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Hoovers Grille Restaurant

Hoovers Restaurant 1

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.

Hoovers Grille is part of a larger resort with cabins, an RV park, and ATV rentals.

Hoovers Grille is part of a larger resort with cabins, an RV park, and ATV rentals.

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!

We had fun looking at all the decorations.

We had fun looking at all the decorations.

There were different items on all the walls and ceilings.

There were different items on all the walls and ceilings.

The Hoover Nachos were so good!! I think I would get them for my meal next time.

The Hoover Nachos were so good!! I think I would get them for my meal next time.

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 loved that there were so many choices for us, but also for the kids.

We loved that there were so many choices for us, but also for the kids.

The portions were huge. Our kids had a hard time finishing all this food.

The portions were huge. Our kids had a hard time finishing all this food.

The Hoover Fries are yummy!

The Hoover Fries are yummy!

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!

These sauces are made in house, and they are both great. We put some on our hamburger and pulled pork sandwich.

These sauces are made in house, and they are both great. We put some on our hamburger and pulled pork sandwich.

The peach cobbler was amazing.

The peach cobbler was amazing.

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.)

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