Moab Brewery

Moab, Utah (last visit: May 2009).

This may be the most famous restaurant in town, and perhaps the busiest as well. It's a focal point for socializing.

The Menu
The menu offers typical bar food - lots of greasy appetizers, hamburgers, Tex-Mex and the like - but makes an extra effort and also offers soups, vegetarian items, and slightly more interesting variations on bar food.

The Atmosphere
Pretty much what you'd expect. It's a large, noisy space, with little in the way of decoration. You're here to talk and drink, not appreciate the artwork.

Service was friendly and prompt. Food arrives fast!

The Meal
I had been hiking for the better part of a week, so I decided to play it safe and counteract all that healthful activity with some nice cholesterol: the mixed sausage grill dinner.

There were three kinds of sausage. Standard white bratwurst was good but, well, standard. Andouile bratwurst was chewier and quite spicy; about as good as the regular brat. Lastly, mild Italian sausage was chew and dry, but not in a bad way; it was my favorite of the three.

Accompanying the sausages were some kind of tasty mustard, OK sauerkraut, an average steam table baked potato, and some steamed vegetables. There was also a house salad that consisted mostly of lettuce and croutons. Portion size? Enormous.

Not being much of a drinker, I tried their home made root beer. The large glass of soda had good flavor, and wasn't too sweet. A worthy drink.

This is not gourmet food. It's food you eat while you're enjoying the atmosphere.

The Bill
The meal was $18 plus tip.

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