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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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Today
7:30 am - 2:30 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:30 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 335
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 10
    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
The best place ever!

We really had an awesome time in this magic place. Great food, pet friendly and awesome atmosphere. Yes...this is in the middle of nowhere...and full of Eco tourism. We love it! Unforgettable honeymoon. We'll definitely come back next summer!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Cacau_1970
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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461 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We really had an awesome time in this magic place. Great food, pet friendly and awesome atmosphere. Yes...this is in the middle of nowhere...and full of Eco tourism. We love it! Unforgettable honeymoon. We'll definitely come back next summer!

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Newbury Park, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Had dinner the day before Thanksgiving there. It was really delicious! Then came Thanksgiving dinner! Is was wonderful. So personal with everything served organically grown on the owner's farm. Owner's took great pride. I lost track of the number of courses served family style. It was not an inexpensive dinner (I think about $100+ per person) but it was an... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This place is a complete surprise located in the middle of nowhere and providing the most wonderful fresh and homemade food I've ever eaten!!

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Destin, Florida
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This place is nothing short of delicious in every way! The food is so fresh and tasty, and the staff was very friendly. This place is romantic, with candlelight and in middle of nowhere. What a treat for the people who live in Boulder and for those who are just passing through! Would love to go back again as our... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The regular menu is a feast of locally grown organic vegetables and delicious entrées. We have gone many times over the past several years and the quality and service never fail to surpass our expectations. The staff are delightful and the new liquor license makes it a place to linger longer! We especially love the new open hours for lunch... More 

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Carefree
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279 reviews 279 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
364 helpful votes 364 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Jen and Blake continue to run a restaurant worthy of their many accolades from reviewers around the world. They FINALLY got a liquor license [after waiting 15 yrs!] and now stay open until the end of November and serve Thanksgiving dinner. We were doing to dine here on the holiday, but our travel plans changed and we ended up having... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I found it expensive to the point of being shocked. The area is beautiful and it's worth a trip through Boulder. If it's the last place to eat, mortgage your house, deal with the service and have a bite.

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Springfield, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The food was some of the best I had on a two-week trip in Utah. They use interesting ingredients and herbs to make delicious dishes. In addition, the decor of the restaurant is unique.

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Los Angeles, California
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152 reviews 152 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I really liked this farm to table restaurant. Stopped by while driving around the Bryce Canyon area. Went for lunch, but had breakfast. My intent was to have lunch. However, our server mentioned that they served breakfast until 2:30 PM. The breakfast menu was amazing with some unique dishes. The blue corn pancakes with cinnamon butter, real maple syrup, and... More 

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Manzanita, Oregon
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

After five days of eating around a camp stove, I happened upon this little gem of a restaurant on a dusty highway on my way to Bryce Canyon. Although off-season, we were lucky to get squeezed in and the meal was worth the wait. The jalapeno-spiked chowder was sensational as was the house-smoked trout pate and the green chili lamb... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?