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Hell's Backbone Grill

$$ - $$$, ,
20 N Hwy 12, Boulder, UT 84716
+1 435-335-7464
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Southwestern, Contemporary, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 N Hwy 12, Boulder, UT 84716
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After years of having friends rave, finally here in person. Warm setting and staff. Small thoughtful wine list. Interesting fresh local cuisine. Delicious. Would go back with pleasure and will watch for their new upcoming cookbook

Thank Dee J
Reviewed 12 January 2018

We are still talking about our breakfasts we ate here. We stayed 2 nights at Boulder Lodge, at 2 dinners at the grill and 2 breakfast at the Grills. The dinners were good, with the sage pepper biscuits being the highlight. Good selection of chicken,...More

Thank tyspritey
Reviewed 22 December 2017

We stayed in the hotel next door and ate dinner and breakfast in the grill. We learned of this place from our daughter who had stayed there. She was right, it's a great place to eat with good service and very friendly people.

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 29 November 2017

We were visiting Escalante/Grand Staircase Utah NM, and decided to splurge big time for the Hell's Backbone Grill super-deluxe special Thanksgiving meal. Be sure to make a reservation -- they have 2 seatings on Thursday (2pm and 5pm) and one seating on Friday after T-Giving...More

Thank Carla G
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Hardly need syrup with these delicious blue corn pancakes topped with cinnamon butter, but go ahead and try at least half of your pancakes with their scrumptious hot real maple syrup. Great coffee and hot tea selection includes several Navajo teas.

Thank t1andjoyce
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We drove 45 extra miles just to have breakfast here and it was worth it! Food is exceptional. We would recommend this to anyone heading south out of Moab.

Thank dschleh53
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We had diner and breakfast at the grill. I loved the food at diner because every thing on the plate had its own unique taste. Each item could stand alone but also complemented everything else. Breakfast was equally fabulous; the biscuits and gravy were perfect...More

Thank 1466martin
Reviewed 29 October 2017

At the crossroads of UT-12 and Burr Trail there should be a little diner called Mom's. Instead there is a one-of-a-kind restaurant with an imaginative menu, excellent kitchen and amiable staff. And pumpkins and squash all over the place. (We expect they're seasonal). Welcome to...More

Thank Cardinalis
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Just happened to see this place while driving between parks. After we got seated, we realized people drive from all over just to eat here. Very well known and numerous awards. Our breakfasts were delicious. Best French toast I have ever had, and I have...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We ate here 3 nights and each meal was fantastic. Quaint, excellent service, fantastic wine list and cocktail menu. This is a destination restaurant. Run don't walk. Enjoy!

Thank kjcarrara
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23 January 2017|
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Response from BlakeSpalding | Property representative |
Hello Dear Friends and Travelers, We close seasonally every year from December 1st to mid-March. This year we will re-open on Friday night March 17th, and then be open three meals a day, seven days a week. For some reason... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 38
Southwestern, Contemporary, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 N Hwy 12, Boulder, UT 84716
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 435-335-7464
  • E-mail
Opening for the season on March 17, 2017 Blake and Jen serve fresh organic food that comes directly from their own 6.5 acre Boulder farm for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 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 have children's menus available for all three meals. We're deeply committed to our farm to table ethos and to serving delicious place-based cuisine in a beautiful and casual setting. We offer a curated selection of sustainably produced wines and a full bar with craft cocktails. We also are able to offer food to go, if you are just driving on through!
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