Midvale >Hoppers Seafood & Grill
If you feel like getting a shakedown
when ordering a beer, go ahead and visit Hoppers. The waitress asked my wife for her ID, looked at it and then asked her to leave it out on the table and she would be back. Minutes later a second employee (host?) comes to our table, reviews her ID and then asked for mine, mind you I am 46. How about 1 person ID? When asking the host about this upon leaving, he said two pairs of eyes are better than one. I've never had this experience anywhere. Either they believe their servers are idiots or need eye exams, or they think their patrons are fooling them.
From there, the menus were crusty and greasy and matched the table's presentation.
The food was average, but everything tasted worse after the opening act.
The only positive was the 5 minute wait, go figure...
I love this place!.
My wife and I have been going to Hoppers for over ten years and we have always loved the food and service. The fresh bread they serve you as you sit down is amazing. The food has always been top knotch. Our favorite dish is the Chicken Picatta (sp?) with the fried green beans. The chocolate chip cookie dessert served in the skillet is crazy good as well.
Make sure to check this place out!
Great Place!!. I highly recommend Hoppers for lunch or dinner. My family goes quite often. We have always had great service and delicious food. It has a great atmosphere. Everyone that works there is very friendly. Whenever we have out of town guests we always take them to Hoppers. We have friends that ask to go back there when they come back to town. Fabulous place to go!!
Great Casual Atmosphere and Beer made on site.
I just visited Hopper's after a long time away and I must say that it is a great place to sit down and have a meal and a few beverages. I think I counted 9 different beers of all varieties, all made on site. Perfectly sized menu. Back in the day, I used to stick to the blackened fish tacos or a bowl of chowder, but I am going to have to go back and be more adventurous because the philly cheese steak was awesome. Location is great as it is right off of I-215. The pubs near the canyon are too crowded and it is something special to enjoy a beer made in the same building. FYI- Utah beers are 4.0% by volume, as opposed to 4.5-5.5% in most places. You can also buy full strength beers by the bottle in almost all Utah Breweries including Hoppers.
I don't recall bad service in the past and today's was excellent. If I had to come up with a criticism it would be that their salad menu is not that well rounded out and a patio would be nice in the summer. Overall, I would give this place a 9.5 especially if you are recovering from a day on the slopes.
Best salmon. I grew up in the north west right on the coast and I have had some very good seafood and I must say that their salmon was some of the best i have ever had. The service was excellent we were seated Quickly. Very friendly staff. The only bad thing I have to say was that their broccoli was not cooked how I like it but most people like theirs a little crunchy. I would go their again.
Great wings and chicken fingers---avoid the seafood.
The wings and chicken strips are EXCELLANT!!! Wings are spicy and the chicken strips are juicy and tender. However, the seafood wasnt good. The grilled Halibut was overcooked and bland, as was the grilled salmon.
Great finger food but not a place to eat seafood.
Good service, attentive waitress, slow on the main course coming.
Great Customer Service, Great Food. This place was a very pleasant surprise. I was a little worried to give it a try b/c some of the reviews said it had sub-par food. I decided to give it a try after I read in the Tribune it had the best fish and chips in the valley. The baked artichoke dip was absolutely delicious, and HUGE!! I ordered the Halibut fish and chips which I would recommend to anyone...it was fresh tasting and not greasy at all...as for the reviews for skimpy portions how anyone managed to finish their plates is beyond me. I had a beer as well that was good...can't seem to remember the name but they said it was like a Corona but an original brew. I was stuffed but our server told us we had to try the Bread Pudding and she was right...it is fabulous. Servers were really friendly...and seemed to enjoy their jobs...the bathrooms were clean which is something else I like to see when I am at a restaurant.. I will definitely go back again.
A Real find for Microbreweries.
I am an admitted fan of Microbreweries. But this one was a total shot in the dark. We were running some errands on St. Paddy's day and my wife and I were hungry, so I suggested we find some place we hadn't been before and try it out. We were driving east on Fort Union boulevard and we passed Hoppers Grill, and decided that was a good choice.
As you can imagine, it was busy as hell for St. Paddy's day. Waiters and waitresses running around with green antennae, slinging green tinted corona beer (yuck) to every other table. They seated us immediately, and were very friendly. Not the plastic smile friendly, but real friendly.
I ordered their house stout, and my wife got their amber. Both were fabulous. I can see why they were award winners.
The waitress was really pleasant and efficient, took our drink orders and our dinner orders at once. In no time we got our beers, and much to the shock of both of us, got our dinner orders from another server in less than five minutes.
My wife's dish was the oriental salad with the seared ahi tuna kebobs. That ahi tuna just melted in my mouth. My dish was the battered shrimp with garlic mashed potatoes and cole slaw. The slaw was exceptional - really good stuff, not the usual stuff like you get at KFC. It was served on a large slice of cabbage that acted like a bowl. The best surprise with my dinner was the jalapeno jelly that came with it. It ROCKED. A perfect compliment to the shrimp.
Beforehand they served this fresh hot bread that was tasty as hell. In fact I was still munching on it after my main dish, as full as I was.
The staff at this place had it completely under control. The whole experience was flawless from beginning to end. I don't know how I missed this place for so long, being an epicurian aficianado as I am.
Please, go try it out. You will not be disappointed if you like good microbrews and pub food.
poor service. Hoppers-cold-still frozen inside chicken wings-four times it happened-pizza crust that is sloppy-slow service-have sat at the abr for mor than 20 minutes several times w/o even seeing a bartender or server--the only beer they serve that is worth it is the porter-the place used to be a different restaurant and it not really set up efficiently as a brew pub-the servers station at the bar is in the path to the restrooms so you need to watch for servers taking beer from the bar to the tables w/o looking-they only do monthly specials not daily or weekly and they are not even original-hmm corn beef and cabbage during march for st patricks day-the place is owned by the same company that owns red robin and sizzler-so being a corporate entity they are not interested in good food and a nice atmosphere but more into making a quick profit-me rather go to squatters or red rock, bohemian if i'm in the mood for czech and austrian style food-also a good czech ale-or if I want a very good selection the bayou (private club with over 200 beers)
Crab omelet and sticky buns. Lunch at Hoppers is ok but their Sunday brunch is delicious. The coffee is very good and they serve it with real cream which seems increasingly hard to find in resturants. You get a plate of 6 sticky buns when they seat you and I must warn you, they are addictive! I would eat the whole plate if I could. We always get the same thing, the crab omelet and a side of fruit. The omelet is big enough to share and it is filled with REAL crab meat, and tons of cheese, then topped with tomatoes and avocado. We like it with a side of hollandaise....SO good. The fruit varies every time but it is usually fresh and plentiful. There hasn't ever been a wait when we've gone either. Maybe I shouldn't be writing a good review of their brunch so we can keep it that way???
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