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1414 Foothill Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-2347
(801) 581-9498
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pleasant lunch spot.

Modest-looking café on busy Foothill Blvd. I drove by without giving it a thought many times before a colleague suggested we meet there. Without being fussy or over-priced, the food is good and the ambience pleasant. There is even a little outside patio, although the view of the parking lot is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Byelka
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Cleveland, Ohio
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If you're starving and nothing else is open, eat here. The food was decent, but the menu odd (for my tastes). Not much variety there. The cheesecake however was quite wonderful, the one with the sour cream.

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Paris, France
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had a family meal here. Some nice local brews on tap. Salads with creative combinations. Nice veggie quesadillas. friendly wait staff.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Mediocre food at an expensive price. I was really hOping to love this place but slow service and okay food gives it an average since any of desserts are delish!

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I always enjoy the Red Butte Cafe. It is close to the University of Utah, which makes it a really nice venue for University employees and guests. There seem to be options for lots of palates (although maybe not for small children who are looking for mac and cheese), including vegetarian and gluten free choices. I had the shrimp tacos... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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65 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Modest-looking café on busy Foothill Blvd. I drove by without giving it a thought many times before a colleague suggested we meet there. Without being fussy or over-priced, the food is good and the ambience pleasant. There is even a little outside patio, although the view of the parking lot is less than inspiring.

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ogden, utah
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We were going to a play at the Pioneer theater at the University of Utah and wanted a place close so we went here. I generally dislike eating out because food is always bland, expensive, not very good, etc. I was pleasantly surprised at this restaurant. I ordered the Chili Relleno. It came with yams and a squash /corn succotash.... More 

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PNW
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The service is good but the food is terrible! I don't think I have given a 1 star resteraunt review. I will have to go look. This place deserves it. My husband ordered Fajitas and they came out cold and tough and rubbery like they had been reheated in a microwave. Truly aweful. He did complain and did not eat... More 

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Salt Lake City
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good location on Foothill for years. Food is average - not bad but average. Variety of options on the menu are a plus. Prob best for families.

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Waldorf, MD
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

I was in Salt Lake City for work, and boy, was this a find! I went back more than once! The first day I had the lamb and sweet potato tacos which came with a small salad. DELISH. I got the Mediterranean pasta salad to go for later. Also great. It came with a buttery toasted bread. My only complaint... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

I had out-of-town friends visiting--both in the hospitality business--so wanted to assure they had a special lunch experience, which is why I chose Red Butte. I had not been there in awhile and Wow has it gone downhill. My brat special was ...simply bad. The other entrees were hardly eaten. What has happened???? Bad.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1414 Foothill Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-2347
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: (801) 581-9498

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?