Fodor's Expert Review Ruth's Diner

$ East Side and the University of Utah American Fodor's Choice

Families love the gussied-up old railcar that serves as Ruth's dining room and the best creek-side patio in the city—you just have to navigate your way up gorgeous Emigration Canyon to find it. Breakfast (served until 4 pm) has been the diner's trademark since 1930, and it starts with 3-inch-high biscuits followed by massive omelets like the King of Hearts (artichokes, garlic, mushrooms, and two cheeses). In summer the barbecue fires up every Thursday night for ribs, fish, chicken, or whatever the chef concocts, with live music on the patio. Watch the road for deer, moose, and some of the top cyclists in America, who train here much of the year.

American Historical Casual Breakfast Lunch Dinner Family Views $ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

4160 Emigration Canyon Rd.
Salt Lake City, Utah  84108, USA

801-582–5807

www.ruthsdiner.com

Known For:
  • Scenic canyon setting
  • Live music on the patio in summer
  • Long wait times on weekend mornings

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