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Switchback Grille, Springdale, UT

Switchback Grille

4.3
4.3
962 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 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 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 962 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Utah

    Steakhouse

  • Southwest Utah

    Best Ambiance

  • Southwest Utah

    Fit for Foodies

  • Southwest Utah

    Romantic

  • Southwest Utah

    Special Occasion

  • Southwest Utah

    Most Booked

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  1. WR

    WendyR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Service good- hostess was off putting - food not good- only steak good- chicken had no flavor and fish not fresh- over priced
  2. A

    Alex

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really pleased with their food and the service was as prompt as can be for Thanksgiving night. When we are lucky enough to revisit Zion this will definitely be on our short list of restaurants to go to again.
  3. HT

    HeatherT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food, service and ambience. We made a reservation on open table and managed to get one of the last tables for Thanksgiving. Perfect dinner, Salmon was delicious!
  4. M

    Mimi

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The entire experience was terrible. This was our Thanksgiving dinner. It took 45 minutes to get bread. Each course took a very long time to come out and we weren’t served together. The food wasn’t hot. Our server was trying her best but the place was just ridiculously dysfunctional.
  5. TC

    TravisC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Thanksgiving Dinner. Service was amazing. James took excellent care of us. The price was a lot ambitious for what was served. That being said, the food was absolutely excellent. Familiar Thanksgiving fare with a slight twist made for a great meal. The kids meals came out cold.
  6. LL

    LaLoB

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving Day: we opted for the traditional turkey meal, wish we had ordered from menu. Unusual experience at Switchback - the turkey dinner was somewhat tasteless and nothing special. For the $85 per plate charge, it would have been better spent on a steak. Nicest people in the world seating and serving! We will return.
  7. LT

    LeeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Thr presentation and service was excellent! Beautiful and clean !
  8. KC

    KCLC

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food1service5ambience2
    We were so disappointed in the food. We came at Thanksgiving 4 years ago to the buffet and is was perfect. The quality of the Thanksgiving feast was very poor. We probably not come again at Thanksgiving. The server was great however.
  9. A

    Aaron

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    The food was not bad but took an hour and fifteen minutes to get our food. We had to pay ten bucks to order bread which came after 20 minutes. Then the prices. Not worth it at all. The steaks had market price of 84 dollars for an 18 oz ribeye and NO sides included. Sides are separate and twelve bucks each.
  10. BH

    BrandonH

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful setting. Food was great and staff was very friendly. Food was a little slow but we were fine because of setting.
  11. JC

    JenniferC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The restaurant was nice- but our table was very wobbly. The table shook every time someone moved their arms. We were right next to the wine case. Also, was my birthday and the waitress asked us if we had a special occasion and was told such, but did not bring out any complimentary dessert or anything to celebrate. With a $700 bill for our party would expect something for a special occasion.
  12. I

    Indyskier

    Las Vegas

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Greeted by friendly hostess and seated immediately. Our table of 4 Ordered bottle of wine, bacon and burrata appetizers plus focaccia bread to start. All were delicious, just a bit surprised there weren’t more tomatoes with the burrata. Mixed berry salad was generous and tomato soup was yummy… I could have stopped here, and will note this for future reference as we will be back. Two of us enjoyed the halibut (seasonal menu item) it was perfectly prepared and quite tasty! The meatloaf received rave reviews from my husband - hard to beat bacon wrapped, and presentation was the best I’ve ever seen done with meatloaf. The ribeye steak was a huge cut and the kitchen struggled to get the temp right, had to be sent back twice, then finally served well done. Especially impressive was that extra mashed potatoes on meatloaf plate were shared with the ribeye, and the plate came out each time with fresh potatoes to replace. I’m addition they gave us a discount to make up for delay. Waiter was attentive and helpful/friendly. Too full for dessert. Look forward to returning sometime
  13. DM

    DonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Very pricey. We ordered our steaks medium and medium well and got rare. A minor issue, which was resolved. Did I mention it was pricey??
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Very underwhelming. My wife ordered Chilean Seabass and had to send it back because it was too salty to eat, unacceptable for a $48 dish. I had salmon which was adequate. The service was very indifferent. No offer to keep my plate warm while my wife’s dish was redone. Water never refilled. Wine never poured. Overall a disappointing experience and certainly not worth the price.
  15. ST

    StevenT

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice menu choices. Wide range of wines by glass and bottle. Many beer choices as well.
  16. N

    Nathan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is in a great location. The food is great. I would recommend the ribs and the banana dessert.
  17. OC

    OCdiner

    Orange County

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server made it such a wonderful experience. She recommended the salmon for me and ribeye for my husband. Both were perfectly cooked and flavorful.
  18. TS

    ToddS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Steak and Seafood. A little pricier than other local restaurants but definitely worth it
  19. P

    Paulmarie

    New England

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our food was delicious, the service was great and the ambiance was beautiful. The only issue we had was that it was very expensive. My husband had the halibut dinner which was $45 and I had the sea bass which was also in the $40’s. We were looking forward to a steak but $85 for a ribeye was ridiculous. That being said, our dinners were delicious
  20. AJ

    AprilJune

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the ambiance and service at Switchback Grille. My husband ordered the salmon, and I ordered the halibut. Everything was prepared perfectly, and the halibut ranked in one of the top three fish dishes I’ve ever had at a restaurant. We would highly recommend this restaurant!
  21. V

    Visitor

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    For this being a steak restaurant, wasn’t impressed with the ribeye. Very tough and chewy.
  22. j

    jwp49

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is superb. Tried 4 different dishes and all were special. We came back the next night because we like it so much. I don't remember ever doing that previously. If you want a quality experience, we do recommend Switchback Grill highly
  23. CR

    ChrisR

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food was very good. A little overpriced in my opinion. Service was not great. Waiter was not friendly at all.
  24. V

    Vincent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We are frequent visitors to Switchback Grille. This year we’ve noticed that the prices have gone way up. I ordered a petite filet and it was delicious but for $42 I got 4 oz of beef and that was all. I ordered a baked potato and that was $9. I could buy a 5 pound bag of potatoes for less. I’m not sure we would go back again. It’s getting way too expensive for our budget. I do want to mention that our waiter, James was excellent. He took good care of us. I would recommend this restaurant if one doesn’t worry about price.
  25. C

    Cubfoodie

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On vacation and we were staying across the street. Great selection of appetizers and entrees and the biggest ribs with onion rings and veggies! Delicious
  26. RI

    RICHARDP

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Although the food was ok there was nothing spectacular about it, there is no way that the prices you charge were justifiable
  27. KG

    KarlaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best food we had eaten during our trip. From the appetizers to the desserts it was all delicious!!
  28. TB

    TedB

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Food was subpar on this visit. Scallop appetizer was severely overcooked. Chilean sea bass was unseasoned and dry, Halibut was unseasoned and risotto was overly flavored and elements of the dish were cold. Service was excruciatingly slow
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation.. delicious halibut!
  30. H

    Haley

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    For what we paid I expected more. Our server was nice but we sat without refills for long periods of times and just long waits in general. We were on the patio so maybe that could be why. We were there with another couple and all ordered the same things. At one point we sent back out potatoes because r they were still hard and under cooked, the waiter was great and got us new ones. And honestly they were still undercooked but we didn’t want to be a bother. All 4 of us ordered filet mignon- medium rare. All 4 were rare, super rare. We only could eat 2-3 bite each before we couldn’t take any more bite. We all decided we would just take it home and cook it more rather keep bothering the server. So all and all it was fine, salad was good, bread was great, but wouldn’t go back again.
  31. GG

    GarboGilbert

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good, though pricey!
  32. J

    Jennifer

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great food and service. The only complaint was our bread was still frozen and mashed potatoes were served only slightly warm. Everything tasted great.
  33. S

    Starznmoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first trip to Zion was amazing. One of the things that I love is trying out different restaurants. My last night there was to eat at the Switchback Grille. The atmosphere and ambience of this place was really awesome. This is one of the most upscale restaurants in the area. The food and service were outstanding. This was the perfect place to celebrate a successful hike to Angels Landing. The waiter was super nice and he picked up on the fact that my daughter and I were in need of a very slow and relaxing evening. The seasoning used in the seafood was really different from anything that I have tasted before. The cocktails were also very potent and perfectly mixed. So the bartender and chef both get 5 stars. When I return to Zion on my next trip I will definitely come back and dine here.
  34. JB

    JulieB

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice dining experience. The Alaskan Halibut was delicious along with the coconut risotto.
  35. NH

    NicoleH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best filet mignon I have ever tasted. I enjoyed my salmon, but I had wished I'd ordered the steak like my boyfriend did. I highly doubt I'll find another restaurant that beats it. Quiet and romantic, great service with friendly staff.
  36. T

    Timbo

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, and view.
  37. FZ

    FrankZ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice patio with a view of the canyon mountains. Great food and service. James was our server and was personable and fun.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, best cheesecake ever!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had the Halibut and it was amazing! Definitely recommend .
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great place, the service was outstanding. The host was incredible at her job and super helpful in what to order. The server was also incredible and very attentive. I will be back!

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 4.3 stars by 962 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 10 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–Sat 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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