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“If zero stars were an option…”

SWITCHBACK GRILLE & TRADING COMPANY
Ranked #16 of 31 Restaurants in Springdale
Price range: US$11 - US$35
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View details, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Buffet, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Switchback stop
Description: 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.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had two choices for dinner on a weeknight- not much open in the off season. Switchback is over priced for low quality food. The server hyped everything up like this would be the greatest meal in Springdale. An 8 oz fillet was $56 which I would happily pay if worth it - this was a chunk of under seasoned beef that was allegedly aged for 28 days - was not tender at all. The shareable ala carte broccoli was mushy and bland - zero seasoning - $12.
The ala carte mashed potatoes were the highlight- $12. Presentation was awful - filet thrown on a plate with a sweet pepper and a sprig of rosemary. If you wanted au jus or sauce - $6…everything on the menu was overpriced. Subway was our other option- would have been better than Switchback - dinner for 2 for $25 instead of $165…

Date of visit: January 2023
1  Thank Sue J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing overpriced meal
We arrived at 7:20 on a Tuesday night in January. Although they had a good amount of patrons it was not that busy. Took over 15 minutes for anyone to acknowledge us after we had been seated and even pour us water! Apparently the hostess forgot to tell anyone we were there.,! We were almost ready to leave, my husband actually had to get up to ask if anyone was going to wait on us. We finally got a lovely server who took our order but our appetizer and salad came before our drinks!
The salads were humongous! Luckily I chose to have the beet salad as my entree. But it was really arugula salad with some flavorless beets. I also ordered a side of steamed broccoli- again flavorless, not a speck of salt or lemon on it. And the portion was enough for a family of 4! My husband’s meal was good, - meatloaf and wedge salad but again portions were huge!
They would do better to cut portion sizes and prices! I really wanted the lamb but $85 MP is too dear for me!
Everything is a la carte and huge portions. They would do better in cutting portions and prices!

Date of visit: January 2023
1  Thank robred2016
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family had Thanksgiving dinner at Switchback and it was a terrible experience. The food was awful. The kitchen was extremely slow in getting the food out. We had been seated for 45 minutes before we even had a bread basket served. The staff was rude. Our server was good and trying her best, but everything else about the dinner was very, very disappointing. We would never go back.

Date of visit: November 2022
Thank mimiandb
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After long day of travel hotel next door offered up several suggestions of places to grab a bite this place was NOT one of them. Given we were tired and just wanted to grab a bite to eat before heading to bed we decided to walk over instead of getting in car and driving to one of the recommended places. MISTAKE

We were a party of 4. I ordered a High West Old Fashioned off the menu. Never have a tasted something so bad. Curious as to if they used Fireball to mix instead of High West Bourbon. It was like drinking a drink doused in cinnamon, i somehow managed get it down. Other three members of party indicated their drinks were better than mine but not much better.

Dinners menu isn't anything to write home about and every special was $85. The Rib Eye $85, the Lamb Chops $85. I wasn't going to spend $85 on 4 lamb chops that is highway robbery. The Crown Rack of Baby Back Pork Ribs was disgusting. Interesting presentation but had texture of ribs that had been par boiled rolled up to look fancy then flash broiled and doused with a horrible barbeque sauce. The first few bites were decent but once you got past the outer layer the inside looked inedible. Our friends shared the Ribeye which was asked for medium and probably came out on the rarer side of medium rare. The side of mashed potatoes they said were worse then boxed flake potatoes. My wife got the Sea Bass she said it was Sea Bass nothing special about it.

Service was mediocre to poor which is why we never complained about the flavor of our meals we were tired and just wanted to eat and get to bed. Our tiredness does not represent our feelings of the meal it was bad. We ordered 2nd round of drinks when our meal came, I did not order another old fashioned, we had to ask twice for them. The hostess was very pleasant women.

After eating we fully understood why hotel did not recommend this place and suggested a drive.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Thank Sean M
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Reviewed 28 September 2022 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, nice view, nice staff and good menu. We had the halibut and steak and shared an appetizer (burrata - it is homemade and was delicious). We wanted to go back but on Mondays the restaurant is closed.

Date of visit: September 2022
Thank Karina111
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