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Badlands Grill

2201 West Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301
505-722-5157
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Ranked #1 of 89 restaurants in Gallup
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
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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Fairbanks, Alaska
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Stopped in at the Badlands Grill while passing through town. It was a nice quaint restaurant. The wife had the special, a chicken fried stake, and I had the Bandito steak. The food was absolutely great and the atmosphere was very enjoyable. They had a pretty good selection of beers on tap, to include even some from Alaska. We ordered... More

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Gallup, New Mexico, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I took my wife for a nice dinner for her birthday. We were very impressed with the restaurant. She had a steak and I had a stuffed burger. Both were very delicious! Our waitress were very friendly! All in all a great place to eat! My suggestion is that if you have a side of sweet potato fries with your... More

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Shipshewana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel clerk. the food and service were excellent. The NY strip steak was one of the best I have ever had.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Outstanding service by the wait staff. Steaks were done right and decent value. I tried the elk steak. So so so tender. It practically melt in my mouth. It was expensive, but what a novelty. If you want steak/meat dinner, it is the best place in Gallup and beats Albuquerque even!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We dined relatively late and there was one other party. Our salads and appetizers arrived at the same time. The entrees arrived too quickly for us to enjoy the first courses. The food wasn't what we were expecting. The steaks were cooked as we ordered and lovely cuts but nothing hugely special. The meal could have done with more veggies,... More

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Porter ranch, ca
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

I had the big daddy burger and one of my kids got a salad and we split them. The food was good, but I was bummed about the price of the steak. I had to compromise because I could not justify paying 20 to 25 for a steak dinner in a town with 10,000 people living in it. I felt... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We decided to go here based on Trip Advisor reviews and boy did this place not disappoint! We tried the nachos based of recommendations from here and they were amazing. We went here on a Saturday night at 7pm and were seated quickly-within 2-3 minutes! The wait staff is so friendly and attentive. We order the 16oz Bandito Steak medium... More

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Makawao, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

During our last motorcycle trek in the southwest, we found ourselves in this town and to our delight we decided to try the Badlands Grill based on a AAA review. It was all we expected and more. Our waitress Claudia was knowledgeable and attentive and the food and wine a bright addition to our experience

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Very good food. Server..Jenna was great with recommendations that served us well. Food wait was longer than expected, but worth it. A free nacho coupon made the price reasonable. BT

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Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Yearly, I review restaurants and motels in New Mexico and Arizona for a national Route 66 organization, guiding international travellers of the Mother Road to the best places to dine and to stay. When in Gallup, I eat dinner here. They have a extensive wine menu and you can sample their collection by-the-glass. Marvelous. I enjoyed the filet - perfectly... More

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