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MacCool's Public House

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1400 Foothill Dr #166, Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 582-3111
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 10
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  • 11
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Decent Meal and a Decent Value

Good food, fair prices. It's in a shopping center, so there are a lot of shops nearby, if you like that. Decor was Utah-style. Not really indicative of an Irish pub. Wait staff was nice and knew the menu and drink selections. Restaurant was clean and well maintained.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
WanderingDan
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Algonquin, Illinois
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Algonquin, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Good food, fair prices. It's in a shopping center, so there are a lot of shops nearby, if you like that. Decor was Utah-style. Not really indicative of an Irish pub. Wait staff was nice and knew the menu and drink selections. Restaurant was clean and well maintained.

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Provo, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Now the atmosphere is pure Irish pub, with fun decor. Our waiter was a real personality, and very efficient, with it. The food was really down-home GOOD. We had Irish stew, lamb sandwiches, roast lamb, and a hefty burger--all very tasty. We enjoyed the appetizers, and sampled several--all very appetizing. We'll go back when we're up at the zoo, gardens,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Business travel took me to Salt Lake - didn't realize most places close by 9 PM. Work took till after 9, so went to MacCool's being they were open till 10:00. Had Ruben (good, though meat was a bit gristly) with fries - which was a mix of russet and sweet potato. Offered Russian dressing as option for fries -... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

First visit: stopped for some beers. Obnoxious staff advise us at the door that unless we're here to eat, then we cannot drink. Ok - it's Utah. But hello stupid-oh's . . . that doesn't mean I must eat a 3 course meal just to get a beer. Due to the attitude, we just bounced. Second visit: today. stopped for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The location was great. Honestly...terrible food. How do mess up corn beef and cabbage??? Has a list of beers...but only had a few available and we got 2 in bottles that were over a year old. Come on....we should have known since we were the only people in the whole place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Suprisingly good! OK, I read the reviews before going and was doubtful. We entered the place and is wasn't busy. They hand you these well used paper menus that made me almost want to walk out. Stuck it out and ordered. Salmon with BBQ? Who knew! It was excellent. Also had the lamb and it was good. Not excellent like... More 

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Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We had been thinking of eating here for a long time and finally went with another couple just last evening. We had admired the extensive menu on line and we all knew we were going to expect good, authentic Irish pub fare. Our table orders were Sheppard's Pie, pierogies, and an Irish Reuben sandwich. All were mediocre, at best, but... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I love this place with its authentic Irish fare and delicious beer. They have a full bar, but I do love the Guinness Stew, and the lamb rib appetizer is worth the $17. Really! Great owners and service, too! There are locations in Layton and Ogden, too.

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Stapleton, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Right across the road from the Home 2 Suits, in Layton Utah. There is a row of small restaurants , MacCools is on the end . The declare is weird , with tall huge wooden chairs and tables in the front of the restaurant , but through another door resides the rest of the seating Rea with normal size furniture... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

MacCool's is a favorite for Sunday lunch (close to church). The lamb ribs and sweet potato fries are good. For lighter fare, try one of their salad selections. Good beer and Bloody Mary's too.

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Additional Information about MacCool's Public House

Address: 1400 Foothill Dr #166, Salt Lake City, UT
Phone Number: (801) 582-3111
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $8 to $15
Cuisine: Irish, Pub

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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 to $15
  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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