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Badlands Grill

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2201 West Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301
+1 505-722-5157
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Eskisehir, Turkey
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

OH my. We found ourselves in Gallup for the night. My father was tired but hungry. We checked online for a spot close and we found Badlands. Getting there the area looked a bit rough but when we got there the place was really nice. The staff was so efficient and friendly. When the food came we were overwhelmed with... More 

Thank dennysands13
Brick, New Jersey
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116 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Badlands was a great stop! Desiree was splendid and helpful. The food was great and the people 1000% friendly. This is probably the best place in Gallup.

Thank royalboater
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, excellent service-thank you Devin! Such a surprise to find this while traveling! Salmon was delicious and wine list was extensive and affordable. Great steaks, fast service.

Fort Worth, Texas
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were seated and served by a young man who was spot on on everything a person could ask for. He asked us how were were doing and asked for our drink orders after bringing water and bread to the table. We had the crab cake appetizer with ginger sauce which was very good. My wife opted for the salad... More 

Thank notatxan
Gallup, New Mexico
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our service was excellent. The decorations and the whole atmosphere of the restaurant are very nice! Our dessert was bad. :(

Thank Eileen D
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was caravanning cross country with 3 other people and staying overnight in Gallup, NM. It had been a long 12 hour day, so I called my husband and asked him to find us a really good restaurant in Gallup. He said Badlands Grill had 5 stars, so that was good enough for me. What a disappointment. Food not good... More 

Thank TravelingGigi2016
Traverse City, Michigan
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. What a surprise. White table cloths, hanging saddles, a baritone waiter with impeccable skills, a manager with a starched western design shirt, a sign that reads "we have the right to refuse service no matter who you are; who you think you are; or who your daddy is." Did I mention the fantastically presented side salad? Steaks, homemade pasta?... More 

Thank Quinnerr
Jackson, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

My husband and I always check Tripadvisor when traveling to a new destination. Badlands Grill had an excellent rating. The rating was right on target. The food was delicious. We both had the Mushroom Soup. Tons of mushrooms and an incredible broth. I had the filet mignon, which reviled any steak I have eaten at any of the "high end"... More 

Thank chrislaffey
Silver City, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The food and service was excellent, especially Katrina, who did an outstanding job. Even the other staff were conscientious and attentive to us, making this a totally enjoyable experience. Both American and southwestern dishes. A pleasant atmosphere and reasonable prices. My chicken sandwich was tender and juicy and the sweet potato fries yummy and plentiful. Would go again!

Thank Nasusyelesom
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7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We ordered steak sandwiches which came with soup or salad and choice of potatoes. The steak was tasty and tender. Unfortunately the au jus and sweet potato fries were too salty to eat. I think the chef just had a bad night. The owner was kind enough to remove my entree from the bill. J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2201 West Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
  • Phone Number: +1 505-722-5157
Not a chain, Badlands offers true New Mexico hospitality and taste- for those of you traveling through, it's the place where locals go when they want a meal that's truly a cut above the rest, and relax with friends and neighbors. There's no dress code...no pretentiousness...just beef that's been wet-aged for 21 days, cut in-house and cooked to order...combine these with an ice cold beer or excellent bottle of wine... and you've got the stuff a cattleman's dreams are made of!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?