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Hell's Backbone Grill

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20 N Hwy 12, Boulder, UT 84716
+1 435-335-7464
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7:30 am - 2:30 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:30 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 414
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Two Good Meals

We loved this restaurant attached to The Boulder Mountain Lodge. Great farm-to-table food, excellent service, nice wine list and a wonderful ambiance high in the mountains of Utah.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We loved this restaurant attached to The Boulder Mountain Lodge. Great farm-to-table food, excellent service, nice wine list and a wonderful ambiance high in the mountains of Utah.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The food here is very good and wait staff is excellent. If you are staying at the Boulder Mountain Lodge, I suggest that you have both breakfast and dinner there at least once.

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Arese, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for dinner late in the evening and we were pleased with nice food and friendly people. The home made pies were delicious!

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We heard so many great reviews of this restaurant. Driving to Boulder, we had some setbacks which made us get to Boulder much later than we planned. All we kept thinking was that we might miss our reservation. When we had cell coverage, we called them (twice) and they assured us to not worry and as long as we got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Breakfast this time. Had the shirred eggs - decadent and lovely. Did some shopping for the rest of the trip too. It's a little slice of heaven with locally sourced/grown ingredients.

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Lynchburg, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was an amazing dinner. I had trout and my husband had "lemony cluck" their chicken entree. The flavors of each main dish were superb. They incorporated fresh vegetables from their farm into the meal that added so much to the overal dining experience. We sat outside on the porch and we began talking to the other patrons. The conversations... More 

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Danville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We drove from Escalante to Hell's Backbone Grill and while it was a lovely drive it does take some time getting there. However the food was worth the drive and the service was great too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Little restaurant in Boulder, with organic foods. This was a nice surprise, as we stopped thinking we would eat a steak from the grill. I had a "trout taco" and it was delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were looking for an out of the way place to have a nice meal. ;-) Ate outside on the porch and every dish was interesting and flavorful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Lovely place to stop, nice setting, with charming landscape. High quality food, well prepared, with a fun menu. Very unexpected to find this little roadside stop. We had breakfast here and it was great to find a place of this quality, with friendly, smart service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 N Hwy 12, Boulder, UT 84716
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 435-335-7464

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 2:30 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 2:30 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 2:30 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 2:30 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 2:30 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 2:30 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 2:30 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?