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Hell's Backbone Grill- TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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20 N Hwy 12, Boulder, UT 84716
+1 435 335 7464
12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always look forward to Hell's Backbone Grill after spending time in the canyons. It's near Boulder, Utah (population 222) and is the only bar in town, I think. The menu changes frequently, and the organic food is sourced locally. It's casual yet elegant, with amazing food and great service. A really eclectic menu. You can stay at the nearby... More 

Thank Jreedrich
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

This restaurant was definitely one of our favorites during our vacations in September. It is amazing the quality of the ingredients, the freshness, the combination of flavors and colors. It was a surprise for us to find it here. No offense as in NYC many times we feel as 3rd category and robbed when it comes to freshness and quality... More 

Thank Nedelka M
Northern California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

We came across this lovely restaurant while on a 3 week road trip. We stopped in for breakfast and didn't want to leave! The place is quaint and cozy and the service was excellent. We enjoyed eggs, french toast and coffee--all delicious. The surroundings are beautiful and so peaceful...a perfect place for a relaxing meal. We will make sure to... More 

Thank pumba526
The Hague, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

You will be hard pressed to find a more inventive or better quality meal in this part of Utah. I have read other reviews where people complained about the service and menu options, but really, people! The wait staff are local residents who are working a part time job in the middle of nowhere (albeit a very beautiful nowhere)... We... More 

Thank bdwignall
Brooklyn, New York
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

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
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

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
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

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
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117 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

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
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

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
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132 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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 

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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
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, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 am - 12:00 am
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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