Westward Ho! Blue Plate Diner – Salt Lake City

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The acclaimed Blue Plate Diner is nestled among quaint residential/commercial buildings in the Sugar House district of Salt Lake City.  Sugar House is a very popular neighborhood.  I’d liken it to Broad Ripple, but with an updated business district.

The diner is certainly understated, but breakfasts, lunches, and dinners here are anything but.  Classic diner fare, hearty choices, with generous servings, you won’t be disappointed. Richard and I have eaten here each trip to Salt Lake, sometimes twice.  I can’t say enough.

Blue Plate was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, where host Guy Fieri was blown away.  They smoke salmon for their dishes in the alley behind the restaurant.  All items are homemade, and Blue Plate boasts a 1949 soda fountain.  The service is very friendly and accommodating.  The coffee is smooth, rich, and keeps on coming.

Take a look inside:

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Blue Plate Diner’s 1949 Soda Fountain & Counter Seating

I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place.  The front section of the restaurant is open for outdoor seating in any weather.  Yes, during cooler or down right cold months, the owners drop down clear insulating sheeting, and crank up space heaters to keep diners nice and cozy.  We’ve never eaten inside the actual restaurant, preferring the atmosphere on the outer deck.

So, what did I order?  I went for it.  After all,  Richard is the one recovering from heart surgery, right???  I have coveted the biscuits and gravy over many visits.  That day I gave into temptation.  This is the half order.

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Half Order Blue Plate Diner Biscuits & Gravy

And I cannot, really cannot, resist Blue Plate’s Smoked Salmon, Grilled Onion & Tomato Eggs Benedict.  Take a look at my plate:

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Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict with Grilled Onions & Tomato Slices

Oh, my mouth is watering.  The eggs were perfectly poached.  I figure all the Hollandaise   was offset by the half orange slice on the plate.  HA!  The home fries were crispy and hot! Yummmmmmy!!

And I cleaned my plate, both of them.  Heaven . . .

Not to be outdone, Richard opted for lunch, and a Reuben Sandwich with Waffle Fries and Russian Dressing.  He actually took half of his sandwich back to the hotel – smart man.

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One Happy Camper

Not sure when we’ll return.  But, if we’re headed westward again, we’ll set the GPS for the Blue Plate Diner.  Seriously awesome!

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Here’s a link to the diner’s website:  Blue Plate Diner

Do yourself a favor and take a look at the pictures of other goodies.  There’s a menu, too.

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