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Hell's Backbone Grill

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20 N Hwy 12, Boulder, UT 84716
+1 435-335-7464
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a great restaurant. I was very surprised with the quality of the food, most ingredients are locally sourced from their own farm, and you could feel it in the quality of the food. It's a must stop as you drive through by-way 12. You must order their apple-pie, that is just the cherry on top.

Thank Alberto M
Silver Spring, Maryland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped in for breakfast between slickrock adventures and was really disappointed. Not just because there were not many alternate choices for the meal, but because the presentation seemed to be more important than anything else. The food did seem to be fresh but came after a long wait and cool even though there were not a bunch of people there.... More 

Thank Chuck R
Carlsbad, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

OK, I admit I went a little over-the-top on my title but I just wanted to catch your attention. On the most scenic hwy in America there's this most unassuming little restaurant. My wife and I had been visiting the big 5 in Utah and on our way home we were taking in the beauty of Hwy 12. We hadn't... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped for a late lunch and thoroughly enjoyed our time at Hell's Backbone Grill. I had a BLT made with heirloom tomatoes, some very tasty bacon, and excellent homemade bread. They use all home grown or produce from nearby farms. Husband had some excellent soup and a sage biscuit that he said was mouthwatering. Very nice service and food,... More 

Thank EastTNTraveler
Highland Heights, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A tradition for anyone visiting Boulder. Great food, farm to table in a relaxed atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all good. Special mention of the blue corn pancakes, the salads and the Jenchiladas

Thank Noracd
Portland, Oregon
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're passing through, it's worth a stop for b,l or d. Make a reservation if you can. The hotel next door is very nice also.

Thank hhl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The menu had a variety of foods....some unique, and the restaurant prides itself on their own organic gardens. The staff was outstanding and went out of their way to be welcoming.

Thank MoofBurbank
Brandon, MS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After driving half of Scenic Highway 12 (the scary half - ha!), we rewarded ourselves with a late breakfast here. It was SO good! The server was quite friendly and the location/atmosphere was unique. We definitely recommend you try this place.

Thank Rosemary B
St. John's, Newfoundland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is on the property of the Boulder Mountain Lodge. It offers a decent selection of options on an interesting menu, including vegetarian options. The waitstaff is casual but efficient and attentive and the meals prepared with careful attention, both in presentation and taste. Ingredients are obviously fresh. We dined here for both dinner and for breakfast the following... More 

Thank RAKlein
Tucson, Arizona
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our expectations were high as we had heard rave reviews about this restaurant. And our experience exceeded those expectations! We didn't order anything exotic (lemony chicken and a meatloaf entree) but the tastes were exceptional. Every single bite. And service to match.

Thank joan c

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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
Southwestern, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Large groups, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
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.

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