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All 89 Gallup Restaurants

Badlands Grill

2201 West Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301
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Ranked #1 of 89 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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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We arrived for an early dinner, so the place was not too crowded, mostly locals. Service- very friendly and very attentive. Service was also very smooth, no long waits etc. I would return here without question!

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

my wife and I we were traveling to California and stopped in Gallup NM .We had a choice of two or three different restaurants we happened to pick the Badlands grill , the service and meal was out of this world ,I cannot say enough about our waitress JENNA she was great .We will be going back home in Nov.... More

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Stopped in based on TA recommendations. This place has old school steakhouse charm and reminds me of where my parents might have gone for a "night out" (in 1982). The decor is deep pine and animal skulls, and if you enjoy that level of local western charm, you will not be disappointed. Warning if you are veg centric, don't bother... More

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Cairo, Egypt
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Don't order your steak well-done if you don't want it to taste like beef jerky. And certainly don't complain about it, or you'll be passive-aggressively shrugged off. Some tall guy who walks around asking the customers how their meal was came up to our table and when I tried to voice my opinion of my mean, he told me it... More

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Sahuarita, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Stopped in based on internet reviews. We were not disappointed. Baby back ribs were delicious, Big Daddy Burger (burger stuffed with green chili and cheese) was excellent, and the Teriyaki sliders were awesome. Good service and reasonably priced to close out the package.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

My family and I rarely go out to dinner and last night's meal hit the spot! My husband loved his French dip sandwich and could not stop talking about it when we got home. My steak cobb salad was beautifully plated and the steak was cooked perfectly! My son loved the potato skin appetizers and chicken wings! Thanks for a... More

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Sacramento, California
Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It was getting late and we were hungry and still quite a ways from our final destination. My wife checked Trip Advisor on her iPhone and we decided to go with the #1 rated Badlands Grill. Located on a somewhat desolate stretch of Route 66, the number of cars/trucks in the parking lot indicated that this was a popular place... More

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West Sedona, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Good food and wine topped with fantastic service! To go order changed to dine-in at last minute and Darrell were very accommodating.

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North Salem, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Fine dining is not what you come to Gallup for. The Badlands is about as good as it gets and that is only slightly above average. This is not an inexpensive restaurant to eat at but on the plus side you will come away feeling full. Our waitress was very nice and the food arrived in a reasonable amount of... More

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Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is the top-rated restaurant in Gallup, but keep in mind that Cracker Barrel is ranked number seven. Western-style decor is a fitting setting for this steak and burger eatery. Food is good if not great, but prices are high. Some of them are really high. $30+ for some of the steaks. At those prices you are likely to be... More

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