Where to Dine in Springdale During the IRONMAN® World Championship

Mar 30, 2022 | Blog | 0 comments


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On May 7, 2022, the Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN® World Championship is coming to St. George, Utah. Whether you’re planning to compete or coming as a spectator or volunteer, the weekend promises plenty of excitement, not to mention a chance to explore this stunning destination.

St. George is located just a short drive from Springdale, Utah, and the South Entrance to Zion National Park. Here, you’ll find a Springdale UT lodging option that is perfect for race weekend. Watchman Villas features five private villas, each with plenty of room to stretch out as well as the homey amenities you need for a comfortable, successful race. Plus, when the race is over, you can extend your visit and enjoy quick and easy access to Zion National Park.

Have you already booked your Southern Utah vacation rental for your stay? If not, now is the time to do so! Spots will fill up fast for this popular race. If you have already booked your stay at the best Springdale UT lodging option, keep reading to learn the top dining options to try during the Ironman race weekend.

Springdale Dining Options

St. George does offer many different dining options to choose from. But if you’re planning to stay at a Springdale UT lodging option, there are also plenty of local restaurant options to choose from. Springdale, Utah offers dozens of restaurant options to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites.

Zion Canyon Brew Pub

The first microbrewery in Southern Utah, Zion Canyon Brew Pub is a fun, casual spot for grabbing some grub along with a brew made on-site. Menu options include some tasty, filling bar fare with a fresh twist. You’ll find a variety of burgers and sandwiches, as well as healthy salad options and comfort food entrees like buffalo meatloaf and bangers and mash. 

Cafe Soleil

Whether you’re looking for your morning coffee fix or a healthy grab-and-go breakfast or lunch, head to Cafe Soleil. This cafe offers a variety of fresh and simple sandwiches, salads, and pizzas, as well as vegetarian and vegan options.

Whiptail Grill

If you’re looking for fresh, casual fare, Whiptail Grill is a great choice. While the menu may be small, you’ll find a variety of Mexican food favorites like tacos, burritos, and enchiladas, as well as several burger and sandwich options.

Oscar’s Cafe

Another popular local option for Mexican food is Oscar’s Cafe. Dig into burgers, sandwiches, and Mexican food options in a beautiful, casual setting. They also have a popular breakfast that’s great for filling up before heading into Zion National Park.

Bit & Spur Restaurant & Saloon

Want to walk to dinner from your private villa at Watchman Villas? Bit & Spur Restaurant & Saloon is just one of your options. This restaurant puts a fun spin on Southwest favorites. Try their Sweet Potato Tamales, Chile Verde Pot Pie, or Champinones pasta. Want to celebrate your race? Wash down your meal with one of their unique cocktail options, including a long list of fresh margaritas.

Switchback Grille

For a more upscale dining experience that’s also just a short walk from Watchman Villa, Switchback Grille is a great choice. This elegant steakhouse also offers fish and seafood options, salads, and more. It’s the perfect spot for celebrating a special occasion, like your participation in the IRONMAN® World Championship!

Camp Outpost Co. Zion

If an upscale steakhouse isn’t your style or you’re looking for a quick and easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner option, Camp Outpost Co. is a fun alternative. This unique restaurant features a rotisserie and communal fire pit, as well as plenty of outdoor dining perfect for taking in the views while you dine. The breakfast menu features quick and simple options like French toast, omelets, and oatmeal. The lunch and dinner menu is full of American cuisine like rotisserie chicken, tacos, burgers, and salads.

Planning Your Visit for the 2022 IRONMAN® World Championship

Whether you’ll be putting your skills and endurance to the test while competing in this challenging race or are coming to St. George to watch from the sidelines, don’t wait to book your stay. The 2022 IRONMAN® World Championship is set to bring thousands of athletes, spectators, and volunteers to St. George. As such, spots are certain to fill fast in St. George and Springdale UT lodging options.

Watchman Villas is located just a short drive from the starting line. Our villas offer key amenities like a fully-equipped kitchen, a dining room, a soaking tub, and comfortable beds that can help make your race weekend more comfortable and enjoyable. Whether you want to soak your sore muscles, cook a nutritious pre-race meal, or relax and unwind in a private outdoor space after the race, you can do all of this and more at Watchman Villas. Book your private villa today to see for yourself what makes this the top Springdale UT lodging option!


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