16 +1 435-678-2177
Excellent
48%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 249 reviews

Patio Drive In

Patio Drive In is a locally owned business. We pride ourselves in specialized burgers, sandwiches, and hand whipped shakes of almost any variety. Our food is made to order, and cooked fresh. We are not a traditional fast food, and you may expect a 15-20 minute wait during the lunch or dinner rush.

Reviewed By Sarah B - Montrose, Colorado

My group of 15 friends stopped here after a half day hike and it was delicious!! They were quick considering our large group and the food was top notch. The fries aren’t my favorite but everyone else seemed to like them. The wraps and burgers are amazing and the ice cream was tasty too!

2. Hunt's Trading Post

146 E Center St, Blanding, UT 84511-2921 Wheelchair Accessible +1 435-678-2739
Excellent
91%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 11 reviews

Hunt's Trading Post

Reviewed By Zigi F

Driving to Arches National we were after afternoon coffee. Already wanting to stop in the stake house opposite side of the roead when suddenly spotted "espresso" label on this small gift shop. When inside we immediately noticed Italian style coffee machine raising our hopes for something significantly better than usual breakfast "refills". It didn't desapoint us. "Cowboy Coffee" was definetely the best one we had on our entire trip. And we enjoyed it having nice conversation with the owner while pickig few souvenir pieces from his turquoise jewelry.

3. Yak's Center Street Cafe

140 Us 191, last Building on left hand side as your headed North Burnt Orange, Blanding, UT 84511 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch SGD 9 - SGD 21 +1 435-678-2555
Excellent
48%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

Yak's Center Street Cafe

.THE BREAKFAST PLACE Breakfast available all day Open 6 A.M. to 2 P.M. Monday through Friday 6 A.M. TO 11 A.M. ON Saturday We specialize in Breakfast!! The only full service breakfast in town!! The best Prices in the county !!! The largest portions for your Money!! As of the January 29, 2018. Yaks does not process credit or debit cards for under $10.00 American Express is not accepted.

Reviewed By Anthony R - Leland, Iowa

We were out in the middle of nowhere in UT and were starting to get very hungry. Fortunately, we stumbled upon Yak's. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. The food featured diner-style comfort food and was very good and filling. It was a terrific value for the money. It even filled up our 6'2 teenage son, which isn't easy to do. Yak's was a very welcome oasis.

4. Homestead Steak House

121 E Center St, Blanding, UT 84511-2922 Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 435-678-3456
Excellent
21%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
10%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 495 reviews

Homestead Steak House

Reviewed By misty_bee_Wyo - Sheridan, Wyoming

The Homestead steak house is the only restaurant in Blanding. I think there is also a fast food place attached to a gas station somewhere, but this restaurant was right next to my motel, and I didn't want to drive anymore that evening, so I went in for a to-go order, even though a tour bus had just stopped, and it was chaos inside. There were not many employees, and they had their hands full with the huge tour group, plus a line of other folks wanting a table. The young woman who took my order seemed relieved that I just wanted a simple to-go order (salad and fry-bread), and I don't blame her! My salad and bread were good, and the fry bread came with honey, which I thought was a nice touch. It did take about 40 minutes to get the order, but to be honest, the place seemed understaffed as it was, so add in a tour bus full of people, and I had resigned myself to a bit of a wait :)

5. Pop's Burritos

148 S Main St, Between West 100 South East 100 South and West 200 South East 200 South, Blanding, UT 84511-3733 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 438-678-2413
Excellent
55%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Pop's Burritos

Reviewed By John S - Poughkeepsie, New York

if ignorance is bliss, then this is the Gordon Ramsay of burritos. if youve had a burrito from baja fresh or robertos or a real taco truck parked aside a construction site anywhere outside this town, you will be so disappointed you will become furious & angry you got tricked with every extra bite! real burritos feature several meats to choose from like carne asada (chopped beef, usually sirloin tip) carnitas (usually fried pork shoulder), or (chopped grilled chicken) grilled to order so its got that great taste of everything cooked on that same grill you can only get from grilling to order...instead, it is the twighlight zone of burritos. its crock pot chopped beef, made sometime earlier that morning before opening wrapped in a steamed tortilla. no grill marks, just a mushy humid sticky tortilla with tiny scoops yes tiny scoops to regulate each portion weighs the bare minimum, the end result is half of a baja fresh or robertos burrito with a few ounces of pre cooked pre prepped hours old beef stew with one teaspoon of beans 1 teaspoon of rice, etc. and if you ask for a side of beans you get one of those tiny containers for ketchup for a small order of fries. basically a side of beans is literally two tablespoons in a container. i looked at them like they were psychotic, they looked at me like i had never seen a real burrito before and their way was the only way in existence, meat was tough dry but flavor was very ok. beans were delicious but only 2 tablespoons remember? just a wannabe burrito shop. atmosphere was the best looking besides the subway nearby. and literally 8-9 dollars for a 6 inch long burrito. Assembled to order yes, cooked to order? no way jose. thatd make too much sense in the twilight zone now wouldnt it. YUCK GROSS BLAH BLUH

6. Subway of Blanding

148 S Main St, Blanding, UT 84511-3733 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 435-678-3616
Excellent
34%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 46 reviews

Subway of Blanding

Reviewed By christine102262 - La Crosse, Wisconsin

We stop here after hiking in the Gulch for a week, so admittedly we are hungry, but the sandwiches are always the best. The service is always prompt and fast and we have never been disappointed.

7. A&W Restaurant

12 W Center St, Blanding, UT 84511-3700 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 801-435-3900
Excellent
14%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
14%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 54 reviews

A&W Restaurant

Reviewed By Mir2001 - Southwest

Internet availability was sporadic and sparse during our vacation, but the free wifi at A & W was very much appreciated. It is part of a gas station, mini-mart, and even has a drive-through. Thank you for your hospitality!

8. Higher Grounds

87 S Main St, Blanding, UT 84511-3742 +1 435-459-9349
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Higher Grounds

Reviewed By Loup407 - Fruita, Colorado

When driving between Moab and Monument Valley on 191, you will notice there are not a plethora of choices to get coffee, unless you really like gas station coffee. Higher Grounds isn't easy to find, as there is no sign on the front of the building. It's worth slowing down and looking for it (east side of the highway). Great coffee and soda drinks and a good pastry selection. You'll be glad you stopped!

9. Subway

36 S Main St # 82, Blanding, UT 84511-3739
Excellent
16%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
16%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 6 reviews

Reviewed By John S - Poughkeepsie, New York

subway sandwhich quality as expected. high school students operating in tandem to make sandwhiches so expect cruddy service like "ok whatchu want" & when you ask for something & they dont hear you its a loud, "HEH?!" um i would like this/that please? "WAH?" but the orders are accurate obviously you are watching your sandwhich being made. good kids, just need some more assertion & polite courtesy is all.

10. Thatzza Pizza

164 N Grayson Pkwy, Blanding, UT 84511-2403 Delivery, Takeout Pizza, Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 435-678-3111
Excellent
16%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
0%
Terrible
16%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 18 reviews

Reviewed By friendlyinsomniac - Mesa, Arizona

Ok folks, if you are visiting Blanding and not able to cook you only have a few restaurant choices, especially at dinner time. While this was not the best pizza I ever had, it was certainly better than average - it was baked fresh (call ahead if you wish), they have a variety of toppings and ingredients and was very satisfying after a grueling day of hiking the Needles District. The chicken wings were good too, not greasy. There is a dining room but it was very hot, we had planned to "dine in" but changed it to "carry out." The staff is very friendly, seems like a family owned/operated place. I'd definitely stop in again!

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