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Badlands Grill

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$$ - $$$
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2201 W Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-6809
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While in Gallup, NM in August, 2016, we had the pleasure of eating dinner at the Badlands Grill on route 66 at the west end of town. The service and food was outstanding. I had a steak (filet) that was probably the best steak I've had in 20 years. My wife had grilled shrimp that were excellent. Check it out.

Thank Mike S
Coulterville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really glad I checked out the best in this town as there were not many to choose from! Very glad we choose what seems to be th top rated place. I had their nightly special, a jumbalia pasta that was really good! Four large plump shrimp, spicy sauce (with fresh chilies in it) full of crumbled sausage with some rice... More 

Thank DaleMMR
Longmont, Colorado
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service by Chelsea. She recommended the smoked pork chop. It was awesome, as well as the ribeye steak. Good food, good service. Would go back again if I am in the area.

Thank Roberta S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read many great reviews on Trip Advisor about Badlands Grill so we had to see for ourselves. We started with potato skins appetizer and they were wonderful. My husband ordered a filet which came with soup or salad and potatoes. He said the vegetable soup was the best he has ever had and I have to agree. His filet... More 

Thank Liz F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined here because the hotel recommended it and gave us a coupon for free appetizer or dessert. We had the Creme Brûlée, which was excellent. We had the wings, which may have been the best we ever had, crispy and juicy. We also had the aged 20 ounce Porterhouse. It was excellent and done rare, like we like it.... More 

Thank marieds
Guernsey, Channel Islands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps a harsh rating. I did get terrific service from Jenna and the setting is fine. I had wings, filet and desert, all fine. The reason for my rating is that all courses were "just fine' rather than "just great".

Thank GlynCarre
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the meal. Staff was awesome. Steak was well prepared. Good for Gallup. Tried the filet soup and it was super tasty.

Thank Dave A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying over nearby we had dinner at Badlands. Really delicious steaks and I loved the sauté vegetables! I love this great little Restaurant, and if your lucky the amazing guitar singing entertainer will be there! Great place, nice people, good food!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as we walked in, we were impressed. Other restaurants in Gallup appeared a bit dingy, so we chose to visit here. Our server, Desiree, was super sweet and attentive. Steaks were excellent. Lobster was great. Sides were great. Not a single complaint.

Thank Candace L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hubby and I read and use Trip Advisor, so of course we wanted to check out Gallup's top restaurant. We were not disappointed. Service was excellent, great variety of food to choose from, pleasant cowboy themed decor. We missed the Australian singer who sometimes stops by to sing, but we enjoyed a variety of country music playing low in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $35
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2201 W Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-6809
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
  • Phone Number: 15057225157
Not a chain, Badlands offers true New Mexico hospitality and taste- for those of you traveling through, it's the place where locals go when they want a meal that's truly a cut above the rest, and relax with friends and neighbors. There's no dress code...no pretentiousness...just beef that's been wet-aged for 21 days, cut in-house and cooked to order...combine these with an ice cold beer or excellent bottle of wine... and you've got the stuff a cattleman's dreams are made of!

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