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“The Good, Bad, and the Ugly of Moab”
Review of Buck's Grill House - CLOSED

Buck's Grill House
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Lying on the outskirts of Moab, nearby the Colorado River and close to Arches National Park, is basically a cowboy restaurant with a solid, and interesting menu. If Moab could use something, it would be good restaurants, and the irony that smaller towns throughout Utah boast some pretty good ones is not lost on this traveler. At Buck's, the potential is there.

The Good is the menu. I love all the choices, and it would seem as though there is something for everyone. The Bad is the service, which was as friendly (not) as a rattlesnake. The Ugly is the price of a good meal inclusive of appetizer and salad, which can easily close in on $50.

Not sayin' it is bad. In fact, it may be as good as it gets in this town which exists strictly for the tourism. But it could be better.

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Thank Eric S
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Vegetables cooked to perfection, steak and elk to perfection as well. Moreover, delivered at the correct time so that everything was at the peak moments of flavor. And was the flavor ever good too. Attractive presentation, authentic western food. Not cheap, but this was our luxury meal for Moab and we were not disappointed.

Thank James B
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

We weren't impressed with most of the restaurants in Moab, but found Buck's to have both upscale decor and menu. I had the Duck Tamales and the Rabbit Mole Enchiladas, and both were delicious. My husband had the Grilled Trout, which was good. Unfortunatey his mashed potatoes weren't warm enough. That was the only downside to two good meals.

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

We had a fantastic meal here. We sat in the bar area where a local country band was playing and really enjoyed the southwestern style fare. Highly recommend the tamales, mole and pork ribs!!

Thank TourinUSA
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

We arrived at 6:30pm and there were still several tables available. Within 30min, the restaurant was fully packed.
When we arrived, there was nobody at the reception for several minutes. We were then offered a table at the left dining room (we could hear live music from the right dining room). The left room had no atmosphere; concrete floor, a few wood columns and a coupke of paintings on the walls. We could feel a cold air fdraft rom the entrance door.
Our server was nice, but he forgot to bring his notepad, straws and the bread and he was slow in general...but nice and friendly.
The food was good but not spectacular and the portions compatably small (very tender and juicy ribeye, but not so juicy ribs). A glass with a little bit of wine was $7-$10.
Gratuity was already added on the check and could not be changed...sorry, the waiter did not deserve 18%.
Long story short: the food was good, but overpriced. I would have happily paid the $70 for the meal, if the setting would have been nicer and the restaurant would have had more atmosphere.

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Thank Rudy G
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