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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: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 363
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 26
    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
Glad we stopped here!

We added a night onto our Utah Grand Circle to stop here and weren't disappointed. The lodge is simple and quiet and our dinner at Hell's Backbone was memorable. The owners have put their soul into every morsel and you can taste it from your very first bite of the "fresh from the oven" cornbread... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
CincyTop
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Mason, OH
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Mason, OH
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We added a night onto our Utah Grand Circle to stop here and weren't disappointed. The lodge is simple and quiet and our dinner at Hell's Backbone was memorable. The owners have put their soul into every morsel and you can taste it from your very first bite of the "fresh from the oven" cornbread to the last bit of... More 

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St. George, UT
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We ate at Hell's Backbone Grill this Mother's Day. My hubby & I took his mom on a road trip and decided on previous reviews to choose this place as our stop for the evening. Hubs ordered a filet, cooked perfectly as ordered. MIL had the meatloaf (one of the best meat loafs she ever had, turns out) and I... More 

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La Vega, Dominican Republic
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for a late lunch on a rainy day when we couldn't do the hikes we had been planning. The meal helped save the day! I had the pumpkin enchiladas, and I am so glad I chose them. Different and incredibly delicious. I would post a picture (they looked lovely) but I didn't think to take one until... More 

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Dinner was really well prepared. Wife had the strip with a mushroom glaze..I had the bison...our son had the mac and cheese. It was a very good meal. Our waitress for dinner was really nice and it wasnt that busy. Breakfast is underwhelming for the price. The elk sausage was good and the french toast was good. The wife had... More 

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salt lake city, UT
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We spent three wonderful days hiking, lounging, and EATING at HBG and BML this spring. As always, the food was delicious and the servers were warm and friendly. We have been visiting here for many years and it is like going to a good friend's house, except with better food than you could ever dream of at a place so... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I were on a hiking vacation and staying in Bryce Canyon City as our base camp. One day we decided to combine a day hike, a drive along Utah's Scenic Hwy 12, and a late breakfast at Hell's Backbone Grill in Boulder UT. I had read about the place in Sunset Magazine a few years ago and... More 

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eastern Washington
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Nice decorating inside and the staff made the place cheery and fun. I didn't try dinner there (although I heard from others it is very tasty) but did enjoy breakfast there and lunch once while I was in the Boulder area. They do have best internet connection in the area at least as far as I have found.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the lodge so decided to have dinner here. Enjoyed it so much we returned for breakfast the next morning -- my wife had the best oatmeal she had ever tasted. It was fun to be eating in the restaurant and see one of the chefs out in the garden picking herbs for the day.

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Edmonds, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We were staying in Escalante, and this restaurant was recommended to us as worth the (half hour) drive. It definitely was! Excellent food and service.

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Overland Park, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My husband and I were driving through Southern Utah when we stumbled upon this gem. First of all, the building and the location is beautiful and it feels like you have gone to some wonderful retreat tucked away in the hills. The food is amazing and thoughtfully assembled. Our server was so kind and attentive. Visiting Hell's Backbone Grill was... 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, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

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