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Ruth’s Diner Salt Lake City

(Last Updated On: February 19, 2020)

Ruth’s Diner has been around Salt Lake City since 1930. The restaurant is nestled in the mountains in Emigration Canyon, and has the most delicious breakfast. It is definitely worth the short trip up the canyon to visit Ruth’s Diner.

Ruth’s Diner still has some old-time charm.

Ruth established her restaurant in downtown Salt Lake City, but was later forced to move into Emigration Canyon. She bought a trolley car to use as her restaurant. The restaurant is still inside the trolley car and it makes for an interesting dining experience, but there is not a lot of space for seating. There is outdoor seating in the summer, but there is often a wait at Ruth’s Diner. We waited 25 minutes at 1:30 on a Monday afternoon, and we have heard that waits for dinner can be very long. So plan accordingly.

The location in the mountains is beautiful, and you can eat outside during summer.
The trolley car is a unique eating spot.
You can see the outside of the original trolley car.

Ruth’s Diner is famous for it’s mile high biscuits. The biscuits are already on your table when you are seated, and they are amazing. We enjoyed the biscuits as much as our food.

These biscuits are amazing!
There is butter and raspberry jam to put on your biscuits. The jam is so good!

We visited Ruth’s Diner for lunch, but we mostly ordered breakfast foods. They serve breakfast until 4:00 pm. Then from 4:00 until close they serve dinner. We tried a patty melt, french toast, quesadilla, pancakes, and many breakfast sides, and everything was delicious. Our favorites were the biscuits and the hashbrowns. Everyone left happy and very full!

The breakfast food is definitely worth ordering. The hashbrowns stole the show.
Our boys loved the teddy bear pancake. That is a picture of Ruth in the background.

We had a wonderful time eating at Ruth’s Diner. We can’t wait to go back and try another meal at this iconic Salt Lake City restaurant. For more info on hours, menus, and prices, check the Ruth’s Diner Website.