Sunday, March 27, 2011
Zax Restaurant - more than just pizza
Zax Restaurant and Watering Hole
96 South Main
Moab, UT 84532
Located on Rte 191, the main route through Moab, Zax is one of the more upbeat restaurants in the area; and offers a variety in the menu: Italian, Thai, American. We've tried a few of the appetizers and the Thai Spring Rolls and Beer Battered Onion Rings are a big favorite. We weren't too fond of the Hot Wings though, the skin was still mushy (some folks like it that way)and we prefer them crispy; the sauces, however, were flavorful.
The burgers are thick and juicy; the sandwiches piled high; and the dinners are not skimpy. There is a wood burning oven for the pizza making, and a soup and salad bar that has a large quantity of items to please anyone.
Last night we tried the All-You-Can-Eat Pizza, Soup and Salad for only $12.99; and it is a bargain. The variety in pizza was great: plain cheese, pepperoni, ham with pineapple, veggie, sausage, barbeque chicken, and many others we just didn't have enough room in our stomachs to try. The bottom of the pizzas were browned nicely; the outside of the crust was crispy and tasted buttery; the inside was soft. I usually don't eat the crust on pizza, but this was too good to waste. The salad and fixings in the salad bar look appetizing and tasted fresh; the soups were Beer Cheese and Cream of Asparagus. I loved the Cream of Asparagus - thick, creamy, seasoned wonderfully, and the 1/2 " pieces of aspargus melted in the mouth. Next time I just might get only the All-You-Can-Eat Soup and Salad bar if that soup is served with it.
There are three areas to sit in Zax: the bar which has televisions tuned into sports channels, the restaurant area with booths and a view of the pizza guys and wood burning oven or the patio for people watching while you enjoy your meal.
If you happen to come to Moab, Utah for a visit; and can't make up your mind what food you're in the mood for, try Zax. There will definitely be something on the menu to catch your taste buds.