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The Judge Cafe & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Mexican, Diner
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8 E Broadway, Ste 100, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-2204
07:30 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 15:00
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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Having started our trip to the West in Salt Lake City, The Judge Cafe & Grill was our first breakfast place - and it turned out to be the best place for a great breakfast throughout our entire trip! Very friendly service, great variety of delicious breakfasts.

Thank WienerHans
Bountiful, Utah
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126 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We tried out this little cafe on a whim as it was recommended to us by a friend. Turns out to be as good as we were told.... it's on the ground floor of an older office building and it has some great pictures to look at inside the cafe. The food was prepared quickly and was pretty good. The... More 

Thank Gabriel002
Salt Lake City, Utah
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Went for lunch with some friends. Had soup and a club sandwhich. Both were not good, not even a little. Might not have be good even if I was starving. The chicken soup had a weird spice that I couldn't figure out what it was. Tried to choke it down and couldn't do it. Then I had a bland and... More 

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Salt Lake City, UT
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148 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This place has been well known by Judges, Lawyers & Visitors to SLC . The restaurant is in it's original decor - no frills but clean & the Waitress was very helpful & friendly - with a SMILE ! My only criticism was the over easy eggs - soft yoke & firm white (not runny) . The eggs were coked... More 

Thank buzltyr837
Draper, Ut
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Your average downtown eatery that's been there for 30 years - I guess, it looks like it's been a fixture. GREAT Cookies though. The food was fine. Ok priced, ok quality. Ok service. I would go for the cookies and brownies alone though. If you want historical ambiance I'd go for Lamb's Café just around the corner and down the... More 

Thank Mikpits
Milan, Italy
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

I have been here with a groupon. My dinner was pretty good and cheap, of course. Nothing incredibly good, but worth the price. Service very nice.

Thank carlobianchi89
Bradford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Had a late lunch. Good, tasty soup. Husband had a burger USA style, (not Macdonalds). Very quiet, due to timing.

Thank shirley b
Salt Lake City, Utah
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123 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

This has been around for a long time. Remember seeing Eaton's and T-Bailey's giant sneakers around (fortunately not their jock straps). There are limiting dining options for lunch/dinner downtown and this place does pretty well for lunch hour with proximity to local businesses. I don't think it's anything fancy but it does the job.

Thank Scott S
New Ulm, MN
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181 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Open only for breakfast and lunch. Good food. We each had a sandwich and either a side salad or fries (other options of sides were available). It was a bit pricey and we were glad we had a Restaurants.com coupon for $10 off.

Thank JudyMK
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Venturing around town hungry for breakfast. Average rating of eggs, average oatmeal. We were the only two people in the restaurant for breakfast.

Thank Jessica Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
American, Cafe, Mexican, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 E Broadway, Ste 100, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-2204
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: 18015310917
For over four decades, The Judge Cafe & Grill has been a hidden gem in Downtown Salt Lake City. Where quality and affordability meet, The Judge, as locals affectionately call us, is home to fresh, made-from-scratch food with a menu so diverse you can eat here every day and never get bored. Our premium hot or iced coffee/chocolate drinks might be what you need; or maybe you're craving one of our famous fresh-baked cookies, triple chocolate brownies, or any of our other scrumptious house-made dessert specials. Come and visit us for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or grab a bite on the go. Need takeout, delivery, boxed lunches, or catering for any event, we've got you covered. Come savor the Judge experience. It's our pleasure to serve you!!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?