Coachmans Dinner & Pancake Hse

(801) 486-3579

1301 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions   84115

40.741133 -111.888049

Open Hours

Mon. - Sun. 7am - 11pm

 
Restaurants, Diners, Traditional American  more

Price: $

Tags: Breakfast, Family-Friendly Dining, Group Dining

Payment Methods: Cash

Neighborhoods: People's Freeway

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Reviews for Coachmans Dinner & Pancake Hse

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Its run by the Greek family of John Nikols for 49 years – Coachman’s is a family-style restaurant and serves up heaping plates of comfort food and definitely is what the SL community wants and needs.

Its run by the well known Greek family of John Nikols for 49 years making the restaurant the longest independent family own in Utah

is known for its hearty portions, extensive children's menu and good, old-fashioned homestyle cooking. Staples on the menu include veal roast, fish and chips, fresh baked salmon , chicken fried steak, pastas , hamburgers, steaks, soups and country-style breakfasts served all day.

I will described it as a casual, diner setting that appeals to truckers, anglers, business people, families, church-goers, seniors and the younger set.

It is so exciting to know there is no one out there who won't like this legendary Diner.

After being in the restaurant business for 30 years, myself I know that this family is committed to using fresh, quality ingredients offering an extensive selection of fine chops, steaks and freshest seafood delicacies. I admire Johns’ Nikols tradition of making everything from scratch, including the breakfast pancakes and that is why is every ones favorite Restaurant.

Bill Schwartz

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great place for Dinner – Our first visit was in August of '08 to celebrate a birthday. We were very pleasantly surprised at the number of choices on the menu. Two in our group ordered the pork chops and agreed that it would be very hard for them to ever order anything else from the menu. The chops were thick and juicy and soooo...tender! The rest of our party enjoyed their entrees as well. They serve sourdough rolls prior to your meal arriving. We enjoyed those and tried not to fill up on the rolls before our meals arrived. All meals were adequate servings for each of us. Everyone agreed that we wanted to return to enjoy more of their selections. We have returned several times since then. In fact, when we speak of going to dinner, my girl always mentions Write a review

Coachmans. The staff has always been efficient and friendly. One of these days I will save room for one of their special desserts and we want to try the house specials.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

We LOVE Coachman's! – I found this place almost by accident and my husband and I have been back several times. We love the food and the service. The decor is pretty retro but with their awesome prices, who the heck cares? I'd write more but hubby and I are headed in for dessert now. :)

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

no place like home – Coachman's is the bomb! granted i may be a waitress there at nights. but i know the behide the sean action and i get to see the care and preparation that goes on with the food and service. Mike the manager really cares about all his customers and wants nothing but the best service. all the waitresses are smart beautiful women who are great at what they do. so if your not sure what to do for dinner tonight, come on in to coachman's, i suggest something off the dinner menu, you get soup. salad, rolls, a soda. and dessert with your meal. ask for Ashley and i will do my best to live up to the coachman's expectations. hope to see ya there!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

this place is a dive – the 'ambiance', service, & food is dismal. run the other way. don't even think about what goes on in the kitchen.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Prompt, friendly and pleasant service. – I first found this place one Sunday morning so I stop by to eat breakfast. I was seated right away into a table of a pretty waitress. She took my order and a shortwhile my breakfast is ready. The food is a lot and a pretty decent meal. I returned 4 times that week during our lunch breaks. The waitress did good service so she desevered a good tip.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Pretty awful – After hearing some good things, I went there for breakfast with a friend. She had the swedish pancakes, and I had the french toast. First off, the service was awful. The waitress was slow and cranky. As was the woman at the front desk. And who in the year 2008 still doesn't accept debit cards? Instead, you have to use the ATM which charges an additional fee.

Next, the food was pretty much mediocre. The french toast wasn't any better than what I could make at home. And I have no idea how they think those things were swedish pancakes. Basically, they were super thick, super eggy, super dark pink crepes with something that was definitely not lingonberries. They made my friend feel sick and neither of us even finished our food.

Definitely, if you're going for breakfast, try someplace else. I'd rather have Village Inn than this trash any day of the week.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Try this unique and excellent eatery! – The Coachman's has been one of our frequent breakfast, lunch and dinner stops for many years. WHY? Simply because it's very good food with large portions at a great price! Contrary to what some others have posted here, I've always found their service to be excellent as well. The comment(s) here about this place giving you the feel of dining with the mob are interesting, however the owner was NOT incarcerated! John and his wife are the owners, and one of their sons (who was working there) was found to have been selling contraband on the side out of the restaurant. This restaurant does, however, offer a distinct unique atmosphere along with the outstanding food and service. Incidently, one of my favorites is their marinated pork which offers a very delicious power surge of flavor! TRY IT! YOU'LL LIKE IT!!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Food might be good, I'll never know because the service sucked. – Looking for a new place to eat, my girlfriend and I decided to try the Coachman's. The menu looked interesting and tasty but after sitting for 10 minutes with no sign of service pending (and it wasn't that busy), we got up and left.

I'll never go there again.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

the best Buttermilk Pancakes any where in the country never had better anywhere – Our family has been going too the Coachman's for close to 40 years we've had every thing on their menu. excellent spaghetti, liver & onions, Not to forget the best breakfast in the state you can't beat their Buttermilk Pancakes anywhere... The Jones Family Holladay ut

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