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Badlands Grill

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2201 West Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301
15057225157
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: Not a chain, Badlands offers true New Mexico hospitality and taste- for...
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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  • 273
    Excellent
  • 139
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 13
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice Dinner

The food was excellent, the service provided by Chelsea was superb! Good steak, burger and house wine

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ben H
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Springfield
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On our way to West, we stayed the night in Gallup and wanted a good meal. We try to avoid the chains and read about this place online. Turns out they make sure you learn about them as the waitress gives you a business card with her name and a request for a review on Trip Advisor or Facebook. Smart... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent, the service provided by Chelsea was superb! Good steak, burger and house wine

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Thank Ben H
Greater Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Gallup New Mexico, or just passing through, and you don’t go to Badlands Grill you are definitely missing out. The steak and seafood menu is comprehensive, the food is excellent and plentiful without being overwhelming to us non-US people. They have a list of “toppers” to delight, including those made from Trinidad Scorpions and Ghost Naga,... More 

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Thank Rodney K
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, nice atmosphere and very attentive staff. Kudos to Johanna, especially. There was a large beer menu ranging from domestic to craft beers. The marinara sauce on the pasta was excellent and the portions we more than adequate.

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Thank Jeanne R
Omaha
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great as was the service provided by Jenna. She was EXCELLENT!! The atmosphere was just as good as the food and service. Highly recommended this restaurant.

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Thank Toni M
New Mexico
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178 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large if unremarkable Caesar salads preceded our even larger main courses. We enjoyed a couple of reasonably priced glasses of wines and could have done the same with bottles.

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Thank BrianTravelholic
Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal at Badlands Grill. It has a nice atmosphere and Our server Chelsea was fantastic. I can't recommend it enough. The smoked salmon was to die for and the steak is great. We stopped for the night on our way west, and this was The best restaurant we've found so far on the trip.

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Thank MStew7
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were travelling through Gallup and some friends suggested Badlands. The service was fine and I enjoyed my salad. The steaks were bland and mine had a lot of gristle. For the price, the steaks were very subpar. I really expected a great steak based on the price and was very disappointed. They also have a very extensive wine list,... More 

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Thank Helen s
Billings, Montana
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Badlands Grill is the best place to have dinner when you visit Gallup. The service is as amazing as the food. Our waitress, Jenna, is the sweetest person and definitely an asset to the Badlands. She made our meal very enjoyable. The food was so good. My husband had a filet cooked just the way he ordered and my... More 

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Thank dse31600
vancouver island
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145 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Staff was excellent especially Johanna. Food was good, lots of wines by the glass, and the booths are comfortable and inviting.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2201 West Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
  • Phone Number: 15057225157

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children

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!
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

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