Foodie Friday: MacCool’s Public House & Mandarin

by Discover Davis

June 12, 2020

MacCool’s Public House

Burger Fries and Beer from MacCools
Photo Credit: Rick Egan, Salt Lake Tribune

If you’re looking to get away from your typical Friday night pizza order or mediocre burger, then you’ll want to head over to MacCool’s Public House as fast as you can.

MacCool’s Public house has been a Utah favorite for over 20 years. Located in Layton, MacCool’s is Utah’s only family-friendly Irish pub. MacCool’s has Irish homestyle dishes and local brews, all inside an awesome atmosphere.

MacCool’s, unfortunately, had to temporarily close its doors with the outbreak of COVID-19, but recently re-opened its doors at the end of May for dining room and patio seating, as well as curbside pickup. This Davis County favorite is operating safely and is ready for your support!

Must-try menu items include Jalapeño Fries, Buffalo Shepherd’s Pie, Bison Burger, Irish Burger, Meatloaf, and Fish and Chips. Top it all off with their homemade bread pudding and one of their many craft beers.

MacCool’s also serves brunch starting at 10:30 am on Saturdays and Sundays.

MacCool’s Public House

(801) 728-9111

855 N Heritage Park Blvd #3

Layton, Utah


Delightful Mandarin Dishes

One of Davis County’s most loved restaurants is opening its dining room soon!

Mandarin has been a Davis County favorite for over 40 years and will be opening its doors for seated restaurant services this coming Tuesday, June 16. After a three-month closure of their dining room, Mandarin is ready to re-open with new sanitary precautions. Reservations are encouraged, as they will only be using their dining room to 50% capacity.

Mandarin has received many honorable accolades such as “Best Chinese in Utah – Readers Choice” from Salt Lake City Weekly and “Top 25 Chinese Restaurants in America” from Travel + Leisure Magazine. Their menu includes over 100 traditional and modern Chinese cuisine items, as well as plenty of gluten-free, nut-free, low sugar, vegetarian, and vegan options.


(801) 298-2406

348 East 900 North

Bountiful, UT 84010

If you chose to dine-in at a restaurant, please follow all policies and instructions from restaurant staff, maintain social distancing, practice good hygiene, and consider wearing a face mask. All restaurants must limit tables to groups of 6, maintain 6 feet between parties at all times, and employees must wear masks.

Davis County Tourism and Events has created a comprehensive guide of Davis County restaurants and what services they will be offering during the COVID-19 outbreak. You can view this guide here. We hope that you will use this as a resource to help you support our local businesses during this uncertain time. We will continually be updating the guide, so please check back frequently.