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Badlands Grill

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American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse
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2201 West Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301
505-722-5157
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4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 207
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Somewhat pricey but no competition

Delicious steaks but rather high priced but nothing comparable in quality for 150 miles! The sides are not very appetizing. Worth the visit if in Gallup but not worth a special trip if not there. Good and friendly service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Drjeffy
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Ocean Ridge, FL
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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349 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ocean Ridge, FL
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Delicious steaks but rather high priced but nothing comparable in quality for 150 miles! The sides are not very appetizing. Worth the visit if in Gallup but not worth a special trip if not there. Good and friendly service.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Steaks are aged just right. Even allowed us to "split" a dinner, so, for us senior diners, it was a fantastic steak at a great price. I am not an amateur beef reviewer, so please be advised that this was an absolutely wonderful steak dinner. We even returned the next evening for their bbq ribs, which were just as good.... More 

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Daytona Beach, Fl
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We chose this restaurant because so many people rated it highly, but I just cannot understand why. We both had the 8oz sirloin. They were cooked properly, but thin and flavorless, and mine was served just barely warm. And they were $25! This place is terribly overpriced too. My advice to everyone is that if you can avoid Gallup altogether,... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A friend and I were spending one night in Gallup and wanted to have a good steak, so we tried Badlands Grill! We weren't disappointed! Our food was great, but what I liked the most was our server Claudia! She was friendly and attentive! I would definitely go there again if traveling through Gallup!

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Hebron, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This was by far the best meal of our trip. We were really tired from driving all day and Andrea at the Hampton Inn recommended The Badlands Grill. We were not disappointed! My husband and I split a meal because we didn't want to overeat before going to bed. We split the steak and lobster. It was really good. There... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Wonderful evening after a day of driving! Great food, a really great wine list and great staff. Overworked the evening we were there, all running about but was still delightful!

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Webster City, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We wanted a intimate dinner with a glass of wine so we asked the hotel where we could find this in Gallup, NM. Please ask for Jenna as she was a delightful server!

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Two Harbors, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This place was recommended by our hotel. We really enjoyed the interior decor. When we arrived there were only about 3-4 other tables/booths occupied. We were wondering if we should have tried this place or if the food was good. My husband asked the waitress about different beers they had on tap as he likes to try beers of the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Cool western décor. Friendly greeting and quick service. Chandler our waiter was excellent. Friendly, polite and knowledgeable. Surprisingly good wine list that Chandler knew well. Apples soup and salad very good. Bison steak tasty (butcher could have cut better) ribs very nice.

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St. George, Utah
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The Badlands Grill is not much to see outside; however we went on a recommendation from our hotel. We walked in to what was an obviously busy evening, saw others waiting as well, and were initially ignored by the staff as they were completely tied up with other tasks. Then Daryl appeared out of nowhere, sized up the situation and... More 

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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: 505-722-5157

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?