Ruth's Diner

(801) 582-5807 | View Website

2100 E. Emigration Canyon Rd., Salt Lake City, UT | Directions   84108

40.756637 -111.791348

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Monday To Thursday From 08:00 AM To 09:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 08:00 AM To 10:00 PM Sunday From 08:00 AM To 09:00 PM

 
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Reviews for Ruth's Diner

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

The view – I have been going to Ruth's for years but other than their traditional biscuits and great patio its just not the same place i used to get sunday brunch at and this last time was the worst, I was left utterly unsatisfied at the end of the meal. We were forgotten about out on the patio by our , shall we put it spacey waitress who constantly left us waiting for our order, our drinks and even the check, if it weren't for the great view my boyfriend and I would have gotten up and left. I am sad to see the place losing its touch but the view is still spectacular. If i didn't want service I would have stayed at hoe, next time i will go to a brunch spot that gives me a little more bang for my buck on all fronts.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Bad service...and hair. – So, I was stoked to see how much vegan food was on the menu. I ordered 'Trevor's potato burrito' (I thhink that's the name of it) and I was about to take a bite when I saw a hair on my plate. It wasnt mine. I picked it up off of the plate and took a bite of the burrito. What do you know i looked where i had cut into it and I saw annother hair! Once again not mine. I ended up finding four hairs! We told the waitress and she got me a vegan burger, which I was disecting to check for hair! It really didnt taste very good either. Then the waitress got an atitude when we asked about being charged for my food. Once she was done arguing she smartly remarked 'Have a nice day.' In a snotty tone. I will not be going back, needless to say.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Wow, more than just a diner! – I can't say enough about Ruth's, as it has been through some remodels in the past 'few' years but has maintained the original feel. Ruth's has a lot of atmosphere and history, I've been eating here for a LONG time!

The menu still has some of the original choices as a diner should, but don't be miss led by the 'diner' in the name as this place has some of the best cuisine around!

Location, Location, Location!!! Spring and Fall will drop your jaw! On hot summer nights come early as if fills fast.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Expect to waste your day waiting – We were so excited to go somewhere new for a celebration. There were only 5 in our group; we were told the wait would be 35-45 minutes. Understandable, its a SMALL place. After quietly waiting for ONE HOUR I asked the hostess if there was something she could do, maybe push some tables together or anything, something anything. She shrugged her shoulders and said "Legally, no. You have to wait for the bigger tables to be done eating." After waiting 30 more minutes I asked again, she said no and sent the owner to tell us I was rude and asked us to leave! I have NEVER been more horrified in my life! The moral of the story, if you plan to go here with more than 3 people, expect to waste your day waiting in the way because there is only a small bench to sit on and keep quiet or they will ask you to leave.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Brunch is amazing – I love the location of the diner. It is a short drive from downtown but feels so secluded. I love the ambience of the whole experience--- great food, good service, the relaxing music! No one in our group had any complaints about the food nor the service- it was perfect. The biscuits actually do live up to all the hype and the breakfast was amazing. Everything was prepared perfectly, presented well and portions were large but not overwhelming. They even had a delicious vegan breakfast burrito for my friend-- which she loved too! When we arrived at the height of brunch, we were told it would be 45 mins, but it turned out to only be 20 mins. We will definitely be going back for repeat visits!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

don't go for dinner – went for dinner at 6:30 on a friday night and were SORELY disappointed. first off we could not eat outside unless we were at the bar, which is so dumb since we do live in a utah and it was 6:30! 75% off the charm of ruth's is eating on the patio. i ordered meatloaf which was dry, over seasoned, and really just not appetizing. i ordered a childrens meal with chicken fingers and they were so nasty that my children would not eat them. i could break them on the table and i think they were under a hot light for at least 3 hours. to top it all off we didn't get any of their famous biscuits because i guess they don't serve them at dinner. instead we got hard rolls from costco. ruths has ALWAYS been a favorite dining spot, in fact we drive 45 minutes to get there and i have to say i have no desire to return. ruth's spent 1 million dollars on remodeling and lost their taste buds.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Outstanding breakfast! – This is a fun restaurant/diner with an interesting history. Unless you really look for it, you would never guess your sitting in the shell of a historic SLC Trolley Car.

The food is outstanding, portions generous and service friendly and prompt.

We've been for breakfast and lunch and I would highly recommend both.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Been Twice-Both Times were Great – I've eaten twice at Ruth's Diner. First time there was just two of us for lunch. Both of us loved the food. The waitress was great, not too overbearing but made sure our drinks weren't ever too low or empty. The second time I went was with my family, a large group of about 10 of us. There was a wait of about 20-30 minutes. When our time came up for seating, we had a wonderful round table that seated all of us and our waitress was very wonderful. She described some of the platters. We all ordered a range of breakfast and lunch platters. All the food was great. The appetizer bread was amazing -it was gone before our meals came and the option to get more if we wanted. All 10 of us loved the food. Nothing was askew or "gross" as some people have said here. Ruth's is unique and to me I'm always up for the hour drive it takes to get to it from Utah County.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Definitely not worth the wait..... – A group of 10 of us went to Ruths for brunch one Sunday, of course there was the usual long 45 minute wait, which was fine. However when we were finally seated they for some reason didnt think all 10 of us wanted to sit together, the hostess had 2 tables for us on opposite sides of the restaurant patio, after telling her the seating wasnt going to work for us and some awkward standind around we literally picked up one set of the table and chairs and moved them across the restaurant to sit together. The waiter was nice but very slow, when our food was brought out he could not remember the names of the dishes let alone who they belonged to! The food was so so, there was no flavor, no spice, anything worth remembering about any dish really. When it was time to pay they informed us they could only split our tickets 3 ways, not the 5 we needed. Now I find it hard to believe that at any restaurant you can not split a ticket, if you can take orders seperately and put them in seperately then you can print out a bill with the item seperately.... I dont buy no seperating tickets for one minute! After some light complaining the waiter had us write our names next to the items we had and give him our cards so he could ring up each couple like we originally asked for. He couldnt even do that, one couples card was ran twice, the tickets didnt add up to the original total of the bll etc etc... Then the waiter proceeded to tell us "this is why we dont split tickets". Overall all 10 of us were unhappy with the whole experience and will probably not return. I, like many others that have reviewed do not see the extreme appeal of this restaurant. It was just one big mess from start to finish.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

No Service – We drove down from Ogden, on a saturday got there 15 min before they opened, no one else was around till 5 min before opening the doors. First to be seated, and after 4 other tables were seated and waited on

and the last table was waited on as soon as they sat down, and we are sitting there like ,they don't see us

well we just got up and told the lady inside that we were leaving because we were not going to be treated like that. To bad too, the reviews were what brought us here and the place was cozy looking and I really wanted to try the food, to bad there was no service. Will not go back.

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