25 Main in downtown St. George offers casual environment and a tasty menu
Written by Lily Ofcarcik
Stroll along downtown Main Street between St. George Boulevard and Tabernacle Street, and you’ll find galleries, gift shops, and several eateries, including 25 Main, which has been part of the downtown restaurant scene for a number of years. Its appeal lies in its casual style and tasty menu. Dine al fresco, or be seated in one of the cozy booths inside. The restaurant has two sides. On one side is the regular dining room, while the other is cupcake heaven for those yearning for sweets. Groups of young women and men, families with kids, couples having a date night, and business people working in the downtown area all find 25 Main Street conveniently located.
25 Main is not a full-service restaurant, and its casual approach carries through as one enters, chooses items from the menu painted on the wall, and then orders from and pays the cashier. Specialty drinks, such as the house-made lemonade, full espresso bar coffees, and fruit smoothies are available. This restaurant is busy, so hurry—find your table and sit down!
The breakfast menu, served until noon, offers a good variety. Breakfast paninis are among breakfast favorites. For those with a smaller appetite, a single muffin, a yogurt parfait, or a bowl of fresh fruit may be selected a la carte.
Panini sandwiches are lunch and dinner favorites. Deli sandwiches range from the classic club to other favorites, like roast beef or ham and cheese, all served on your choice of a baguette, wheat bread, or a spinach wrap.
The pasta menu is one of my favorites. Today, I ordered the salmon pesto with very tasty herbed zucchini squash, tossed with fettuccine noodles and a house-made pesto sauce. Other selections include capellini pomodoro and penne primavera.
The salad menu offers a good selection: the orchard salad, the Greek salad, the chicken Caesar salad, and—for everyone’s special tastes—the warm salmon salpicon and the cobb salad.
Each day, a soup of the day is prepared from scratch. Today, we tried the chicken noodle soup. Ask the cashier or server today’s specialty. The children’s menu offers smaller portions of kids’ favorites.
Cupcakes are made daily, and you may notice that flavors change from day to day. Ask to see the cupcake flavor schedule. Generally speaking, most customers walk over to the bakery side of the cafe after their main meal to look at the specialty cupcakes of the day in the bakery case and order their dessert at the table or to go.
On the whole, 25 Main will continue to be a popular cafe, a place to dine casually and meet with friends. It is comfortable and close to all the downtown attractions: the tabernacle, the water park, shops, and the Children’s Museum. As St. George rebuilds the old theater and adjacent buildings on Tabernacle Street, this restaurant will only become more popular.
25 North Main, St. George, UT 84770
HOURS: Mon-Fri: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sat-8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Photo gallery images courtesy of 25 Main