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Hell's Backbone Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Southwestern, Contemporary, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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20 N Hwy 12, Boulder, UT 84716
+1 435-335-7464
07:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped at the Hell's Backbone Grill for dinner - utterly amazing fresh food!! It reminded me (a city person) how natural farm vegetables taste like

Thank Julia-NYC2017
Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dinner: Excellent service, good food, fun cocktails. Really appreciate that they are introducing local veggies, etc. Would be nice, for the price, to also have more organic, grass-fed meats, etc. but overall the concept is fantastic and I would go back in a heartbeat! Breakfast: Service decent and food very good. Lunch: While we ate breakfast they packed us a... More 

Thank Lila24T
BlakeSpalding, Owner at Hell's Backbone Grill, responded to this review

Dear friend, Thank you for the kind words about out restaurant! I want to say that ALL of our meats are both organic and grass fed and finished. We literally won't serve meat that isn't, so if we can't get clean meat that got to live a normal, happy animal life,out of doors and on grass, we just delete that... More 

Menlo Park, California
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245 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've heard about Hell's Backbone in many years of coming to Southern Utah to hike. I finally made a reservation on a family trip, and we had dinner here last Thursday. It as great. It's a real farm-to-table place, with great care taken with all of the ingredients. Our waiter joked as he described the specials that 'the last thing... More 

Thank JerryR10
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were so looking forward to Hells Backbone Grill but were disappointed it didn't live up to our expectations. It was more diner style food, old style home cooking. Everyone was really nice and the setting was beautiful so it wasn't wasted and the Boulder mountain lodge was lovely.

Thank Christine M
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was slow at first but my server more than made up for it with good humor and a friendly attitude. Plus, I got to exercise my dog around the enormous lawn area after lunch. Good stop!

Thank Bri B
Orem, Utah
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113 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

we arrived in a snow storm and just before the 1:00 closing time. we were warmly greeted and a table for 11 was made available. All our dishes were good and even one for our gluten free son in law. Meat loaf was good and spicy. Blt were on their flatbread and good.

Thank vwsjones
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious food based on the "slow-food" movement and its principles but not a family restaurant. High-end food with high-end prices. More wine on the menu than entrees.Desserts were divine.

Thank JoAnne C
Corvallis, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All we had was magically tasty with subtle fresh herbs in all. The only thing that could be improved is the morning coffee, but a small weakness at an extraordinary gem amidst the canyons

Thank Steven S
Jonesborough, Tennessee
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hell's Backbone Grille deserves every award they have received and from our perspective exceeded reviews. Quaint, eclectic to say the least. Everything local and fresh. The pumpkin apple soup was to die for as was the BLT. We left with bags of goodies: cookbooks and clothing! A must stop, but if going for dinner you better have a reservation -... More 

Thank MCA6345
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This urban bistro is totally unexpected in the middle of nowhere, between Bryce and Moab. Very unique, tasty and accommodating!

Thank Nettie2010

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$38
Southwestern, Contemporary, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 N Hwy 12, Boulder, UT 84716
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 435-335-7464
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?