January 23, 2018

WRR: Cotton Bottom Inn

Foodie Marco Brown, who writes the blog "Eating Salt Lake City." Check him out as he takes a bite outta that burger...

There’s no reason you should write off a venue just because it looks like a run down,  hole-in-the-wall shack.

I mean, as long as all you want is a darn good burger, then the venue shouldn’t really bother you too much, right? (I mean, short of anything dangerous to your moral sensibilities or common sense, at least).

And that’s why you should head on down to the Cotton Bottom Inn for a garlic burger, ASAP. Go on. What are you waiting for?

Ok, so you’re still here. You need more convincing? Let me tell you about the burger:

1. It’s juicy. Rather than coming out tasting like something that was frozen a few minutes ago, it’s fresh and only slightly garlic flavored…which may be the one short coming of the burger. With a name like “Garlic Burger,” I expected just a little more garlic flavor.

2. The bun is real bread. It’s not that fake fluffy Wonderbread stuff that gets stuck between your teeth. Heck, it’s not even a bun. It’s fresh french bread sliced to size for this slightly larger burger. It was slightly crisped, too, for a crisp-on-the-outside-and-soft-on-the-inside flavor.

No fries with this meal, and if you’re partial to beer, they serve it.

Now: go get that burger.

Food: 20/25
Service: 7/10
Atmosphere: 4/10 (it’s a bar, and a hole, if a clean hole…)
Parking: 3/5

Eat-ability Quotient (an average of scores):  6.8/10

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Cotton Bottom Inn on Urbanspoon

Really, it is a shack. I almost expect them to be making moonshine somewhere out back...oh. Wait. Parking is out back...

About Daniel Burton

Daniel Burton lives in Salt Lake County, Utah, where he practices law by day and everything else by night. You can follow him on his blog PubliusOnline.com where he muses on politics, the law, books and ideas. He is active on social media, Republican politics, and has been named to PoliticIt’s list of the “Top-50 Utah Political Opinion Leaders” on Twitter. You can reach him directly at dan.burton@gmail.com

  • When I worked at BTJD, I would bike or walk past the Cotton Bottom everyday on my way to and from work.  And we made a firm-wide garlic burger lunch trip there every August . . . .

  • Chase Everton

    One of my favorite places to go on the weekends. 

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