There's not much good in that neighborhood, to be sure. We like Nero's in Cortez, but it's been more than a year since we've visited there.
Maybe CasaAzul will wander in and have a good suggestion!
not sure who recommended not to eat in Cortez, but I've never had a problem getting a meal there that was at least acceptable. Other than that, wait until you get to Moab. it's not that far. FYI, here is a list of restaurants for Monticello Utah www.go-utah.com/Monticello/Restaurants/
For a more scenic route to Moab, consider going north on hwy 141 to Naturita, then west via Paradox Valley to LaSalle Junction, then to Moab. However, there are less dining options this route, so eat up in Cortez!
It will not be that far from Mesa Verde to Moab, maybe at most 3 hours from inside MVNP. I have not dined in that area for a long time. I would get a picnic lunch and maybe stop near Monticello UT.
IR, maybe try this. Drive to Mancos first (short detour) and go the Absolute Bakery. Ask them food to go and do as Casa says, have a picnic somewhere, preferable inside Canyonland The Needles section. Picnic tables and all. I'm also curious about the person who said there's nothing in Cortez. In Monticello we had food at Grandma's Kitchen next to the Best Western. For a quick lunch....
Like the idea of a picnic in Needles especially since we weren't planning on going there it may be a nice stop. It will probably realy be a dinner picnic -I think we will still be in Mesa Verde at lunch time.
I made my comment on Cortez from some posts I pulled up during a search. Hope I'm not offending anyone. It wasn't my intention.
Thanks as always for our assistance.
Gosh I wish I could spell lately that's "your" assistance.
Have you been to the Absolute Bakery under the new ownership?
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