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Badlands Grill

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2201 W Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-6809
+1 505-722-5157
16:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Do NOT believe their own Website They are NOT open on Sunday's. The GPS in your car should take you right to them... They are CLOSED on Sunday's Hope to try their food on another trip if they are as good as everyone says that they are...

1 Thank Martha C
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

I really wanted to like this place because of all the great reviews and especially because it is on "Historic Route 66," which I love. The atmosphere was interesting with saddles and all kinds of western things, and it was nice and dim--just the way a dinner place should be, so I was happy to be there! But then our... More 

Thank Kaylyn M
Huntington Beach, California
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444 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

We read reviews of restaurants on TA before our road trip passing through Gallup. This place had good reviews so we gave it a try. What a disappointment. The bread served was mediocre and cold.We both had the filet mignon dinner and while mine was good, my spouse said he's had better at Outback. Salad was basic, soup was mediocre..... More 

Thank Loves2TravelALOT_11
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Based on all the great reviews, we stopped here for dinner. I ordered a half rack of ribs for $25.00. If I got 2 ounces of meat off the bones, after a considerable struggle, I would be surprised. The waiter said he was sorry and then gave us the bill. Sorry, not sorry. Actually, the rest of our food was... More 

Thank Karen S
Maple Grove, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We had just driven 600 miles, checked in to our hotel, and Leo at the front desk suggested Badlands for dinner. Locally owned, and great food he said. We had a wonderful experience at your restaurant!! Food was fabulous, Johanna our server as well as the entire staff was welcoming and attentive, and we loved the atmosphere. Perfect ending to... More 

Thank Linda L
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2016

We had a lovely meal, it was graciously served and beautifully presented. We had the BBQ ribs and the meat literally fell off the bone it was so tender. We found the chocolate mouse delicious and large enough for us to share.

Thank I2569CXmarys
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

On our way to West, we stayed the night in Gallup and wanted a good meal. We try to avoid the chains and read about this place online. Turns out they make sure you learn about them as the waitress gives you a business card with her name and a request for a review on Trip Advisor or Facebook. Smart... More 

Thank Nancy Z
Idaho Falls, Idaho
1 review
Reviewed 2 February 2016

The food was excellent, the service provided by Chelsea was superb! Good steak, burger and house wine

Thank Ben H
Greater Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 1 February 2016

If you are in Gallup New Mexico, or just passing through, and you don’t go to Badlands Grill you are definitely missing out. The steak and seafood menu is comprehensive, the food is excellent and plentiful without being overwhelming to us non-US people. They have a list of “toppers” to delight, including those made from Trinidad Scorpions and Ghost Naga,... More 

Thank Rodney K
1 review
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Good food, nice atmosphere and very attentive staff. Kudos to Johanna, especially. There was a large beer menu ranging from domestic to craft beers. The marinara sauce on the pasta was excellent and the portions we more than adequate.

Thank Jeanne R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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 W Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-6809
  • 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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