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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 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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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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!

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New Braunfels, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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.

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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 

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Maple Valley, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

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Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 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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Summerfield, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

For an Irish pub, MacCools offers a tasty, mellow lasagne -- perfect comfort food for a traveler. My husband wasn't so pleased with his corned beef and cabbage. We sat outdoors in a quiet side patio, appreciated excellent service and relaxed after a busy travel day.

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Algonquin, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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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 12 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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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: 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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