Cotton Bottom Inn

★★★★☆
  • 2820 E 6200 S

    Salt Lake City, UT 84121

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  • 801-273-9830

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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

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★★★★★

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

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The best garlic burger anywhere. A cold beer and burger and friend a true great place in Holladay!

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★★★★★

The best garlic burger anywhere. A cold beer and burger and friend a true great place in Holladay!

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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

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★★★★★

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

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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

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★★★★★

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

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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

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★★★★★

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

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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!

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★★★★★

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!

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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!!!

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★★★★★

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!!!

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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.

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★☆☆☆☆

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.

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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!!

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★☆☆☆☆

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!!

Pros: none

Cons: The worst customer service I have ever experienced EVER!

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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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★☆☆☆☆

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.

Pros: Nice location and that's it...

Cons: Too mant to list on this line

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This is a little much don't you think??? You kind of went overboard with this one. Nice try though. I am pretty sure your silly reviews aren't going to ruin 40 years worth of good experiences! The only bad thing about this place was probably you. This place is great, everyone loves it! I love this place with all my heart & stomach!

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★★★★★

This is a little much don't you think??? You kind of went overboard with this one. Nice try though. I am pretty sure your silly reviews aren't going to ruin 40 years worth of good experiences! The only bad thing about this place was probably you. This place is great, everyone loves it! I love this place with all my heart & stomach!

Pros: Best burgers in town!

Cons: none

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I went to the CB as I have many times before but this time I was expecting the same aweful service ( i only tolerated because i love the food) but this time was treated GREAT??? I mentioned the old crappy service and was informed that they finally fired the beast of a waitress that has worked there so long! All I can say is it's about dang time, I had a good time with greatfood and a cold coors! I am excited to tell all my friends that the CB is new and improved due to the new fun young staff!!!! But can i please get some fries??

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★★★★★

I went to the CB as I have many times before but this time I was expecting the same aweful service ( i only tolerated because i love the food) but this time was treated GREAT??? I mentioned the old crappy service and was informed that they finally fired the beast of a waitress that has worked there so long! All I can say is it's about dang time, I had a good time with greatfood and a cold coors! I am excited to tell all my friends that the CB is new and improved due to the new fun young staff!!!! But can i please get some fries??

Pros: Amazing Burger fun place fun staff

Cons: No french fries

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This place has a lot of character, which I think is what has sustained it through the years. If you're looking for a place steeped in local tradition, this is it. If you're looking for exceptional food, there are better options.

Cotton Bottom is no longer "smoke filled" since, as of Jan 1, 2009, the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act also applies to taverns and private clubs. As of March 2, 2009 there was no detectable smoke odor.

The server was friendly, professional and efficient. I was there at 4:30pm (the bar was full and the tables about half full) and there was only one server/barkeep, but he kept up well with the patrons.

The garlic burger was above average but not exceptional. It was a little dry and lacked excitement. It had two layers of processed cheese--one orange (American) and one white (faux Swiss). It would really benefit from a thick layer of real cheese. Contrary to previous reviews, it was not served on sourdough. Rather, it was served on a large hunk of hoagie roll, much akin to french bread (only softer).

They do not serve fries at the Cotton Bottom, which I missed--only plain Lays chips. On the upside, the draft beer was ICE cold.

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★★★☆☆

This place has a lot of character, which I think is what has sustained it through the years. If you're looking for a place steeped in local tradition, this is it. If you're looking for exceptional food, there are better options.

Cotton Bottom is no longer "smoke filled" since, as of Jan 1, 2009, the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act also applies to taverns and private clubs. As of March 2, 2009 there was no detectable smoke odor.

The server was friendly, professional and efficient. I was there at 4:30pm (the bar was full and the tables about half full) and there was only one server/barkeep, but he kept up well with the patrons.

The garlic burger was above average but not exceptional. It was a little dry and lacked excitement. It had two layers of processed cheese--one orange (American) and one white (faux Swiss). It would really benefit from a thick layer of real cheese. Contrary to previous reviews, it was not served on sourdough. Rather, it was served on a large hunk of hoagie roll, much akin to french bread (only softer).

They do not serve fries at the Cotton Bottom, which I missed--only plain Lays chips. On the upside, the draft beer was ICE cold.

Pros: Very cold beer, unique ambience

Cons: Limited seating

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2 things to mention here. First, the Cotton Bottom is BY FAR one of the greatest places in the world, and trust me, being in the Navy for 20 years, I mean world. Great food, great service, great atmosphire and great staff. It's places like this that make any city great. Second, it's all about attitude when you go to a place like this. (If you drive a Volvo stay home) and let you mommy wipe your tush with a soft wipe. You go to a burger joint that serves beer and you complain that there is ciggy smoke in the air? Duh. Drive you Volvo to church if you want clean air. Our waiter was fantastic. Friendly, remembered names, orders and checked back very often. And the food was, as usual, out of this world. Trust me, if this place hasn't been featured on the food network, it soon will be. Crisp toppings, great fries all around great. How they abtain that great garlic flavor in the burgers I'll never know? Must be a very well seasoned grill? I have and always will recommend The Cotton Bottom to friends, family and strangers on the street. Friend come to town they don't even ask wher we are going to eat. And they love it. I think some come not because they like me but know that we will be eating there. Ten Stars if I could.

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★★★★★

2 things to mention here. First, the Cotton Bottom is BY FAR one of the greatest places in the world, and trust me, being in the Navy for 20 years, I mean world. Great food, great service, great atmosphire and great staff. It's places like this that make any city great. Second, it's all about attitude when you go to a place like this. (If you drive a Volvo stay home) and let you mommy wipe your tush with a soft wipe. You go to a burger joint that serves beer and you complain that there is ciggy smoke in the air? Duh. Drive you Volvo to church if you want clean air. Our waiter was fantastic. Friendly, remembered names, orders and checked back very often. And the food was, as usual, out of this world. Trust me, if this place hasn't been featured on the food network, it soon will be. Crisp toppings, great fries all around great. How they abtain that great garlic flavor in the burgers I'll never know? Must be a very well seasoned grill? I have and always will recommend The Cotton Bottom to friends, family and strangers on the street. Friend come to town they don't even ask wher we are going to eat. And they love it. I think some come not because they like me but know that we will be eating there. Ten Stars if I could.

Pros: All around great place

Cons: None

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I had been here years ago and the food was pretty good, so we decided to go and try it again. BIG mistake!!! The man that sat us was rude and unfriendly.. when the gal brought us out our food and we said "thanks" (cause that is what polite people say) she just said "yeah sure" as she threw our food on the table. Burgers were not as good as I remembered...not worth the attitude you get!!! I think the people that keep this place in buisness must have been raised in the same barn with the people that run it.... WILL NEVER GO BACK AND WILL NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had been here years ago and the food was pretty good, so we decided to go and try it again. BIG mistake!!! The man that sat us was rude and unfriendly.. when the gal brought us out our food and we said "thanks" (cause that is what polite people say) she just said "yeah sure" as she threw our food on the table. Burgers were not as good as I remembered...not worth the attitude you get!!! I think the people that keep this place in buisness must have been raised in the same barn with the people that run it.... WILL NEVER GO BACK AND WILL NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE.

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The Cotton Bottom makes a mean burger, but I personally don't think it's worth it when you have the slow service and poor attitude of the wait-staff working against you. It is a small pub, relatively dingy and slightly dirty. I also disagree with the review given on this website as the Cotton Bottom staff does not make everyone feel "like a regular", and I wouldn't call the noise of loud wait-staff & kitchen, forgotten customers, and the occasional belligerent drinker a happy "buzz".

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★★☆☆☆

The Cotton Bottom makes a mean burger, but I personally don't think it's worth it when you have the slow service and poor attitude of the wait-staff working against you. It is a small pub, relatively dingy and slightly dirty. I also disagree with the review given on this website as the Cotton Bottom staff does not make everyone feel "like a regular", and I wouldn't call the noise of loud wait-staff & kitchen, forgotten customers, and the occasional belligerent drinker a happy "buzz".

Pros: The burgers

Cons: Smoke-filled room, poor customer service

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We took a group of 16 to the cotton bottom for my 21st birthday (despite having many people tell me that was a bad choice because of the horrible service) because my husband loves their garlic burgers. We were surprised how many people were there on a week night @ 7 pm (mostly older people), but it ended up working out just fine & our service was wonderful (loved our server)! They even let us bring in our own cake as long as we cleaned up after ourselves. Great burgers, great beer. The only thing you may want to know before going is that they serve BEER..that's it. So if you are wanting to go to a bar & drink martinis, this is not your place. But if you want a delicious burger (they have some other food too, but why bother!) & a pitcher of beer, the Cotton Bottom is a great place to go!

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★★★★★

We took a group of 16 to the cotton bottom for my 21st birthday (despite having many people tell me that was a bad choice because of the horrible service) because my husband loves their garlic burgers. We were surprised how many people were there on a week night @ 7 pm (mostly older people), but it ended up working out just fine & our service was wonderful (loved our server)! They even let us bring in our own cake as long as we cleaned up after ourselves. Great burgers, great beer. The only thing you may want to know before going is that they serve BEER..that's it. So if you are wanting to go to a bar & drink martinis, this is not your place. But if you want a delicious burger (they have some other food too, but why bother!) & a pitcher of beer, the Cotton Bottom is a great place to go!

Pros: Outdoor seating, garlic burger

Cons: beer only bar

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Did I mention service was vile? After being dragged to the 'legendary' Cotton Bottom, I only agreed to go because the garlic burger was 'the best' available anywhere according to my friends. They will have their karmic reward for misleading me so egregiously. I met them after a morning cycle jaunt--they on their Harley's, me in my trusty Volvo. Place was fairly busy & has a suitably 'dive' vibe. Loads of beer signs, rank smell of stale spilled beer, Pinesol, and ciggy smoke. Our server came to take drink orders & then disappeared permanently. We never saw her again. Another server went to get our 'lost' drinks & returned quickly with the wrong order. We re-ordered & 18 minutes later, we were served our drinks. We detained the waiter to order food---garlic burgers all around. 20 min. later, no food. We snagged our waiter who was cheerfully chatting w/an adjacent table and asked where was our food? The look on his face indicated he's a) forgotten to pick up our order b) never placed our order c) was from another planet and didn't speak our language! Total of 30 min to get our grub. Eons in restaurant time, tho I can barely call this dirty dingy joint a restaurant. Fries were frozen & greasy, totally gross. The burger was on a big cottony bun that took all the moisture from your mouth & you had to take a swig with every bite just to wash down the dry mass. Meat was dry, gristly, had zero garlic flavor, or any flavor but that of stale grease. Cooked extra-extra well done in spite of requesting medium rare. Wilted brown lettuce, mushy tomato---save your money, time & karmic energy, this place isn't worth the effort. When we explained to our waiter--when he finally reappeared to present the unrequested check--that the burgers were inedible, he told us 'everyone else likes them!', made a big deal of asking the manager if he could take them off the bill. Awful service, food and atmosphere. How did anyone give this dump 5 stars?

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★☆☆☆☆

Did I mention service was vile? After being dragged to the 'legendary' Cotton Bottom, I only agreed to go because the garlic burger was 'the best' available anywhere according to my friends. They will have their karmic reward for misleading me so egregiously. I met them after a morning cycle jaunt--they on their Harley's, me in my trusty Volvo. Place was fairly busy & has a suitably 'dive' vibe. Loads of beer signs, rank smell of stale spilled beer, Pinesol, and ciggy smoke. Our server came to take drink orders & then disappeared permanently. We never saw her again. Another server went to get our 'lost' drinks & returned quickly with the wrong order. We re-ordered & 18 minutes later, we were served our drinks. We detained the waiter to order food---garlic burgers all around. 20 min. later, no food. We snagged our waiter who was cheerfully chatting w/an adjacent table and asked where was our food? The look on his face indicated he's a) forgotten to pick up our order b) never placed our order c) was from another planet and didn't speak our language! Total of 30 min to get our grub. Eons in restaurant time, tho I can barely call this dirty dingy joint a restaurant. Fries were frozen & greasy, totally gross. The burger was on a big cottony bun that took all the moisture from your mouth & you had to take a swig with every bite just to wash down the dry mass. Meat was dry, gristly, had zero garlic flavor, or any flavor but that of stale grease. Cooked extra-extra well done in spite of requesting medium rare. Wilted brown lettuce, mushy tomato---save your money, time & karmic energy, this place isn't worth the effort. When we explained to our waiter--when he finally reappeared to present the unrequested check--that the burgers were inedible, he told us 'everyone else likes them!', made a big deal of asking the manager if he could take them off the bill. Awful service, food and atmosphere. How did anyone give this dump 5 stars?

Pros: I'm still trying to think of one

Cons: wretched service, awful food not worth eating even if you are starving

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The Cotton Bottom has a decent garlic burger but it is most definitely not worth suffering through the completely horrible treatment from their staff. The waitresses are rude and acted inconvenienced to serve us. One of the waitresses took an order from a table next to ours (she had to walk past us to get to them) even though we had been there longer, and she then walked right past us without taking our order. We finally went to the counter to place our order. We will not return to be treated poorly by the aging biker chicks they call servers at the Cotton Bottom.

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★☆☆☆☆

The Cotton Bottom has a decent garlic burger but it is most definitely not worth suffering through the completely horrible treatment from their staff. The waitresses are rude and acted inconvenienced to serve us. One of the waitresses took an order from a table next to ours (she had to walk past us to get to them) even though we had been there longer, and she then walked right past us without taking our order. We finally went to the counter to place our order. We will not return to be treated poorly by the aging biker chicks they call servers at the Cotton Bottom.

Cons: Horrible service, filthy restaurant

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We went here not knowing it was 21 and over, they asked to see my daughter's ID she replied she didn't have it on her (and she is 22) to which the man said "OK, then get out. Can't you read the signs?" When we asked him if we could order food to-go to which he replied, "No, especially not now after I told you to leave 2 minutes ago!" I couldn't believe how absolutely rude this man was!!! And turning away customers that want to order to-go, it made no sense other than the fact that the man obviously doesn't have a clue on how to treat customers. Even though their food is alright, I will NEVER recommend this place to anyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went here not knowing it was 21 and over, they asked to see my daughter's ID she replied she didn't have it on her (and she is 22) to which the man said "OK, then get out. Can't you read the signs?" When we asked him if we could order food to-go to which he replied, "No, especially not now after I told you to leave 2 minutes ago!" I couldn't believe how absolutely rude this man was!!! And turning away customers that want to order to-go, it made no sense other than the fact that the man obviously doesn't have a clue on how to treat customers. Even though their food is alright, I will NEVER recommend this place to anyone.

Pros: Food

Cons: Customer Service & Cleanliness

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I have had better customer service at the drive through at the local fast food restaurant. There is no quality customer service. If you are not a regular customer you are the last to be served if you are even served at all. I sat there for 30 minutes waiting to be served a drink because it was a hot day and I was dying of thirst. There were a moderate amount of customers, but they were by no means busy. At one point I even tried to get the attention of a server and I was very rudely ignored. When confronted with their poor customer service they have an "I don't care and you can leave if you like to" attitude. Their tasty garlic burgers cannot make up for their lack of common decency and concern for the welfare of their customers.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have had better customer service at the drive through at the local fast food restaurant. There is no quality customer service. If you are not a regular customer you are the last to be served if you are even served at all. I sat there for 30 minutes waiting to be served a drink because it was a hot day and I was dying of thirst. There were a moderate amount of customers, but they were by no means busy. At one point I even tried to get the attention of a server and I was very rudely ignored. When confronted with their poor customer service they have an "I don't care and you can leave if you like to" attitude. Their tasty garlic burgers cannot make up for their lack of common decency and concern for the welfare of their customers.

Pros: good garlic burgers

Cons: Horrible ambience, unfriendly servers, bias showed to preferred customers and those who drink alot, will not listen to positive criticism and feedback from customers.

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This place has one of the Garlic Burgers . But there horrible customer service ruins it. And the place just stinks inside. So I suggest take out but be very very aware of the rude lady who answers the phone.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place has one of the Garlic Burgers . But there horrible customer service ruins it. And the place just stinks inside. So I suggest take out but be very very aware of the rude lady who answers the phone.

Pros: Garlic Burger

Cons: Service

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Like everyone else I heard that the garlic burgers are out of this world. I decided to go there. If you drove by it you wouldn't know it was a place people would eat at. It is a bar. No question. Dark, smoke filled, old men and women drinking, pool table, small, bar. It did not feel like I was in Utah there, if you know what I mean. I wait at the bar to give my order. The lady behind the bar asks me if that was my wife and kid outside. It was. I knew they couldn't come in so they waited outside. She says that she can't serve me if they are on the premises, it is against the law. I say what if they drive away, you give me the garlic burgers to go and I'll have them come back to pick me up. We don't do take out she says. There was nothing I could do. It was alright with me though because there wouldn't be anything that would taste good in a place that smokey. Anything you ate or drank would have tasted like smoke. We ate somewhere else.

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★☆☆☆☆

Like everyone else I heard that the garlic burgers are out of this world. I decided to go there. If you drove by it you wouldn't know it was a place people would eat at. It is a bar. No question. Dark, smoke filled, old men and women drinking, pool table, small, bar. It did not feel like I was in Utah there, if you know what I mean. I wait at the bar to give my order. The lady behind the bar asks me if that was my wife and kid outside. It was. I knew they couldn't come in so they waited outside. She says that she can't serve me if they are on the premises, it is against the law. I say what if they drive away, you give me the garlic burgers to go and I'll have them come back to pick me up. We don't do take out she says. There was nothing I could do. It was alright with me though because there wouldn't be anything that would taste good in a place that smokey. Anything you ate or drank would have tasted like smoke. We ate somewhere else.

Pros: If you like smoke filled rooms and Alcohol.

Cons: The smoke filled rooms and smell of alcohol.

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The Cotton Bottom Inn is a great little beer bar with excellent garlic burgers. I would recommend dining on the patio on a summer evening with a pitcher of your adult beverage of choice and a garlic burger. The burger is served on crusty french bread and is delicious.

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★★★★★

The Cotton Bottom Inn is a great little beer bar with excellent garlic burgers. I would recommend dining on the patio on a summer evening with a pitcher of your adult beverage of choice and a garlic burger. The burger is served on crusty french bread and is delicious.

Pros: Best Garlic Burger in Salt Lake

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and less junk on it. The burgers are better than average, but nothing to write home about.

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★★★☆☆

and less junk on it. The burgers are better than average, but nothing to write home about.

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The Garlic burger is out of this world!!! I love to go there and grab a burger and a drink but I have found that certain nights are way better in terms of service than others. I was there tonight (Saturday) and it took forever to even order not to mention the attitude I got when she finally gave me the time of day! Rude! However, I have been there other nights when the service and everything was amazing! Tonight the burgers were great I just could have done w/o the attitude. I now know when to go and when not to.

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★★★★☆

The Garlic burger is out of this world!!! I love to go there and grab a burger and a drink but I have found that certain nights are way better in terms of service than others. I was there tonight (Saturday) and it took forever to even order not to mention the attitude I got when she finally gave me the time of day! Rude! However, I have been there other nights when the service and everything was amazing! Tonight the burgers were great I just could have done w/o the attitude. I now know when to go and when not to.

Pros: Garlic Burger, Cold Drinks, Fun crowd

Cons: Server, Server, Server

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I don't know how anyone could 'not' like a Cotton Bottom Garlic Burger. Just thinking about it makes me hungry and I just ate... If you haven't had one, you should drop in and give it a try.

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★★★★★

I don't know how anyone could 'not' like a Cotton Bottom Garlic Burger. Just thinking about it makes me hungry and I just ate... If you haven't had one, you should drop in and give it a try.

Pros: Good food, Cold beer, Nice atmosphere

Cons: Crowded, parking

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Since I work in the office buildings righ by it, I love getting smashed with my co-workers at lunch. Oh the garlic burgers are good too.

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★★★★★

Since I work in the office buildings righ by it, I love getting smashed with my co-workers at lunch. Oh the garlic burgers are good too.

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Mmmmm! Outstanding! I have heard alot about the Cotton Bottom from co-workers and friends, about how good the Garlic burgers and the beer was. So, with much encouraging I had to try it. I went and they were 100% right sat down bartender was right there to take our order. Never tasted a burger like that in my life it was the best. (evan though my breath could have killed anything in sight). I would reccommend this to everyone, only if you have a taste for garlic.. My boyfriend and I along with friends will be doing alot of stoping in while cruzing on the Harleys! Thanks for the great time.

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★★★★★

Mmmmm! Outstanding! I have heard alot about the Cotton Bottom from co-workers and friends, about how good the Garlic burgers and the beer was. So, with much encouraging I had to try it. I went and they were 100% right sat down bartender was right there to take our order. Never tasted a burger like that in my life it was the best. (evan though my breath could have killed anything in sight). I would reccommend this to everyone, only if you have a taste for garlic.. My boyfriend and I along with friends will be doing alot of stoping in while cruzing on the Harleys! Thanks for the great time.

Pros: Great People!, Awesome Food!

Cons: Needs a little more p

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I have been a devoted and frequent patron of the Cotton Bottom for over 10 years now. And I regretfully have to say, it's been a downhill ride the last couple of years. Let's face it, the service has never been outstanding but that's not why we're there, right? It's the garlic burgers and beer! However, the service is now consistently effecting my garlic burger and beer consumption...not good. The service has sank so low that it may as well be self serve. The "Cotton Bottom ambience" is all but faded away. The garlic burgers are hit and miss, with many more misses than hits. It's sad, but lets face it. The Cotton Bottom has hit rock bottom. Hog Wallow anyone?

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★★★☆☆

I have been a devoted and frequent patron of the Cotton Bottom for over 10 years now. And I regretfully have to say, it's been a downhill ride the last couple of years. Let's face it, the service has never been outstanding but that's not why we're there, right? It's the garlic burgers and beer! However, the service is now consistently effecting my garlic burger and beer consumption...not good. The service has sank so low that it may as well be self serve. The "Cotton Bottom ambience" is all but faded away. The garlic burgers are hit and miss, with many more misses than hits. It's sad, but lets face it. The Cotton Bottom has hit rock bottom. Hog Wallow anyone?

Pros: good location, good parking, inexpensive

Cons: , carpet

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I have had many Garlic Burgers in my day, but the combination of atmosphere, good value and service make this one of the best!

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★★★★★

I have had many Garlic Burgers in my day, but the combination of atmosphere, good value and service make this one of the best!

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Having lived in Salt Lake for 7 yrs. we stopped in for lunch and dinner after snowboarding at Brighton or golfing at Old Mill and Cotton Bottom had the best food, atmosphere, service with a smile and darn cheap prices. You don't need to spend all your hard earned cash at the resturant next door when you can (if they have room) get into the Cotton Bottom and have some great conversation with the locals, play some pool, have some cold drinks and relax.

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★★★★★

Having lived in Salt Lake for 7 yrs. we stopped in for lunch and dinner after snowboarding at Brighton or golfing at Old Mill and Cotton Bottom had the best food, atmosphere, service with a smile and darn cheap prices. You don't need to spend all your hard earned cash at the resturant next door when you can (if they have room) get into the Cotton Bottom and have some great conversation with the locals, play some pool, have some cold drinks and relax.

Pros: Service, Atmosphere, Food

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THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO GO IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOME FUN AND A DIFFERENT ATMOSPHERE. BE PREPAIRED TO WALK THROUGH THE KITCHEN AS THIS IS HOW YOU ENTER THE BAR. THE GARLIC BURGER IS THE BEST AND IS PLENTY OF FOOD TO FILL YOU UP. WITH A PICTURE OF BEER YOU CANT BEAT IT!

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★★★★★

THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO GO IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOME FUN AND A DIFFERENT ATMOSPHERE. BE PREPAIRED TO WALK THROUGH THE KITCHEN AS THIS IS HOW YOU ENTER THE BAR. THE GARLIC BURGER IS THE BEST AND IS PLENTY OF FOOD TO FILL YOU UP. WITH A PICTURE OF BEER YOU CANT BEAT IT!

Pros: GOOD FOOD, GOOD BEER

Cons: SMOKE, NO ONE UNDER 21, LIMITED SEATING

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The garlic burger at the CottonBottom is hands down the best burger in Salt Lake City. I have not had anything even close.

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★★★★★

The garlic burger at the CottonBottom is hands down the best burger in Salt Lake City. I have not had anything even close.

Pros: Garlic, Taste, Beer

Cons: Crowded, crowded, crowded

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Emeril would be proud. About 40 cloves of garlic goes in to each burger, and that is exactly the way it should be. The Cotton Bottom Inn is a great place to have a few beers with some friends. It is on the small side, but all in all a friendly and fun place. Tasty burgers that are SO worth the trip from the Aves keep me coming back. A must try! Beware of the GARLIC breath that your will have....for at least a week.

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★★★★☆

Emeril would be proud. About 40 cloves of garlic goes in to each burger, and that is exactly the way it should be. The Cotton Bottom Inn is a great place to have a few beers with some friends. It is on the small side, but all in all a friendly and fun place. Tasty burgers that are SO worth the trip from the Aves keep me coming back. A must try! Beware of the GARLIC breath that your will have....for at least a week.

Pros: 40 cloves of Garlic

Cons: Small Place, Parking

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These burgers are a hit with my stomach after a huge day of powder skiing on the wasatch front.
The atmosphere in the bar is very relaxing and casual.
Burgers are worth the drive from Park City.

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★★★★★

These burgers are a hit with my stomach after a huge day of powder skiing on the wasatch front.
The atmosphere in the bar is very relaxing and casual.
Burgers are worth the drive from Park City.

Pros: Good Cold Beer, SavoryGarlic Burgers, Good company

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It's the best place to get a burger. You definetly trust the kitchen, after all you can walk through it. The only draw back is it's really small.

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★★★★☆

It's the best place to get a burger. You definetly trust the kitchen, after all you can walk through it. The only draw back is it's really small.

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This is the best burger in the business by far. Somebody said that it never changes and they are right and as they would tell you why fix what aint broken. The best place to go for a burger and beer is the cottn bottm by far. No contest!!!

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★★★★★

This is the best burger in the business by far. Somebody said that it never changes and they are right and as they would tell you why fix what aint broken. The best place to go for a burger and beer is the cottn bottm by far. No contest!!!

Pros: taste, people, TASTE

Cons: smokey room

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The Cotton Bottom never changes and that's what is so great about it. The Garlic Burgers are always delicious and the patio in the summer is the place to be seen. Aren't you craving one right now with a cold beer? Let's go!

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★★★★☆

The Cotton Bottom never changes and that's what is so great about it. The Garlic Burgers are always delicious and the patio in the summer is the place to be seen. Aren't you craving one right now with a cold beer? Let's go!

Pros: Good Parking, Patio, Inexpensive

Cons: Crowded, Poor Beer Selection

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The very best garlic burger you will find on the planet!!

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★★★★★

The very best garlic burger you will find on the planet!!

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The burger there is amazing. Service has a bit to be desired but the burger makes it all worth while.

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★★★★★

The burger there is amazing. Service has a bit to be desired but the burger makes it all worth while.

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The cotton bottom is a quiet lettle place where people can enjoy great conversation, and food. The garlic burger is without a doubt the best thing in Salt Lake City.

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★★★★★

The cotton bottom is a quiet lettle place where people can enjoy great conversation, and food. The garlic burger is without a doubt the best thing in Salt Lake City.

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The Garlic Burger is the best in Utah. You may not have friends after eating one but it is still the best!

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★★★★★

The Garlic Burger is the best in Utah. You may not have friends after eating one but it is still the best!

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This place has Garlic Burgers, the best Garlic Burgers with whole heads of garlic per burger. So much garlic that for 3 weeks people can smell the garlic! I love it!

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★★★★☆

This place has Garlic Burgers, the best Garlic Burgers with whole heads of garlic per burger. So much garlic that for 3 weeks people can smell the garlic! I love it!

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This place rocks! The Garlic Burger is the best ever! I could eat a Garlic Burger ANY time of the day. I give em' a big fat 10!

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★★★★★

This place rocks! The Garlic Burger is the best ever! I could eat a Garlic Burger ANY time of the day. I give em' a big fat 10!

Pros: Great Food, Nice Employees, Fun Place

Cons: Not Huge, Smoky

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Your revue said "Salty Chips" which means a bag of your own ordinary potato chips and "Savory Pickles" means 2 dill chips. Come on now, the BEST HAMBURGERS? I found the hamburger dry and in pieces on the bun. The garlic they used must have been garlic powder or garlic salt...the taste was so overpowering but I couldn't find any real pieces of garlic on it. I do admit that I liked the crusty roll but everything else was so mediocre. Well, at least I tried it but not again.

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★☆☆☆☆

Your revue said "Salty Chips" which means a bag of your own ordinary potato chips and "Savory Pickles" means 2 dill chips. Come on now, the BEST HAMBURGERS? I found the hamburger dry and in pieces on the bun. The garlic they used must have been garlic powder or garlic salt...the taste was so overpowering but I couldn't find any real pieces of garlic on it. I do admit that I liked the crusty roll but everything else was so mediocre. Well, at least I tried it but not again.

Pros: it WAS cheap, enough parking places

Cons: dry hamburger, no real garlic

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I just moved here from California in December and had to find a replacement for In-N-Out. While the Cottonbottom is not a replacement, they definitely rank! The burgers are fantastic, but don't go unless you are ready to eat, their huge! If the weather is nice, you can sit out on the patio, which is better than inside, unless you like the smoky bar scene. The cliental is mostly bikers, but the staff always makes you feel at home, even if you drive up in your BMW! See for yourself!

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★★★★☆

I just moved here from California in December and had to find a replacement for In-N-Out. While the Cottonbottom is not a replacement, they definitely rank! The burgers are fantastic, but don't go unless you are ready to eat, their huge! If the weather is nice, you can sit out on the patio, which is better than inside, unless you like the smoky bar scene. The cliental is mostly bikers, but the staff always makes you feel at home, even if you drive up in your BMW! See for yourself!

Pros: great food, Cold beer, friendly staff

Cons: smoke-filled, small interior

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This is no ordinary beer joint. The ubiquitous Bugs Bunny image--on faded signs, in neon lights and as stuffed toy rabbits tucked above the bar--tells you whose cotton bottom gave this longtime oasis its name. But…

 

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