About Switchback Grille

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)

1149 Zion Park Blvd.
Springdale, UT 84767
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 7 days a week: 7:00am - 11:00am; Dinner: 7 days a week: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(435) 772-3700 ext. 100

Website:
http://www.switchbackgrille.com/

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.

Public Transit:
Switchback stop

Executive Chef:
Mike Marriott

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Switchback Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

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3.4

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82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (9)
Scenic View (9)
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Romantic (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Business Meals (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Casual (4)
Cozy (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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·Dined on November 13, 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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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 8, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything is great from the bread to the main entrees.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 16, 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 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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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 13, 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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 11, 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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 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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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 28, 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.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 25, 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.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 25, 2017

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

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Our server Jaime did a fantastic job!

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·Dined on September 17, 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.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, People Watching, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 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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·Dined on September 10, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

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

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

This is an upscale restaurant with high quality food snd prices to match. The service however was lacking. Our food took forever to come out and no one ever checked in to see how we were doing.or cleared plates. A different server brought each course and neglected to remove empty dishes and other items. In fact, even after the check was delivered there were still containers of sauces and silverware on the table.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Food was delicious. Kids meals were an excellent value. cheeseburger for $9 and steak for $17, including fries and mashed potatoes/veggies respectively. Adult meals cost much more ($45 plus more for sides) but that's to be expected in this kind of fine dining establishment.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great Beer
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

The dinner was terrible. Steaks were really over cooked. Sent them back. Replacements were cooked and ok, but under seasoned and burned on the grill marks. They do not know steaks. Creamed corn was nice.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Execellent dinner in Utah!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Surprised to find such a classy restaurant near Zion. Best meal we had there. Hats off to Erin, our server, who was knowledgeable and attentive.

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·Dined on July 25, 2017

The food was sub par. Beer was received frozen and not replaced. Service acted like they didn't care about our issues or problems.

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 (London)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Family had just driven from SLC to Zion from Dallas. Wonderful atmosphere & food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2017

this place has good cooking thef. menu shall have photo for touristor.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Terrible terrible experience. Hostess sat us in a dark glummy corner of the Resturant even though there were plenty of other tables available. She refused to give us a better table. I ordered a filet cooked medium. It was cooked beyond well done. It was actually burnt. The waiter took the steak from me, I assumed to cook another steak for me. An hour passed everyone else at the table had finished eating and I still didn't have my steak to eat. The waiter said he would send the manager over but the manager never came. No appoligy, no nothing. However, they did comp the steak I never got. I left the Resturant without eating.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Amazing food and service great view of the Zion mountains.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Reserved for an early dinner so staff would not be over-taxed. Nothing to worry about: we were treated like we weren't there. Server was friendly and helpful but seemed to have no influence on kitchen staff. Took 30 minutes to get a miniature drink. (Size was in compliance to Utah liquor laws; service speed as slow. 45 minutes and still no food. My wife ordered the pecan encrusted red fish and I ordered a NY strip steak medium. Presentation of both meals was excellent. The food just didn't have any flavor. My wife had to use my steak knife to cut through the heavily fried breading on her fish. My steak was fair but not worth the $47 I paid for the item. I would not recpommend this restaurant based upon this reciew.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2017

This restaurant was recommended by a friend, and I am so glad that we made a reservation and enjoyed an incredible steak dinner before entering Zion National Park. It is a gem!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food was very good. I enjoyed a filet mignon and my husband enjoyed the porterhouse steak. The restaurant was beautifully decorated and comfortable. Our waitress was wonderful.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on June 14, 2017

It is a nice place to an adult evening! Good is great!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 12, 2017

We had 2 booking s for 2 people. We have been to the Switchback several times in the past and always enjoyed the food and had good service. This time was just as good.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Below average food but prices out of proportion to quality
Bad chef -Caesar salad Was romaine lettuce with creamy Italian dressing- two whole anchovy fillets on the side
Steaks improperly cooked not seasoned -how can u dry out a prime center cut rib eye steak?
Good sorbet but still frozen berries served with it
Polite but totally apathetic
Manager

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