Family History
Our story started when Ed and Terry fell in love in 1983 in Layton, Utah. Over the next 30 years they would move dozens of times, raise seven kids, and spend many years apart while Ed served in the army overseas. ​As the kids started to leave and retirement grew closer Ed and Terry planned to create their forever home in Kanab, Utah. Two of their sons, Shawn and Jimmie, decided to join them there. In 2013 they bought the old Kanab Lodge and fixed it up. In 2014 Jake's Chaparral opened.
We Serve Buses

​Jake's Chaparral primarily caters to tour busses. In our busy season we serve 15-20 busses a day. Our restaurant has 3 different dining areas with an overall capacity of 330 people. Our buffet menus are pre-ordered and prepared right before the busses arrive to keep food fresh and keep wait times minimal. Your passengers will enjoy a nice western atmosphere in our rustic dining hall with cowboy entertainment and western style menus. If you would like to learn more about making a reservation please e-mail us at


Jake's Chaparral does host large events when the tourist season slows down. We can accommodate large holiday parties, family or school reunions, or even your wedding reception. If you would like more information on scheduling your event with us e-mail