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Lonny Boy’s Barbecue is family-owned with only one goal in mind, to make the greatest bbq “this side of the Mississippi.”

In the Kitchen

In order to achieve the best barbecue, the pulled pork and beef brisket are smoked for over 12 hours alone. Your sniffer will smell juicy aromas from State Street in Hurricane because the smoker is on the outskirts of their parking lot. Wafting downtown with campfire smells, is one way to wrangle in the masses for some delicious BBQ. According to Lonny Boy’s, their food is said to “Improve test scores, enhance the immune system, increase fertility, cure cancer, and end loneliness.” It is that good! Keep an eye out for that saying and many others posted around the restaurant.

Appetizers, Meats & Sides

Barbecue chicken on french fries named "Frychos"

Lonny’s menu is simply nothing short of homestyle comfort food. Start off the meal with a great appetizer like “Frychos”, a delectable combination of french fries covered in any choice of meat and barbecue sauce. For those not as daring, they have chicken wings and regular BBQ nachos. The most popular entrees for ultimate hunger are one and two meat plates with your choice of meat and a few sides. They have a sampler for deciding what meat you want is difficult when they all look absolutely pig-out worthy. They also offer full and half racks of ribs drizzled in signature barbecue sauce.

Their sides are ones that typcially only reach your tastebuds when grandma is in town. Buttery Garlic Red Mashed potatoes, Mac ‘n Cheese, Baked Beans, and hush puppies make an appearance. Give the “Fried Cauliflower” a try, it’s an item that sets them apart. It’s a tasty and unexpected adventure for your mouth with the mild taste of cauliflower and the crunch of some good old fried batter. As a bonus, it’s a great way to get the kids to eat their veggies!

For anyone 10 and under, the kid’s menu offers a great selection of meats and other typical kid-friendly food items. Choose between pork, brisket or chicken, a pork sandwich, corn dog or chicken fingers! These meals include fries and a drink.

Sandwiches & More!

Besides meat and potatoes, sandwiches like the “Thunderbird”, half and half pork and beef brisket for the indecisive, and the “KING” pulled pork with a “crown” of coleslaw and of course, the crispiest bun west of the Mississipi. Keep in mind that they do have smoked chicken and turkey that can be dressed in any style or sauce.

In addition to their in-house menu, they have a bulk menu that allows you to buy pounds of smoked pork, brisket, and even a whole chicken. Also, they have a variety of their sides available in quart and pint sizes. Too bad you can’t take the barbecue with you on the plane!

Since it can’t make your flight smell heavenly, bring the barbecue to your hotel room and enjoy yummy food. Especially if you’re looking to feed a family or group of 6-8 people. The “Family Meal” is perfect. With choices of beef, pulled pork or chicken and 4 pint-sized sides and a half dozen cornbread muffins or rolls, assuring that there is something for everyone.


To quench thirst, they have a variety of Coca-Cola products like Dr. Pepper, Sprite, Barq’s Rootbeer and many other classics. Lonny Boy’s Barbecue also serves beer and wine.

Atmosphere

When a guest walks in the door at Lonny’s, they know they’ve arrived at the barbecue hub. After taking advantage of the perfect photo opportunity on their 4-seater motorcycle out front. Warm, smoky aromas steal away their appetite. Lonny Boy’s Barbecue challenges that “I don’t think I’m hungry” thought. Be prepared to think again! In addition to the air, the lighting is cozy and the decor is simply rustic. It feels like home especially so, when seating is up to you.

Starting is as easy, and more delicious, as the assembly line at your local Cafe Rio. After grazing the menu overhead, start at the “order here” sign and watch the barbecue magic happen. After that, pick up and pay for your food at the “pick up here” sign. They have an assortment of BBQ sauces at the table as well as next to the fountain drinks. Most people wander over there after getting their food to see about adventuring into some new flavors, or to get more barbecue sauce! Because a little more BBQ never hurt anyone!


Location and Hours

Lonny Boy’s Barbecue is located in downtown Hurricane, UT on State Street. Take Exit 16 for Hurricane from I-15 and hop onto State street. Be on the lookout for the 4-seater motorcycle in front of the restaurant. If you’re coming from Zion or Springdale, it’s a half-hour drive. In addition to an appetite, Google Maps can direct you here as well. They are open Monday through Thursday 11 AM to 9 PM, Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 9:30 PM and closed on Sunday.

“Put some south in your mouth” as Lonny Boy’s Barbecue says, after exploring over 16,000 acres of Southern Utah nature on the seat of an ATV or UTV on a Half-Day Sunset Adventure with ATV & Jeep Adventure Tours.

Written By: Kathryn Bowler

Food in Southern Utah is very diverse. From American to Italian foods around the world and back again. The Red Fort Cuisine of India is becoming the talk of the town with its recent opening in September of 2018. Toasty aromas of curry spices, ginger and a slight hint of coconut greet hungry guests. The service is efficient, friendly and professional. Certainly making it the perfect stop after working up an appetite adventuring with ATV & Jeep Adventure Tours.

The Red Fort Delhi, IndiaThe main gate on Independence day at Red Fort Delhi, India

The restaurant name refers to a Red Fort in Delhi, India. The name Red Fort is the English translation from “Hindustani Lal Qila” Referring to its sandstone walls and corridors. The Mughal Dynasty built the Red Fort and lived in it until the late 19th century. It is now home to local art, events, and fascinating museums. Every year on August 15th, India celebrates their independence from the United Kingdom. The night before, Prime Minister Narenda Modi delivers an “Address to the Nation.” Then posts a tri-color flag at the main gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. Followed by singing their national anthem, watching parades and pageants showcasing the feat of their triumph.

Location & Hours

At a glance, it might be a little more hidden than most eateries in St. George. Just south of exit 8 on I-15, it’s tucked behind the Red Rock commons shopping plaza. The Red Fort Cuisine of India is across the street from Courtyard by Marriott Saint George and up from the TownePlace Suites by Marriott. Directions can be found on their website or easily maneuvered in Google Maps.  The Red Fort Cuisine of India is open Monday-Saturday, closed Sundays. They are open from 3 PM to 10 PM for the perfect late lunch and dinner. Plus, if you’re not up for going out and are wanting to stay in the comfort of your hotel give them a ring and enjoy delicious takeout.

Unique Atmosphere

The restaurant environment is similar to the food that is served. Warm, ambient lighting with culture-specific decorations. Namely arches, golden elephants, plants and vibrant colors. In addition, the service staff, waiters, hosts, and even the table bussers are dressed in typical Indian clothing. Unlike most American restaurants where you leave with a doggy bag and feel 20 pounds heavier, the food is served in well-proportioned amounts.  Hammered silver-like dishes are brought to your table, with the rice in its own dish to the side. The seating is comfortable and well spaced.

On the Menu

Appealing to all walks of food life, they offer gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian dishes. Not a fan of spicy food? Here that’s not a big deal, you can order any meal at mild, medium, hot or very hot spice levels. I for one, love curry. The “Chicken Coconut Kurma” with mild heat had great presentation and even better taste! Thirsty? Another menu favorite is the “Mango Lassi,” a typical Indian drink consisting of fresh mangoes and homemade yogurt blended together. There are two other flavors as well, Strawberry and Rose. They also offer a careful selection of beers and wines. The menu was a bit overwhelming at first because they use correct Indian cuisine terminology. Luckily they do describe the dish’s contents and preparation under each name. Phew!

Above all, Red Fort’s Indian comfort food is the best pit stop after experiencing adventure with ATV & Jeep Adventure Tours. The majority of those visiting the Red Fort Cuisine of India say that it is the most genuine Indian cuisine of Southern Utah.

Written By: Kathryn Bowler

The stunning red rock landscape of St George, UT is where many of our staff call home. We love sharing our tips and tricks to anyone visiting the area. Whether they are passing through on their way to one of the many national parks in our area, or spending some time enjoying the many historic and geological sites right here in St George. One question our visitors frequently inquire about, is what local restaurants are our favorites. We all have different favorites, so be sure to ask your guide, but we wanted to share our top five restaurant choices here with you today!

Cappelettis

Cappelettis is an Italian bistro owned and operated by locals Andres & Lorena Cappeletti. Their menu was crafted from family recipes with rich Italian roots and an Argentine flare. The venue is warm and inviting, with a constant buzz of conversation. This restaurant is perfect for an evening date night. A couple of our favorite menu items are the Chicken Marsala, or the Gnocchi Bolognese. Desert selection varies by day, but if you get the chance we highly recommend the flourless chocolate cake. Wine selection is excellent, and the staff is attentive and helpful. Be sure to call in advance for a table, as they are often full in the evening hours. To view their full dinner menu click here.

Georges Corner

George’s Corner is a lively restaurant & pub that offers live music and historic artifacts of the St George area. The restaurant itself was once the primary gathering spot for locals to share news and escape the St George heat. This pub is the perfect spot to grab a burger with a side of sweet potato fries and discuss your adventures from the day. There is a full bar with special local brews. To view the full menu click here.

Bishops Grill

Bishops grill is a no-frills diner with delicious and hearty homestyle meals. Their very reasonable prices and all-day breakfast are what bring most families into this little small-town diner. This is the perfect place to bring your kids for an afternoon breakfast-for-dinner. We recommend the biscuits and gravy.

Bear Paw Café

The Bear Paw Café is a quant coffee shop known for it’s tasty breakfast and brunch. This café is an exceptional place for a family brunch. Their carefully crafted coffee’s and steamers and the perfect way to start your day. They have a wide selection of Belgian waffles and omelets that will sustain you through all your daily adventures. We highly recommend the French toast, it is a staff favorite. For more details on this little café click here.

Paula’s Cazuela

This original Tex-mex restaurant is perfect for your Mexican cuisine cravings. The owner, Paula, started cooking her Spanish-Native American hybrid’s for friends and family when she first came to St George. After word spread she started catering and eventually opened up her own restaurant. The restaurant has moved three times to accommodate high demand and is known as a local favorite. Paula’s Cazuela is nestled into the red rock near the “D” for Dixie. Be sure to try the homemade guacamole and Mexican Ice Cream. For full menu click here.