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Switchback Grille, Springdale, UT
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Switchback Grille

4.4
4.4
973 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)

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 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 973 people are saying

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Utah

    Great for scenic views

  • Utah

    Steakhouse

  • Southwest Utah

    Best Ambiance

  • Southwest Utah

    Innovative

  • Southwest Utah

    Good for groups

  • Southwest Utah

    Romantic

  • Southwest Utah

    Good for special occasions

  • Southwest Utah

    Most Booked

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  1. O

    Ooney

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu, great service and surprisingly good seafood. Great after a long day of hiking.
  2. c

    christined

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great views and table, wonderful evening and service. It is super nice to have fine dining options so close to a national park.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Whenever we visit Zion National Park, we book a reservation at the Switchback Grille. My husband loves the meatloaf. Thank you James for the excellent service and warm welcome.
  4. KM

    KarenMiller

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! The food was amazing and so was the service! We were seated by the windows and had an amazing view! Thank you for an amazing dinner! We will be back!!
  5. CL

    ChristopherL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Absolutely amazing meal. Had the best meat of my life and I grew up the son of a butcher. The Lamb is worth every penny of the market price, the au gratin potato’s mmmhhh, top notch meal in a nice setting.
  6. GG

    GaryG

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had never been to Springdale, Utah nor to the Switchback Grille. I will return because of the spectacular Zion National Park. But, I would make the trip to Springdale just to have dinner at the Switchback Grille because of their service and the food. The service was excellent, from the woman who welcomed us and took us to our table, to the excellent, friendly and knowledgeable waiter and from our server! The meals were better than excellent! Our meals were probably the best we've ever had. The next time we're in Utah we will be dinning at the Switchback Grille!!
  7. DP

    DawnP

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    $56 petite filets. Unacceptable. $12 small bland awful side dishes. Way way too expensive for the food. Good wine selection and pretty decent service. However….never ever bring the check before asking if your guests need or want anything else. We were drinking $16 glasses of wine and would have had another round if asked but since the check was presented without the bartender asking..we left.
  8. SG

    SeanG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    it was our 10th anniversary dinner. I reserved a table about a month in advance just to make sure. We ordered the bacon wrapped scallops appetizer and they came out 30 minutes later over cooked and rubbery as hell. we ordered the special 64 day aged 16oz steak. But the cooks burnt the outside and didn't cook the inside. I asked for a medium rare. They had a nice menu with the temp ranges on it. I asked for a 120-130 range steak. The cut of the day was a $165 and the burnt the outside and it was STILL COLD. I complained to the server, But it wasn't her fault. took the steak back to the kitchen then they burnt the steak even more and served us the same one to us even more burnt! I chocked the steak down trying not to ruin my anniversary dinner for my wife. But I asked the server if we could do anything about this, and she said she would talk to the manager. The Manager took $10 off the bill!!!!!!!! what the hell. terrible cooks. where is Gordon Ramsey when you need him? DONT EAT HERE!
  9. L

    Lori

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had the sesame crusted ahi tuna and shrimp and it was really good except there was only one shrimp. Also had the filet and it was very good. Ordered the mushrooms and creamed corn as sides and they were both delicious. Burrata as an appetizer but it doesn't come with crackers or bread unless you paid extra. It's pricey but a good experience. Serving complimentary hot bread would have been nice.
  10. GB

    GBLV

    Las Vegas

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Visit each year and am never disappointed. Keep up the first e work, thanks!
  11. WR

    WendyR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

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

    Alex

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    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.
  13. HT

    HeatherT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    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!
  14. M

    Mimi

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    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.
  15. TC

    TravisC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    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.
  16. LL

    LaLoB

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    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.
  17. LT

    LeeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

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

    KCLC

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    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.
  19. 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.
  20. BH

    BrandonH

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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??
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. OC

    OCdiner

    Orange County

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 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.
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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!
  31. 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.
  32. 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
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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!!
  38. 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
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation.. delicious halibut!
  40. 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.

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 4.4 stars by 973 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 13 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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