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“Great little spot in the middle of Utah.”

Hell's Backbone Grill
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 12 - USD 38
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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!
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.

Date of visit: September 2017
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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 at 2pm. The drive from Escalante is absolutely spectacular ... so I recommend the 2pm seating so you don't have to drive back in the dark. Caveat: it's outrageously expensive ... and IMHO totally worth it as a once in a lifetime special Thanksgiving meal, more so because you don't have to do the cooking! Service starts outside where they served a great spiced hot cider and amazing, straight from the garden and local sources hors d'oeuvres. In a gorgeous setting. "Family style" meal served inside in a cozy, warm, rustic setting. Too many dishes to list here (take a look at their prix fixed menu) ... but courses include outside hors d'oeuvres and spiced rum. Then, amazing cheese pate with fried chips, plate of home-grown pickles, eggs, root veggies and more. Fresh, fantastic bread with herb butter. Salad with super dressing, pomegranites. Squash&?? soup ah-mazing. Sides? Well what I remember (all superb) 2 or 3 types of dressing (loved the chile one), 2 gravies (mole for sure!), creamed spinach with outstanding hollandaise, amazing creamed squash w/homemade marshmallows, corn, grilled root veggies fresh from their garden, corn, best cranberry and cherry sauce with port ever, mashed potatoes and more and more and more. Oh yeah, excellent turkey, too! Separate charges for drinks and wine. Then, a well-needed 20/30 minute break to wander around on the beautiful grounds for a bit of digestion. Then, back for dessert course, homemade candies and coffee. Incredibly wonderful chocolate pecan pie, pumpkin cheesecake (mousse?), other desserts (I think I was in food coma by then ). Handmade candies included fudge, butter mints (my favorite) and more. Just be sure to take long hike earlier in the day and a VERY light breakfast! Lovely talk about giving thanks from owner/proprietor. ps. Be sure to ask Blake, the proprietor, about her background. Fascinating!!

Date of visit: November 2017
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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.

Date of visit: November 2017
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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.

Date of visit: October 2017
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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

Well worth the drive !

Date of visit: October 2017
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