The Pioneer Kitchen

The Pioneer Kitchen at Capitol Reef Resort includes great comfort food and drink in a relaxing, inviting space surrounded by windows revealing Capitol Reef National Park and the high desert of the Colorado Plateau. Chef Bret Saign welcomes you to his latest creation The Pioneer Kitchen.

Breakfast Hours: Summer: 7:00 am – 10:00 am / Winter: 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Dinner Hours: Summer: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Winter: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Breakfast Buffet Menu*

*Due to COVID-19, the Breakfast Buffet has been suspended until further notice. There will be a cook-to-order Breakfast Menu offered instead.

Scrambled Eggs (regular or with bell peppers),
Bacon & Sausage, French Toast, Pancakes, Fruit, Cereal, Yogurt & Breads.

Dinner Menu


Smoked Trout Dip

Sautéed Mushrooms w/ Garlic

Chicken Wings in Bison Pepper Sauce

Spicy Catfish Tacos

Crawfish Ceviche Tostada

Chips and Salsa Fresca

Nachos Adobo

Soup Du Jour, Chili, And Salad Bar


Children’s Menu

Up to 12 Years Old


Grilled Cheese

Fish Sticks

Kids Soup and Salad Bar

Dinner & Salad Bar



Seasonal Fruit Cobbler with Ice Cream

Flan De Lluvia

Rootbeer Float

New York Style Cheesecake


Choice of Fries, Baked Potato, Spanish Rice, or Seasonal Vegetable

Braised Short Ribs

Open Face Meatloaf Sandwich

The Philadelphian Steak Sandwich

The Rancher’s Beef Burger

Flatiron Steak With Grilled Onions

Guajillo Porkchop Al Pastor

Marco’s Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Pot Pie

Fried Catfish With Tartar

Orange Peel Grilled Trout

Seabass With Mango Salsa


Vegetarian Entrees

Spinach & Mushroom Manicotti

The Farmer’s Garden Burger

Stuffed Poblano Pepper


 Full Menu & Pricing

Full Wine List

Chicken Fried Steak with vegetables
Flan De Lluvia dessert
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