Switchback Grille

4.5
699 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 699 people are saying
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RichardM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food well prepared and our waiter Jason was very professional and friendly

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service and atmosphere are excellent. The food was a mixed bag. The salads were excellent, as was the steak. The fish entrée was dry and uninspired. The sides were average. Overall, a very nice restaurant but for the high prices charges, the food should be better.

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KathleenK
Montana
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was excellent! Good atmosphere!

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vipFionaM
New England
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Zion and wanted a nice dinner for our last night of vacation. I had a petit filet which was amazing. I think maybe the best I ever had. We both had wedge salads and we also had mushrooms which were to die for. My partner got the halibut which was excellent also.
Highly recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I made a reservation knowing this was a popular place we arrived early and we'll dressed but because we were two women dining we were given the worst seat in the house the seating was diner style I faced a brown wall and a dirty curtain all through my meal. I felt rushed through my dinner because they had an hour wait list for walk ins. Before I even got my first drink I was pushed to order my meal. And then part of our order never came with the meal. I felt we were neglected in the corner in the back. The steak was very good but the fish was very bland and over breaded.
I would not recommend this place. It was very expensive for very poor service. We did talk to management on the way out of the restaurant and was given the standard excuse of covid making things difficult

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KathleenD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is the standout for an overall classy experience! We had amazing appetizers and the filet mignon was perfection. Even for our friend who is quite discerning :).

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vipBruceL
Las Vegas
95 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having gone hiking all day, just wanted a good quality meal. Instead, we got an outstanding meal, service and quality.

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Switchback
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Service was not the greatest. Server would gossip about other tables with co workers within earshot of us. Hardly checked on us. The food was good however my steak was cooked med instead of med rare.

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vipThomasI
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Jason did an outstanding job.

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CloseToRetirement
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Staff was very attentive and food was brought out in a timely fashion. Ambience was nice with large glass windows providing views of the beautiful surroundings. Unfortunately, we were there for a delicious dinner, but this part was not even close. Other than the clam chowder, the food was extremely bland with no flavor. It had a nice presentation, but was lacking in any flavor. Very disappointing.

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JodyM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant has beautiful appointments in a rustic style. The service was Excellent, the views are Spectacular, the chef knows how to cook a steak, nice wines, overall experience was worth it

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible spot! Do not miss the opportunity to dine here!! Amazing/sustainable/local/organic food, friendly service, live music on weekends!

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Itsmejess22
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal restaurant, staff and food. My husband and I are staying at Cable Mountain for our honeymoon and decided to try Switchback Grille for dinner. From the moment we stepped inside the restaurant we were greeted by friendly faces and brought straight to our table. The waiter was very attentive and kind. The food was delicious, cooked to perfection and drinks were the best we’ve had in the area. Prices were reasonable. The view was beautiful and the ambience was inviting.
I would recommend everyone visiting Springdale Utah to give this place a try.

Thanks for a memorable honeymoon dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We enjoyed dining in a slightly more sophisticated restaurant than the averages establishment in town. Clean, friendly , and quiet with a full room of patrons. We were seated promptly upon arrival and enjoyed a relaxed evening with no rush. Salads were fresh and beautifully presented. Steaks were grilled to perfection.

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65th
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We traveled with friends to Zion and stayed for dinner. The decor and ambiance were wonderful. Not so good after. Service was just OK at best. Especially given there were only us and 3 other tables. Guess with 20% automatically added to your check, servers don’t need to work for a good tip,
Meals. Wife and i ordered the 3 bread app, was good. We split a filet, which was listed as aged Prime. It was cooked perfectly but definitely not the quality of beef we’re used to. Steak was stringy.
Our friends had Sea Bass and the trout. Sea bass was good, she enjoyed it. The trout was very bad. Had a strong fishy smell. He ate 1 bite.

Overall not what we’re used to in a top level restaurant. Prices were at the high end, $51 for the filet, but quality of the food and service didn’t live up to the prices.
Also added a 20% gratuity to each check. Not seen that in any restaurant for individual checks.

We should have listened to our Jeep guide and went to the Stage Coach Grill.
We can’t recommend the Switchback Grill

JF
JennyF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere was fun and different, and while the food was good, we did not find it special/outstanding or worth the prices. Would still recommend for people to try as it is nice to do in the Springdale area.

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Kevin
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My wife and I took a break from cooking in our RV and went to Switchback Grille - the service was great and the food (we had the seabass) was incredible. It's a little pricey but was a nice break from the RV and food tasted amazing!

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SandraF
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A nicely appointed restaurant with a beautiful view of Watchman from large windows. My husband and I shared a baked potato. He ordered a NY steak rare and I ordered a Petite Filet Med-rare. Both steaks were delicious but we're cooked less than listed. My steak was good once it was cooked more. Josh wS a good waiter

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vipGuyW
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined there while on vacation and enjoyed the experience so much we returned the next night.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was above average but not great for the price. Location and ambiance are like no other place!

Ribs are boiled not smoked or bbqed

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HarryA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived in Zion for the start of a family vacation and wanted to start it off right, so we picked Switchback grill based on others reviews. Everyone loved it! The steaks were excellent and the service was prompt and friendly. A must goto if your visiting Zion!

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vipFabioP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Joshua, our waiter, did the difference! Outstanding and impeccable.

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AdamN
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

to start I made the reservation for 8 p.m. knowing that they have a great view for sunset. this time of year the sunset is at 8:30. They were setting people that just walked up before us and sat us 10 min late. There were multiple table open that I saw on the way in. (they did set people at the table after us) once seated my chair had food on it and my side plate was dirty. We ordered the 32oz. porterhouse stake (med rare) cream spinach, and potato au gratin. I sat over 5 min with an empty glass and nothing to drink. They have people with pitchers of water they just did not fill my glass. Once we did get our food the potatos were the best thing. Again we ordered the stake med rare (130) Most of our stake was rare but the out side was burnt. It was not seared it was burnt. I had to scrape off the out side of the stake to even eat it. The Cream spinach bland we had to ask for salt and pepper to eat it and with the type of place I would have expected to have fresh pepper not here was handed a salt and pepper shaker.
For the price I will not eat here and will be telling people not to eat here. you should go in to Hurricane and go o the Stage Coach grill and get you a good meal.

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vipBirdMom
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The beet salad was excellent. Great service and good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Meal was great but hostess was rude.

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vipKelly
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, delicious fresh food, amazing service...we loved it here!

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AlyssaC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, service and our meals were delicious! I would definitely go back.

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luv2dine
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The food was good. The seafood was amazing. The wedge salad was yummy. The mushrooms were fantastic. The one draw back is it is VERY pricy for steaks, $40-$60 for a steak and that is it nothing else. No salad, no potato or veggies, just the steak. Every other entree comes with sides and run about $20-30 cheaper. The steaks were good but I’m not sure they were $60 good, to be honest I don’t know if anything is. We were a party of 4. We got one appetizer to share, one salad to share, 4 entrees 2 were fish 2 were steaks, 2 desserts and one lemonade and the total bill came to $300 before tip. Just be aware of the cost.

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KEHW
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are in Springdale and need a great place to eat with an atmosphere that fits right in with the surroundings you will love Switchback Grille! Good food, great ambiance, and good service!

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food excellent our waitress lovely and very attentive. The place not issue with our experience was the receptionist who asked me twice in a space of 2 minutes if I had a reservation and she was not very welcoming or friendly. But everything else was awesome 👍

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RandalA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We decided to ignore the bad reviews. Glad we did. The halibut was delicious. Along with the tomato soup. Of course the creme brulee was the best. Shelly is a terrific server.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early and they seated us right away. Waiter was knowledgeable and helped us with choices. Food was great and hot the spot!

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vipMoonbeamMcSwine
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were tourists, not knowing where to go. The Switchback was a nice surprise. It is a lovely restaurant with nice scenery and Native American decor. The service was perfect, and the food was delicious. I especially enjoyed the spaghetti with bison meatballs.

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JoeT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family meal after a day of hiking in Zion National Park. Steak was fantastic! We highly recommend Switchback Grille!

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MichelleNc
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Lacks a traditional steakhouse vibe. Super casual with lots of people eating in hiking clothing. Food was fine, nothing spectacular. Not what you would think for a traditional steakhouse but overall food was good. Service standard but kitchen was running slow so took about an hour between appetizers and main meal.

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vipSammy
Las Vegas
37 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful time we had at Switchback Grill. Portions are huge- we should of shared plates. Food is delicious and fresh. The service fabulous. We will definitely go back when in Zion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience…the food was delicious, the service was friendly and professional and the atmosphere was comfortable. Really impressed.

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foxy
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

My husband had to send his steak back twice as it was very undercooked. Disappointing.

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vipAndreaA
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to eat in Springdale! Not only were the steaks outstanding but the two vegetarians in our group had plenty to eat with the very delicious vegetable sides. Really recommend them all but the mushrooms and asparagus were particular stands outs. Plus, the waitstaff was superb and took great care of our table. A fantastic way to end our very fun week at Zion!

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RonDuck
E. Tennessee
15 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very good steaksand service by Joshua was excelent. Beet salad very good as well.

Bread pudding a tad disappointing -- and no ice cream available.

FAQs

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

Switchback Grille is rated 4.5 stars by 699 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.