We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Hell's Backbone Grill

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
20 N Hwy 12, Boulder, UT 84716
+1 435-335-7464
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

783 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 755: English reviews
Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thoughtful, delicious food, much of it locally grown. What a change to have such amazing meals. Worth the extra effort. Staff superb and attentive.

Thank Gregory11217
Olympia, WA
Level Contributor
86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Read about Hell's Backbone so drove back into cell range to call ahead for a reservation. Server was very friendly and gave us insightful suggestions into both the menu and our slot canyon hiking plans. I had a cold so they sized up the soup for my entree - delicious. Had fried green tomatoes for the first time - amazing!... More 

Thank NWRunner
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Imagine one of the finest meals in the middle of nowhere. That's exactly what we experienced in Boulder, Utah a couple of weeks ago. At our table was a large, well-prepared pork chop, a home-baked meatloaf, and a pumpkin-habanero jenchilada (yes! that's how they spelled it). Very nice! I recommend reservations because they were very busy. People know about this... More 

Thank TravelingEcodude
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner there one night when on a hiking tour. Good food, and friendly and helpful staff. I was with a group, and we all had different entrees ... there were no complaints, just "boy, that was really good"

Thank Lzrdoc
South Jordan, Utah
Level Contributor
54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finding a culinary delight in small town Utah with a nice alcohol selection is a miracle. This place is a miracle. Great service, fantastic well prepared food with a seasonal farm to table selection. It is expensive but well worth it.

Thank Shauna A
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
129 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

If you live anywhere in the Intermountain west and have discussed the great scenery of Highway 12 through the middle of southern Utah, you've heard about Hell's Backbone Grill in Boulder Utah. We finally made it there and it totally lived up to its reputation. Yea, I'm comparing it to some of the best dinners we had in Paris last... More 

Thank Hankspond
Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Nice menu using fresh items many from their own farm garden. A bit on the expensive side. They serve all three meals. Could be very costly if you are trying to feed a family eating out each meal. Every thing I ate there was excellent. Would eat there again.

Thank hagenhouse
Thornton, Colorado
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Discovered this restaurant when researching for our trip. Couldn't believe there was a Zagat and Fodor rated restaurant in the middle of no-where. We stopped for lunch and my husband and I were not disappointed. Can't say enough about this place. Excellent food, excellent quality, excellent service. We even purchased their cookbook. Highly recommend for all foodies.

Thank SadieladyCO
Freiberg am Neckar, Germany
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Because of the owner-change (Cafe Diablo, Torrey) we searched for a nice place and high quality food. Well ... we found it ! This place is very nice, we loved the atmosphere, the service is very professional and the food is really awesome. I was lucky to taste every single meal (from my wife and my friend) and I can't... More 

Thank anjoeyanjoey
Elko, Nevada
Level Contributor
110 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

The dish I had tasted just like something my Grandma would make. The menu touts local foods. I think this was the first time I twenty years I can recall eating a beet and it tasted amazing. I have been to southern UT many times and I can honestly say this is the best restaurant I have eaten at in... More 

Thank szatanek

Travelers who viewed Hell's Backbone Grill also viewed


Been to Hell's Backbone Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Southwestern, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 N Hwy 12, Boulder, UT 84716
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 435-335-7464
Blake and Jen serve fresh organic food that comes directly from their own Boulder farm. 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 are committed to our farm to table ethos and to serving delicious place based cuisine in a beautiful and casual setting. We offer a beautiful selection of sustainably produced wines and a full bar with craft cocktails.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hell's Backbone Grill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?