Cubby’s brings Chicago beef and vegetarian cuisine to Provo

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Cubby's Chicago Beef is singular in that it has Chicago-style food one can't find anywhere else nearby. (Photo by Natalie Stoker.)
Cubby’s Chicago Beef is singular in that it has Chicago-style food one can’t find anywhere else nearby. (Photo by Natalie Stoker.)

When you see the giant cow hanging next door to the Little Caesars in Provo on State Street, it’s difficult to know what to expect. But Cubby’s is a restaurant with great food, a unique atmosphere and one of the best Urbanspoon ratings in Utah Valley.

Cubby’s Chicago Beef is singular in that it has Chicago-style food one can’t find anywhere else nearby. Many go for the tri-tip steak sandwiches and salads or for the delicious Dragonslayer Bleu cheese burger with¬†grilled onions, tomatoes, maple bacon and buffalo sauce.

“I like their grilled cheese and love the buffalo bleu cheese fries,” said Kat Matthews, a recent UVU graduate with a degree in public health. “My husband always gets their main sandwich with all the meat and is always impressed by how meaty it really is. The prices are very reasonable, especially for fresh food made directly in front of your eyes.”

The restaurant has a wide menu sure to have something for everyone. Cubby’s is known for using all the local, fresh, organic ingredients it can and for having a large vegetarian and gluten-free menu for those with dietary restrictions.

“I love Cubby’s because of its options,” said Moriah Freeman, a recent BYU graduate from Cheyenne, Wyo. “When I go with my friends or on a date, some people are all about the sandwiches that are full of meat and sauces, while others like myself enjoy a lighter salad with steak or other options. Normally places like this wouldn’t have such options and only stick to one demographic, but Cubby’s has different meals that appeal to every type of diet and preference.”

The Buffalo Bleu Cheese Fries are one of Cubby's most popular sides at their Chicago Beef restaurant. (Photo by Natalie Stoker.)
The Buffalo Bleu Cheese Fries are one of Cubby’s most popular sides at their Chicago Beef restaurant. (Photo by Natalie Stoker.)

Cubby’s has a great interior, almost solely using wood elements for the walls, tables and chairs. Televisions constantly showing sports games are found in just about every corner, making it a fun hangout.

“I liked the environment,” said Lindsay Robison, a fan of the restaurant. “They have televisions where they play sports, and the decor is very unique. Cows are their main logo, so they give you a cow with your number on it when you order and there is a big cow painted on the wall. It’s a really fun atmosphere.”

Cubby’s Chicago Beef is located at 1258 N. State Street in Provo next to Little Caesars and the Chick-fil-A. Cubby’s is open every day except Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with extended hours until 10 p.m. on weekends.

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