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Dinner and a Show: 8 places to grab a bite before your theater experience

Next time you go out for dinner and a show, try one of these restaurants!

Whether it’s for date night, or a girls night out, we want to make your next “dinner and a show” easy breezy. And, get rid of the frantic task of Googling “food near me” on the way to the theater.

Studio 5 Food Editor Chelsea Fairbourn shared a round-up of dinner options near all of the theater hot spots in the state.


You’ve got your theater tickets in hand, and the excitement is building. But wait—where should you grab a bite to eat before the curtain rises? We’ve got some tasty options that won’t break the bank, or, leave you feeling too full for that two-hour performance.

For a show at Tuacahn

Wood Ash Rye

Location: 25 W Saint George Blvd, Saint George, UT 84770
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Phone: (435) 522-5020
Website: Wood Ash Rye Menu

Wood Ash Rye, nestled in a Marriott hotel in St. George, offers a unique dining experience. Imagine an upscale modern steakhouse infused with flair. Here’s why it’s a must-try:

Rotating Seasonal Menu: Wood Ash Rye uses regionally sourced ingredients to create one-of-a-kind recipes that change with every season. From perfectly cooked steaks to inventive pasta dishes, there’s something for everyone.

Tried and True Classics: While the menu may evolve, some dishes remain tried and true favorites. Expect high-quality food that satisfies without overwhelming your taste buds.

Make a Reservation: With its popularity, it’s wise to book ahead. You wouldn’t want to miss out on this culinary adventure!


Tia’s Artisan Bakery

Location: 1812 W Sunset Blvd Ste 5, Saint George, UT 84770
Phone: (435) 767-7797
Website: Tia’s Artisian Restaurant and Bakery Menu

Tia’s Artisan Bakery is where flavor fusion takes center stage. Drawing inspiration from Mexico, El Salvador, and California, this eatery serves up a delightful mix of tastes. Here’s what to expect:

Tacos Galore: Tia’s offers a variety of tacos bursting with fresh ingredients. Whether you’re a carnivore or a veggie lover, there’s a taco for you.

Empanadas and Pupusas: These savory pastries and stuffed delights are perfect for sharing or savoring solo.


For a show at Hale Center Theater


Location: 849 E 9400 S, Sandy, UT

Scelto isn’t your typical red-checkered-tablecloth Italian joint. It’s innovative Italian with a modern twist. Here’s why you should give it a try:

Gnocchi with Sage Butter: Picture pillowy soft potato dumplings bathed in a fragrant sage-infused butter.

Short Ribs: Tender, succulent, and oh-so-flavorful. These short ribs are slow-cooked to perfection.

Brussels Sprouts: Yes, you read that right. Brussels sprouts can be exciting! Their version is crispy, caramelized, and downright addictive.

Freshly Baked Bread: Because what’s an Italian meal without warm, crusty bread? Dip it in olive oil or slather it with butter—it’s your call.

And the best part? Scelto is conveniently located near the Hale Center Theater. So after your delicious meal, you’ll be just minutes away from catching your show!


Pizzeria Limone

Location: 42 W. 11400 South Sandy, UT 84070
Specialty: Wood-Fired Pizzas

When time is of the essence, head over to Pizzeria Limone. Trust us, you won’t regret it. Here’s the lowdown:

The Bianca Pizza: Creamy ricotta, mozzarella, garlic, and olive oil. Simple yet oh-so-satisfying.

Fruit on Pizza: Yep, they do it! Blackberries add a sweet twist to your slice.

Refreshing Drinks: Whether it’s a fizzy soda or a fruity mocktail, Pizzeria Limone has tasty options.


For a show at Eccles

Urban Hill

Location: Salt Lake City

Urban Hill isn’t your typical steakhouse. You’re not just getting a huge slab of meat, but delicious flavors and tastes all around. Here’s why it’s a hit:

Highly Rated: Urban Hill has been making waves for the past two years. Trust the locals—they know their food!

Not Just for the Guys: While playfully called a “steakhouse for the girls,” it’s really for anyone who craves more than a plain slab of meat. Get ready for inventive dishes.

Menu Highlights:

  • Fillets and Ribeyes: Juicy, perfectly cooked steaks that melt in your mouth.
  • Burgers: Because sometimes you need a burger fix.
  • Brussels Sprouts: Crispy, caramelized, and oh-so-addictive.
  • Seasonal Rotations: Urban Hill keeps things fresh with seasonal specials.

Bonnie and Clyde’s

Location: 611 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT

Bonnie and Clyde’s is your go-to spot for a quick, hearty bite. You’ll love the cozy café aesthetic. Here’s why it’s worth a visit:

All-Day Café: Whether it’s morning or afternoon, Bonnie and Clyde’s you can enjoy the café bites and vibes.

Sandwiches Galore: Try the turkey pesto, the Parm, or the Corona. These are hearty, full, and thick sandwiches to keep you stuffed through the show.

Off the Downtown Rush: Located away from the hustle and bustle, you won’t feel rushed before the show.


For a show at Weber State

Sakura Sushi Bar

Location: 4850 Harrison Blvd #5, Ogden, UT

Whether you’re a sushi aficionado or a newbie, Sakura Sushi Bar is a great spot to try. Here’s the scoop:

Efficient and Close: Sakura is conveniently located, making it a walkable option from Weber State. No need to stress about travel time!

No Frills, All Flavor: Don’t let the unassuming exterior fool you. Inside, you’ll find sushi that’s so good.

Menu Highlights:

  • Tried and True Staples: From classic California rolls to melt-in-your-mouth sashimi, Sakura has it all.
  • Jalapeño Poppers: Feeling adventurous? These little bites pack a punch of flavor. One of Chelsea’s favorites!
  • Noodles and Teriyaki: Not in the mood for raw fish? Try their delicious noodle dishes or savory teriyaki options.


Burly Burger

Location: 1077 W 12th St, Ogden, UT

Warning: Their burgers are massive (we’re talking Hagrid-sized portions). But hey, bigger is better, right?

Classic Burgers: If you’re a purist, go for the Classic Burly Burger. Lettuce, tomato, onions, and their special Burly sauce (like fry sauce) on a brioche bun.

The Duke Burger: Feeling wild? Try The Duke—cheddar cheese, onion rings, bacon, fry sauce, and BBQ sauce.

Inventive Flavors: Cheese curds, loaded fries, and milkshakes galore. They’ve got all the essentials.

Burger Challenge: Feeling like a daredevil? Take on their legendary burger challenge. Just maybe not right before a show! If you can finish a 10-pound burger, fries, and shake, you won’t be charged.

Chelsea shares lots of her foodie finds on Instagram, @yourgirlneedsfood. Follow along for lots more restaurant recommendations.

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