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“Great place for breakfast!!”

SWITCHBACK GRILLE & TRADING COMPANY
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Ranked #14 of 41 Restaurants in Springdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Switchback stop
Description: Nestled at the foot of the Watchman rock formation in Zion Canyon, Switchback Grille Steak & Fish House features hand-selected USDA Prime beef, Certified Angus Beef and a daily fresh fish menu that follows the seasons. Artfully prepared dishes, warm superior service, stunning views of the West Temple and a sophisticated southwest dining room come together for a truly unique dining experience. Additionally, Switchback offers full bar service with the area’s most extensive wine list. Banquet and catering services are available year round as well as a cozy sports grill with all of your pub favorites.
Utah
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great place for breakfast!!”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

Offers a good buffet and great view of the surrounding red rocks! The buffet is well stocked and offers a wide variety! Definitely will be there again!

  • Visited September 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Finer dining in Springdale”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

My wife and I had dinner at the Switchback Grill the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Most of the crowds had already left Zion by then and the restaurant was suprisingly quiet. The service was excellent as was the food! I had the Rocky Mountain Trout and my wife had the scallops. Both meals were delicious! Oue waitress was very friendly and attentive.

The atmosphere is more sophisticated than most other restaurants in Springdale which basically means that it's very nice (but not stuffy). It perhaps lacks the fun/regional character of smaller restaurants nearby but in exchange you get a finer dining experience. This is a great place for a business lunch/dinner but it is equally suitable for couples or families looking for a higher end dining experience.

We did not visit the sports bar. This review is only for the restaurant.

  • Visited November 2012
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“Way overpriced, average food, late and...not sure what they are doing”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

First, we waited about an hour for food for a party of four. The prices were quite high ($30+) for nearly every entree. When the food arrived the restaurant had forgotten half of two entrees and the sides for two other meals. The food was plain and average at best. The steaks were fatty, undercooked (rare instead of medium rare) and unadorned except for a few cooked onions. The missing part of an entree (shrimp) were boiled, tasteless and served plain. The better portion of the meal was three tiny seared Ahi medallions. All in all, this was a $150 meal that would be hard pressed to beat a meal 1/3 the price at a chain like Applebee's. Go elsewhere, Tripadvisor has much better choices in town at a fraction of the price.

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Ashland, Oregon
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“A Lovely Dining Experience”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

We enjoyed a delicious dinner. The stuffed chicken and the meatloaf were both excellent dishes and they generously split our starter salad to the point we felt we each had a full salad. The restaurant is one large room, dark wood, leather chairs, the kitchen is behind a glass wall and you can see the crew cooking. All in all it was a lovely dining experience.

Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Has high aspirations - but falls short”
Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

The restaurant looks and feels upmarket, with a large open kitchen and high back leather chairs. Unfortunately the food falls short. My steak was cooked right but lacked flavour. I've never seen steak served with rosemary before! Creamed spinach was really just a bowl of cream with some spinach floating in it.

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