Best cheap eats in Salt Lake City

Somedays you just need to stretch your budget a little. That’s why we compiled this list of the best cheap eats in Salt Lake City. One mans cheap is another’s expensive though, so we did apply some logic to the collection. So how do we judge what’s a bargain and what’s not?

All the restaurants listed here have plenty of filling options you can order for under $10 and still get change. In this day and age, we call that cheap eats I think. If you’re looking for something close to you right now check out our other page of cheap eats near me.

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Rollz and bowls - lemongrass beef noodle salad. Credit, Rollz and bowls

Rollz and bowls menu

Located in the South end of the Taylorsville Harmons building is this family owned Vietnamese restaurant. Open all day long, seven days a week the restaurant offers a range of ...
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Korean Bistro menu

Korean Bistro menu The following Korean Bistro menu is dated April 2018: The above Korean Bistro menu was provided by the restaurant directly. Other interesting menus and items from our ...
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Al' s Cafe - whole fish (Al's Cafe)

Al’s Cafe menu

As best we know Al's Cafe in Farmington is the only place in the entire state of Utah to get traditional Filipino cuisine. That means delicious authentic dishes such as ...
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Twin Suns Cafe - Uncle Tommy’s wet burrito. Credit Josh Shimizu

Twin Suns Cafe menu

Twin Suns Cafe replaces the former Rocky Mountain Grill restaurant in the center of Sugar House. At first glance you'd think this was a classic American style diner. But dig ...
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Curry Fried Chicken - fried chicken plate. Credit Facebook

Curry Fried Chicken menu

You like curry? You like fried chicken? Why not mix the two together right? Well that's the main staple at Curry Fried Chicken - fabulously crunchy and delicious juicy fried ...
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Seoul Korean Best Teriyaki Restaurant menu

If you're in the Layton area and looking for great flavors on a budget you don't need to look further than this restaurant. Known also as Best Teriyaki Restaurant to ...
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Hires Big H - burger andr rings. Credit Hires

Hires Big H menu

What's more to say about Hires Big H, that's not already been said? Hires is an iconic Utah institution. Dating back to 1959, the SLC location still offers classic car ...
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Doki Doki - rolled ice cream (Doki Doki)

Doki Doki menu

Doki Doki is an ice cream shop in downtown Salt Lake City, albeit one with an exotic twist. The Asian inspired menu at Doki Doki offers a completely unique way ...
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Al pastor (Santo Tacos)

Santo Tacos menu

Santo Tacos is a taqueria located in Rose Park. The restaurant's menu features a range of authentic selections - cabeza to lengua. The restaurant is open seven days a week, ...
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Super Grinders restaurant menu

These photographs were taken while waiting in the drive through lane of the ever popular Super Grinders, mid 2010: This restaurant has churned out subs for hungry lunchers for decades ...
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Wann Jale - Yangoon noodle salad (Ya Burned It)

Wann Jale menu

Wann Jale is a restaurant in Salt Lake City that offers the cuisine of both Myanmar and Thailand. To the best of our knowledge this is the only restaurant in ...
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Red Lantern - egg roll (Bill Gillane)

Red Lantern menu

Red Lantern in West Jordan offers a classic American-Chinese menu: rice and noodle dishes, a variety of proteins and a solid selection of lunch specials at great prices. Red Lantern ...
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The Olympian - Italian sausages and eggs (The Olympian)

The Olympian menu

The Kefalopoulos family run restaurant seeks to bring old world flavors with a modern twist to the Sugar House area. That means hearty breakfast and lunch plates available seven days ...
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Freebirds World Burrito - credit Freebirds

Freebirds World Burrito | Menu | Prices | Delivery

Freebirds is a national chain with several locations here in Utah. The star of the show are the build your own burritos that are offered in a range of sizes ...
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The Bird Syracuse - tender on a bun. Credit, The Bird

The Bird menu

The concept for The Bird in Syracuse Utah is simple. In their own words: "mouth-watering tenders, bites, and sides. Real simple. Real fast." Which is plenty fine by us. If ...
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Boltcutter - BBQ tacos. Credit, Purefood

Bolt Cutter menu

Bolt Cutter in Salt Lake City is a vegan restaurant from the folks behind the popular Buds sandwich shop. In the words of the business itself, "The time has finally ...
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Siegfried's Deli - Credit, Heather L King

Siegfried’s Delicatessen menu

Siegfried's Delicatessen is an institution, keeping downtown workers and visitors alike well feed since 1971; the business has a restaurant, deli and small market of goods to go. Amongst the ...
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Hi Mountain in Kamas. Credit, Adam Blair

Hi-Mountain menu

Family owned and operated since 1968, this burger joint in Kamas Utah is a slice of American history. Located in a drug store, yep you read that right, you can ...
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BFF Turon menu

BFF Turon is a Filipino restaurant located in West Jordan Utah. The restaurant offers a range of authentic Filipino dishes. Everything from adobo through to sisig and sinigang. BFF Turon ...
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El Rey Del Pollo menu

This North Salt Lake City Mexican restaurant specializes in one particular mouth watering item: grilled Mexican chicken. You can order up that wonderful chicken in a number of ways too: ...
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Breakfast at Sharons Cafe (Holladay Chamber of Commerce

Sharon’s Cafe | Menu | Hours | Delivery

Who doesn't love breakfast? That's right no one, which is why Sharon's Cafe in Holladay is such a popular spot with locals. The restaurant offers up a range of tasty ...
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Burger King Whopper

Burger King menu prices

Home of the Whopper - one of America's favorite fast food burgers - and much much more. If you're looking for what's on the full Burger King menu, prices included, ...
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HandleBar - baked potato (HandleBar)

HandleBar menu

HandleBar is the collaboration between David Morris (Ice Haus, Piper Down) and Jesse Wilkerson (Trolley Wing Company). The new for 2018 bar replaces Club Jam in the Marmalade area of ...
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Pho Hue Ky cuisine, credit PHK

Pho Hue Ky menu

Moving into the spot left vacant by CY Noodles who moved just a few doors down for bigger digs, comes Pho Hue Ky, a new Vietnamese restaurant for South Salt ...
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Boba World in Woods Cross

Boba World restaurant menu

Boba World in Northern Salt Lake, Woods Cross to be precise, is a hidden gem. Specializing in Shanghai dishes, there are many unique dishes to experience here - including great ...
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Crown Burgers - burger with pastrami and fries

Crown Burgers menu

Crown Burgers is now of the most famous restaurant chains in Salt Lake City, and still family owned and run. The iconic Crown Burger topped with layers of meltingly soft ...
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Mr Charlie’s Chicken Fingers - chicken fingers (myedibleexperience)

Mr. Charlie’s Chicken Fingers menu

Mr. Charlie's Chicken Fingers is a restaurant in Murray Utah that specializes in Alabama style chicken fingers. The restaurant promises to offer the very best chicken fingers in all of ...
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Stellar Wings galatic fries

Stellar Wings menu

New to State Street in 2017 this family owned and operated restaurant serving wings, wraps, galactic chicken fries (pictured) and many other dishes too. If you go for the namesake ...
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Kiitos Brewing in Salt Lake City. Credit Kiitos

Kiitos Brewing menu

Kiitos Brewing is a craft brewer in the heart of Salt Lake City. Like many craft brewers they offer a tap room where you can grab a brew to go, ...
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Selections at Panda Express

Panda Express menu with prices

Panda Express is one of America's favorite fast food destinations. The restaurant offers popular Chinese food dishes in a quick service setup - simply select your type of meal, the ...
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Millie's Burgers sign (Millie's)

Millie’s Burgers menu

Milile's has been a staple of central Sugar House for decades, feeding those in search of a quick meal - and always easy on the wallet. With 40 years under ...
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Dickey's Barbecue Pit SLC

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Salt Lake City menu

Dickey's BBQ Per is a national chain restaurant that serves up classic BBQ plates, sandwiches and sides. With 600 locations nationwide, Dickeys has 10 locations across Utah. For 45% off ...
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Rancherito's Mexican Food - cuisine. Credit, Facebook.

Rancherito’s | Menu | Hours | Info

Wallet friendly prices, open 24 hours and with more than 15+ locations around the valley, Rancherito's Mexican Food is a goto for many Salt Lakers for late night eats, and ...
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Kimchi House menu

Located in Yun’s Korean Market in Layton is this modest mom and pop Korean eatery; this casual sit down part of the business is known as Kimchi House. Laytonians will ...
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Costco food court

Costco food court menu and prices

Who doesn't love Costco? Aisle upon aisle of bargains stacked to the roof, plus at the turn of every corner, samples galore! And after all that shopping, or even before ...
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Finn's Cafe - fresh Danish pastries. Credit Finn's

Finn’s Cafe menu

Since 1952 this family owned and operated Cafe has powered many a Salt Lakers breakfast and lunch for 62 years. Finn's Cafe offers both classic American dishes and traditional Norwegian ...
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Red Moose Coffee Company - muffin and coffee. Credit, Red Moose

Red Moose Coffee Company menu

Red Moose Coffee Company is a coffee shop in Sugar House that also offers a range of sandwiches and paninis not to mention breakfast. Open seven days a week the ...
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Cupbop cuisine (Cupbop)

Cupbop menu

With locations all across the Wasatch Front and multiple food trucks - the Korean BBQ in a cup from Cupbop shows no sign of losing popularity with Utahns; in fact ...
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Ramblin Roads Diner - chicken fried steak platter (Monica G)

Ramblin Roads Diner menu

Ramblin Roads Diner is a restaurant located in Bountiful Utah. The restaurant offers classic American diner breakfast dishes 7 days a week. The restaurant opens early every day of the ...
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Hacienda Mexican Grill - carne asada with rice and beans (Hacienda Mexican Grill)

Hacienda Mexican Grill menu

This Rose Park Mexican restaurant is as delicious as it is easy on the wallet - virtually everything here is less than $10. Also worthy of note are the wide ...
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johnny slice pizza

Johnny Slice menu

Pizza by the slice is the name of the game at Johnny Slice in downtown Salt Lake City - starting from just three bucks a slice. Equally perfect for a ...
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Siam Noodle Bar - green curry. Credit SNB

Siam Noodle Bar menu

The third business from Thai-food expert Anny Sooksri, opened up in a hospital. Yep, you read that right and as such - this is probably the best hospital food you'll ...
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Pie And Fry logo

Fry And Pie menu

Fry And Pie is a fast casual restaurant located in Ogden that serves pizza, smothered fries and salads. Fry And Pie menu The following Fry And Pie menu is dated ...
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Normal Ice Cream - salted ice cream bar. Credit, Normal

Normal Ice Cream food truck menu

Normal Ice Cream is the work of the insanely talented Alexa Norlin. Formerly of the equally exceptional HSL restaurant and their fabulous desserts, not least a slew of other eateries, ...
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este deli logo

Este Deli menu

Este Deli was founded by the same folks who original created Este Pizza. Serving up a range of solid classics like hot and cold hoagies, pickles, burgers, dogs and more ...
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Lettuce And Ladles menu

Lettuce And Ladles is a lunch and early dinner spot in Millcreek Utah. Located close the Canyon Rim area on 33rd the menu features healthy salads and soups, plus a ...
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