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“Fantastic food, great menu and prep, so-so service, quirky atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Whiptail Grill

Whiptail Grill
Ranked #8 of 40 Restaurants in Springdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 17
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: A green approach to fine food with a casual atmoshpere and price. Featuring Southwestern, Asian, Burgers, and Vegetarian fare. Everything housemade and prepared fresh daily. Beer and Wine menu available. Enjoy the large covered patio seating and the spectacular surrounding views of Zion National Park.
Briarcliff Manor, New York
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, great menu and prep, so-so service, quirky atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

Ate dinner here after long, long ride from Grand Canyon. Had great reviews on TA so we gave it a shot. I thank my fellow reviewers. Very inventive and sophisticated menu given the decor and ambiance. And good value for the quality and amount of food. I had a spaghetti squash and goat cheese enchilada which was probably the best vegetarian dish I've ever eaten. I'm usually a chicken, beef or pork guy when it comes to enchiladas. Waitress was lackadaisical--not sure if inexperienced or just incapable but there was a general lack of concern and promptness. Had to ask for a lot of things like sweetener and cutlery that should have been part of the standard set. And most of the seating is outside on the concrete aprons of a former gas station. The pump bays are still clearly evident. But with million dollar views of the surrounding Zion peaks. Had a nice rock collection right next to our table with all IDed. An appreciated attraction. Well above average food in a quirky atmosphere. Very unique. Not too many restaurants that don't fit specific mold these days. I like this place and would highly recommend it.

  • Visited April 2012
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Estes Park, Colorado
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food, interesting ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

We ate at the Whiptail based on reviews that said it was the best place to eat in Springdale. The food was good but the menu was limited. The ambiance is different and interesting as it is located at an old, disused gas station. The service was good.

Visited May 2012
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“We dined at the Wagtail two nights in a row it was so good.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012 via mobile

Great food with a Mexican theme we ate two nights in a row because all the dishes in the menu were too tempting. Fish Tacos for me the best. Service we found to be excellent, friendly and polite. Overall great value for money. PS the Creme Brûlée is divine!

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Salem, New Hampshire
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100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“yummy food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

great little place... the food was fresh and the staff was super friendly!

Visited April 2012
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Whimsical restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012 via mobile

We based our choice on other reviews. The menue choices are limited but we had a good pizza and salad. Well suited for college crowd or 60's generation not be be confused with a serious eatery.

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