Q4u (Reported Closed)

(801) 955-8858

4655 S 4800 W, West Valley, UT | Directions   84120

40.668749 -112.005254

 
Restaurants, Barbecue Restaurants, $  more

Tags: Brunch, Family Style Dining, Family-Friendly Dining, Local Favorite, Lunch Spot

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: West Valley City

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Reviews for Q4u

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Garbage all the way around – I'm from the South. Now Q is highly regional so there's lots of differnt ways to make good Q.

But only out west would this be called good Q. Absolutely the worst Q ever. bland, no smoke flavor. I swear I was served an old rib. The meat looked like it had been reheated a number of times rather than cooked that day.

Most Q joints are dives. This was worst than most.. Lousy service. rude counter help.

Move along, nothing to eat here.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Q and GREENS – DONT READ THE REST THIS IS THE BEST!! I moved out here from North Carolina 6 years ago and I know southern greens and Q. Let me tell you, I have searched for greens and pork Q since I got here and I will say this. No one here can compare to Q4U. Not only is the food outstanding but where else can you walk into a resteraunt and talk directly to the owner as if you had known him for years. The experiance is great, a place where you feel at ease with yourself and everyone else. I have searched all over this city looking for southern greens and I have be extreemly displeased. This place not only had outstanding greens and Q but also had satisfied my hunger for them. Look no further for great Q this is the place to go!!!!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Not Q4U – The Ribs were very fatty and a little bit dry. Having to pay extra for sides is a definite no no!!!!!

The sauces were mediocre at best. The bread was not cut fresh and a little dry. a bit high priced and the overall taste of the food was bland. Pepsi machine was not working. overall it was a very disappointing time after all of the hype about this place. The ambience left something to be desired

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best "REAL" BBQ I've found in Utah – I just read the last reveiw posted on here titled "Q4U but not for me" and must say that I am completely astonished that they had a miserable experience and did not enjoy what has become my families favorite restaurant. Having traveled around the country since birth, I've had more than my fair share of BBQ with plenty of them claiming to be "the best". Searching for real BBQ here in Utah was continuously a disappointment for me until I read an article that was written about Q4U in the Salt Lake Tribune several weeks ago (i'm quite certain they know more than the last person who posted). Being an avid Tribune reader, I was quite surprised to see that they received a very complimenting write up considering that those critics have been pretty harsh to other places. Building up the nerve to try it out and praying I wasn't going to another place that boiled the meat and slopped it with sauce, I went to Q4U and found myself in BBQ HEAVEN. The ribs were the best I'd had in years. The combination of seasonings and smoke flavor enhanced the ribs so much there wasn't a need for bbq sauce, although I did try the sauces and enjoyed them both. The side dishes were great. You don't find too many places that serve collard greens, yams or black eyed peas unless I'm down south. Q4U is also the only place in Utah that knows was "sweet tea" is. Any takers?

Service was quick, the staff was friendly and the owner had a way of making us feel like we had been old friends for years. The decor may not be upscale, but it is comfortable. Being able to enjoy great bbq in a relaxed setting meant much more to me than staring at sporting/ fishing memorabilia that was put on the walls to distract me from noticing that my bbq was boiled. As far as price goes, Q4U is about the same or cheaper than other places, unless you're King of the "Dollar Menu". BTW, I haven't tried the other desserts but the peach cobbler was just like it should be- wonderful!

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Q4U but not for me! – My family and I went to Q4U hoping to eat some good BBQ. However, after eating there we were disappointed.

Good things: The sides tasted really good (beans, mac & cheese, potato salad, and fries). Ribs were tasty.

Bad things: The interior of the restaurant is a dump (it seems like it was a convenience store that went out of business). When my husband sat on his side of the booth he "fell" into one side of the seat, as it was broken. The ribs were quite fatty amongst the tasty meat. We also ordered a "darn snacky" pork sandwich... The rib meat inside was very fatty and the bread was stale. The sides could have been a bit larger. When we asked the girl behind the counter about what kind of cobblers were available (the web site mentioned both peach and cherry) she was completely clueless and instead started mumbling about sweet potato pie. When she later brought us the peach cobbler (apparently the only one available today), she seemed surprised when we asked her for forks to eat it with! I have had cobbler many times and this was easily the worst I have had.

The cost of the meal for 2 adults and 2 children was $55. For that we could have eaten at a much better restaurant.

Maybe the fried chicken and other items are better... but we won't be back to find out.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Bleah! – Not a smoke ring on any of the alleged barbecue. No rub on the ribs. Just a dirty muddy flavor. Sauces were OK. Spicy sauce wasn't spicy at all. Sort of glorified sweet and sour sauce with some tabasco. The main sauce was OK, worked with the brisket. The brisket was the best of the meats I had in the sampler. Pulled pork was dry dry dry and even a bit tough. Perhaps from drying out so much

Don't go. Better barbecue can be had in town.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Food!! – I'm from the south and grew up on B-B-Q, as well as worked in it.

THIS IS THE BEST!! I recommend this to everyone I know or meet. They can even handle large groups, like our family party of 30+.

I was introduced to this place and have been back at least once a month, if not more often. The owners are friendly, the food is beyond terrific, and we have a great time. My kids and grandkids love it.

It's more like going home and having dinner with your family, than eating in a restaurant. And when the blue grass band comes in, we are always there.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

True BBQ at Q4U – By far one of the top BBQ establishments in the SLC Valley. If your looking to be wined, dined, and being waited on hand and foot, go to a 5 Star restraunt. If you want TRUE BBQ, Q4U is the place to go. Q4U is in a class all by itself and should NEVER be compared to a Famous Daves, Roadhouse, or Tony Romas. The staff is friendly and the service is fast and I finally found a place that has true BBQ in Utah. The trophy's and awards on the wall at Q4U and one of the highest rated BBQ establishments in the US are only great achievments to great BBQ.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best BBQ I've had ANYwhere!! Love their pulled pork sandwiches, "Pig From The Rig" (during warmer months Friday evenings), and their incredible ribs. Their chicken breast sandwich, pork tenderloin fingerstrips, and "Darn Snacky Pork Spare Rib Sandwich" are all great, too. Cole slaw, sweet yams, and other "sides" are all top notch. In fact, I don't think you can go wrong with ANYthing at Q4U!! The owners, "T" and Becci, are nearly always at the restaurant, checking with patrons to insure everything is just right. LOVE the friendly, personal attention!! Although a bit out of the way, Q4U is DEFINITELY worth the trip -- it's a "destination restaurant." You'll find TV and sports personalities, local dignitaries, and public servants from valley Police and Fire Departments hanging out there frequently. Q4U won the Grand Champion trophy at the Gallivan Center Rock 'n' Ribs Fest. They "smoked" the competition!! Positively a 10!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best in Utah for sure! – Unbelieveable!! Those who have chosen to trash Q4U must be inexperienced as to what good barbeque is all about. I travel throughout the country and always try the barbeque wherever I go. There are one or two places down south that I would rate better then Q4U overall. But west of the Mississippi there is nothing better. Those who say Q4U barbeque is dry are not familiar that the best barbeque is dry rubbed. Barbebue is not about slathering on a bunch of sauce. This is authentic Southern barbeque. Make sure you try the sweet potato pie. It is to die for. Okay the ambience leaves something to desire. But true barbeque connoisseurs will happily disregard the ambience of the restaurant to enjoy the best barbeque in Utah. You don't get pampered, you don't get waiters in tuxedos; you get barbeque, dammit!

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