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Lots of Options at this Popular Breakfast, Lunch Cafe in Moab
By Sharon Sullivan
Canyon Steak and Waffle, a breakfast and lunch eatery in downtown Moab, is open every day, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“We have a huge local following,” said Thayne Waters, who co-owns the restaurant with his partner, Moab native Jessica Lawley.

“We have so many good things like the huge 16-oz T-bone steak for only $20 that comes with two eggs, hash browns and toast. So many people enjoy that big steak.”

Or, if you prefer poultry, there’s the chicken and waffle dish – a sweet cream Belgium waffle topped with a large piece of breaded and buttermilk fried chicken breast.
“It goes good together – the saltiness of the chicken and sweetness of the syrup,” Lawley said.

In fact, sales of this popular breakfast item have risen 30-40% since the couple purchased the restaurant in January from Waters’ previous employer Shawn Welch, said Waters.

You’ll also find some Mexican food dishes on the menu – Waters, who used to own a taco food truck, is a fan of southwest and Mexican cuisine. Breakfast options includes A.M Tacos – with eggs, black beans, spinach, onions, a three-cheese blend, queso fresco, cilantro, pico, and a corn or flour tortilla. The restaurant also serves an A.M burrito, and huevos rancheros.

“The huevos rancheros is so good,” Waters said. “Our homemade five-ingredient vegetarian green chile is a favorite too.”

Breakfast, which is served all day also includes crispy French Toast, as well as an array of traditional egg breakfasts.

A top lunch item is the Nashville Hot Chicken sandwich which Waters said he and Lawley have eaten most every day since they took over ownership of the restaurant. Though it’s a popular sandwich around the nation, the couple’s version of this sandwich includes Waters’ homemade hot sauce, and Lawley’s coleslaw.

You’ll also find various burgers, and other sandwiches, plus salads, and side dishes, and a kids/seniors’ menu for smaller appetites.

Medium roast Arabica coffee beans are used for the restaurant’s drip and specialty coffee drinks. Whole beans are ground fresh to order. Alternative milks, such as oat milk are an option.

Canyon Steak and Waffle additionally offers catering; plus, the owners lease the restaurant space during the evenings for private parties. Already, 150 group dinners have been booked for the summer when bus tours of European tourists arrive.
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