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Chuckwagon Cookouts

297 W Center St, Kanab, UT 84741-3449
+1 435-689-0706
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
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“potatoes” (2 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
“movie sets” (2 reviews)
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09:00 - 21:00All hours
££ - £££
297 W Center St, Kanab, UT 84741-3449
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

This Chuckwagon Cookout is only available for large groups reserved in advance. Our small group of eight, including guests from Vietnam and Nigeria, joined a large tour group of over fifty from France. It was the kind of experience that Tripadvisor readers would probably enjoy...More

Thank Boyd B
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Chuckwagon Cookouts is a "dinner show" that includes an opportunity to participate in making a "movie" using props and stage sets from the Little Hollywood museum. Kanab has been the location for a number of Hollywood westerns, and buildings from some of the old...More

Thank Hung F
TomForsythe, Owner at Chuckwagon Cookouts, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

It always warms my heart when I hear that we have succeeded in showing our guests both a great meal and a memorable evening. Thank you for sharing your experience.

Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

It was great fun! Food was excellent! Definitely worth a visit! Had a blast hanging out with a group from France. Staff was friendly and the video they made of the "how the west was lost" was fantastic. Glad they are trying to preserve the...More

3  Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We joined a bus tour at the Chuckwagon cookout when visiting Kanab on our way to the Grand Canyon. We had fun at the Cowboy show and thought the old movie sets were historical. The atmosphere at dinner was nice-lots of space with old fashioned...More

2  Thank Cathy30330
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We were on a tour and were the only customers. Buffet reminded us of a church supper at a restaurant you won't attend. Greasy, fatty meat, cold sides from an unheated buffet table. Weird drink policy of no table service for beer. (This may be...More

1  Thank Mhainey924
TomForsythe, Owner at Chuckwagon Cookouts, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2016

While we always strive to give our customers both a fun time and good hearty food, there’s no pleasing some people. And we certainly didn’t satisfy this gentleman. It’s true that the buffet line for buses is unheated but that’s because the food is cooked...More

Reviewed 21 November 2015

We have brought tour groups here for a number of years. They have the space and can do a decent buffet. The food is fair, but it seems there is less to choose from. The employees are not overly friendly when serving up the grub,...More

Thank detaildiva
TomForsythe, Owner at Chuckwagon Cookouts, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2016

I am sorry to hear that you found the staff less than cheery. It's a constant issue that all of us around here contend with. It's made harder by the fact that our prices include tips, so the staff doesn't have their livelihood rely on...More

Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

Went to lunch with business group. Good portions, a little pricey, not enough staff. The potatoes were too peppery. The meat was fatty. The deserts were okay. The salad wasn't a thing special.

Thank jcmichelsen1
Reviewed 9 October 2014

Visited here with a tour, around 45 of us in all. They were expecting us and we paid 17 dollars each (not the 15 stated on the website?!). We are sure it would have been more fun if we had done the dressing up as...More

3  Thank TheValients
TomForsythe, Owner at Chuckwagon Cookouts, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2014

I'm sorry the Valient's didn't have a good experience at our Chuckwagon. Sometimes when we get very busy, there is a wait but we always strive to provide an entertaining time for all of our guests. This is an all you can eat buffet where...More

Reviewed 20 September 2014

Chuck wagon cookouts put on a western cookout and "movie shoot" for our bus group of 30. It was great fun. They dressed us up as pioneers, cowboys, saloon girls, gamblers, Indians, cavalry, and even coyotes. It was hilarious. Then we had the chuck wagon...More

2  Thank rocTheWest
Reviewed 17 November 2013

As an english man visiting the south west of America I was looking for meat, covered in cheese and BBQ sauce while a man in a cowboy hat sung songs with people line dancing.. We found it here. When the hardest question to answer in...More

1  Thank trewboy1
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Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 297 W Center St, Kanab, UT 84741-3449
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Kanab
  • Phone Number: +1 435-689-0706
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The Chuckwagon Cookout has been serving the best Chuckwagon lunches and dinners for over 20 years. Thanks to our audience participation show, How The West Was Lost, we've been serving up this great food with a healthy dose of pure unadulterated fun. At the Chuckwagon Cookout we've changed with the times, returning to traditional frontier recipes with some modern twists. We use only coconut oil in preparing our potatoes, beans and cobbler, only gluten free ingredients in all our sauces and gravies and only natural spices for the Roast Beef that are gluten, MSG & soy free. Our beef is slow cooked in German Clay pots to retain flavor and moisture in a natural and safe cooking vessel. We even have a Natural Beef option for select tours. We serve Micro brew on tap, bottled beer and house Cabernet and Chablis. In our restaurant you can actually pronounce all of the ingredients. They're all natural and unprocessed. The Chuckwagon is on the grounds of the Little Hollywood Movie Museum so we're more than food & entertainment. We're also a cultural destination where you will learn a little something about Kanab became Little Hollywood. We have Real sets from the Reel West.
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