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MacCool's Public House

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1400 Foothill Dr #166, Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 582-3111
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food was good; waitress ignored me for awhile but then warmed up and was attentive.

Not often do you pirogies on the menu but they were well made and tasty. While the food was good, not great, not sure I'll go back as there are better Irish pubs/restaurants in town.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I have eaten at this pub 2 different times and both times have throughly enjoyed the food. Finn Skins, Sweet Potato Fries, Fish and Chips, Shepards pie, and Guinness Stew are just a few of the delicious options we have enjoyed! Atmosphere is quite pleasant and Irish...

1 Thank 857abs
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Not often do you pirogies on the menu but they were well made and tasty. While the food was good, not great, not sure I'll go back as there are better Irish pubs/restaurants in town.

Thank jrvolfred
Shelley, Idaho
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Real pub food and enchanting décor. We had the lamb riblets for an appetizer. I could have made a meal just on them. Yummy! I had a beef boxey which is an Irish pancake filled with beef stew..so good but very large portion (2 pancakes). They had many authentic items on the menu to chose from. Definitely need to return... More 

Thank Cheri W
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I ordered the Ruben which is one of their "signature" items. The meat was super tough and of low quality. My daughter said the noodles in her chicken soup were mushy. She ate very little of it. Service was good though!

1 Thank JenLovesHotSauce
Morristown, New Jersey
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Suppose it is ok. Beer is better than the food. Staff are friendly, but do not really know the food or beer menu. Outside seating available.

Thank AntSA K
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The atmosphere was awesome! The food was good. Be warned you can only have one drink on your table per person at a time! (We had a drink and wanted to try a shot of whiskey) you can only have three drinks total so don't plan on staying all night long if you wanted to have a good time!

Thank Melissa H
New Braunfels, Texas
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

MacCools had actual Irish items on the menu, a VERY friendly staff, great beer selection, and the food was excellent. Wagyu steaks were outstanding and a real value. Shepard's pie was creative and tasty, and Guiness Stew met the mark.

2 Thank Scott2211
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My husband has been here for lunch 5 or 6 times, and really liked it. We went for dinner on 7-21-15. We ordered a reuben. The meat was so tough and dry that we literally could not bite it. The service is terrible. There were about 4 people that came to our table, all with a specific job. The waiter... More 

1 Thank TiggersFarmUt
Maple Valley, Washington
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81 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Not sure about some of the recent reviews. Maybe it was an off day for the staff, but I've eaten here at least a dozen times in the last year while in town for business. The staff is always nice, and the food is always fresh. I've never had a meal that I didn't like. Menu is quite varied. Took... More 

1 Thank JamerB007
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109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Good service is the only good thing. The food was gross! I ordered the mussels which came with 13 tiny mussels, a tomato broth and a piece of bread for $8.99...not a good value for me. The other food was frankly gross. No quality in ingredients or presentation. The beer selection was decent. I had the watermelon Martini and could... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1400 Foothill Dr #166, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: (801) 582-3111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: Pub, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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