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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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“brunch” (66 reviews)
“meatloaf” (41 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (39 reviews)
Closed Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4160 E Emigration Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1764
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Reviewed yesterday

It has been about 4 years since I last dined at Ruth's and it is still a great local restaurant with melt in your mouth American comfort food. The outdoor setting area is great in the summer , but one has to wait around an...More

Thank Dealmaker
Reviewed 3 days ago

Few dining options in SLC area that offer the ambiance and get away feeling that Ruth's Diner patio provides. Marvelous setting that assures your pleasure while waiting for a table - a drink with friends is relaxing end to the day or week.

Thank berniet
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had heard much about this 87 year old diner in Emigration Canyon and was excited to finally try it out today. It was packed with people, but we only had a 20 minute wait. We were seated outside in a beautiful patio area with...More

Thank Chandlerk7
Reviewed 4 days ago

This historic diner/restaurant heading up Emigration Canyon offers excellent food, top notch service and a pleasant atmosphere. If weather permits sit in the outdoor courtyard. Beautiful! Great choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Outstanding biscuits! And so many excellent choices - you will need to...More

Thank DoggyDaddy777
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When it's sweltering in the valley heading to Ruth's for an outdoor dinner is delightful. The food is good my only issue is the extremely limited gluten free options and the attitude that it's inconvenient to ask. Would be nice if they would at least...More

Thank Matogirl
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was not feeling my best when I ate here with my friend after work. The place looked packed but we were able to sit right away since we chose inside verses the outdoor seating. Our server was very helpful with the menu nuances and...More

Thank HungryTraveler13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, attentive staff. Historic, has been in business sense 1930. Beautiful setting. And the drives up the canyons are always a pleasure.

Thank harned
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate a late lunch on a Sunday afternoon and got a table immediately, although I understand there is typically a wait. The patio is beautiful, but it was a little hot to sit outside so we ate inside. The service was slow, even with...More

Thank Kand1955
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a friend visiting from out of town to Ruth's based on past experience of great food & lovely outdoor patio. Even though we arrived mid afternoon,it was a mob scene, & when hostess told us at least 20+ minutes for "1st available, or longer...More

Thank BCBesanc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the back deck and the food is consistently great. Not fine dining but great casual meals every time. Breakfast is some of the best in town and the biscuits are what everyone enjoys when they sit down. The best!

Thank Sarge086
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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
21 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.
24 April 2016|
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Response from smokey824 | Reviewed this property |
Ruth's Diner served breakfast until 4
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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