When I say "unexpectedly", it's not to imply that I had heard anything negative about the place. Rather, my friends and I were in the middle of a 4,000-mile road trip over 7 days, and our dining experiences up to that point had been very hit and miss with only Yelp and TripAdvisor reviews to guide us.
One of the reasons we ended up choosing this place is that we were having trouble finding decent places that were open on Sundays as we were driving through Salt Lake City on the way to Moab. Tin Roof popped up in our searches, and though it was further out from Salt Lake City than we had originally planned to eat, the few reviews we found were overwhelmingly positive. And they were right!
The name of the place doesn't really hint at the variety on the menu. I had the Pulled Pork Sandwich, which is one of my standard orders at any restaurant that has it, and this one stood out because of the flavorful Asian Cole Slaw and BBQ sauce. It was a unique flavor combination in my admittedly limited experience with fusion foods, and it combined two of my favorite cuisines - Asian and BBQ.
My favorite Tapas were the Asian Ribs (again, Asian and BBQ - I couldn't resist) and the Patatas Bravas. We also got a side serving of their house smoked bacon so we could all get a sampling of it, and it too was top notch. Nobody in our group had a complaint about anything we ordered.
Our waitress was helpful, attentive, and friendly, but it was probably easier given the complete lack of customers that day. We were the only people there on a Sunday afternoon and saw only one other group come in during the hour and a half we were there. I'm a bit surprised about that, but that may just be a slow time in general for restaurants in the area, which is why we had trouble finding one that was even open.
If I ever venture to that part of the country again, I will definitely make a point of stopping at Tin Roof Grill. I really wish I had a place like this closer to home because it would immediately become my go-to dining spot.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.