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Ruth's Diner

4160 E Emigration Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1764
+1 801-582-5807
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
4160 E Emigration Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1764
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were excited to try this restaurant since we have heard a lot of hype about it since arriving in SLC. WOW, what a disappointment! I would rate this the worse meal we have had in the city. The cocktails, steak (perfectly cooked and finished...More

Thank TRH1145
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate here around midday. We were traveling with another couple and between the 4 of us, we had both breakfast and lunch. All meals were delicious.

Thank time4travel1957
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I know that is a big claim to make, but it is true. Every table is greeted with hot buscuits that are complimentary and oh so delicious. The homemade raspberry jam is icing on the cake. I like to go before 9am because it can...More

Thank Scottloves2golf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you get seated there was a plate of huge biscuits which were nice and warm with pats of butter underneath. What a start! The menu is pretty big with most anything you want for breakfast or lunch. Had the breakfast burrito and don't think...More

Thank Dennis1483
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have heard about Ruth’s Diner for years so I made the trek on a Friday around 10:00 am. The diner is in a fantastic location and the atmosphere is top notch. The inside dining area is small but folks were enjoying the outdoor area...More

Thank Cassel12
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very cute, very quaint little classic diner up in the mountains outside the city. We were in town just for a couple of days and stopped here because of the Trip Advisor rating and were not disappointed. The 'migas' on the breakfast menu were...More

Thank Greg C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were taken there for breakfast as a treat while being shown the sights of Salt Lake. The full car park told the story of the places popularity - this meant there was a 20 minute wait if we wanted to sit inside but we...More

Thank Cleggyb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is as good as I remember! The biscuits and jam alone will fill you up then my plate of homemade corned beef hash could end world hunger it was so big. When I was finished I joked they could serve it to the...More

Thank PJ G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place. Simple and as it has been around for a very long time, over my 22 years here, I love taking friends or out of towners here and during nice weather in the courtyard...this is just my kind of place. Good service...More

Thank dennis l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ruth's Diner, featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, is has a wonderful atmosphere and endearing history. The mountain setting is beautiful! Whether sitting on the patio or in the main trolley car portion of the restaurant, the kitchie setting is enjoyable. The food is AWESOME...More

Thank Cassity C
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Joseph N
19 September 2017|
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Response from berniet | Reviewed this property |
There are "gluten free" options at Ruth's (my wife is gluten sensitive), however, I am not certain that an individual with celiac would be safe because I don't believe that there are separate cooking surfaces/hardware for... More
Hal M
20 June 2017|
Response from pureblueskies | Reviewed this property |
This is not a question that another patron can answer, except to say that he/she is exactly right that this makes Utah look stupid. The reality is that Utah has stupid stupid laws about alcohol. This is about to get worse... More
20 June 2016|
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Response from Brian M | Reviewed this property |
Ruth's no longer allows pups it seems. The door had a sign which states we love dogs, but it's not safe for food/food safety.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4160 E Emigration Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1764
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-582-5807
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