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“Different name, great food”
Review of Bluff City Grill - CLOSED

Bluff City Grill
Price range: $5 - $50
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Now the Bluff City Cafe, you'll be glad you went. The owner is oon site and terrific. Friendly staff, terrific food--both local and exotic.

Thank marcia m
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

We were here the night before the Grand Opening and the staff were getting used to the "new" restaurant and way of doing things. The staff was very pleasant and upbeat, the food was just average with the exception of the chicken fajita soup which was very good. I hope they do well because the people working there stuck with me more so than the food. That being said this night was more like a soft opening for them.

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Thank heamars
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

The San Juan River Kitchen in the tiny town of Bluff, UT (Pop 320) offers a fine dining experience that rivals those found in larger and more sophisticated cities. This establishment has an eclectic menu of unique appetizers, entrees, and desserts at reasonable prices that can complicate the decision of what to order. Any one of several choices will certainly provide a rewarding experience.

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Thank PhilB115
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Reed Sampson of Fattboyz Grillin fame has once again been able to take over one of the many failed restaurants of his area, and turn it to his advantage. The former San Juan River Kitchens is now the site of the new Bluff City Cafe; featuring a scaled down version of the menu from Fattboyz, but new recipes are in the works to attract the tourists, and artists group known to frequent the Bluff area. The addition of a liquor license will allow the Cafe to serve beer and wine to its diners; a much asked for commodity in this rather "dry" area encompassing the strict "NO alcohol" policy of the City of Blanding; and its influence on the eateries of Monticello also.

The Cafe includes diner type seating with a counter and stools; while tables allow for intimate two person seating to larger groups. Works from local artists decorate the walls; and the dining area itself is open and airy.

We started off our meals with BBQ Chicken Wings; fried crispy texture on the outside with tender meat inside; a delicious, tangy barbeque sauce coating the chicken, but not overwhelming it. Most meals come with a choice of soup or salad; and we chose the salad which is generous in portion for a side.

My husband stayed with a chicken theme for the evening by ordering the Fried Chicken dinner. Three pieces of single batter dipped chicken; the coating so light and crispy, it could be its own appetizer. The chicken pieces were large and meaty, perfectly cooked, juicy and let me stress this...NOT greasy! The side of mashed potatoes were Fattboyz own signature garlic red skinned potatoes.

I enjoyed the special for the evening, the Ribeye Steak dinner; a large, tender steak with a wonderful charcoal flavoring. I ended up taking half the steak home and my hubby got to enjoy a lovely steak and eggs breakfast the next morning. I too had those yummy mashed potatoes.

We treated ourselves to a slice of raspberry cheesecake and wonderful conversation with Juelz Sampson (Reed's sister) and her husband Yock.

Coming back from a trip to Monument Valley or Arizona; looking for a good meal, welcoming atmosphere and friendly people....don't look further than the Bluff City Cafe.

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Thank Mary C
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

Went here today after finding out the San Juan River Kitchen had closed (same building, new menu and name). We were really hoping for the same sort of delicious entrees as the previous owners (organic, local cuisine) and were completely disappointed. What we did get was ordinary, quite bland food. The menu was nearly identical to Twin Rocks Cafe. Though we didn't care much for the food, the service was great (same wait staff) and our meals were served to us quickly.

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Thank cammieo
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