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Switchback Grille, Springdale, UT

Switchback Grille

4.0
4
900 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Nestled at the foot of the Watchman rock formation in Zion Canyon, Switchback Grille Steak & Fish House features hand-selected USDA Prime beef, Certified Angus Beef and a daily fresh fish menu that follows the seasons. Artfully prepared dishes, warm superior service, stunning views of the West Temple and a sophisticated southwest dining room come together for a truly unique dining experience. Additionally, Switchback offers full bar service with the area’s most extensive wine list. Banquet and catering services are available year round as well as a cozy sports grill with all of your pub favorites. No online reservations for party s of over 10 people. ( 24 hours notice required)

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (435) 772-3700 ext. 100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tom Hart

  • Catering

    Switchback Grille offers full service on site and off site catering for groups up to 500 people. We specialize in wedding and business group planning. On site, one can choose from several locations that range from conference room settings to outdoor patios. We offer extensive catering menus and look forward to tailoring your event to your exact specifications.

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate parties up to 500 people, but require all groups over 20 people to make arrangements through the catering department.

  • Private party contact

    Sapphire Finnegan: (435) 772-3700 ext. 102

  • Neighborhood

    Springdale (Zion National Park)

  • Cross street

    Canyon Springs Rd.

  • Parking details

    Paid parking from 12:00 am - 4:00 pm. Free parking from 4:00 pm - 12:00 am.

  • Public transit

    Zion Park Shuttle Buss Stop #6

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 900 people are saying

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4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southwest Utah

    Best Food

  • Southwest Utah

    Best Ambiance

  • Southwest Utah

    Romantic

  • Southwest Utah

    Special Occasion

  • Southwest Utah

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was excellent from the start of the hostess! Didn’t want to overdraft the servers. Paced out appetizers, salads and dinner with perfect timing. Salmon was excellent and my husbands steak was top! Extensive wine list so come prepared for a bottle!
  2. CG

    CaroGimo

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meals in large quantity. The restaurant is very beautiful as much inside as outside.
  3. CR

    CarolRose

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Cuisine was absolutely yummy. Artistically plated and delicate to the palate. Well balanced and flavorful sauces. Service was top notch. On the pricey side , but you get what you pay for !!! Highly recommend.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Muy buen trato y servicio rapido
  5. DE

    DanE

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Relatively very expensive. Not recommend to take the Ribeye. Drinks are super expensive (lemonade $5 and no free refills) Overall nice place yet very pricey for what you get.
  6. AG

    AlexisG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was prompt and very nice. Our youngest was very hungry and he got his food out quickly. Cocktails were generous. Food came quickly and was delicious. My steak was way over cooked but it was quickly remedied. The grille is very nice inside and the views are stunning. Would definitely go back.
  7. T

    Tchamber79

    Philadelphia

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really expensive steakhouse to cap off a nice vacation. I understand paying more at a restaurant but paying 4x for the same steak I could get from the grocery story is a bit much. If your burning money in Zion this is the place for you.
  8. WO

    WhitneyO

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would definitely recommend this restaurant. The food, service and view were impeccable.
  9. FT

    FamilyTrip

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal!!! 2 adults + 10yr + 11yr + 13yr kids while on vacation. Definitely a special night out to celebrate a wonderful trip.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was beautiful and flavorful. The filet was perfectly cooked and very moist. The ribs were not as tender as I would have liked but the flavor of the sauce was incredible and made up for it. Our service was great, he was there often enough to keep our needs met and our drinks filled but not so much as to be annoying. The view is incredible out the big picture windows.
  11. PH

    PaulaH

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service
  12. A

    Anonymousn

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Steaks were very overdone, ordered as medium but given as borderline well done. This was brought to the staffs attention who proceeded to tell us it was the lighting not the clearly over cooked steaks. Premium priced steaks with unfortunately sub par preparation.
  13. WI

    WesI

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Wanted to love it, and was wowed by a few things (bread trio, desert, baked potato) but was underwhelmed with the big things… Trout was dry and amazingly, the medium-rare ordered 30 ounce bone in ribeye was way over cooked on one end… sadly, the one with the fat cap and best part of the steak. The properly cooked portion was delicious, but at $115 I would have expected the steak to be incredible throughout. I mentioned this, and showed it to the waitress (Brittany) who essentially said “sorry” and did nothing else. No manager explanation, no chef coming to check on it. Service was a hard average across the board. She forgot to bring my wine with dinner altogether and never refilled the waters once. Other wait staff (including food runners) actually had to bus the table in order to place the deserts, which showed up at different times. For the price, we expected a LOT more. You weren’t hugely busy, so that just isn’t an excuse. Would not recommend.
  14. N

    Nicnac

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Nice food, good service but too expensive
  15. RK

    RonK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant food very good well presented prices vary depending on what you order some menu selections are high priced and some are moderately priced
  16. S

    Stanton

    Portland

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and service was nice, portion was more then expected all sharable.
  17. M

    Mike

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our experience the service was very professional and the food meet our expectations.
  18. CW

    CassiW

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dining experience. Amber did an excellent job answering our questions and talking good care of us. The food was delicious and the view was spectacular ! We would definitely come back.
  19. t

    theresag

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    2 2 inch round crab cakes that had a very fishy taste for $20+ definately not fresh crab. Wedge salad was good not great. Crab chowder turned out to be thin soup not chowder. Berry salad beautiful. Don't bother with the beet salad as you may have a tough time finding the beets. I expected better
  20. L

    Lucky2

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband took us out for dinner. The Switchback is always an excellent choice for a great meal. We shared the crab cakes and a Caesar salad to start. The spaghetti with bison meatballs and sea bass special were delicious entrees. Thank you for another enjoyable meal!
  21. S

    Sammy

    Las Vegas

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delicious meal! Fresh salads and tender steaks ( which were cooked perfectly). The sides were shared by our table of 4. And our server, James, was fabulous. Will come back every time in Zion.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always
  23. JG

    JamieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food and scenery cannot be beat. THE best meal of our stay in Utah for sure. The chocolate banana bread pudding is worth every calorie haha. Seriously amazing.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steak house dining experience I’ve ever had. My friend and I shared the calamari and scallops as an appetizer and they were absolutely delicious. We each got the petit filet, and it was the best steak I’ve ever eaten. Paired it with the peppercorn sauce. Also had a cocktail before dinner and a glass of red wine with my steak :)
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service and food presentation.
  26. T

    Travelingdeb

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The service was horrid, food was bland and way too expensive. Do not go!!
  27. E

    Ekes

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Waited nearly half an hour between ordering a drink and actually receiving it. Steak was nice but the potatoes were virtually cold. Trout was also nice but barely came with any vegetables. Service was poor throughout. A shame as the location and venue were very nice.
  28. SF

    StephenF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the food here. Service was good. Menu was simple but pretty much had everything you'd want.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Amber was wonderful
  30. CG

    CathyG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Oh my. I don’t know how to begin. I need gluten and dairy free so I’m a difficult customer. The waitress was very helpful and instead of a encrusted halibut that had gluten, we agreed on grilled halibut. It was supposed to have a sauce that was GF but it turns out that it was not. The meal she brought out was plain halibut—a yellowish color, plain asparagus, and coconut risotto that was al dente and cold. The fish I started to bite into smelled of ammonia. Matter of fact it reeked of it! I asked my husband what he smelled, and he immediately said ammonia! Manager came over and said she didn’t smell anything but agreed to let me order something else. Now I cook halibut at home on a regular basis, ammonia smell can only mean very old or poorly kept fish! I re-ordered the grilled 7 oz fillet-medium rare, and hopefully to the rarer side. Well it was so rare that it was cool inside. Had to send it back for more cooking. Came back well seasoned and better though still quite rare in the middle. My husband described his meal as “high end nursing home foof”—no seasoning and no herbs, or other sauce or aromatics to make it interesting. A very boring pan-fried chicken with tasteless veggies. The manager said they “dumb-down” their food for the masses. I think that is just a dumb excuse. The wine list was so bad we did not order any wine and we always order wine. The arugula salad with beets was good. The regular water they served was very chlorinated tap water. Bottled water was available at over 7$ a bottle. My meal was taken off the bill but I just wanted to get the heck out of there. Felt sorry for the waitress who really tried to help but was stuck in a hopeless work environment.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The place was nice! Food was good! We should have got the steaks! They looked amazing!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Our Server Jason was all good until..... so we finished the main course then my wife left the table and went to their shop for some shopping (they have a shop on the other side) I was just sitting there and just checking out my phone. He suddenly show up without saying a word and grap all the dishes away like in mad face which I actually still have few baked potato left there so I put my phone down and looking at him he just turn around and go away after 1 minute, he show up again with the cheque and a dessert menu and just say "Sir" then he walked to the table next to us and introduce everything on the dessert menu very nicely and loudly so my wife come back and we decide to tell their manager about this I forgot her name she was like surprise and then went to find out the reason from Jason after 10 minutes Jason come back and apologize for his attitude and said he would offer a free dessert for us...... who still wants it? so we just paid and left the manager didn't come back to say anything too we meet her again at the entrance and she just showing a face like "bye trouble maker" btw, the steak was good
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Expensive food. Bland. Margarita was excellent 10/10. Hubby ordered Buffalo Meatballs and Spaghetti, pasta was cool and meatballs weren't good. Caesar salad 2/10. 1/2 chicken was bland and bloody. Server was great though (James). We wouldn't recommend eating here. Save your money.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    It was very disappointing experience. Our server lady was has no emotions, no smile, no suggestions. We are waiting for our glass of vine 15 minutes, for steak 50 minutes and they are not busy at all that. I order 18 Oz steak and most part it was just fat, I couldn't eat. We spend $170 on this dinner and fellt like it's a rip off for service, food quality. If you want have a nice dinner go somewhere else.
  35. HH

    HarryH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Good quality moderate, Spareribs did not “ fall from the bone” Served in a “circle” instead of a rack. Vegetarian meal not cooked well( still “raw”) Chicken with potato’s also moderate Finally we got 2 bills with appr. 30 dollars difference, i expected the the tip was suddenly included. But another waiter asked me why there was no tipping. Then the discovered that a few beers dit arise on my bill which we never ordered. So overall impression below standerd. Ambiance was very good!
  36. J

    Jilly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Switchback is a beautiful, comfortable, clean, and absolutely delicious restaurant. Our waiter was the best!
  37. KK

    KatriciaK

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food just like the last time. We will come back again when we are in town.
  38. TD

    TomD

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was excellent as it usually is. The service was poor. Our server acted like it was a chore to wait on us. No personality or warmth
  39. S

    Shake

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The restaurant asked if we’d like bread, we had three children with us and said yes. When they brought our bill they charged us $10 for the bread and tacked on a 20% gratuity for the waiter. I would have no problem with any of this had I had I been told of the pricing first instead of feeling gouged when I left.
  40. MR

    MicheleR

    Savannah

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    This restaurant has potential. The employees don't seem happy which contributes negatively to the entire experience. I don't blame the employees, it's usually a management issue. Our waiter was very friendly and he was doing his best with what he had to work with I'm sure. We had the wedge salad and the beet salad, both were very good. We also split the spaghetti and meatballs which were also very good. They also have a decent wine list by the glass so that was a plus. The cosmo martini was also very good. Overall, it's an option but there are better places in Zion to dine. Hopefully this place gets going because the more fine dining options the better.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Switchback Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (435) 772-3700 ext. 100.

Switchback Grille is rated 4 stars by 900 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Switchback Grille

1149 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale, UT 84767

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Canyon Springs Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Springdale (Zion National Park)

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Paid parking from 12:00 am - 4:00 pm. Free parking from 4:00 pm - 12:00 am.

  • Public transit

    Zion Park Shuttle Buss Stop #6

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tom Hart

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (435) 772-3700 ext. 100

  • Catering

    Switchback Grille offers full service on site and off site catering for groups up to 500 people. We specialize in wedding and business group planning. On site, one can choose from several locations that range from conference room settings to outdoor patios. We offer extensive catering menus and look forward to tailoring your event to your exact specifications.

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate parties up to 500 people, but require all groups over 20 people to make arrangements through the catering department.

  • Private party contact

    Sapphire Finnegan: (435) 772-3700 ext. 102

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