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“Way overpriced, average food, late and...not sure what they are doing” 1 of 5 stars
Review of SWITCHBACK GRILLE & TRADING COMPANY

SWITCHBACK GRILLE & TRADING COMPANY
1149 Zion Park Blvd. B, Springdale, UT 84767
+1 435-772-3700
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Ranked #14 of 35 Restaurants in Springdale
Price range: $11 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Scenic view, Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Switchback stop
Description: Nestled at the foot of the Watchman rock formation in Zion Canyon, Switchback Grille Steak & Fish House features hand-selected USDA Prime beef, Certified Angus Beef and a daily fresh fish menu that follows the seasons. Artfully prepared dishes, warm superior service, stunning views of the West Temple and a sophisticated southwest dining room come together for a truly unique dining experience. Additionally, Switchback offers full bar service with the area’s most extensive wine list. Banquet and catering services are available year round as well as a cozy sports grill with all of your pub favorites.
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“Way overpriced, average food, late and...not sure what they are doing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

First, we waited about an hour for food for a party of four. The prices were quite high ($30+) for nearly every entree. When the food arrived the restaurant had forgotten half of two entrees and the sides for two other meals. The food was plain and average at best. The steaks were fatty, undercooked (rare instead of medium rare) and unadorned except for a few cooked onions. The missing part of an entree (shrimp) were boiled, tasteless and served plain. The better portion of the meal was three tiny seared Ahi medallions. All in all, this was a $150 meal that would be hard pressed to beat a meal 1/3 the price at a chain like Applebee's. Go elsewhere, Tripadvisor has much better choices in town at a fraction of the price.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Ashland, Oregon
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“A Lovely Dining Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We enjoyed a delicious dinner. The stuffed chicken and the meatloaf were both excellent dishes and they generously split our starter salad to the point we felt we each had a full salad. The restaurant is one large room, dark wood, leather chairs, the kitchen is behind a glass wall and you can see the crew cooking. All in all it was a lovely dining experience.

Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Has high aspirations - but falls short”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

The restaurant looks and feels upmarket, with a large open kitchen and high back leather chairs. Unfortunately the food falls short. My steak was cooked right but lacked flavour. I've never seen steak served with rosemary before! Creamed spinach was really just a bowl of cream with some spinach floating in it.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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“Good store, disappointing restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We often stay at the Zion Park Inn, which shares the same parking lot. While we regularly visit the trading company for supplies, we have been disappointed with our experience at the grill more than once. However, the hotel now offers a free hot buffet served by the grill, which was quite good.

Visited October 2012
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“Great breakfast but didn't enjoy dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

The breakfast buffet is great and offers good value for money considering the quality of the food. Everything is very fresh and of a high quality. Amazing selection of fruit for a buffet too. Had dinner in the sports bar and was not impressed. Perhaps I was just unlucky but the turkey sandwich was quite unpleasant. Atmosphere was pretty dull in the sports bar too.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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