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About Us

In the early 1960's Moab Diner was opened under the name of Poor Boy Drive-Inn and was a popular burger joint for Moab Residents for many years. As the pictures prove, Poor Boy Drive-Inn stood by its name offering Moab residents a great deal with .29 cent hamburgers. Poor Boy was a happening place with full service car hops to meet the needs of those Friday and Saturday night cruisers on Main Street of Moab. To this day many nostalgic stories are told by long term residents who were once high school sweethearts gathering at the local hangout enjoying the fun times and great food of the Poor Boy Drive-Inn.

In the late 70's the business changed hands and became Grand Ice Cream Parlour. The enclosure of the drive-in turned the establishment into a full service restaurant that included an ice cream counter, which still stands today. With the roller skates and drive-in stalls gone, the Parlour changed its menu and began serving breakfast establishing itself as a popular coffee shop offering a variety of menu items. These new accommodations would pave the way for the future.

In 1993, Geoff and Teri Thomas purchased Grand Ice Cream Parlour and began the development of Moab Diner. Through a series of improvements, remodels, and facelifts the Thomas' with the help of many dedicated and hard working staff, vendors, family, and friends established the concept you see today.

They established elements such as commitment to quality, teamwork, respect, character, consistency, and a comfortable environment that are still the foundation of who we are today and what you can expect as a guest of Moab Diner.

In 2019, Justin and Hanah Cosenza purchased Moab Diner keeping the business in the family and became the third generation of business owners on Main Street of Moab. The Cosenza's transplanted their family from Reno, Nevada and since that time they have been devoted to keeping the traditions of the family business alive. Alongside the dedicated and hard working Moab Diner family, they are committed to furthering Moab Diner upon the core values that were laid before them.

From all of us at Moab Diner we sincerely hope that you enjoy your dining experience and thank you for your patronage.


Justin & Hanah Cosenza