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Hell's Backbone Grill

) #1 of 4 Restaurants in Boulder $$ - $$$ , ,
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

Stopped by for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. Menu was more like what we would find in a fine dining establishment in a city. Everything tasted fresh and fantastic ! The atmosphere is very serene and the staff is friendly. Wish I could eat here...More

1  Thank karen m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing food, atmosphere and staff. An absolute must if your in the area. I had the chicken with lemon mash potatoes. Incredible. The place fills up quick so make reservations before you go.

Thank papasn0w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually stopped for coffee nearby and were told about this place for a bite to eat. With not much daylight left and a long drive ahead to Torrey we opted to order something to go - also we were not dressed up enough or...More

Thank MG L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hell's Backbone Grill is a bit out of the way but well worth it. We stayed at Boulder Canyon Ranch for one night and ate breakfast and dinner here. For breakfast we tried the Blue Corn Pancakes, The Backbone Breakfast, and the Fabulous French Toast....More

Thank dwyerdcw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not miss eating at this place! In fact, drive out of your way to eat here! Eating here is an exhilarating experience for your tastebuds and for your artistic soul! Food is scrumptiously prepared and creatively presented. Wonderful!

Thank johann3927
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding, Delicious, and a well thought out menu. It couldn't have been more enjoyable to have lunch on the deck surrounded by beatiful flowers and sweet hummingbirds. Service is wonderful too. It's a place of peace & tranquility. You must stop and have a bite...More

Thank thea8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Special place. Most of the veggies and herbs come from their no-harm organic farm. The use natural local meats, breads and hot sauces. Food was fabulous. Sat outside on a beautiful day. Hummingbirds feeds with hummingbirds all around the patio. My daughter absolutely loved it....More

Thank BAFutbol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful food in a really nice setting. My experience is that it is very unusual to find dining this fine in a small rural setting. There is nothing to criticize about this Grill. We had a party of six for breakfast and everyone was very...More

Thank Clint L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for breakfast after a recommendation from the owner of the Stone Lizard Lodging in Blanding, Utah. The hotel owner mentioned that her and her husband would make a special trip just to eat at Hell's Backbone. We decided to stop here for...More

Thank McCauleys
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful dinner in a beautiful, peaceful setting. After a long day hiking, it's great to relax with an amazing meal. And Blake is charming.

Thank Kenneth H
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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
Good for
Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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07:30 - 14:30
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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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