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“Gotta go there for breakfast.”
Review of Ruth's Diner

Ruth's Diner
Ranked #9 of 1,386 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Corpus Christi, Texas
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Gotta go there for breakfast.”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Its an old-time diner (expanded, off course) that students and locals flock too. Expect a wait if you show up after 9:00. Cars line the highway in both directions after the fairly large parking lot fills. We sat outside. Received excellent service. Low to moderate prices. The highly regarded bisquits, delivered even before you order, were not the highlight - the breakfast meals we ordered were much better, with excellent spices and gouda cheese in the omelets, good spuds.

Visited August 2013
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Michigan
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, great food - what's not to like?”
Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

I was taken here by friends with good taste on a visit to Salt Lake City. The atmosphere here was upscale, not dive diner - very cheerful and pleasant. The food was excellent, with a varied and interesting menu and a couple of unusual desserts. The coffee was good, the bread yummy. I would definitely do it again.

  • Visited August 2013
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Richland, Washington
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

The concierge recommended this place and she was spot on. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was awesome. The only criticism was the 45 min wait but we didn't have reservations so I can't complain too much.

Visited August 2013
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Windsor, Canada
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere but don't have the clubhouse!”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

The rest of the dishes being served look lovely. The clubhouse however had turkey lunchmeat....what nice restaurant doesn't serve real turkey in a clubhouse....soooooo disappointed.

  • Visited August 2013
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very pleasant, some quirks”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

A good go-to place in slc. Tasty food, great servers and setting. Definitely recommended although the kitchen can be slow and the wasps near the foilage outside on the patio can be pesky but not trouble. Take it all in stride and relax.


  • Visited July 2013
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