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Hell's Backbone Grill

20 N Hwy 12, Boulder, UT 84716
+1 435-335-7464
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Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:30 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Bismarck, North Dakota
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266 reviews 266 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

By pure chance we had breakfast here when another place we were headed for was closed on Tuesdays. What a treat. Lots of local foods used. Some great tastes were incorporated into the meal. Staff was very friendly and answered our questions quickly. Their knowledge of the place was great. Some might say it was a little pricey but it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I've wanted to eat here for 10 years and was finally close enough to make the drive tonight with my daughter. The wine list was somewhat limited, but that did not dampen our enjoyment of our meal. We began with homemade biscuits and sage butter. The biscuits were the best I have ever had. They were light, fluffy and flavorful.... More

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Boise, Idaho
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Do NOT miss this restaurant. It's been written up in all the magazines and if you blink you'll miss it as you drive through Boulder, Utah. What a treasure, what a great building, what amazing food, what the hell is it doing out here?? It's here to quench your spiritual thirst and feed your emotional soul as you travel through... More

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Teasdale, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We have eaten at Hell's Backbone Grill a dozen times. It's the restaurant that we take special friends and relatives who visit us (We live about 50 miles away). The locally-raised, mostly organic food is splendid; recipes and flavorings are delicious. We always look forward to our next dinner over the mountain.

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Mississauga, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

After many days of hiking, my group ventured out to Boulder to this lovely restaurant for another lovely meal. I had been here 4 years ago and knew my group was in for a real treat. Being October the restaurant was tastefully ablaze in fall decor which enhanced the atmosphere. You'd need a reservation for sure if you are a... More

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Dijon, France
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92 reviews 92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

A bunch of us went to the Grill for dinner after a long day of driving. The restaurant was not very busy but they did have a party of 10 or so people there. Anyway, we had been told we couldn't eat until 8:30pm, so that is when we walked in. I really don't want to labour the various points... More

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BlakeSpalding, Owner at Hell's Backbone Grill, responded to this review

It is with great disappointment that I read your review. We strive to do our very best for everyone that joins us and try hard to see to it that everyone leaves satisfied. Please know that your dinner review was taken to heart. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed breakfast. More

Salt Lake City
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Perhaps my expectations were too high because I had heard so many great things about this restaurant. Our server recommended the chicken as her favorite. I was underwhelmed. Nothing bad but it was not anything rising to favorite status. The dessert was much better. I would definitely eat here again.

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Euless, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The food was prepared to perfection. My medium bison steak was a beautiful pink color, the squash medley, with fresh-picked squashes, the lemony potatoes and homestyle biscuits made for a delicious meal. I really liked the fact that the most of their food is organic. Our server was attentive, but not intrusive, and eager to answer any questions we have.... More

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arlington, va
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We ate at this restaurant during our stay in Utah in October 2014. We were eager to try it based on the reviews and its reputation for using fresh and local foods. We arrived at about 11:30 a.m. for lunch. Our waiter seated us, but did not give us menus. After waiting 10 or more minutes, I had to go... More

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BlakeSpalding, Owner at Hell's Backbone Grill, responded to this review

We would like to express our apologies for your experience at Hell's Backbone Grill. We strive to do our best for every customer and we believe your experience is not the norm here. It is our policy to see to it our customers leave happy and satisfied. Sincerely hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to Utah. More

Tucson
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We had one of the nicest lunches ever here. All the food is prepared well and delicious. The prices are very reasonable for the quality. Make it a point to stop here for lunch!!!

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Additional Information about Hell's Backbone Grill

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

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