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“Much better than average food and a wonderful view.”

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Ranked #13 of 41 Restaurants in Springdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
Laguna Niguel, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Much better than average food and a wonderful view.”
Reviewed June 1, 2010

We ate breakfast and dinner at the Switchback. Both times the food was very well prepared: my salmon was tender and not overcooked and my husband's steak juicy and nicely seasoned. The vegetables were not overdone.These entrees were the options for their early bird specials, reasonably priced at around $20. (You chose either an appetizer and entree, or entree and dessert.)
For breakfast I had the buttermilk pancakes, enough to feed two. My husband had the typical eggs, bacon, etc. and, again, enough for two. We have average appetites. If we had to critize something, it was that the porions were enough for linebacks.

The service was attentive, quick and eager to accomodate.

The dining room is all glass on one side, soaring to the steeply-peaked stained wood ceiling. The view is of the majestic cliffs of Zion Canyon--arresting in the morning sun or evening shadows. All in all, very good food in an extremely pleasant ambiance--an exceptional place to eat!

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Henderson, Nevada
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“SKIP IT!!!”
Reviewed May 9, 2010

Stayed at the Best Western in Zion, they suggested we eat at the switchback. Dinner was overpriced . and service was poor. The next morning we had breakfast at thier buffet ($15.00) per person with a discount, a tip was added to our bill. The food was cold and some not cooked, we had to get our own luck warm coffee, OJ and toast our own bread. All in all we would not recoment the Switchback.

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The Hague
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great hamburgers, great service, great atmosphere”
Reviewed April 13, 2010

Wow, what can I say? Everything was perfect. People are so friendly over here, they really take great care of their customers. I really enjoyed the food very much, especially the great hamburgers. I didn't know that hamburgers could taste that good.

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Wales, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Simple elegant food”
Reviewed April 12, 2010

The first nice suprise was some lovely bread with their own home-made dipping sauce - delicious. We just had a simple bbq pizza with a garden salad, but everything was fresh, delicious salad, great home-made pizza made in pizza ovens. The wine and local beer was delicious and the service was attentive and friendly.

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Thank JanSWales_UK
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Los Angeles
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“Moderate food, sloppy service”
Reviewed April 9, 2010

Ate here twice. Wish I hadn't.

Breakfast: took an hour because of terrible serivce (and the place was only half full). Hot chocolate was hot water with lumps of powder still floating in it. Coffee was stale. My pastrami hash was under cooked. didn't even come close to cleaning my plate.

Lunch: over salty burger. Clearly crappy quality meat, processed off the premises. How hard can it be for a chef to take a fist full of decent mince and make an actual hamburger himself?

Obviously there are a million places like this, anywhere in the country knocking out bar-style food to punters who want a calorie ix. But you can do a lot better in Springdale

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