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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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“meatloaf” (45 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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4160 E Emigration Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1764
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu has regular diner fare prepared very well. Our brunch table included pancakes, corned beef hash, poached eggs and an omelette. The setting was fun (railcar) and service was prompt, pleasant and helpful. It's not super far from the city: worth the Uber or...More

Thank MurrayS918
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ruth's is an old diner, has a great history, and has worked to continually update and stay current. It is located up Emigration Canyon which makes it wonderful for outside eating in the summer. There is music for the outdoor eating. You may want to...More

Thank JRWarburton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to go wrong with any choice from this classic diner menu. The menu is extremely diverse and extensive. Sausage and biscuits are a staple even for lunch. The turkey and avocado sandwich is served with real turkey. Best time to go is early week...More

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great cozy old school (clean) diner, set just above the Hogle Zoo. Be careful during heavy snow storms, if you make the drive it is not far into the canyon. Stop here before road trips into the canyon as you will not have another chance...More

Thank davis625
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a locals favourite. Meat loaf and pot roast were fabulous as well as dessert. Well priced and delicious. Amanda was wonderful server. Thanks

Thank Muskoka21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food nice service we drive up the canyon and it was packed. We decided to park. It was a fifteen minute walk to the small cafe . Then when we arrived it was a thirty minute wait. Too busy for mediocre food. But friendly...More

Thank SpringCreekSally
Reviewed 11 January 2018

By far, best restaurant story on a menu we've seen....don't miss reading it! Ruth's is a classic, the salty, late-cigarette chomping matron's place. Built from a trolley car. In emigration canyon, so with unique atmosphere in/outdoor atmosphere. Very good food. reasonable value.

Thank kurtt225
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

This Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse was conveniently connected to the wonderful French Quarter Inn in Charleston, SC. The eating area is spacious and quiet and the food and service was just great. You can’t beat the 500 degree plates that keep your steak piping hot all...More

Thank Frederick S
Reviewed 11 January 2018

This place is always slammed busy and the staff on multiple occasions have been rude and condescending. I think the location in Emigration canyon absolutely makes this place. Its good to take someone from out of town for that alone but the food is just...More

Thank heatherisbetter
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Five of us went to celebrate a birthday. Each ordered something different. Each of us absolutely loved our meal. Jenna was our waitress. She is pleasant, knowledgeable and a true asset to the restaurant. We will be going back. The food is absolutely terrific.

Thank thekaysvillekid
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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, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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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