It’s so strange to have such a great restaurant in the middle of nowhere. We found Taggart’s Grill on its own exit between Henefer and Morgan, and we found a new gem today. Hoovers Grille Restaurant is located in it’s own spot along the US-89 at the Hoover’s River Resort.
We were driving through Piute County to do a waterfall hike in Marysvale and ran across a restaurant located just north of Marysvale on US-89. Piute is the smallest county in Utah, but it has one of the most interesting restaurants. Hoovers, not Hooters, (seriously, that’s their tagline) is 5 miles north of Marysvale near nothing! But when you get inside, the restaurant is quite the head-turner.
The walls and ceiling are draped with all kinds of oddities, and you feel a little like you’re in a museum. It really is a roadside restaurant like no other. The food is great, too. This restaurant is a little more pricey than some others we’ve recommended, closer to $10 per plate than $5, but it is well worth it. We started with the Hoover’s Nachos. There are no chips served with the nachos, instead it is fries, barbecue pork, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, and salsa. They are as good as they sound!
Next, we ordered food. Dad got the Hoover Burger with Hoover fries. They also have matchstick fries, but don’t make the mistake of getting those skinny little things, the big Hoover hand-cut fries are better. Mom had a pulled-pork sandwich that she couldn’t finish after those nachos, and the boys had kids meals: spaghetti and meatballs, mac and cheese, and a hamburger. We devoured most of the food, but the portions are huge.
We knew we might not get back this way for awhile, so we also decided to try the peach cobbler. It was baked in its own little cup and came with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. Mom broke her own rule and ate some even though she couldn’t finish her food. It was delicious!
Hoovers Grille Restaurant is a great stop along US-89, or even a great pit stop if you don’t mind driving the 11 miles south of I-70 as you pass through.
(This honest, unpaid review is part of our series of best restaurants in each Utah county.)