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MacCool's Public House

1400 Foothill Dr #166, Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 582-3111
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Ranked #623 of 1,215 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Price range: $8 - $15
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Wow! What a disappointment! The hostess was GREAT, friendly and funny. The atmosphere "seemed" quaint and fun. And then it was all downhill from there! Food was mediocre (lamb sandwich, and lamb quesadilla). Beer selection was fair at best (with menu listings out of date, and signs in bar out of date). Service was quick, but impersonable, rushed, and condesending.... More

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McGee Crossroads, North Carolina, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The food was pretty good but a little pricey. I enjoyed the fish and chips and Guinness and my sister had the Salmon Salad. The service was great. We were there for an early lunch so they were not very busy.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The food was great, big variety, and satisfied very diverse tastes, of adults and kids. Lots of fancy comfort foods, beautifully presented and very tasty. We were there for lunch and we there was only one other table occupied. Supposedly it gets busy in the evenings.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I recently visited MacCools with my father and my daughter. We were seated by the "fireplace", which was surprisingly a chilly area. The cold stone table did not help. Our unsmiling server was not especially knowledgeable about the beers. Therefore it took us a while to decide, seemingly to his dismay. After everything was ordered, my Irish father went around... More

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Salt Lake City
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I live in Salt Lake City and enjoy coming to MacCool's in Foothill Village for a reliable bite and draught Guinness. I would especially recommend the tossed salmon salad and the lamb ribs. There is a separate bar area that is great to watch sports and meet friends. The pub works great for kids too as the staff is accommodating... More

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The prices were a bit high for the offerings. The wild game shepherd's pie touted by the waitress did not have much meat in it, though the flavor was good. The quinoa served with the Citrus Chicken dish was greasy. Not a great evening out for a date, but might be ok place for a beer and a bite with... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The tip amount was changed on my bill I guess it was to low but the bad service deserved it. They would not change it later when I confronted them even though the receipt total did not agree.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

It is intriguing because of the name, decor and menu, but food is only average and not work the price.

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St. George, Utah
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Went for lunch and both of us ordered Ruben sandwiches. The waitperson claimed they had the best corned beef in Utah. That must not be saying much. It was dry and tasteless. The put grilled onions on it instead of Sauerkraut!! Not a Ruben!! Bread was grilled and greasy. Fries were soggy. Service and friendliness was great. I won't be... More

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Richmond, BC,
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

One important thing to know, is that this is a resturant, not a pub. You may think it looks like a pub, sort of smells like a pub, has the europian ambiance of a pub; but as the proprietor will remind you.....it is a restarant, not a pub. So, in Utah, what does that mean to you? Well, it means... More

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