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Hell's Backbone Grill

€€ - €€€, ,
20 N Hwy 12, Boulder, UT 84716
+1 435-335-7464
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • 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 yesterday via mobile

Enroute from Capital Reef to Bryce we stopped for a late lunch. Great food - had the meat / cheese / pickled veggie tray - all great. Friend had the chicken enchilada- also excellent. All ingredients locally sourced or grown on site Warning - seasonal...More

Thank Rich W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A restaurant that deserves its high ratings. Casual. Downright relaxed. A woman fainted during dinner and lay on the floor for the rest of the evening with the wait staff refreshing a warm washcloth. Wonderful homegrown produce. The first night's special included a delicious gazpacho...More

Thank Hank O
Reviewed 2 days ago

Before or after taking in the jaw-dropping scenery on Highway 12, it's time for a stop at Hell's Backbone Grill -- just because. Everything on the menu is unique, flavorful and just outright pretty. Generous portions. Friendly staff. Set in a bucolic garden where much...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had a great dinner here with a group of 7. We were on a week long hiking excursion in the greater Zion/Bryce/Escalante area, and ate at many good spots along the way. HBG was tops. Cool venue after a scenic hogsback/hellsbackbone rim road ride....More

Thank birda77
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our group drove over windy roads with beautiful views to The restaurant. The food was delicious and atmosphere delightful. I highly recommend it!!

Thank kimsincox
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told that Hell's Backbone Grill was not to be missed. It was almost surreal that a restaurant of that quality could be in such a tiny little place. The food was very fresh and tasty and the ambience was of peaceful and homey...More

Thank Brenda G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is in the middle of nowhere, but do yourself a favor if you're in Utah and make a point to go here. It's on Route 12, one of the most scenic roads in the entire US, between Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National...More

Thank Gary23
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a special trip to eat at Hell's Backbone and it did not disappoint! The drive was gorgeous and the food and service was amazing. We sat outside which was delightful. The peace and quiet was just what I needed after a long week...More

Thank Karen Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here for dinner and breakfast! The pork chop was the biggest and very tender! The sausage gravy and biscuits was very tasty! It is a very quaint restaurant that you would not expect in this tiny little town! I highly recommend you stop...More

Thank Darlene Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was fresh, plenty of great choices, and so tasty! We loved it. The staff was extremely considerate and helpful.

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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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Average prices
US$12 - US$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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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
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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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