Switchback Grille

4.3
757 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)

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
What 757 people are saying
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vipGBLV
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amber did a wonderful job as my server! Went above and beyond in providing me what I requested, thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was terrible and overpriced and server was rude.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service and food was wonderful

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vipSrideviK
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and service after a long day in the Zion National Park. We were here during the Thanksgiving week, and this is a great choice to be with friends and family and enjoy good menu options and good drinks. They make good coctails and have a good selection of wine.

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vipSFLocal
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were traveling in the red rock country for a week and this was, by far, the best meal. We had the rack of lamb and pork ribs. Both dishes were probably the best renditions we've had. Highly recommended.

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vipDianaW
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal. Food was so delicious and beautifully presented. Our waiter was the best!!!! He had a foreign name that I can't remember and he was amazing. He was so knowledgeable and his service was impeccable. He made us feel very special. He was also waiting on a large party in a separate room but he never forgot about us. Probably one of the best waiters we have ever had. This restaurant was a very pleasant surprise and I highly recommend it!!!

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JeffreyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish is flown in daily and never frozen. The crab cakes were amazing along with the sea bass and halibut. The place is beautiful too! Perfect fine dinning in Zion.

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JohnN
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. We had a reservation for 4, but added 3 more last minute and they made it happen. Very enjoyable dinner.

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vipmalyce1104
New England
99 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Did a last minute reservation and arrived on time and seated promptly. Server came over to fill our water glasses but it became apparent that he was not our main server. This server came over twice to fill our glasses before our real server came to take our drink orders. He was a bit surly and pretentious, not our cup of tea. After delivering our drinks, he told us the specials and then was back within a minute to take our orders. A bit rushed. We had the slab of bacon as an appy. It was delicious along with the stuffed figs that accompanied it. Hubby had the bacon wrapped meatloaf and I ordered the petite filet. Server asked what sauce i wanted and what side, so I picked one of each. Was a little surprised to get charged for the sauce and side as server made it sound as if it was included. Both entrees were fantastic, well prepared and cooked perfectly. Very pricey but the meal and ambience was worth it. Just need to find time the service.

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ArtieG
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was pleasantly surprised by our dining experience here. I know it’s known for its steaks but I decided on the meatloaf. It was absolutely amazing. The bread service plate was very good as well. Definitely recommend this place and we’ll be back.

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KatriciaK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was excellent. Our steak was cooked properly and our cesar salad was delicious. Very impressed with the service. Next time we visit we will dine there again.

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DebbieM
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find in Springdale! Best restaurant in town & made our trip to Zion even more special

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seanW
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Went solo, prob not a solo place. I was just visiting Zion and stopped in. I had meatloaf, crème brûlée. The food was good huge portions. Waitress kept forgetting my drink, then I asked for another once I received first and she forgot until I was eating dessert and at that point I no longer wanted so I told her to cancel it. I asked for no gravy on meatloaf, it had gravy. I think she was more concerned with larger tables, even though I spent enough for 2. Food was good regular steak house food, restaurant is very nice on inside

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vipSusanE
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Service marginal. Asked for a second glass of wine. It was never brought.

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HansB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had a birthday celebration dinner for 14
I requested a cake but was never told that they would have to order the cake in St George
Front desk manager was not cooperative and I felt he couldn’t be bothered
Food and wines were ok, portions much too big and the place is totally overpriced.
Obviously they take profit of people visiting Zions park.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. The food portions are very large so bring your appetite, the ribs are an entire rack. I recommend sharing.

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Jerseygirl
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Very disappointed in the Switchback. From the moment you walked in the hostess taking names and confirming reservations was rude without reason and was talking only with Restarant folks only. Wait staff was very nice. My steak was to be cooked med well and came out so undercooked. Steak sent back and returned more than well done! No apology from staff. Husbands fish was ok but not great. For the prices, everything ala carte, it is not worth the visit.

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vipFred
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Super steak house food. Steak and sides perfect. A little mix up as to who was going to be our server, but, it all worked out OK

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EarlM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High end price-wise but worth it, especially for really tasty beef cuts, good wine, nice decor and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our waiter, Jason, offered fair service. He was not social, like he was with the table next to us and when he was clearing our entree plates, he did not offer us the option to take our leftovers with us. He just stacked our plates and took them away. Clearly my daughter & I were not the clientele he wanted sitting at his table. The busser was very pleasant and social. The food was tasty but a bit overpriced.

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bikehikeman
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate dinner here, fabulous presentation, great taste, and service despite only having 4 server's was great. Looking forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I made a reservation while on a trip for our anniversary. I’m thankful that I found Switchback Grille on Opentable and made a reservation as it was booked solid. The meal was excellent, the view was beautiful, and our server,Jason, was helpful and on the spot.

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MaryF
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is a more expensive place to eat. Location close to hotel and the availability for a reservation for 2 was the reason we went there. We felt menu was limited. Smallest filet mignon was 7 oz for $44 and up from there. Chicken was $34. That’s a lot for chicken. Even bread is ala carte. We ended up getting 2 cocktails, meatloaf, an appy and side of augratin potatoes came to $100 with tip. Wasn’t worth it in our opinion.

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Debbie
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

the menu selection and service were great. My dinner took an extremely long time to arrive at our table as it needed to be remade as gluten free per my request when ordered. We were seated at a small table in a corner next to a large party which included many noisy children. This made it extremely difficult to converse with my dinner partner.

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JenniferV
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious food, at a good price. Great for a “nicer” meal out while visiting Zion

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suem
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Our server was stretched pretty thin but did a good job nonetheless. Our wine w/ dinner didn't show up until after we had our entrées. Overall a nice place and nice experience.

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RachelK
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The mains (both of us had steak) were fantastic and cooked perfectly. Our server, Matt, was also great. The sides were overpriced and did not live up to the quality of the steaks. The hostess seemed a bit overwhelmed with the amount of people needing to be seated at once but once we were seated, things went smoothly and we had excellent service.

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Sensorydeb
Milwaukee
45 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Overall it was very good. My only complaint was that after talking to our waiter twice about not rushing us, the entrees came out before I was finished with my salad. We were in and out of Switchback In just over an hour. If I am going to dine in a reasonably expensive restaurant, I want to savor my food and the dining experience. It should not have been a problem given that we twice told him not to rush us. Will I go back or recommend? No.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steaks and service! Pricey but a nice dinner and atmosphere in Springdale.

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vipBenfromIowa
Chicago
92 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food was outstanding. The Colorado rack of lamb was the best lamb I ever had. Juicy, flavorful and perfectly prepared topped with a blackberry glaze. Roasted vegetables as the sides. A delicious layered potato. Draft beers and wine by the glass are available. The service was excellent. The ambiance is beautiful. Of course you are in a tourist town and you're not going to get a deal at a high end restaurant.

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vipLovingnapa
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Steaks! Nice atmosphere. Probably one of the better restaurants in Springdale.

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vipLKMW
Philadelphia
86 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happened across this restaurant while visiting Zion National Park. Very nice decor, Excellent filet, soups were delicious. Great service. Highly recommended.

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PurpleHaze
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

This was a mixed experience for us. We were hoping for a relaxing tasty meal after days of hiking and eating trail mix. The food was excellent. I had a NY strip done to my liking with a tasty peppercorn glaze. My wife had pecan encrusted trout, which she enjoyed. However the service was abysmal. I understand that staffing is a problem for all eateries, and as such is essentially an equalizer when comparing dining experiences. Unfortunately at Switchback the wait staff were not attentive at all. We waited an hour for our food, with no apologies or explanations as to the delay. The waiter once stated without any remorse that it was his fault!? The food was good, but the overall experience was marred by this poor service. I would look elsewhere for dining in Springdale.

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JoyJ
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The weight stuff and food were all excellent

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KrystaC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent!! Can’t wait to go back!’

JD
JohnD
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Server outstanding. Food good, not great. Wine selection fair.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best meal of our 7 day trip!

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vippescaderian
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with lovely
View of Zion.’
We started with soup and beet salad which were delicious.
But the entrees were disappointing.
The trout was presented as a vertical tower, very strange, and was minus any sauce, hence extremely dry and tasteless.
The halibut which is a dry fish unless prepared correctly ,was a nice piece of fish but overcooked and again without any sauce. It was like chewing sawdust which was a shame as the fish was a generous portion and of excellent quality. In short the setting and ambiance are 5 star, portions are generous, but our fish entrees were very poorly done.

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TiffanyD
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. It was the perfect way to end a long day of hiking!

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MikeL
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with very good service and food. Fillet was delicious, tender and perfectly cooked. Creme brulee was great too!

FAQs

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

Switchback Grille is rated 4.3 stars by 757 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.