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Hell's Backbone Grill

$$ - $$$, ,
20 N Hwy 12, On the grounds of the Boukder Mountain Lodge, Boulder, UT 84716
+1 435-335-7464
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Southwestern, Contemporary, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 N Hwy 12, On the grounds of the Boukder Mountain Lodge, Boulder, UT 84716
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you like spicy flavors and are willing to travel to rural Utah, go to the grill. Lunch was a bit spendy but every ingredient was local and fresh. Server was young and enthusiastic. All servers have to put some time in on the farm...More

Thank Barbjefts
Reviewed 6 days ago

I can see (taste) why this is a James Beard winner and Multiple local culinary award winner. Great creative dishes made with all local, organic ingredients - including the cocktails. Both breakfast and dinner were amazing. Service was friendly, fun and knowledgeable.

Thank TRivers142
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had read about Hell’s Backbone Grill as one of the top out-of-the-way restaurants in the country and put it on our Must-Do list when we toured southern Utah. We loved the experience and the food. I even bought a hoodie with the logo. Put...More

Thank GardenVisitor_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told about this restaurant by a friend. It did not disappoint! Had a delicious lunch. Nice atmosphere. A gem in the middle of almost nowhere.

Thank robertrN7481AV
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here, based on several recommendations from locals as well as travelers from our area and of course TA. First, the good. Service was great, hospitality, second to none. Location very convenient as we went through on our way to Torrey (Capital Reef...More

Thank pwilson983
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were passing through Boulder and it was too early for lunch, but lucky for us, we decided to drive down Burr Trail for a bit, into the National Monument, so then it was time for lunch. What a GREAT restaurant! VERY high-quality food! Yummmmmmmm!

Thank ifs2cms
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for breakfast and could not have been happier. Creative dishes provided a feast of fresh foods and variety of tastes. Great stop part way through the drive along Scenic Route 12 and so glad we made the stop.

Thank VacationPlanner6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is so awesome! Nice organic veggies, supreme meat and plenty of food for even the hungriest! My husband that hates beets didn't even realize he was eating them. The decor is lovely, and the location is fantastic. I love it. Will go again!

Thank ultimaxww
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not miss a chance to dine at Hell's Backbone Grill in Boulder. Co-founded and run by a pair of women who practice Buddhism and organic farming, and source all offerings locally (except maybe the liquor, and they have some fine cocktails). The food was...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Salt Lake Tribune article about Hell's Backbone Grill has been in my bucket-list binder for years. I was very happy to finally eat there. The ambiance was excellent. The waitstaff were attentive but not intruding. The food was delicious. But it was very expensive....More

Thank JillieBean77
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January 22, 2017|
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Response from BlakeSpalding | Property representative |
Hello Dear Friends and Travelers, We close seasonally every year from December 1st to mid-March. This year we will re-open on Friday night March 17th, and then be open three meals a day, seven days a week. For some reason... More
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$12 - $38
Southwestern, Contemporary, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 N Hwy 12, On the grounds of the Boukder Mountain Lodge, Boulder, UT 84716
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 435-335-7464
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Opening for season nineteen on March 17, 2018! Blake and Jen serve fresh organic food that comes directly from their own 6.5 acre Boulder farm for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Everything we offer is handmade, even our hot sauce and jam! Our beef and lamb is grass-fed and finished and comes from a local rancher. We have children's menus available for all three meals. We're deeply committed to our farm to table ethos and to serving delicious place-based cuisine in a beautiful and casual setting. We offer a curated selection of sustainably produced wines and a full bar with craft cocktails. We also are able to offer food to go, if you are just driving on through!
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