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“great ambience, terrible ribs”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Pat's Barbecue

Pat's Barbecue
Ranked #63 of 1,385 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Salt Lake City, Utah
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“great ambience, terrible ribs”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

My husband and I ate here last night. The place was busy, a fun atmosphere, sitting at indoor picnic tables, I was excited to try some yummy ribs. The ribs were AWFUL. They tasted like lighterfluid and charcoal briquets, undercooked, greasy and tough. Even the cute pig logo and all of the many "Best Of Salt Lake City" awards on the wall could not convince me to enjoy the ribs. We shared a picnic table with a gentleman from LA, here for a conference. He also thought the ribs were "crappy" and did not finsh his meal. The cornbread was mediocre but the green salad was fresh and just fine. We will not go back.

  • Visited March 2013
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Herriman
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190 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“One of the best hidden gems in the city.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

I come here often because EVERYTHING is good. This time, I had the pork loin and was not disappointed.It seems this place is getting more and more popular. It was busy (again) for lunch. I can only imagine what it is like for dinner.
It's kind of hard to find and even harder to find a place to park. But it' worth the hassle.
The things that are good: pulled pork, brisket, pork loin, ribs, and everything else.
Try the three different sauces. They are all very different but great.
Make sure you make it a point to come here while in town.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Moustacio D
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Murray, Utah
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great BBQ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

They have the best smoked chicken I have ever eaten! I also love their assortment of sides. A lot of other places only offer basic sides, but Pat's has great jambalaya, and black eyed pea salad. They also have good cornbread. It's an eclectic environment.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Lisa L
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Custer, South Dakota
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“SLC's Best BBQ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

I have been here more than once when I am in SLC for business. Its a bit of a haul from downtown SLC, but worth the adventure. The ribs are fantastic. A fun place to eat that also does take out! Easily, the best BBQ I have ever had in Idaho, Utah or Wyoming. Enjoy.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Chartran
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West Jordan, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Week end bands”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Go hungry because you get a lot of good food.The location is some what desirable but not to bad Paper towels at the table so you don't even have to ask

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