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Switchback Grille

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248 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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)
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(435) 772-3700 ext. 100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mike Marriott
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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.
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Private party contact
Sapphire Finnegan: (435) 772-3700 ext. 102
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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.
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Parking details
Paid parking from 12:00 am - 4:00 pm. Free parking from 4:00 pm - 12:00 am.
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Public transit
Zion Park Shuttle Buss Stop #6
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 248 People Are Saying
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4.3
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Good food. A little pricey. Make a reservation. Accommodated gluten-free.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Switchback was great. My party and I would wiling return.

Switchback hosted a party of 10 for a birthday. They were flexible allowing us to increase party size. Service was attentive without being intrusive.

Most people had great meal. My trout was dry and Cesar salad average. Was suppose to get Brussels sprouts but got peas instead — no explanation. That was only problem.

Restuarant took care of birthday celebrations nicely.

Wine selection good and reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fabulous food and great service. Lovely environment for a special dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great steaks, good wine list. The dessert was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Lively. Great server- Rachel. Took her recommendations and everything was great

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

I took my husband to dinner to celebrate his birthday. We arrived slightly early for our reservation, and were seated immediately at a nice window table with a spectacular view. We ordered cocktails and the scallop appetizer. While we waited for that to arrive, the manager Deric arrived and greeted us, giving my husband a very nice handwritten birthday cards and said dessert was on them! We then shared a spinach salad with sliced strawberries, Gorgonzola cheese, and candied pecans - delicious! My husband ordered a filet and loaded baked potato and I had the pan seared salmon on a prawn hash cake with lemon Burrell Blanca and Thai chili sauce. Everything was tasty and prepared perfectly. For dessert we had the chocolate gateau cake, a Hugh slice for two people, with vanilla ice cream. This was delivered by Traci our server, who was very friendly, with a sparkling candle on top (the candle refused to go out, which had us laughing). A wonderful dining experience for a special occasion. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Fantastic steak - reasonably priced Porterhouse with three sides more than enough for two! The interior is quite cool with a fantastic large window to look out at the hills. The main disappointment was the wine - $57 for a really bad Cabernet. iPad style wine menu was quite cool. Service was generally good but let down by wine menu not being kept up to date and feeling mis-sold. We ordered the 2013 and the 2015 was served. When pointed out the manager explained this is what the state had sent. Didn’t seem a good enough excuse. They would not reduce the price which was pretty poor. We were offered to choose a different wine but felt pressured / rushed with two people stood over our table so left it - but the wine really wasn’t drinkable for me (partner finished it off however!).

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The meats were a little overpriced for the amount you get . $46 for a ribeye steak is a little much, but other than that everything from the bread dipping sauce to the creamed corn was absolutely delicious.

Highly recommend..

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food was good. Rob our waiter was great; very polite and quick. Overall, I would recommend it.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Impeccable service, everything done to perfection with remarkable attention to detail. Beautiful dining room. Truly enjoyable experience. Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food & service was excellent. The manager even wrote me a happy birthday card. Love that place!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Our food was fabulous. Service was a bit on the slow side.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent steak, a little pricey.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My Wife and I had been there before and it was very good. So, I decided to drive 50 mikes for Valentines Day dinner. They exceeded our expectations and we had a great time. The Salmon I order was the best I’ve ever eaten and my wife’s Scallops were excellent. Overall excellent. Worth the drive

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Beautiful place everything was perfect! We always love the Switchback..

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Good food. A bit overpriced for what you got. Servings too big. Smallest steak is 9 ounces. Would have liked a filet but it was 11 ounces! Would split entree next time. Overall nice. Feels touristy.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

We went for dinner in November. I had reservations & we were seated right away. Although there were many open seats since Zion in the Fall is much less crowded than the summer. The wait staff & service were fast and recommendations were spit on. Great food. Pricey, as sides are alacarte but worth it. Overall was 5 star experience.

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2017

Great atmosphere. A bit pricey but worth every penny. We had the berry salad and the wedge. Both were excellent. We then ordered the scallops. The presentation was over and beyond and the taste was just as good. I highly recommend this hidden gem.

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything is great from the bread to the main entrees.

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3.0Dined on October 19, 2017

Very nice looking restaurant
Service very good
Food was just ordinary and not inexpensive

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2.0Dined on October 18, 2017

Setting is nice. Food is OK but overpriced as are the wines. Service was subpar, especially for a restaurant with high aspirations and price. 20% tip was added to bill for our party of 4 without explanation.

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4.0Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was very good, but a bit on the expensive side for the overall meal. For a special meal, this would be a good choice. The servers did their job but not overly friendly. The atmosphere was VERY nice.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent service, food, atmosphere. A nice quiet, relaxing evening after a day spent in Zion National Park. A great ending to a wonderful day.

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2.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Filet was tough and over-done, potatoes cold. For a premium priced steak, very disappointing. Our waiter was very accommodating and professional, however. He recognized it even before anything may have been mentioned. He apologized and gave us desert on the house. The desert was actually very good.

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

We enjoyed it here so much so we ate three nights in a row. The scallop appetizer was delicious as was the fish and the venison rack although for forty dollars would have like more then two ribs. The wine was wonderful. The two waitresses and the bar maid were all fantastic . They were Rosemarie , Jenny and Erin. Jake was the bartender and was very likable. Derek the manger came to our table asked how our meal was, which was appreciated. All in all a fantastic expiernce three nights in a row. Helped make our Zion trip very enjoyable

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2017

Friend and I were on vacation there from Michigan. What a gem of a spot. We talked about the Pecan encrusted Hawaiian Sea Base for 2-3 days after our trip. Our waiter has us laughing the whole evening and it was well worth the money. If I'm in this neck of the woods again it will be the top of my dining list.

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3.0Dined on October 8, 2017

Gargantuan portions and high prices to match. 80's throwback menu and ambiance. Food was well prepared though.
Lackluster wine list. Even though the restaurant knew we were celebrating a birthday, they didn't acknowledge at the table. Martini at the bar beforehand was a mishap, and bartender avoided us after we sent back the drinks.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Very accommodating to dietary requests. Table service was excellent. They were busy but didn't make us feel rushed.

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1.0Dined on September 27, 2017

We were really disappointed by the service. It took 30 minutes to get a bottle of wine. The staff was utterly clueless and borderline rude. The food was fine but way overpriced for such a service tragedy.

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4.0Dined on September 27, 2017

The restaurant was very nice and the staff was helpful and knowledgeable of the menu. It is a little pricy but our food was very good. The portions were generous. Had trouble eating all of it.
The views out the window were stunning. We were there at sunset and it was a beautiful view. We would go back to this restaurant again when we are in the area.

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4.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food - excellent service - a bit pricy even for rural Utah

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1.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Disappointing food! Over cooked filet, Mai Mai dry dry .....Manager didn't charge us but had an attitude. Overpriced for the the quality of food. Maybe we had the B team cooks on Sunday.

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5.0Dined on September 20, 2017

The sushi grade ahi was properly prepared. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of this local establishment.

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2.0Dined on September 17, 2017

Our server Jaime did a fantastic job!

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3.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Service was terribly slow... came I a half hour before reservation only to find the bar area closed for a private party. Could have sat us but turned us away til the reserved time. Once seated there were many tables that were unoccupied.

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1.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Awesome place to eat. Wonderful food, well worth the wait.

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

We have been on an extended vacation I think this was the best meal we had in a dozen states.

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3.0Dined on September 9, 2017

I thought the service was great but the steak was not worth $45.

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4.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Very good food and excellent service. Prices are reasonable for a fine dining restaurant.

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Outstanding food, service, and not too loud for extended conversations if you have hearing issues.

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