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360 West Main St., Torrey, Utah 84775 (435-425-3271)
cri@capitolreefinn.com

Robert Casey, Journey to the High Southwest
The Capitol Reef Cafe may be what you seek, serving as it does the freshest and best food in the area in a comfortable, down-home surroundings. The sound of classical music and the espresso machine gurgling are enough to send you into ecstasy.

Salt Lake City Magazine
Don't be fooled by the homey exterior. This eatery in the tiny town of Torrey in south-central Utah features world-class cuisine. The ten-vegetable salad, barbecued chicken, shish kabab. and homemade desserts are among the specialties that make the drive worth the trip.

Salt Lake Tribune
The Capitol Reef Inn & Cafe is unlike any other in southern Utah. The 100-seat restaurant's success comes as a fulfillment of his motto: "local, natural and healthy." He buys his bread from a local baker, his pies from another Torrey resident. His much-praised trout from an area fish farm and the cheese comes from a nearby factory.

Jane & Michael Stern, Roadfood
An incredible find in a physically beautiful but palate-starved place. Now we can eat well in addition to enjoying the scenery. One house specialty is the ten-vegetable salad, served as part of an all-vegetable dinner along with wild and brown rice medley and whole-wheat roll. Healthy eating like that is rare anywhere, extraordinary in this rugged part of the world. The piece de resistance is rainbow trout. It is local, from spring water streams, served smoked as an appetizer or as a side dish, filleted in a sandwich with salad, soup or onion rings, or broiled with butter and lemon--a memorable dinner.

Gourmet Magazine, Magazine of Good Living
Best Country Vegetarian--A surprising, sophisticated oasis in a spectacular landscape far from everywhere. Southey Swede's dining room is a healthy eater's destination for its fresh dinner salads, stir-fries, with wild rice, meatless omelets at breakfast, and fresh-squeezed juices. For vegetable frowners, beef, chicken, trout, and shish kebab are also on the menu.

Robert Casey, Journey to the High Southwest
The Capitol Reef Cafe may be what you seek, serving as it does the freshest and best food in the area in a comfortable, down-home surroundings. The sound of classical music and the espresso machine gurgling are enough to send you into ecstasy.

Joan O'Brien, Salt Lake Tribune
The Capitol Reef Inn & Cafe is unlike any other in southern Utah. The 100-seat restaurant's success comes as a fulfillment of his motto: "local, natural and healthy." He buys his bread from a local baker, his pies from another Torrey resident. His much-praised trout from an area fish farm and the cheese comes from a nearby factory.

Peter Garrison, Conde Nast Traveler
The Capitol Reef Inn & Cafe, at the west end of Torrey, serves local river trout broiled with rosemary, a delicious apple pie for dessert, Bach and Handel for mood music. I take a simple, clean room that costs all of $40 and, in the cool silence, sleep the sleep of the just.

Italy's Gulliver Magazine
The Capitol Reef Inn is an oasis of gastronomical luxury surprising in this wild land, with trout, vegetables, imported beer and, believe it or not, an acceptable espresso.

Capitol Reef Inn & Cafe,
360 West Main St.,
Torrey, Utah 84775
(435-425-3271)

cri@CapitolReefInn.com

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