2820 E 6200 S, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions 8412140.637753 -111.812028
In SLC on business, met up with a few locals and they brought us here. OMG, the garlic burger is to die for!!! The menu is limited, but with the cold beer, laid back atmosphere and friendly bar staff, this place made me feel at home in my local neighborhood pub.
Garlic YUMM – The best garlic burger anywhere. A cold beer and burger and friend a true great place in Holladay!
SLC's STAPLE! – If you are in town or live here and don't go have a Garlic Cheese Burger, you are passing up a party in your mouth! This place has been around forever and is still family owned and the recipe has never changed. Most amazing place in the entire city. Mind you, you will smell like garlic, but it's not something you can pass up!
Real Review – I have decided to write an unbiased review since there seems to be a lot of friends of the owner on here pumping up the rating. I have been to Cotton bottom three times over the years to take someone that has never been to the place and here is my latest review as of Sept 2011.
1. Don't expect a fancy restaurant, this place is pretty small and dumpy with worn out tables and chairs. This isn't necessarily a bad thing since it does add to the charm I suppose but don't be shocked if there is left over debris is on your table when you sit down.
2. Service: This is the biggest complaint from people and it is quite true. Every time I have been there it is almost like your inconveniencing them by showing up. Service is extremely slow ... plain and simple.
3. Food: They do have GREAT garlic burgers.
4. Cost: We paid 22 dollars for 2 Garlic burgers(they come with a bag of chips) and two draft beers. To me that is pretty overpriced considering the other factors.
Anyway, I am going to try the busy bee and see if i can find a place to enjoy a garlic burger without the pain of visiting the cotton bottom again.
RUDEST PEOPLE I HAVE EVER MET – I would give them NO star if I could. Doesn't matter how good the food is if they don't want to serve you. This use to be a friendly and nice establishment but I think who ever use to run the place is gone. The staff was rude from the moment we walked in the door. I have traveled all over the country and met some rude people, THE COTTON BOTTOM tops them all in RUDE. Save yourself from the frustration and go to the Busy Bee on State Street and 2100 South. Their garlic burgers are better and they are friendly and happy to serve. Plus I'm not sure I would trust eating anything from people who are so angry and miserable.
BEST GARLIC BURGER!!! – It's the philly cheese steak of burgers! Garlic burger is served on a deli-type roll cut in half with cheese, lettuce, tomato, etc. Pickles served on side with banana peppers and a bag of classic lays chips. YUM!
BEST DAMN GARLIC BURGER EVER!!! – I Love the Cotton Bottom!!
This is the best Garlic Burger you will EVER have!!!
The service is great for this place because it is small and family oriented.
I Love you guys!!!
Bad bartender = Bad Service – Been going to the cottonbottom for 30+ years now and have never been treated so poorly until last night. Mark the bartender was truly having a bad night has he ignored me and my good friend for at least 10 minutes. My friend finally asked if we could order as Mark stood behind the bar with and extremely bad attitude. My friend asked what his problem was and he immediately rushed over to our table like he was going to kick our a$$. My friend then said you dont need to act like a jack a$$ and he immediatley told us to leave. We then went back to the cook ( who i know has been working there for a long time) and told her about the situation. She refused to do anything about it and said that the bartender was in charge. We told her that we would be calling the owner today but the phone has been busy for over 2 hours now so i decided to write this review which is even better than talking to the owner in my oppinion. I hope everyone reads this and has 2nd thoughts now about going to the Cotton Bottom. Mark needs a lesson in customer service and and an attitude adjustment.
Worst Experience in my life – I actually was looking forward to having my first garlic burger from Cotton Bottom experience. Well when we arrived the place was busy (Friday afternoon around 1:30). The first thing we heard was the waitress/bartender whining that it was so busy. A customer was trying to pay his bill at the bar and mentioned his friends had never even had their order taken. Okay I thought, they are definitely understaffed. They had one cook and one server. That's it. I would venture a guess at probably 30 customers. When it was our turn to place our order it went like this..."Yes we would like 6 garlic cheeseburgers to go." the server then said loudly to us "No I can't do that".pause."So are you saying you won't serve us?" she said "Oh I'll serve you" and we say "okay we'll take 6 to go". she said "that will be at least 45 minutes to an hour". We say "okay that's fine we understand. We will be happy to have a drink while we wait." She comes back. " I can't do 6 to go! These people haven't been served! Those people on the patio are waiting for food!" She was seriously yelling at us for wanting to order food. Like it was our fault that so many people wanted garlic burgers!! My husband and I looked at each other in astonishment and left. We were actually refused service! I have never in my life been treated so rudely. Not sure what the owners think of that kind of service but they won't see me again. I don't need to taste a garlic burger that bad!!
Don't believe the hype....This place sucks! – I have been going to the Rotten Bottom Inn for over 20 years until now. Way under staffed and over priced. This place will treat you like crap! The owner only hires his looser kids that can't find a job anywhere else...They are rude and slower than a seven year itch. I gave this place several chances over the past years and I still get treated like crap. This summer I finally couldn't take it anymore. The food is good if you can get someone to take your order. The cooks are totally rude. One of the cooks is the rudest person. She smokes like a chimney and chews tobacco as well...NICE The bathrooms are worse than an outhouse and the flies outside in the summer are unbearable. The patio tables have years of stuff (goo, slime, mustard, ketchup, ect) on them from poor cleaning skills They have plenty of regulars (idiots) that keep this cash cow going. So the owner doesn't care if you like it or not, he still gets his dough. There are plenty of great places to substitute this vial place for that are close by. The Porcupine Pub Mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon (GREAT) The Canyon Inn next to the Porcupine The Hogs Wallow just around the corner from the Rotten Bottom When your out of town (or not) you want to have a good experience, not get treated like your a leper....Spend your hard earned money somewhere else. Take it from someone who knows........It's not worth the torture! I would give it a quarter star but it won't go that low.
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