Today’s Free Lunch for Cancer went down at Pioneer’s Restaurant in Springdale Utah (just outside of Zion National Park). As soon as we sat down in our booth I immediately realized I chose the wrong place to sit. Martin sat smiling on the other side with a majestic view of the mountains of Zion National Park. It was a beautiful day and we were starved after a long drive through the park. I ordered the Pioneer Restaurant’s Famous 1 pound burger to really satisfy my hunger. Along with a side of crispy fries and sprite, the two-patty behemoth really did the trick. I felt like it might have been easier to just lay the burger on its side and lower my mouth down for a bite. I was in need of a workout and decided it was better to appear like a normal human.
Jeremy ate a steamy chicken Philly cheese steak, although he wish he had opted for the all-you-can eat salad bar since he loves veggies. Martin tore into a turkey sandwiches saving half for later because it was a big sandwich. The restaurant’s old-fashioned western décor complemented Springdale western look and feel. There was a yolk hanging above our table with two antique lanterns in both of the holes for lights! We liked the glass mason jars our drinks were served in. Some restaurants hang a bunch of tacky kitsch nick-knacks on the wall trying to create a “unique” look. The Pioneer Lodge does not. They had great old pictures of Zion National Park, an ancient Sheriff’s badge from Tombstone, Arizona and kept it quiet. Be sure to try the Chef’s homemade soup. She has been making soup at the Pioneer for over ten years. They are a great treat!
838 Zion Park Boulevard, Springdale, Utah 84767
Posted: August 22, 2010
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