155 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
There is nothing fancy about Pat’s. Picnic tables fill the restaurant, and there is no need to hire a dishwasher. Everything is served on paper plates with plastic utensils giving it a true picnic feel. You would never know they were featured on the Food Network, except for the nice pig sign outside.
One of the main reason I wanted to go to Pat’s was because it was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. The smoked meatloaf was the star on the show and I had to order it. I’m glad I did because it was the best thing we ordered by far! At each table there was 3 different types of BBQ sauces to choose from. I usually ask for a side of BBQ for dipping so I liked having my own bottle at the table.
What we got...
When I go for bbq I go straight for the ribs. I did this time too, along with every other item on the menu.
Ok, not really but between my husband and I, we split 3 meals.
1/4 rack ribs ($9.89)- The ribs are smoked and seasoned in a secret rub. I like the meat to fall off the ribs, but I had to yank the meat off the ribs. I am picky on the amount of fat that is on my meat and the ribs had too much for my liking.
Side- The side salad was just that, a side salad. The corn bread was cold, and I like it warm/hot out of the oven with melty butter, so I wasn't a fan.
Sides-The mashed potatoes and gravy were bland as well as the corn.
Side-The baked beans weren't anything special. Corn bread, bleh. The sides weren't good.
Was great, couldn't have been better.
I give it a yellow light. All of the sides that we had with our meals weren't very good (red light), which was disappointing. It's too bad because the meats were great. If I could, and I can, I give the meatloaf a green light. Pat's gets a very colorful rating from me.
Scale Rating Descriptions
Green Light: I'll be coming through all the time, call me a regular, recommend to everyone and all, I"ll crave this place when I'm pregnant, loved it!
Yellow Light: I'll be slow to go through, I'd go back if someone suggested it, nothing special, not something I'm going to crave, it was ok.
Red Light: STOP! Don't go, tried it once and that's enough, warn people not to go, thinking about it brings back bad memories, didn't like it.