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

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
For us, it didn't live up to the hype

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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English first
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

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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PNW
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

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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117 reviews 117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

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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111 reviews 111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Hit and miss basically sums up the food and service (usually the service is more towards the average to very good, although I have had a few excellent servers). I've been here many times over the years and even had a few company parties. For small corporate parties their pricing is hard to beat. I just wish that the food... More 

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Alpine, Utah
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We've seen ads for MacCool's Public House in Salt Lake City for a few months now and finally tried it. It was a little hard to find (in a large strip mall, with crowded parking) but once we got inside, it was great! We were seated quickly and our waiter was right there to take our drink orders. He answered... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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423 reviews 423 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This was a hard place for me we tried several different plates and all of them were very difficult to eat. The shepherds Pie was not for me even though it was well reviewed and someone ordered the Lamb quesadilla. First of all who orders Lamb but they tried it and hated it. The atmosphere is great and the service... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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141 reviews 141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Nice folks, good beer, the food is ok not bad not noteworthy. Good place to hang with friends and enjoy a drink.

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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
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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