The Food

To skip the following paragraphs of jibberish, click Menu,
or just wade through it & you'll get to the menu eventually.

The key to all great cooking is fire.
Knowing what to set on fire and for how long is the mystery.
Fortunately for you (and us), our chefs have figured it all out.
It's slow food. Real food. Carefully prepared by real human hands, served by happy people, also with real human hands, in a warm and inviting space.
Simple. We use the freshest ingredients available to prepare dishes that are a little different from the food you get at other places along the road.


Plenty of pasta, fish, chicken, beef & lots of greens. Spring mix, romaine, carrots, cukes, broccoli, red onions, yellow squash, roma tomatoes, mushrooms. No iceberg. Vegan? No prob. We can do that & any salad without cheese or meat. All our soups are made in house from scratch.

Scratch is a valuable ingredient in slow food. Most of our fish comes whole & on ice. We cut it ourselves. We try to get as much local produce as we can & we buy many of our herbs locally.

The cream for each dessert is whipped by hand & the mint & pansies come from our garden (or random neighborhood gardens, if we run out). Our food may take a little longer to prepare, but it's real food. Savor the taste. It's good food. Simple.

ALL MENU PRICES are highly unstable and vary from moment to moment depending on wind speed, whim & the price of chocolate, as well as certain, little-known grain futures. The values listed below are for reference only. In the event that you actually make it to The Big K and find us, your menu may be encrypted for our amusement.

The MenuGF - Gluten Free     V - Vegetarian     VG - Vegan



Kanab-A-Dabba-Doo Burger :: 14~
A half pound of fresh ground sirloin seasoned with our own blend of spices, flame broiled and topped with a thick cut ham steak, Swiss cheese, avocado and Dijonaise. The Ultimate Ham Burger and you. Life is great.

Black Canyon Burger :: 9 V~
Spicy chipotle black bean burger topped with avocado on a toasted bun. Served with lettuce, tomato, onions & pickles. V = VegFest on a bun. (also VEGETARIAN)

Lasagna Vittorio :: 15 V~
Spinach, baby kale, basil, fennel and house-made marinara layered with Parmesan, romano, asiago, and mozzarella cheeses. Topped with house-made Parmesan-cream alfredo sauce and grape tomatoes.

Chicken Caesar Wrap :: 10 GF (no wrap)~
All natural chicken, char-grilled with house-made creole spices, chopped and tossed with romaine lettuce, Parmesan and Caesar dressing then rolled in a garlic-herb flour tortilla.

Mac 'n Cheese :: 11 V~
This oven-baked, four-cheese classic topped with a Parmesan and bread crumb crust will take you back to your childhood. The only difference is, now you have money (because you drove here in a car), so have another order and pay up. Or don't pay up and YOU"RE GROUNDED! V

The four new dishes below are named for local guide services that specialize in taking you where you NEED to go, and providing you with a phenomenal backcountry experience here in Southern Utah and beyond. We’ve been out with all of them and they are the real deal, so…………GET OUT THERE and ROCK ON!

Dreamland Ranch Quesadilla :: 12~
Texas pit-smoked turkey, andouille sausage, roasted red & yellow peppers, roasted corn and green chiles folded into a crisp, garlic-herb flour tortilla with pepperjack and mozzarella cheeses. Served with sour cream and cilantro pesto. Call Dreamland Safaris @ 435.644.5506. Speak with Will James & Meghann Kent.

Seldom Seen Sicilian Hoagie (you got a problem wit dat, pal?) :: 11 GF (no roll)~
Spicy Italian sausage, fresh basil, roasted red & yellow peppers and house-made ricotta, “resting” (you know whut I’m sayin’?) in a “toasted” (you know whut I’m sayin’ now?) hoagie roll. (You gunna refuse dis offer?) Call Seldom Seen Adventures @ 435.689.1884. Speak with Nick Smith.

Windows of the West Chicken Salad Sammy :: 11 GF (no bun)~
Marinated, char grilled, all natural chicken mixed with house-made BBQ sauce, mayo, onions, celery and sharp cheddar. Served on a toasted cheese bun with Slot Canyon scallion slaw. Call Windows of the West Hummer Tours @ 888.687.3006. Speak with Ken Church

Seeking Treasure’s San Marino Wrap :: 12 V GF (no wrap) ~
Our house-made zucchini pesto cake is grilled to delightful crispiness and then tossed with spinach, artichokes, roasted red & yellow peppers, grape tomatoes and mozzarella in a garlic-herb flour tortilla. Drizzled with red wine vinaigrette. Call Seeking Treasure Adventures @ 435.689.2182. Speak with Yermo.

Lunch Special


Eating your Greens allows you to eat more SWEETS, really. We're Doctors, trust us.


Caesar :: 9 V~
Romaine, Parmesan and house-made croutons tossed with Caesar dressing. Add smoked trout 5.95 Add chicken $4.50 Add shrimp $6

Winter Harvest Salad :: 13 GF VG~
Fresh apples, toasted pecans, dried cranberries, tomatoes, red onions and celery over mixed greens. Served with a light lemon vinaigrette. Add chicken $4.50 Add smoked trout $5.95 Add tofu $2

Checkerboard Mesa Salad :: 15 V~
Grilled chicken, mixed greens, carrots, avocado, red onion, black olives, tomatoes and asiago cheese. Topped with toasted pistachios and roasted garlic vinaigrette. Sub shrimp $6 Add smoked trout $5.95 Add tofu $2

Garden Salad :: 3.50 VG~
Fresh mixed greens and seasonal veggies with your choice of dressing. Served with house-made focaccia bread and our special balsamic vinaigrette dip.

House-Made Soup :: 5~
The perfect solution to the chilly season question: “What am I in the mood for?” Sit by the fireplace and enjoy the quiet time while sopping with our warm, house-made focaccia.

Soup & Salad :: 8~
See? You can have it all.

You have to get into the menu somewhere.


Smoked Trout :: 13 GF~
Hickory-smoked Idaho trout served on a grilled masa cake with fresh corn salsa and avocado. Splashed with ancho cream and cilantro pesto.

Killer App :: 8 GF V~
Chickpeas, black olives, scallions, and fresh basil lightly sautéed with lots of garlic in a white wine sauce. High protein and fiber, big flavor and low fat.

Mac 'n Cheese :: $38. This is GREAT STUFF! (OK, for you: $10)~
This oven-baked, four-cheese classic topped with a Parmesan and bread crumb crust will take you back to your childhood. The only difference is, now you have money (because you drove here in a car), so have another order and pay up. Or don't pay up and YOU"RE GROUNDED! V

Mix & Match to suit your cravings


Chicken & Mushroom Alfredo :: 16~
Chef Dan's house-made Parmesan-cream Alfredo sauce with sauteed mushrooms and grilled chicken over linguini.

Almond Crusted Chicken Marsala :: 16~
Grilled, almond and herb-crusted chicken breast topped with a mushroom-cream Marsala sauce. Served with Chef Dan's vegetables and sour cream garlic mashed potatoes.

Red Mountain Trout :: 18 GF (no rice)~
An 8-10 ounce Idaho trout fillet lightly crusted with panko bread crumbs and horseradish. Topped with lemon-caper butter. Served with fresh veggies and jasmine rice.

Chana Masala :: 14 GF VG~
An Indian style stew of chickpeas, tomatoes, onions, carrots, celery and zucchini. Slow cooked with curry, cloves, ginger, coriander, cumin, turmeric and lemon juice. Served over coconut jasmine rice. Add: tofu $2 chicken $4.50 shrimps $6. YES it IS shrimps, because shrimp would only be 1 and there are more than 1. So there!

Adobe Chicken :: 14~
The Rocking V’s version of chicken fried chicken: marinated, hand-battered and perfectly seared. Served over Texas potato hash with Chef Dan’s Wild Lands gravy. Topped with fresh corn salsa.

Lasagna Vittorio :: 15 V~
Spinach, baby kale, basil, fennel and house-made marinara layered with Parmesan, romano, asiago, and mozzarella cheeses. Topped with house-made Parmesan-cream alfredo sauce and grape tomatoes.

Bayou City Shrimp Scampi :: 20~
Jumbo shrimp sautéed with creole spices, spinach, tomatoes, corn and sweet peppers. Served over linguini and topped with a garlic and white wine sauce.

Hog Canyon Babies :: 18 GF~
Half rack of all-natural, baby back ribs seasoned with our special “Inflictor” rub, slow cooked to mouth-watering perfection, then brushed with The Rocking V’s house-made BBQ sauce and finished with a drizzle of whole grain, honey mustard. Getcha SOME! Texas potato hash and veggies ride shotgun.

Castle Rock Beef :: 22 GF~
This de-constructed Cobb salad, like Castle Rock itself, is a mountain, of flavor! 8 ounces of hand-cut, all-natural, USDA prime beef, seasoned with a porcini dry rub and served with a salad of fresh greens, carrots, creamy blue cheese, heirloom tomatoes and crispy pancetta. Dressed with red wine vinaigrette.

Filet Mignon :: 29 GF(no onions, no au jus)~
8 ounce, all-natural beef tenderloin rubbed with our blend of herbs and spices, grilled to your preference and topped with a Uinta Brewery dark ale au jus and crispy onions. Served on a bed of greens with garlic-sour cream Yukon gold mashers and broccolini.

Sweets make you smarter AND allow you to hike happily for 12 hours with no food, water or outerware.


The Gooey Diamond :: 8.95 GF~
Deliciously moist, to the point of being obscene, this tongue-tingling, pleasure giving, flourless ganache cake, nesting seductively on a bed of mixed berries and cuddled in an almond-oat crumble, is made with exotic (some say erotic) Callebaut Belgian chocolate (which is why several observers of the pastry sciences, have nicknamed it the Orgas-Ma-Cake, most likely because, rather than coming out of an oven, it is formed in an Orgasmatron, which heats the cake with LOVE). Where were we? You forgot too? Ooo baby! Our job here is done. (side note: we no longer serve the Hot Fudge Molten Lava Cake, as the volcano moved to Montserrat for fear of being out sold by The Gooey D.)

Pixie's Peachy Keen Bread Pudding :: 7.95~
Always looking to improve on his own AWESOMENESS, Chef Dan went at it, in his home Dessert-A-Torium, a fog shrouded, dimly lit, man-cave / test kitchen / sewing room (he’s a quilter too!) where, while listening to the soothing strains of a Nirvana cover band from Ipswich, he combined peaches, sundried cranberries and cornbread. What was he thinking? He was thinking: “I need a topping (as in Big Top, as in Circus, as in a red and white striped tent) for this marvelous gastronomic masterpiece. And since setting up a tent over each dessert is both time and cost prohibitive, he solved the problem by topping it with a peach-passion fruit sauce, thereby creating a sweet and light bread pudding that will knock your socks (and possibly your Uggs - Why are you wearing socks with Uggs anyway?) off your tootsies. You will only find Pixie’s Peachy Keen Bread Pudding in this establishment. If you find the aforementioned delicacy somewhere else, your GPS has failed you, because you are not somewhere else, you are here and you are confused.

Key Lime Pie :: 7.95~
Tart and sweet, velvety cool, with a graham crust. Topped with freshly whipped cream. Ooo La La! Winner of consecutive 2007 – 2015 (we’re optimistic!) Key Lime Pie Dessert Smack-Downs, these non-televised events were held here at The Rocking V and at other, not-remembered locations far afield, where various spirits may or may not have been involved, but all five judges were from Key West (at least that’s what their possibly-legal forms of ID showed). They were compelled to declare us Victors (The Inflictors) in the after-meal-sweets, category. It may be winter but this is a cool (in a HOT way) reminder of summer.

Chocoholic Mousse :: 5.95 V~
If you were going to die by chocolate (and you probably would, had we left the antlers on, but we took the antlers off, despite the considerable time involved in the antler-removal process, because we’re all about digestive pleasure), this would be the way to do it. Bittersweet chocolate, sweetened with an angels’ touch (they live in the basement) of maple syrup. AND…it’s dairy-free. We’ve made the portion smaller so you don’t buy the farm before you’ve paid the bill. That’s just good business.

Ice Cream :: 3.95/ 5.50 / 2.95~
One Scoop, Two Scoops, Three Scoops or 52.5 Scoops, it is delicious! Add-a-Scoop to any dessert for $2.95 GF

Adult Beverages


BEER :: ~
Coors ~ Coors Light 4 ~ Corona Extra ~ Polygamy Porter ~ Chasing Tail Golden Ale ~ Full Suspension Pale Ale ~ Evolution Amber Ale ~ Hoo Doo Kolsch Style Ale ~ Cutthroat Pale Ale ~ Bristlecone Brown Ale ~ Golden Spike Hefeweizen 4.75 ~ Dubhe 9.2% Imperial Black IPA ~ Hop Rising 9% Double IPA ~ The Devastator 8% Double Bock Ale ~ Ghost Rider White IPA ~ Whitel Label Belgian Stout ~ 6.00 ~ Spiral Jetty IPA ~ Pfeifferhorn Lager ~ Glutenator ~ 10 ~ Clausthaler NA 4.25

Reds :: ~
House Red ~ BOTA BOX Shiraz / CA 5.5 glass GABBIANO ~ Chianti Classico ~ Italy 32 CASTLE CREEK ~ Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Moab, UT 8.25 / 33 FOLIE à DEUX ~ Ménage à Trois Red ~ Napa Valley, CA 8.25 / 33 CONCANNON ~ Petit Sirah ~ Central Coast, CA 8.5 / 34 ROBERT MONDAVI ~ Private Select Merlot ~ Central Coast, CA 8.75 / 35 CLINE ~ Ancient Vines Zinfandel ~ Contra Costa County, CA 38 CLINE ~ Ancient Vines Mourvèdre ~ Contra Costa County, CA 42 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE ~ Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Columbia Valley, WA 44 PASCUAL TOSO ~ Malbec Reserve ~ Argentina 44 CLOS DU BOIS ~ Pinot Noir ~ Sonoma County, CA 46 TWO DOG "STYLE" ~ Red ~ CA 8.75 / 35 ORIN SWIFT ~ The Prisoner ~ St. Helena, CA 76

Whites :: ~
House White ~ HARDY’S Chardonnay / Australia 5.5 glass ROBERT MONDAVI ~ Woodbridge Zinfandel ~ Napa Valley, CA 5.5 / 25 STE CHAPELLE ~ Winemaker’s Riesling ~ Snake River Valley, ID 7.75 / 31 KENWOOD ~ Sauvignon Blanc ~ Sonoma County, CA 8.5 / 34 ECCO DOMANI ~ Pinot Grigio ~ Italy 9 / 36 KENDALL JACKSON ~ Chardonnay VR ~ Sonoma County, CA 10.5 / 42 LUNA ~ Pinot Grigio ~ Napa County, CA 44 VINCENT DELAPORTE ~ Sancerre ~ France 55 FROG’S LEAP ~ Chardonnay ~ Napa Valley, CA 60 CAKEBREAD CELLARS ~ Sauvignon Blanc ~ Napa Valley, CA 65 MUMM NAPA ~ Brut Prestige Sparkling Wine ~ Napa Valley, CA 75

Margaritas & Mojitos :: 7/9/10 / 11/12/13/14/15......~
On the rocks w/ salt or blended. Strawberry also available if you're feeling sassy. Sauza Gold is the house & Heradura Silver or Patron Silver are on the Top Shelf. Mojitos are perfect for summer cool-downs with or without Agave.

Pina Coladas & Daiquiris :: 7 / More $~
Strawberry Do not attempt to order a "corndog" daiquiri or a "salmon" colada. You MAY (even June or July) order our famous Rocking V inventions: Kanab KABOOM, XXX Hot Chocolate or a BIG Love

Whiskey :: 5/6/7~
CC, Jack Daniels, Crown Royal

Bourbon :: 760.68~
Maker's Mark & Wild Turkey 101

Gin :: 7/6~
Bombay Sapphire & Tanqueray

Vodka :: 8/8/7~
Five Wives (Utah-made, REALLY!), Grey Goose & Stoli

Rum :: 1492 / 1865 ~
Captain Morgan's & Bacardi Silver

Scotch :: 8/6~
Glenlivet 12yr & Johnny Walker Red

Liqueurs :: 7/8.50/8.50/7/7.50~
Bailey's, Grand Marnier, Remy VSOP, Kahlua & Amaretto Disaronno



Apple or Cranberry Juice :: 3.95~

Arrowhead Spring Water :: 2.95~

Cappuccino :: 4.50~
extra shots .50 each choc, hazelnut, raspberry, vanilla .50 each

Espresso :: 2.95~
extra shots .50 each

Fizzy Liquids :: 2.95~
Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, Sierra Mist & Mug Root Beer PLUS UNfizzy liquids such as lemonade & an Arnold Palmer

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice :: 6.00~
We use a hand press to get ALL the juice!

Gourmet Coffee :: 2.95~
We grind the beans for every pot

Latte :: 4.50~
extra shots .50 each choc, hazelnut, raspberry, vanilla .50 each

Milk :: 3.95~

Perrier :: 4.50~

Have them eat BEFORE you tell them to go play in traffic because Mommy has headache.


Grilled Ham & Cheese :: 6~

Grilled Cheese :: 5~

Corn Dog :: 5~

Noodles & Butter / Alfredo :: 5 / 7 ~


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