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Badlands Grill

2201 West Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301
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Ranked #3 of 87 restaurants in Gallup
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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88% Recommend
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Santa Clarita, California
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

While staying overnight in Gallup my wife and I were looking for a place to eat when we came across the Badlands Grill. We were greeted quickly when we entered and felt comfortable with the cowboy atmosphere. Our server was very nice and our drink order arrived within a reasonable period of time. While reading the menu I noticed that... More

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Gallup, New Mexico
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The food is, but rather pricey, especially because the setting is rather rustic - the cowboy look, without the cowboy price. This is one of the more expensive restaurants in Gallup - maybe the most expensive.

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

I was put in charge of finding a good restaurant for business colleagues visiting Gallup....thank you Tripadvisor, I went with your recommendations and this place was perfect. It's a little out of the center but that is not a bad thing at all. Food was great and big choice. Good bar, superb service - friendly but not in your face.... More

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Republic, Missouri, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Great meal and atmosphere! Katrina was excellent with service and ability to know the menu! Would recommend a stop to have a great steak or ribs!

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We wanted a steak and saw this as a great reviewed site on Tripadvisor. The staff was friendly and prompt. The steak was average, but probably considered good given the small town offering. The food seemed overpriced for what you got, but again, maybe because the small town location to bigger town food suppliers. They charged for any changes or... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We were traveling from Phoenix, AZ to Telluride, CO - and then a week later came through again on our way home. There's a lot of Mexican food in Gallup, but we weren't in the mood, either time. Badlands has a good menu, wine and beer list, and the service is great. Katrina was our server and she was very... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We ate there this evening late and weren't sure what to expect. We ordered the prime rib special and we're very happy we did. Both the food and service were excellent. Our waitress Katrina was very friendly, polite, and professional. If we find ourselves in Gallup again, we will be back.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The service and food were excellent. Our waitress, Katrina provided superb service and the steaks were cooked to perfection. The entire staff worked close as a team. The owner was working hard to assure we had a great dining experience, which we did ! I would recommend this restaurant to those that want a great steak at a reasonable price... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We are from Cleveland, OH that has many They have an excellent wine list and a very broad selection of meals. I choose their pork special was outstanding and moderately priced at $21. The service by Chandler was excellent and I felt very comfortable among the family oriented cliental. This is a first class restaurant.

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Gallup, NM
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This is my second time eating at Badlands Grill. This is one of the nicest places to eat in Gallup. There aren't many upscale places in Gallup, but Badlands definitely is. The staff and service are wonderful! The food is very good, but a bit pricey (be prepared to spend about $20-30 for an entrée). The menu is small, but... More

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