Spotted Dog Cafe
Spotted Dog Cafe
  • Address:
    428 Zion Park Blvd
    Springdale, UT 84767
    Neighborhood:
    Springdale (Zion National Park)
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Spotted Dog Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.zion-national-park-flanigans.com/Dog/index.html
  • Phone: 4357720700x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 7 Days a Week : 7:00am - 11am
    Dinner: 7 Nights a Week : 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Robert Teta
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi private modern dining room with spectaculars views of Zion National Park. Able to accommodate up to 50 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: James Wolken 4357720700x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lion Blvd.
  • Public Transit: Seasonal free shuttles throughout Springdale with access to and from every hotel, as well as world class art galleries and local shops.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Spotted Dog Cafe
The Spotted Dog Cafe & Pub is a casual American Bistro with cozy art filled dining rooms, and a Euro-Style sidewalk Cafe. Service is relaxed...
The food is pleasing to the eye and satisfying to the palate. The cuisine is handcrafted using fresh local ingredients and homemade sauces.
Open daily for a hearty breakfast and gourmet dinner.
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Spotted Dog Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (49)scenic view (47)fit for foodies (38)notable wine list (32)neighborhood gem (31)special occasion (22)romantic (16)good for groups (10)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (7)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Neat Spot on Rear Patio
    Gace
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great servers and tasty food. Trout was perfect and my wife loved the pasta purses.
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    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never Disappointed
    FeedMe
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This is one of those places you love to bring friends and families from out of town to show the awesome choices for great dining in Southern Utah. Always creative dishes and a friendly professional staff. Since we used Open Table we could discuss how long we wanted to visit the art galleries compared to when a table would be available. Spotted Dog was a great ending to fantastic day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DM Foodie
    dmfoodie1
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We made reservations as suggested by our hotel. After a long day of hiking, this was a perfect venue for wine and excellent food. The view of the Mountain was amazing. Our wait staff was excellent. Positive experience overall.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice area!
    Zionish
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    If you can catch a table outdoor you get a perfect look on the beautiful area. This is the huge plus of this restaurant. Other than that nothing special! I made a reservation 1 week ahead for outdoor seating. When we arrived they told us, that we have to wait, eventough we made a reservation. "First come first serve" ... So why do they accept reservations?!?! Food was okay, service good.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Springdale
    jackvjr
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Only real fine dining in the area and definitely the best value for the dollar. We ate there twice and everything, with one notable exception, was outstanding. I'm not a fan of the "house bread" which to me is akin to a flour tortilla in square strips, accompanied by a sharp "Heinz 57" dipping sauce. Different, yes. Better than sourdough or a classic baguette? Not to my taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wayne K.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our requests for a quieter room and split bills were accommodated. Service was attentive and unrushed. The food was very good, especially the pear filled pasta pillows. My only gripe is that I think it's a bit presumptuous for the the restaurant to add a 20% gratuity to the bill. Perhaps, because it's right outside Zion NP, many Europeans dine there? Adding an automatic gratuity is a turn off, but I would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Adequate restaurant
    lovehawaii2
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We went with high expectations and were disappointed. We wished we had chosen another restaurant in Springdale.The waiter was very friendly and good. The decor was very good. The food was average.
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  • Excellent food near Zion Nat. Park
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed an excellent meal on the outdoor dining area of the Spotted Dog. I had the duck special which was excellent, and she enjoyed the trout. The wine list was extensive, and the by glass offerings were terrific. Prices were reasonable given the quality of the food and the ambiance. We look forward to our next visit to the area and will make a point to eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tasty and convenient
    luv2eat
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We stayed at the hotel attached to the restaurant, so eating the daily breakfast was an easy choice. It was nothing special for brunch, but it was freshly made and tasted great. The price couldn't be beat. There were options for the dairy and gluten free eater as well. Our dinner at the restaurant was much more interesting. We both had steaks which we found delicious. OUr server was very friendly and eagerly made accommodations to my husbands dietary needs. I would definitely visit the Spotted Dog again. The view from some of the windows or outdoor spots is breathtaking!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • By far the best in the area
    jackvjr
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Just a gem. Good food, good service, great ambiance, reasonable prices for what is received. It's now our only choice for dinner in Springdale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • cloying but slow service
    victoria
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    we are not buddies with the waiter. be promp and pleasant. food ordinary.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sf53sls
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our server seemed hesitant to make recommendations from the menu. He came back once to ask how our dinner was, but it seemed he was disinterested and was only concerned with his tip.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Luv2livlife
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The food was excellent and the staff very pleasant and professional
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Have eaten heee several times" food not up to quality standard of past experiences. Soup was excellent . Bbq short ribs dried out. Lamb shank tasty but could have used some au jus. Wine list adequate and reasonably priced. Menu items rarely change year to year.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chelseafan
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Great food. Must have the Parmesan truffle fries - they are to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a lovely dinner
    Mousegland
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    My husband and I went there for dinner and were very pleased with the quality of the food and service. Our waitress was very good and helped make up our mind about our entrees. I had the pasta pockets, which were yummy, and my husband had the meatloaf, which he enjoyed. Especially for Utah, the wine list was very good and had a range of choices. We dinned outside and enjoyed the evening. We will go back when we return to Springdale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find.
    Ictdiner
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Overall delightful experience. Beautiful setting. Excellently service. Great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Good Food
    SundayMorningLazy
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I had the penne with pesto and chicken. It was a very good classic pesto, but the chicken was a little tough. The selection of wines by the glass was pedestrian.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jewel of Springdale
    JohnK
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This place is everything you could ask for in a restaurant for dinner on a southwestern vacation. The food and service are awesome. The view is "The Watchman" in Zion NP. We were here for dinner on our first and last nights of vacation. What a great experience. We both highly recommend the trout (some of the best fish ever) and the "Outlaw Red" wine. This is a must do for any trip to Zion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb
    Joeandvi
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed an outstanding dinner at the spotted dog. The service was beyond efficient, yet personal. The food was terrific especially the trouffle fries. My bones ribs were great.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    zionrules
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We made reservations for 5:30 and were seated promptly. Our waiter was very nice and we greatly enjoyed our meal. My husband ordered the “pasta purses” and I had the “meatloaf” and both were very delicious. We were so happy that we chose this establishment to celebrate our anniversary.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    was our 2nd time having dinner at the spotted dog. was impressed with the appetizer & dinner. was most impressed with our main waitress, kate. extremely pleasant, knowledgeable of the menu, prompt. she made the entire experience perfect for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night out
    MickyG
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We stayed at the Flannigans Inn four years ago and had breakfast at the Spotted Dog, this time we had an evening meal and it was excellent, the service was great and the staff were very friendly. My wife had the lamb shank and I had the river trout, both meals were cooked to perfection. We would recommend the Spotted Dog to all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spotted Dog is Top Dog, Springdale
    CasualExplorer
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Spotted Dog Cafe was recommended by some locals so we decided to give it a try and were we ever happy we did. First, it is located near the Zion Park entrance and is a stop on the local free shuttle that runs through Springdale so it is easy to get to and from. Second, it is located on the west side of the street so it gets shad from the mountain behind it starting around 4:30pm which makes it great to eat outside after a hot day of hiking. The wait staff was excellent, being prompt, responsive, attentive and courteous. The food was freshly prepared and the wine list was very nice for being in a wilderness/national park area. Highly recommend if you are in Springdale, UT at Zion National Park south end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breakfast Buffet
    Wildman046VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    When i arrived for breakfast it turned out to be buffet only. I was initially disappointed but I stumbled across their fruit portion. They had some amazingly fresh local fruits that were absolutely fantastic. I prepared myself a nice fruit, yogurt, nut parfait. It was just the thing to start my morning out in Zion. I also had some random bites of bacon, sausage, and biscuit with gravy. They were all fine just not my favorite, bacon was the best of the rest of the buffet.
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    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • Great Experience/Wonderful Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was the best we have had in any restaurant. My husband had the salmon and it was excellent as was my pasta dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Great find for foodies!
    LocalFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Did not expect to find gourmet food right outside of Zion National Park! Amazing view, delightful and attentive service by Anthony, and delicious locally produced food expertly prepared by chef! Decided to try appetizer specials -wild mushroom soup and heirloom tomato caprese salad-both were fresh and tasty! In addition we had a smoked trout appetizer to share- also from local area.The hearty entrees of braised lamb shank and buffalo and elk meatloaf were excellent choices. Almost made us skip dessert - but we couldn't resist sharing an exceptional Creme Brûlée - great vanilla flavor. Dinner was washed down by the featured house label Cabernet and the Ramy Chardonnay from the noted wine list!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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  • Lovetotravel
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Here visiting Zion National Park for a few days. Liked the Spotted Dog so much that we came back for dinner again the next night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite experience
    pemory09
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Wonderful dining experience and an outstanding (almost overwhelming) wine list! We sat outside on the back patio and the ambiance was sublime. Service was excellent as was the food. Can't wait to dine here again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Great place to eat!
    Mom34
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food was excellent ! Some unusually exotic choices! Service was excellent! Best food in Springdale!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Best in Springdale; the pasta with ricotta and pears is to die for. We come here every year for it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, tell them you understand tips
    Knitt118
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Good food, price ranging from normal ($15) to more expensive($35) for a main course. Verry attentive bus boy and dido for the man who brings out the food (the waiter doesn't do that).
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very special place.
    loveurfood
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We took our nephew and his wife to Spotted Dog to celebrate their Anniversary and their hiking vacation at Zion. The evening was beyond our expectations. Our guests were very impressed to dine at such an excellent restaurant while they were in Utah.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parfait !!!
    dbellaiche68
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Nous avons passé un super moment dans un cadre très sympa du Dowtown avec un service parfait. La nourriture est excellente.
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    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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  • Great view
    Vacationdining
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Caprese salad and steaks were terrific but the pasta was tasteless with bland tomato sauce-the veggie burger was also boring. The mushroom appetizer was huge and the flatbread was a good addition. By far the best feature of the restaurant is the awesome view located in the back room. Parking is tight
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, lovely people.
    FoodisEverything
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was excellent, staff were really friendly and the decor was lovely. Thoroughly recommend, especially the giant shrimp pasta. Super restaurant in devine town.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum.
    Starrfoody
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    After a intense visual day of hiking in Zion NP, and you are with your sweetheart or just good friends... Not trailing kids.... You don't want a echoey pizza parlor or noisy BBQ joint.... A good meal is in order! The Spotted Dog has been the go-to spot for these such occasions for years! It's still delicious and has a terrific wine list. Nice without being pretentious or snobby. Much of the food is sustainable, and local..ish.. The atmosphere is relaxed comfy, and the wait staff is wonderful. Trout salad, yum! Mushroom app, way yum. The pasta thing with pears and ricotta is killer! Panacotta with berries for dessert! And your ready for another good day of hiking in beautiful Zion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely place, great experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We all enjoyed very good food and service. Recommend the meat loaf and the boneless rips! Great service from Libby.
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    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Attentive service; very good food; enjoyable to sit outside and have dinner and enjoy the night sky; but no matter where you sit in the restaurant you will have an excellent view given there wide, tall windows. Drinks were good, made just the way we asked (which doesn't happen often); had the beet salad, French Brie and wild game meatloaf. All excellent. They do get busy, which says a lot, so reservations are helpful, but if you don't have a reservation they will try their best to accommodate you. Highly Recommend; would definitely return. Ate there twice while in Springdale.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • Disappointment
    cmolVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    For our second visit I have tasted the trout .... The fish was dry dry and dry ....
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