Here’s what they had to say about it:
Salt Lake City (Est. 1930)
While some diners are in buildings shaped to look like trolley cars, Ruth’s is inside an actual trolley car that rolled its way around SLC in the early 1900s. Nowadays, it’s home to an iconic breakfast spot (though they serve lunch and dinner too) with an enormous patio providing creek-views and a perfect place to soak up the great outdoors. The setting isn’t the only reason people have been continually visiting since the ’30s — the gigantic mile-high biscuits help too. They come with every entree, including an extraordinary pulled pork Benedict.
While I’m not a native of Utah, I have been here long enough to eat at my fair share of restaurants, including Ruth’s and was pretty impressed with just the biscuits alone. As someone that prefers to eat breakfast foods for every meal of the day, I like to think I know what’s good breakfast and what doesn’t quite cut it. This was pretty darn good. Not to mention, you can’t really beat the location and atmosphere. A restaurant that has been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, it seems like it could be a fair choice with its simple yet classic menu and family-run feel. Albeit, I was a bit disappointed by being told you couldn’t order a mimosa at 10:00am on a Saturday…clearly I haven’t been in Utah long enough to avoid this faux pas.
All in all, I’m inclined to agree with calling it the Most Iconic, but maybe I have yet to be let in on the truly local and iconic spots. What do you guys think? Did they make the right decision or is there another candidate you’d like to throw in the mix? Let us know!
For the full list of the Most Iconic Restaurants in Each State check out the original post here.
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