Fodor's Expert Review Hell's Backbone Grill

$$$ Boulder Breakfast Fodor's Choice

On the stunning grounds of the Boulder Mountain Lodge and a frequent James Beard Award semifinalist, this remote eatery—its creative, oft-changing menu is inspired by indigenous, Western range, Southwestern, and Mormon pioneer recipes—is worth the 40-mile drive from Torrey or 25-mile drive from Escalante along scenic Highway 12. The amiable chef-owners (and cookbook authors) source many ingredients they use—in dishes like braised beef with kale, tomatoes, and green-chile polenta; and pappardelle with smoked trout and farm veggies—come directly from their own organic farm or one of the area's sustainable purveyors.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner $$$ Fodor's Choice Modern American

Quick Facts

20 N. Hwy. 12
Utah  84716, USA


Known For:
  • Some of the tastiest, freshest food in Utah
  • Enchanting covered patio
  • Innovative farm-to-bar cocktails
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed late Nov.–mid-Mar.

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