4 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions 8410140.768870 -111.904087
Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill
Sports Bar for Dinner? – We had never been to the Skybox, but went there for a NCAA football game we couldn't see anywhere else. The most amazing set of televisions and the ability to listen to our game made the trip worth it. But we were so surprised that the food was top notch! Everything we had was tasty and filling. Our server (Brian i think) was so nice and talked to us about our game. We will definitely go back, even when we don't need the TV's!
Don't waste your breath. – I was very excited to eat here. With all of the T.V.s and fun environment I couldn't wait to bring my husband. When we got there we didn't even know what our waitress did. She never came around and she was always talking to her coworkers. She didn't even bring out the food. The food was not very good either. I couldn't have been more disappointed. She was rude and the food was not good but the T.V.s were cool. Could have saved money and watched the game at home.
terrible food and service – the burger was dry, the cheese on the nachos is cheese whiz and the service is horrible
Not Good – Food is bad , Service is awful, way overpriced. It's just arcade style of Denny's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's Fu@@ing horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avoid this place! – I know good service! You won't find it here. We got there and were 1 of 3 tables...not too complicated right? Wrong! The staff was busy looking clueless and chatting with each other. When we were finally seatted we were ignored by a waitress that literally looked away when we looked at her. We tried to get the hostess attention. No luck. So we waited and waited. No one ever brought water said hello or even seemed as if they were at work. We got up to leave and the stupid hostess actually said "thanks for comming in". I won't even try again!!!
Our favorite place to watch sports – We have been to the Sky Box many times and always leave wanting to go back soon. The only problem we ever have is getting in on busy nights (JAZZ!!). We love the food and have noticed it get better and better. Our service is always good. Mostly great, but sometimes the craziness of big nights makes perfection impossible. But everyone is always nice and courteous. We will always go back and always tell our friends and family that there is no better sports bar in Utah.
Your stomach will get filled, your wallet will get emptied – Skybox is a nice sports bar/grill located in downtown Salt Lake City in the Gateway shopping center. The menu is what you would expect it to be at such a place: burgers, ribs, sandwiches, pizza, and the like, though it does have a few surprises (a rather nice selection of salads and soups, for example). The food is actually pretty good (chile verde burrito might be the best in town), and the atmosphere is fun if you are into sports. There is also a large game room with arcade style games that should entertain kids and adults alike (though the pricing is ridiculous; I think 5 bucks allows you to play a whopping three games of air hockey).
The two biggest problems with the skybox are the service and the prices. Servers seem frequently overwhelmed and can sometimes be fairly brusque. Be prepared to figure a lot of stuff out on your own, and don't expect those drinks to get refilled, since you will probably only see your waiter when he/she takes your order, delivers your food, and drops off the check.
And now onto the pricing. Let's just say that you might want to let your food digest a bit before you look at the bill, because once you do your gag reflex will probably be induced. For example, that great chile verde burrito I was telling you about is a whopping $12.99. Thirteen bucks for a burrito? If one person goes in, get said burrito, a Dr. Pepper, and their best dessert (a chocolate souffle with vanilla ice cream), that meal will come to about $30 (12.99 + 2.25 + 7.99 + tax + 15% tip). Thirty bucks for a burrito, soft drink, and a dessert? Get over yourself, skybox.
Go for the game, just eat somewhere else before you get there. – Well, the food is Sub-par, the service is some of the worst you'll ever get. (The servers are nice, they just are never around.) the only reason I think anyone ever goes to this place is the TV's. Head over to Iggy's you'll be rewarded with better food, service, and you'll still be able to watch the game.
Dude! This place Rocks! – I have been there three times and have come out satisfied all three times. The food is great! On my last visit I had the bacon burger with blue cheese and it was SO FREAKING GOOD! I also had both the tropical long island and the cadillac marguerita and they were both great!
Not Good, – The Sky Box gets business because of it's location in the Gateway shopping complex and that is the only reason I can think of. My wife and I tried the Sky Box before the Utah Jazz basketball game and wished we would have just eaten the area food. The service was so slow we almost got up and left. Our food was cold, no doubt from sitting under the "heat" lamps for twenty minutes. Our drinks were warm with three or four pices of ice floating on top. We thought an hour and a half would give us pletty of time to eat and walk across the street to the game but we were wrong by about thrity min. We will try another sports bar before the next game.
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