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1414 Foothill Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-2347
(801) 581-9498
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11:30 am - 10:00 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: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Save room for dessert!

As you enter Red Butte Cafe, the first thing in sight is the pastry case with an ample supply of cakes, cheesecakes, pies, and tarts, and I may assure you that they taste even better than they look! Red Butte Cafe has been a family favorite of ours for years. Located on Foothill Boulevard in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Maude N
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As you enter Red Butte Cafe, the first thing in sight is the pastry case with an ample supply of cakes, cheesecakes, pies, and tarts, and I may assure you that they taste even better than they look! Red Butte Cafe has been a family favorite of ours for years. Located on Foothill Boulevard in Salt Lake City, about a... More 

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Thank Maude N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

The food there is good, but my favorite part is the cakes. They taste excellent the cakes vary in tastes and have exiting flavored when I am in Utah again I will be sure to visit this again

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2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We went around 2pm on Sunday, in time for Sunday brunch. Impressive selection of breakfast items as well as hot/cold sandwiches, Mexican choices, and salads. I chose the trout, eggs and potatoes and was pleasantly surprised to receive a full filet. My sister had the tacos and received a full plate of fresh food. The waiter was very nice and... More 

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2 Thank 465Lulu
Green River, Wyoming
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We like the wholesome food and good service. The food is always better then expected not what I would fix at home.

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4 Thank Angie B
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Every meal I have ever had in this restaurant has been excellent but some favorites are the smoked turkey & tortellini salad, the southwest chicken salad, and the fish tacos. They also have FABULOUS desserts; my favorites are the coffee hazelnut marjolaine and the frangipane tart. There are 2 other restaurants in SLC that have essentially the same menu -... More 

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2 Thank Val E
Salt Lake City, Utah
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here many times. The food is always good and there are always interesting choices. There are many healthy omnivore, vegan and vegetarian options. The food is sometimes spicy, but the server can steer you in the right direction. The service is always excellent. The prices are very fair. I am not as impressed with the bakery items.... More 

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2 Thank GandolphJames
Cleveland, Ohio
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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1 Thank mstammicog
Paris, France
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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4 Thank Alan P
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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Thank Kj237
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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8 reviews
7 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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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: Families with children, Large groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?