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.

The following are 50 random restaurants with cheap dining options. If you can’t find something you like just refresh the page for fifty more random suggestions.

One More Noodle House - spicy noodles, credit one more noodle

One More Noodle House menu

One More Noodle House menu is the business that opened when CY Noodle House left this spot to move a few doors down in late 2017. The business is still ...
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Taqueria El Rey de Oros - tacos. Credit SLC Foodie

Taqueria El Rey de Oros menu

This modest taco shop on the West side of SLC is popular with locals for many reason: great prices and great authentic cuisine. The tacos and horchata are must buys ...
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Real Taqueria menu

Real Taqueria is a Mexican restaurant located in the heart of Holladay Utah. The restaurant is the work of the folks behind the same named food truck. Real Taqueria menu ...
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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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La Montaña menu

La Montaña is a Mexican restaurant located in North Salt Lake. Open six days a week, the restaurant serves all your favorite dishes plus breakfast all day long. La Montaña ...
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Bumblebees Korean BBQ

Bumblebees BBQ and Grill menu

Bumblebees BBQ and Grill takes over from where Wasatch Moon Cafe left off. Great comfort food such as burgers, brisket and fries in a casual setting. But, wait, there's more ...
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La Fountain | Menu | Prices | Delivery

La Fountain is one of several businesses that stems from the work of Antonio Tovar in 1980. La Fountain currently has six locations in Utah, each independently operated and ran, ...
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Chinese BBQ at Little World Chinese Restaurant (Little World)

Little World menu

Little World in Salt Lake City has been a staple of State Street for as long as we can remember. The Cantonese leaning restaurant offers a huge menu with hundreds ...
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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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Apollo Burger menu

Apollo Burger menu

One of Salt Lake City's best options for fast food with a Greek infusion. That means you can find everything from classic burgers through to pastrami laden mammoths and great ...
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The Deli At University Pharmacy menu

The Deli is a quick causal restaurant hidden in the back of the University Pharmacy business up by the U of U. Popular with students for a quick meal , ...
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Mali Thai menu

Mali Thai is a quick and casual Thai restaurant in downtown Salt Lake City. The restaurant offers a fast and affordable menu that offers new dishes every day of the ...
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Senor Pollo Mexican Grill - fresh grilled chicken (SPMG)

Senor Pollo Mexican Grill

Senor Pollo Mexican Grill is a Mexican restaurant that specializes in freshly grilled chicken. This healthy preparation is available in a variety of preparations and with various side dishes. There ...
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All Chay vegan cuisine. Credit, Talyn Sherer

All Chay menu

All Chay: Lemongrass tofu noodles All Chay in Rose Park offers exclusively vegan, Vietnamese cuisine. From noodle dishes like those pictured above through vibrant fresh rice paper rolls to satisfyingly ...
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Sweet Sundaes Dessert Shop

Sweet Sundaes Dessert Shop menu

Sweet Sundaes Dessert Shop is a new dessert and soda destination on the Eastern edge of Sugar House. The shop moves into the space formerly opened by Sweetaly Gelato and ...
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Starbucks menu

Starbucks is one of the most popular fast food locations in all of Northern America - in fact it routinely places in the top five fast food franchises for system ...
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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 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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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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Teriyaki Boy menu

Teriyaki Boy is a casual Japanese restaurant located in Draper Utah. The mainstay of the men are teriyaki bowl dishes - with thirteen different options available. The menu also includes ...
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Jeremiah’s Restaurant menu

Originally opened in 1979 as Moore's High Country and later High Country Fare, in 1989 the business became known as Jeremiah's, and has been ever since. The restaurant expanded in ...
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Monkeywrench - vegan ice cream

Monkeywrench menu

This sister restaurant to next door Bolt Cutter, Monkeywrench offers a similar 100% vegan friendly menu. Here you'll find a vegan ice cream and coffee shop replete with various house ...
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Fajita Grill - combo plate. Credit John Vest

Fajita Grill menu

Fajita Grill in Salt Lake City offers a range of Texan-Mexican cuisine classics, at bargain prices that are sure to put a smile on your face. On top of the ...
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Amber Restaurant - Monte Cristo sandwich

Amber Restaurant menu

The Amber, as its more commonly known, is a traditional American restaurant in South Salt Lake Utah. The diner-style menu offers family favorites like country fried steak through to spaghetti ...
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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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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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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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7-Eleven Menu | Prices | Info

One of the most familiar sites across America is 7-Eleven. When you're in a rush and in need of something cheap, 7-Eleven might just hit the spot with their pizzas, ...
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Puerto Vallarta Mexican Grill - molcajete

Puerto Vallarta Mexican Grill menu

Puerto Vallarta Mexican Grill is a Mexican restaurant located in Taylorsville Utah. The restaurant has a particular specialty range of seafood dishes! Puerto Vallarta Mexican Grill menu The following Puerto ...
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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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Tacos Mi Caramelo - al pastor tacos. Credit Tacos Mi Caramelo

Tacos Mi Caramelo menu

This restaurant in West Valley City is all about four simple things: Tacos, Mulitas, Vampiros and Quesadillas. Once you've picked what type of dish you want, simply choose the type ...
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El Morelense - tacos al pastor. Credit, el Morelense

El Morelense menu

Since 2007 this Redwood Road eatery has been offering what they think is the very best al pastor meat in all Utah; and a brief glance at their Facebook photos ...
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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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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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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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Cuisine at MakanMakan (MakanMakan)

MakanMakan menu

Or MakanMakan Asian StrEat Food Fare to give the restaurant its fuller name. This modern restaurant in Sandy offers what we think is Utah's only Indonesian and Malaysian menu. MakanMakan ...
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The Habit Burger Grill. Crdit Habit Burger

The Habit Burger Grill menu with prices

The Habit Burger Grill is a national chain that hails from California. Now with multiple locations in Utah, locals get to experience the brands' award winning flame grilled burgers across ...
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Sozo Kitchen - Beef brisket tomato

Sozo Kitchen menu

Sozo Kitchen menu is a small Taiwanese restaurant in South Salt Lake City. The menu is modest like the space, but prices are extremely affordable! Sozo Kitchen menu The following ...
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Victor’s Restaurant

Ran by Victor Galindo wife Elvia, Victor's Restaurant is perhaps the only place in Utah where you can grab a taco while having your tires rotated - affixed as it ...
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In-N-Out Burger | Menu | Prices

Finding prices for fast food restaurants can be hard. In-N-Out Burger, the popular California burger chain is no different. It's hard to find the prices for their awesome burgers and ...
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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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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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Tacos Blanquita menu

Tacos Blanquita is a Mexican restaurant located in Logan Utah. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner six days a week. The restaurants offers wallet friendly prices that ...
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Lee's Fish And Rice menu - fried rice and fish

Lee’s Fish And Rice menu

Lee's Fish And Rice is a casual restaurant located in Roy Utah. The restaurant is beloved by in the know locals for the simple menu at amazingly wallet friendly prices ...
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doner kebab express - doner meat

Doner Kebab Express menu

If you've ever traveled through Europe, you'll know one of the things we miss the most in SLC are true doner kebabs. This popular Middle Eastern dish made Euro staple ...
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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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