Eddie McStiff's Restaurant, Brew Pub & Bar
Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Mitchster:
2.55/5 rDev -15.8%
Ok, the beer here is not all that good, but it sure is inviting when you're in the middle of the desert. They do have good chicken wings, and the penne zingara was also pretty tasty. The staff was friendly, they make a decent cafe latte, and they have average prices. The selection is decent, though the server mis-described a beer and really didn't know what she was talking about. They used to sell a sampler tray when I was here 3 years ago..now they told me it "would be a special favor, because we're busy." They have a hacienda theme going on and sell some of their beers in growlers or 6-packs.
06-24-2003 15:29:00 | More by Mitchster
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3.1/5 rDev +2.3%
A friend who formally lived in Moab recommended McStiff's, however, I was less than impressed (especially after learning that the six or so tap beers that they claimed as their own were breed in other breweries on spec from McStiffs.
The exterior was cheesy and the interior was similar to other beer bars across the nation. The quality of the workmanship was shotty.
The wait staff was friendly and attentive but I was also one of only four patrons in the bar. The food was limited (after taking into account the range of burgers available). The pricing on the food was reasonable and it was served hot.
The beer selection was limited to 6 or so McStiff beers and 8 others from northern Utah micro breweries (e.g., Polygamy Porter). I was informed that no beers were currently produced in Moab, rather trey were contracted from other sources.
07-09-2008 21:10:36 | More by dnichols
2.95/5 rDev -2.6%
I went down to Moab to get away from the city and get some good hiking in. That night my beloved Utah Jazz were playing the L.A. Lakers during the playoffs (game 6). I wanted to watch the game at the Moab Brewery, but my girlfriend had other things in mind, plus I thought, hey we're in Moab, they'll have Moab Brewery on tap for sure. I was wrong.They had the normal junk of on tap (bud,coors,blue moon). So i decided to try one of there beers. I tried there pale ale or amber ale, I don't remember. The beer tasted very watered down, and didn't have enough taste to satisfy me. I didn't judge on my first taste so I tried another another beer, I believe their Pilsner. I got the same reaction, watered down.
Another thing that bugged me about the bar section (note. it's not their fault, it's Utah) is I was in the beer garden section of the bar, and my girlfriend couldn't order a mixed drink, because of some dumb law. So we tried to move to the bar, but it caused too much confusion with the server, so we didn't want to trouble her. So we stayed in the beer garden. My girlfriend noticed right away that I didn't enjoy this place too much. Because she was driving and I only treid two beers.
The food was very good. I got the chicken pizza, and it was very good, my girlfriend got the veggie pizza, and I tried it and it was wonderful. The service was very good, the girl who was serving us was very nice, and informative about the food and beer.
All in all I would go back to Eddie McStiff's for the food, but not the beer.
One note is I loved their uniforms. They read Beer Delivery Man/Woman. Very tasteful!
06-03-2008 04:40:42 | More by colbylee
2.95/5 rDev -2.6%
I usually spend my evenings here when I am in Moab on my annual bike trip. It is a pretty interesting bar, kind of an unique architecture and design on the interior. The pool table is always fun (which was built in Bay City Michigan- awesome). The beers are pretty average, although the favorite seems to be the blueberry wheat (nothing special, but very drinkable). It is a very clean, no smoking establishment. The service is fair, nothing that really blows you away. The beer selection was really lacking, but I have to keep reminding myself that it is of course Utah. The food has always gotten the job done after a hot day in the desert- the cheese fries are amazing. Overall, don't go here expecting to find something really special, but it is refreshing to see some craft beer somewhere in Utah.
06-30-2007 00:55:08 | More by david131
2.42/5 rDev -20.1%
When I first found out that I was going to be in Moab for business, I did a little beer research to find a good place to drink. Knowing that this is Utah, I did not set my hopes too high. My research turned up only one place, the Moab Brewery, so when the clerk at my hotel told me about Eddie McStiff's, I was pretty excited. Two breweries in one tiny town? I thought life couldn't get much better. My excitement was quite premature. I walked into the restaurant around 6pm on a Sunday night, and the place was pretty dead. I figured I would be able to get my belly filled with good food and drink with little hassle. I was led to my seat, but never given a menu, so I had to wait for my waiter to come along with it. My waiter seemed to not be interested in serving me in any sort of timely fashion, so my visit lasted about twice as long as it should have. Usually, a single visitor to an establishment wants to quickly order, get his or her drink, get some food, and get out at the end of the meal. This was the case for me, but I was unable to accomplish this. The entire staff simply seemed to care less whether or not I enjoyed my time in their restaurant. I was quite unimpressed with the selection of house brews. Only 4, with 2 of them being fruit flavored wheat beers. Nothing wrong with a flavored beer, but when that is 50% of your selection, something should be changed. I ended up trying the Rock Amber, which was not a bad selection, for the establishment. It was actually the highlight of my visit to Eddie's, but that is not saying a whole lot. Maybe I went on a bad night, but being that they did not have a great deal of business on the evening I visited, I feel that a little more attention should have been paid to ALL the customers, not just myself. I realise that Moab is a town based almost solely on tourism, but in this day and age of advanced technology, where everyone has some way of finding out about a place on-line, you would think more attention would be paid to all guests. All-in-all, I was very disappointed with the entire experience, and will probably not return, if I ever find myself in Moab again.
11-26-2006 21:36:09 | More by RevDru
2.68/5 rDev -11.6%
If Moab Brewery offers Moab a traditional brewpub atmosphere, Eddie McStiff's should be seen as its rough and tumble cousin. It's a little grittier, little more dimly lit than MB, and, in that way it has its own cachet in the Moab tourist market.
It's interior is done as a Western saloon and pool hall, with a wooden deck out front, and an enclosed sun room in the back. When I visited, they only had four of their own brews on tap (amber, cream, blueberry wheat, raspberry wheat) and all were average at best. Let me re-state that...these beers all 'felt' (as did the whole place) like it was meant to be average, a limited selection of beers, all inoffensive in flavor and, in my opinion, designed to fit an uninterested palate.
I'll skip Eddie McStiff's on future visits to Moab, grabbing instead a cream ale at the Moab Brewery or, God forbid, skipping beer all together in Moab. After all, the motto of the desert is "hydrate (presumably with water) or die." Indeed.
06-17-2006 19:34:18 | More by benito
3.88/5 rDev +28.1%
Moab is a small, cozey, old fashioned, yet fully updated, touristy, granola eating, adventuresome, hiking, biking, trail riding, rugged, dry, windy, town. Eddie Mcstiff's(love the name) is one of two brewpubs in town and its located right on the main street through town on the east side of the hiway. Another can't miss place, as its a powder blue mesa style building with goofy paintings and southwest cliche decorations all around it and a large sign above. Visited here on our second evening while in the area for a late dinner after a long day of hiking in Arches National Park.
A much livelier place it seemed then Moab brewery down the road the night before. The service was was good, asked lots of questions, where ya from, what ya in town for, would like to try one of our beers? Had small conversations with the servers as well as a few other nearby boothes.
Decorated more like someones home with older southwest machinery, equipment, and outdoor gear. Smaller then Moab brewing as far as seating and tables with about the same amount of room for its bar.
Food was pretty good and priced fairly, quick service on the food, even while it was pretty busy.
Beers are a bit bland, only had 3 out of 6 available, but some of them they bottle and are availble for purchase there and even at a few other local gas stops and food markets, but I didn't bother picking any up due to the beers being very average. The brown and the amber were OK, but the blueberry thing was blah.
So the beers weren't very good but had a better time here then at Moab. But I think, with the right company either place will suit ya. But beer wise, Moab brewing has a full house over Mcstiff's two pair.
05-30-2004 16:38:29 | More by tavernjef
Eddie McStiff's Restaurant, Brew Pub & Bar in Moab, UT
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