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Hell's Backbone Grill

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
20 N Hwy 12, On the grounds of the Boukder Mountain Lodge, Boulder, UT 84716
+1 435-335-7464
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Hours
Southwestern, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 N Hwy 12, On the grounds of the Boukder Mountain Lodge, Boulder, UT 84716
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Two days ago I ate perhaps the most delicious meal of my life at Hell's Backbone Grill. I had their sweet-and-spicy house salad followed by a rabbit fricassee in white wine and Dijon sauce with seasonal squash and mashed potatoes. I didn't know food could...More

Thank jfvoros
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Located in a picturesque spot in remote Boulder, Utah in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, this restaurant earns the many accolades it has received over the years. The menu accommodates patrons from across the globe yet remains rooted in local culture, making magic with home grown...More

Thank Vicki V
Reviewed 4 days ago

We made a reservation a couple of weeks ago, planning our trip. We arrived early and they seated us right away. The building is interesting and beautiful, with large windows so we could see the stunning surrounding rock formations. The customer service was just right....More

Thank susan-d-prince
Reviewed 6 days ago

After hearing so much about this restaurant, we decided to try it ourselves. While it is very good, I don't think it quite lives up to the hype. We both started the meal with potato cheese soup. We were rather disappointed as instead of being...More

Thank sheilabK659US
Reviewed 1 week ago

Torrey was our home-base for a visit to Capitol Reef NP, but we wanted to spend a day combining some driving time on scenic Route 12, views of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and a hike along the Escalante River. Dinner at Hell's Backbone Grill fit...More

Thank atastefortravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

The perfect spot to enjoy dinner and recount tales of hiking in the Escalante area. The deviled eggs were awesome and the trout with tarragon butter just out of this world.

Thank ZGSkiGal
Reviewed 1 week ago

The side of farm fresh vegetables was one of the best things I have ever eaten! I thoroughly enjoyed every bite and wish I had just ordered a massive plate of the vegetables for my dinner! My husband ordered portobello stuffed with pork special. He...More

Thank alibrygotta
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on a solo hiking trip last week and had dinner on Thursday at Hell's Backbone Grill. I had been here once before with my wife and our son, and once by myself and was eager to return. Dinner was amazing, and as I...More

Thank JerryR10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of healthy homemade options on the menu. I had the black bean soup with gluten free muffin. Delicious! Warm, friendly environment and beautiful setting!

Thank Sally B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A hidden gem. We almost drove right past but so happy we stopped in. Delicious farm to table dishes, fabulous desserts and friendly staff.

Thank florinada
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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, 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
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 N Hwy 12, On the grounds of the Boukder Mountain Lodge, Boulder, UT 84716
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 435-335-7464
  • E-mail
Opening for season nineteen on March 17, 2018! 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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