Recently I bought a magazine called “Salt Lake” I really loved the articles in the book as well as beautiful pictures – this is one classy magazine. My favorite featured article in this magazine was on “Utah’s Best Diners”. Did you know there are 60 classic Utah diners, drive-in, grills and cafes?

Some of these places have been around for decades, here are two must visit diners, which have literally been around since the 1930’s

Ruth’s Diner – this diner was originally started in an old trolley car and has since expanded and has out door seating in the back. One of their signature dishes features mile high biscuits – yum. They are located up Emigration Canyon in a beautiful mountain setting. Ruth herself passed away in 1989 at the age of 94 – but the diner lives on. For more about Ruth click here


Ruth’s Diner
2100 Emigration Canyon, SLC

Road Island Diner is the real-deal, it is actually on the National Register of Historic Places. This 1930’s diner has been made into a 21st century showpiece.

Road Island Diner
981 Weber Canyon Road, Kamas

The American Diner is fast becoming extinct – more than any other type of restaurant with the onslaught of fast food restaurant chains. These diners are like relics from the 50’s, a place where one can go to get a little taste of Americana.

Whether you are visiting Utah or living here visiting one of these diners for a meal will bring a smile to your face.

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