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Badlands Grill

2201 West Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301
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Ranked #1 of 90 Restaurants in Gallup
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Not a chain, Badlands offers true New Mexico hospitality and taste- for those of you traveling through, it's the place where locals go when they want a meal that's truly a cut above the rest, and relax with friends and neighbors. There's no dress code...no pretentiousness...just beef that's been wet-aged for 21 days, cut in-house and cooked to order...combine these with an ice cold beer or excellent bottle of wine... and you've got the stuff a cattleman's dreams are made of!
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Taos, New Mexico, Usa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Our hotel receptionist recommended this locally owned restaurant to us, and that's a good thing because we would never have gone there on our own. Remarkably unimpressive on the outside, we entered with some trepidation and were greeted warmly and seated in one of the cozy booths on three of the dining room walls. The large menu offered something for... More 

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Gallup, New Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We're locals and we come here to get away from it all, and have a very nice dinner. Always excellent. Plus, Will and his staff are extremely generous in the community - always donating their time and space for events. Great family! Thank you!

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Detroit, Michigan
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132 reviews 132 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were fortunate enough to have Badlands Grill cater a corporate event. They did an outstanding job! The guests were from all over the country and they couldn't have been more thrilled. The food was super fresh and flavorful. One guest said it was the best meal he had in 10 years! The poppers were fun and the cuts of... More 

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Peabody, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had terrific steaks that were perfectly prepared. It was a surprise to find such a wonderful restaurant "in the middle of nowhere."

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Everything was done to perfections and tasty. The house salad was Romaine instead of the usual iceberg lettuce. The main courses were exactly as you ordered them and mouth watering. The server, Jenna, was very friendly and efficient.

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Torrance, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stayed in Gallup and someone recommended the Badlands Grill for a good steak. Not only was the food great, but the service was beyond what we have experienced, even at 5 star restaurants. They went out of their way to make sure our experience was an enjoyable one. Our server, Jenna, was genuine and pleasant. Both she, and the... More 

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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Arrived early, so were seated right away. Our waitress, Claudia was wonderful. We had the Steak & Lobster (cooked perfectly Medium and Medium Rare), Truffle Mac n Cheese (best Mac n Cheese we have had), Green Chili, and Cob Salad. Service was very fast and food was nice and hot. Whole restaurant is very clean too. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

On our way cross country we stopped for dinner at the Badlands Grill. What a find. Awesome food and outstanding service from Jenna made for very enjoyable evening.

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La Junta, CO
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Maybe it is the best in Gallup, New Mexico, but I'm not raving like many of the other reviewers. We were immediately seated. Our wait person was perfectly respectful. The salads came very quickly, and this was 6:00 pm on a Saturday night. But then the people started pouring in, and the service slowed down. I splurged on steak and... More 

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Kingwood, Texas, Usa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We were travelling through on our way back to Texas from California, and saw that Badlands was ranked #1 in Gallup. Deservedly so; our server, Felicia, was very friendly and helpful, and the food (we both had steak) was really very good. I also had a lobster with my small steak, and that too, was excellent. That's a very good... More 

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Additional Information about Badlands Grill

Address: 2201 West Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301
Phone Number: 505-722-5157
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
Open Hours:
Monday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse

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