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Thunderbird Restaurant

US-89, Mount Carmel, Utah 84755 USA

Open Now
Mon 7a-10p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
  • Wheelchair
  • Public
  • No Wifi
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“A classic western diner in utah”

The Thunderbird Restaurant is nestled in a valley surrounded by towering mountains that overlook the lush green, Thunderbird Golf Course . Panoramic vistas, clear skies and stunning scenery surround this gem. Inside the friendly atmosphere and warm relaxing ambiance lends to vacation enjoyment. Feast on hearty meals ranging from simple children's meals to luscious steak and shrimp served with loaves of warm homemade bread. To top off the meal try a thick slice of the homemade apple pie smothered in ice cream and hot rum sauce or homemade desserts. An extensive wine and beer list tempt the palate in both the restaurant. The Thunderbird offers the fine dining with great prices. From the subtle southwestern style decor to the ample meals, they strive to please. Visit the Thunderbird Gift Shop during your stay for an eclectic selection of southwestern gifts ranging from the simple to the elegant. About the sign:  The founder, Jack Morrison, spelled home made pie as ho-made so the letter would fit on the small sign.  It was not until later that the word "ho" got it's current meaning.  The Thunderbird is built on tradition and family and thus the sign and the spelling has remained.

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  • 3 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
June 20, 2014

This place is a great stop after driving though Zion National Park. The servers are all very friendly, the decor is old western themed and the experience is great. Food is what one would expect of standard diner fare, but you go for the aesthetic and the friendly people. And it's always great to stop for homemade pie.

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  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 22, 2014
Rated 5.0

Great service and good food. Them Ho made pies aint no joke. Delicious

1 person found this review helpful

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  • 0 Helpful
June 28, 2021
Rated 1.0

Absolutely terrible customer service and psychotic staff threatening violence. Drove 20 minutes as online said they had outside seating and we had our dogs with us. Figured we'd ask if patio was dog friendly and if not, no biggie, we'll get take out. My husband went in to ask and a lady told him there's no take out or outdoor seating. Very rude about it. He came out and told me so I said alrighty we'll get a table, order the food, you eat yours and we'll take the rest to go. He goes back, asked for a table and the same lady said rudely "Oh you're back!" And he said he'll wait for it. She walked into the back about five feet away and started talking crap about him with waitresses so he asked for a manager. Then one of them say "let's just shoot him"!!!!! How insane are these people?! I was so excited to eat here due to their large vegetarian menu but good grief. Stay far away unless you want to be treated like dirt and threatened with violence!

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  • 0 Helpful
October 19, 2020
Rated 5.0

This place was awesome! They were super friendly and the pies were delicious!

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  • 7 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
January 11, 2020
Rated 5.0

Thunderbird has the best souvenir shop of all southern Utah. Unique finds, great prices.

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  • 14 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 28, 2018
Rated 4.0

Huckleberry pie and hot apple pie were a treat.
A shame, the coffee was not very nice.
The service is good.

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  • 4 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
September 08, 2016
Rated 5.0

This is not standard fare as another reviewer posted. Fried chicken is beyond good and the portions are large. Ribs were good too. Breakfast skillet was great (I had the Santa Fe). Pies were tasty and crust was good. Oh but my favorite....the BREAD!

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Tatiana Danger

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March 27, 2016
Rated 4.0

This place has been keeping adventurers in the area well-fed for years. You won't find anything too crazy here-- think chicken fried steak, pasta, beer, and table wine... but the service and "ho-made" pies are what keep people coming back. Try the apple with hot buttered rum sauce!

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  • 25 Reviews
  • 11 Helpful
July 01, 2015
Rated 3.0

It's a diner. Don't expect much more. The wait staff is very nice and do a good job, but the food is exactly what you would expect to have at a diner. Compared to the other experiences we've had in the area, I was expecting more and was disappointed. The strawberry rhubarb pie was good however.

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Thunderbird Restaurant

Mount Carmel, Utah
84755 USA


Open now until 10:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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