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Bryce Canyon Pines is one of those restaurants that if you aren’t paying attention you might miss it and you would without a doubt be sorry you did. Trust me, this isn’t one you want to miss.
On the way to Bryce Canyon National Park we saw a sign stating there was soup and pies. We made a little mental note to visit there before we left the area. After all, who can resist pie? Even if it is a mediocre pie, it’s still something you have to try, especially after a long day of exploring.
So, naturally when we got done with our intense day of hiking and exploring we were too exhausted to think of making anything for ourselves and this place was our saving grace. It’s located on the side of the main road going from Panguitch, UT to Bryce Canyon National Park. Convenience was definitely appreciated in our weakened state.
Upon arriving there were very few people there and we were immediately sat and greeted with water and a smiling face. Ice cold water immediately stole my heart. Give me a break, we had sweat like crazy and were beyond dehydrated. The menu looked pretty good, but then again, anything probably would have at that point. Jason was good with just getting pie, but that wasn’t going to be enough for me, so I ordered a Rodeo burger and shared it with him. If you read the description of this burger, you would understand why it was a must have. Premium ground beef, topped with bacon, ham, swiss and American cheese. Honestly, you can’t go wrong, or deny the protein, cheese and melt in your mouth goodness.
Now, most places you go to you will see people on their phones trying to pass the time while waiting for their order. This place was different. They had funny books at the tables to occupy your time and actually socialize with the people you are with. I know, this seems like a foreign concept nowadays, but I promise, you won’t be let down by these books.
Naturally, we did have to post about these books, but that was the extent of being on our phones at this point. Believe it or not, we barely even had time to look at the books before our entrée arrived. This burger was fantastic. Now, I know you are thinking, of course it was, you were drained and starving, but that isn’t the case. I mean, it was, but regardless, the burger would have been great. The fries were just how I like them too. To go with the burger Jason ordered the HooDoo Unita beer. It seemed only logical after spending all day marveling in the HooDoos. Personally, I didn’t like it, but he did.
As we are eating our entrée and reminiscing the day and the sites we start to notice the place is filling up. We got there just in time to avoid the rush. By the time we left, there was a waiting list. This might give you an idea as to how great this place is. It’s not only us who thought so.
Now, for the real crowd pleaser. The pie. Yes, the pie. I am bland, I went in knowing what I wanted and there was no way anyone was going to steer me away from that. I wanted a slice of warm apple pie. My mouth is watering as I am typing this out. Jason wanted something bland as well. Cherry pie. He had his heart set on it but our server gave him a hard time and was adamant about him picking something he couldn’t get anywhere else. So, after much convincing Jason decided to go with the strawberry, banana cream pie. I have a feeling this is going to be something I hear about for the rest of our lives. This pie is to die for. Neither of us had heard of this combination of a pie before and I doubt we ever will again, and in the slight chance we do, there is no way it could be as heavenly as this pie.
If you have made it this far you already know that this is one of those places to put on your food bucket list. You can also tell there isn’t a negative thing I can say about this place except maybe the fact that they aren’t on every corner across the nation. Yes, I would weigh 300 pounds if they were located everywhere, so maybe that wouldn’t be such a great idea.
Bryce Canyon Pines
Highway 12 Mile Marker 10
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT 84764