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Utah - looking for AWESOME breakfast

Anyone know of a REALLY GOOD breakfast place? I am a HUGE fan of Waffle house and places like it...

I want good diner breakfast.. eggs, maybe some hash or other meats, hashbrowns, waffles etc. Please no Dennys, I HOP type places! I live in UTAH county BUT WILL TRAVEL!

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  1. Great places to enjoy breakfast. Over the Counter (hole in the wall kinda place but delicious and cheap). Ruth's Diner.

      1. re: mtngirlnv

        OP said Utah county so Orem, Provo, Lehi area I presume. All I know well in this area in terms of breakfast food is Kneaders Bakery (which I love).

      2. Try Britton's in Sandy. In shopping center at 7th East 94th South.

        1. There are numerous noteworthy breakfast spots, though most are quite pricey and perhaps too over-the-top for a morning meal. However, if brunch is your thing, the Deer Valley Sunday brunch, Atrium (at Snowbird) Sunday brunch, and Little and Grand America brunches are copious and delicious. Bambara in the Hotel Monaco also serves a lovely a la carte brunch on Sundays. However, for a more down-to-earth, but just as marvelous breakfast, give the Left Fork Diner in South Salt Lake a try. They're in a nondescript building in an industrial area (about 300 West on 3900 South), but they've got some terrific breakfast fare. The sausage, eggs, and pancakes are all well above average and should you have any room for dessert, an impressive array of homemade pies.

          1. Blue Plate Diner in Sugarhouse.

            1. If you are looking for the diner food kind of like Waffle House, then the Over the Counter is close to it. No waffles or grits, but good basic eggs, hashbrowns and meats. It's up in SLC, you'll have to drive. Closer would be Chick's in Heber City. An establishment that's been in Heber forever. Nothing to crow about, but again, basic breakfasts.

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              1. re: scabbardgirl

                Where is Over the Counter? I'm a huge fan of the Waffle House! I love Blue Plate and Ruth's -- both regular stops for me on my annual SLC visit.

                1. re: ClevelandRandy

                  Thanks so much. I will have to try some of these places and let you all know!

                  1. re: coconutgoddess

                    Just back from SLC and discovered two nice little breakfast places -- The Park Cafe, on 1300 S. just across from Liberty Park and Oasis, at 151 S. 500 E. Both wonderful for breakfast (The Park being a bit more basic than Oasis).

                    1. re: ClevelandRandy

                      Left fork grill in S SLC has great breakfast

                      Left Fork Grill
                      68 W 3900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

                      1. re: ClevelandRandy

                        I second the Oasis Cafe recommendation. Really nice, light, healthy options and a breezy atmosphere with lots of natural light. Full service coffee bar inside the restaurant and a nice patio to enjoy in the summer too.

                        Oasis Cafe
                        151 S 500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

                    2. re: ClevelandRandy

                      Over the Counter is at 2343 East 3300 South and is WELL worth seeking out - great food & atmosphere...

                      Over the Counter Cafe
                      2343 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

                  2. I will second Blue Plate Diner and Ruth's. I would definitely add Em's (in the Avenues) onto the list for breakfast or dinner. Fresh, really good food.

                    Blue Plate Diner
                    2041 S 2100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

                    1. Ruth's Diner is the legendary breakfast spot in Salt Lake, serving award winning breakfast and amazing mile high biscuits. You won't be disappointed there.

                      A few other favorites of mine: Eggs in the City and Tulie Bakery

                      Ruth's Diner
                      2100 Emigration Cyn, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

                      1. Have you tried Callies Cafe on State Street in Orem? It is a whole lot closer than Blue Plate or Ruth's Diner (though I do love both of these places) and it is darn tasty and cheap. They have some of the best pancakes I had in this state and the place is awesome. Breakfast is served all day and they are open late on the weekends. Also, if you show up in the evenings on the weekends they country karaoke and some very good singers. The place is just classic!

                        466 N State St
                        Orem, UT 84057

                        Ruth's Diner
                        2100 Emigration Cyn, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

                        Blue Plate Cafe
                        10015 N Government Way, Hayden, ID 83835

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                        1. re: mrm48

                          I second Callie's. My aunt took us there a few years ago and it's really impressive both in quantity and quality. It's located in the old Golden Corral building on state. Also, one man band does a pretty good job with breakfast items and its a very casual place. If you want a place that is a little more upscale try Eggs in the City. They are in south salt lake but everything is from scratch and beautifully presented.

                          One Man Band of Pleasant Grove
                          340 S Main St, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

                          Callie's Cafe
                          466 N State St, Orem, UT 84057

                          Eggs In the City
                          1675 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105

                        2. If you're ever in Southern Utah, The Bear Paw in St. George is fantastic!

                          Bear Paw Cafe
                          426 Laredo Rd, Box Elder, MT 59521

                          1. The Vertical Diner has the best breakfast in Salt Lake. The pancakes are heavenly, the coffee is good and the vegetarian sausage is so yummy.

                            Vertical Diner
                            2280 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

                            1. Finn's, on 11th east just north of 17th south in Salt Lake is great. Lamb's Grill on Main Street, Salt Lake City has been serving really good breakfast since 1919. (I can vouch for the last 30 years)
                              I don't know where the link to the Main Street cafe came from.

                              Lamb's Grill Cafe
                              169 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

                              Main Street Cafe
                              138 S Main St, Hurricane, UT 84737

                              1. i know your post is out dated BUT ill give it a shot. THE BEST BREAKFAST I HAVE EVER HAD and Ive lived in Utah since 76 IS in HEBER!!!!!!!!! Go around the lake to Heber from Provo or take park city way to Heber when you get to town go to the HUB! HUB! expect a small wait in line as it is well worth it. Order the Ham and egg hash browns platter with all the goodies and coffee. You will not be disappointed....... I hop suks not even on the menu. They wish they had the HUBs biz.

                                For small town UT or any where else. this is the best i know of. iam getting the hungry s just thinking about it.

                                A 10++++++ 10 stars++++++++++++