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Tradition, Salt Lake City, UT

Tradition

4.8
4.8
446 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Located on the edge of Liberty Park, Tradition offers a contemporary take on made-from-scratch comfort foods. Don't miss our Chef's freshly baked pies! Join us for brunch and dinner and enjoy sipping on craft cocktails, wine, and sunshine on one of Salt Lake's best patios!

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Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Friday and Saturday Dinner: for large party reservations of 8 people and above, please call the restaurant for availability. Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Walks-ins only for Brunch Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (385) 202-7167

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Downtown

  • Cross Street

    S. 500 E.

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Plates

  • Cauliflower KormaUSD 9.00

    Flash fried cauliflower, masala, gastrique, almonds, golden raisins

    • Funeral PotatoesUSD 11.00

      Shredded potatoes, cheddar, corn flake, bacon jam

      • Pigs in a BlanketUSD 11.00

        Local sausage, house pastry, dipping vinegar, house mustard

        • Fried Green TomatoesUSD 12.00

          Chili jam, chipotle aioli, cilantro pesto

          • Beet SaladUSD 11.00

            Pickled beets, pistachio, arugula, capers, fennel, shallots

            • Brussels SproutsUSD 8.00

              Flash fried brussels sprouts, pistachio vinaigrette, parmesan

              Entrées

              • Chicken and PancakesUSD 14.00

                Maple oatmeal breading, spiced syrup, buttermilk pancakes

                • Biscuits and GravyUSD 12.00

                  Biscuits, sausage gravy

                  • Seasonal HashUSD 13.00

                    Seasonal vegetables, potatoes, gruyère, 2 eggs

                    • Corned Beef HashUSD 13.00

                      House braised corned beef, pickled cabbage, potatoes, gruyère, 2 eggs

                      • ChilaquilesUSD 14.00

                        House braised pork, tortilla chips, verde, black beans, cotija, 2 eggs

                        • American BreakfastUSD 12.00

                          2 eggs, potatoes, bacon, sourdough toast

                          • Traditional BreakfastUSD 13.00

                            2 eggs, potatoes, bacon, house buttermilk pancakes

                            Sandwiches

                            W/ choice of breakfast potatoes or salad

                            • Fried ChickenUSD 16.50

                              Buttermilk fried chicken thigh, thai coleslaw, coconut peanut sauce, black sesame hot sauce

                              • Breakfast SandwichUSD 15.00

                                House braised corn beef, caramelized onion, candied bacon, pepper aioli, gruyère, egg

                                Last updated: 17 April 2022

                                What 446 people are saying

                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                4.8
                                4.8 based on recent ratings
                                • 4.8Food
                                • 4.8Service
                                • 4.7Ambience
                                • 4.6Value

                                NoiseModerate

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                                  American

                                • Salt Lake City

                                  Best Value

                                • Salt Lake City

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                                1. K

                                  Kona

                                  Salt Lake City

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The staff here are very helpful and nice! Our dinners were delicious and the cocktails look really fun. I will definitely return.

                                2. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  San Antonio

                                  5 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  5 reviews

                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Food taste fresh and delicious worth coming back!

                                3. MB

                                  MichelleB

                                  Salt Lake City

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Just found one of my favorite places to eat. It is only a block away from my house for the last 5 years and I am just discovering this place. WOW what amazing food! I'm one of those people who like to order the same thing when I go places, but my pallet has grown significantly since everything they make is delicious and full of flavor. Outstanding and would recommend to everyone.

                                4. RK

                                  RachelK

                                  Cleveland

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on 4 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  wow wow wow, I waited until I ate at this restaurant a handful of times before leaving a review but when I say each meal has been better than the last.. I MEAN IT. Tradition is delicious and so consistent and can I just say...order the funeral potatoes and thank me later. I love this restaurant!!

                                5. DW

                                  DevoW

                                  Salt Lake City

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on 2 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great spot for "comfort food". Quick, helpful service and full bar so looking forward to trying again on the patio this summer.

                                6. NV

                                  NieshkaV

                                  Orange County

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 18 April 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great location close to park.Modern inside,kind of San Francisco style.Food delicious,local fantastic funeral fries,green fried tomatoes.Great atmosphere

                                7. M

                                  Mikiel

                                  Sacramento

                                  1 review

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 7 April 2022

                                  overall4food5service5ambience3

                                  Great food but it’s a little crowded and loud for a first date.

                                8. MB

                                  MichelleB

                                  Salt Lake City

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 2 April 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  LOVED this place! I've lived a block from this place for almost 10 years and can't believe I didn't go sooner. One of my favorite top 5 places in Utah. You won't be disappointed.

                                9. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Las Vegas

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 1 April 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Love this restaurant so much! Staff is always wonderful and suggestions are on point.

                                10. KB

                                  KatieB

                                  Portland

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 25 March 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Tradition is our neighborhood regular spot, and I couldn't be more obsessed with it. Every dish is delicious and we love the patio in spring/summer.

                                11. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  San Francisco

                                  11 reviews

                                  vip
                                  3.0

                                  11 reviews

                                  Dined on 25 March 2022

                                  overall3food3service3ambience5

                                  We have had dinner several times and loved it but our food was not well prepared on this occasion.

                                12. j

                                  jffnlsn

                                  Salt Lake City

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 16 March 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Always pleased with the food and service I get at this place. Definitely recommend.

                                13. L

                                  Lynn

                                  Salt Lake City

                                  23 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  23 reviews

                                  Dined on 9 March 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Always great cocktails. We shared a salad and the pork chop and it was plenty of food. Great food without being fussy or pretentious. Really delicious. Recommend the Fried Green Tomatoes and the Meatloaf. And the Pork Chop.

                                14. NM

                                  NyMonnie

                                  New York Area

                                  35 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  35 reviews

                                  Dined on 3 March 2022

                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                  Great dinner on the patio! Lovey service, atmosphere, and food Nice Menu with something for everyone.

                                15. JH

                                  JuliaH

                                  Washington DC

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 27 February 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The food and service were outstanding. We had the chicken and dumplings and fried chicken sandwich. Both very good. Be careful though if you are a heat sissy like me: have them keep the heat off the sandwich because it is HOT! Love the ambience of the restaurant, too. It feels like a cozy neighborhood restaurant.

                                16. D

                                  Daniel

                                  San Francisco

                                  6 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  6 reviews

                                  Dined on 27 February 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Fantastic time. Always love their food. Would love to see the menu updated a bit.

                                17. MD

                                  MasonD

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 19 February 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Everything about Tradition was awesome. Prefect little restaurant.

                                18. JM

                                  JonathanM

                                  Salt Lake City

                                  4 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on 16 February 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great comfort food with surprising twists. Excellent service all around.

                                19. l

                                  lilj

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 15 February 2022

                                  overall3food2service5ambience4

                                  Food seemed subpar and expensive for what it is. I enjoyed the service though.

                                20. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Salt Lake City

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 5 February 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great food and service. A local gem.

                                21. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Salt Lake City

                                  9 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  9 reviews

                                  Dined on 27 January 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Excellent surprise from the moment we entered the restaurant with a warm greeting through service. We enjoyed our dinner and will both recommend and be back ourselves.

                                22. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 26 January 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  I’ve always wanted to try this place and I’m so glad I finally did! It was much more open inside than I had assumed from driving past it. The drink of the day and dessert of the day were both delightful. Perfect if you want a whole meal or just a drink and something sweet.

                                23. RK

                                  RachelK

                                  Cleveland

                                  4 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on 23 January 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  This was our first time at Tradition after following them for a long time on Instagram and admiring their posts from afar. All I can say is WOW!! This place did not disappoint. The service, the ambience, the cleanliness, the style, the FOOD....I just LOVE Salt Lake's food scene and Tradition is just one of the many reasons why. Keep up the excellent work y'all!

                                24. RR

                                  RaeRae

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 21 January 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The trout was amazing...cooked to perfection. The meatloaf was mighty tasty and my friend said his fried chicken and grits were the best he'd ever had. The service was top-notch. I'm not much of an apple pie eater, but we ordered a slice to share and I wish I had ordered my own. It was the best apple pie I have ever had. The apples were tart and the crust was flakey...exactly how an apple pie should be. Looking forward to trying their other pies on a future visit.

                                25. RB

                                  RBL214

                                  Chicago

                                  11 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  11 reviews

                                  Dined on 18 January 2022

                                  overall4food5service5ambience5

                                  Comfort food and great cocktails done right. This place has a simple but well organized menu with a lot of options, though the flavors and ingredients overlap--everything seems to pair well together.

                                26. TR

                                  ToddR

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 15 January 2022

                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                  The fries were too salty. gag. everything else was great.

                                27. c

                                  crystalr

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 4 January 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The funeral potatoes are out of control good. Thanks for the good food and service!

                                28. BP

                                  BobP

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 28 December 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great food, great service. Will definitely be back.

                                29. M

                                  Mikynus

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 24 December 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great food and service for a very reasonable price. Can’t beat that.

                                30. LB

                                  LesleeB

                                  1 review

                                  2.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 24 December 2021

                                  overall2food2service2ambience2

                                  Very small menu and they were out of two dishes. My salad was way overdressed making it inedible. The brussels sprouts were oily and heavy, and didn’t have any seasoning. The waitress seemed bothered to be serving us for some reason. This was our Christmas dinner as a family and was very underwhelming unfortunately. The music is loud but nice and the Christmas tree was pleasant to add to the ambience.

                                31. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Salt Lake City

                                  4 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on 23 December 2021

                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                  Great ambiance. The food was so-so. I would go again, but I’d probably try other places first before going back.

                                32. CW

                                  CarolynW

                                  Washington DC

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 16 December 2021

                                  overall5food3service5ambience5

                                  I loved the place, servers, quick service and good food choices. It felt like a neighborhood place. The food was good except for the salt. As the dinner cooled, the salt overwhelmed the flavor.

                                33. MW

                                  MaryW

                                  San Francisco

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 15 December 2021

                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                  As always, the fried chicken with grits and greens was really good and the Birds & Bees cocktail was interesting and delicious as were the fried green tomatoes. I liked the pigs in blankets better when they used smaller sausages but overall, it was a lovely meal. The table spacing felt reasonably covid-safe and the restaurant wasn't too noisy, which it has been sometimes. The service was perfect.

                                34. J

                                  Jess1985

                                  San Antonio

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 14 December 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great date night and wonderful food and drinks! A must go for a relaxing evening

                                35. PW

                                  PerryW

                                  Seattle

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 4 December 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Loved the food and service. Will be back to try all the items on the menu

                                36. M

                                  Marla

                                  Los Angeles

                                  10 reviews

                                  vip
                                  3.0

                                  10 reviews

                                  Dined on 29 November 2021

                                  overall3food3service4ambience3

                                  Funeral potatoes and pigs in blankets were a hit as starters. Loaded mac 'n cheese was overly loaded with jalapeños. Burgers were above average, however, meatloaf was dry and disappointing - also too spicy. Chicken and dumplings were bland and dumplings were not tender. Overall did not meet our expectations of the 4+ rating on Open Table.

                                37. JD

                                  JDS1234

                                  San Francisco

                                  7 reviews

                                  3.0

                                  7 reviews

                                  Dined on 28 November 2021

                                  overall3food4service3ambience5

                                  Very cute restaurant and great for a relaxed meal with family or friends. Service was on and off, but due to covid they seemed light staffed. Food was good, but wanted to see a little more diversity of offerings.

                                38. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Salt Lake City

                                  7 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  7 reviews

                                  Dined on 27 November 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  Exceptional fare with consistently!

                                39. SM

                                  StevenM

                                  Salt Lake City

                                  10 reviews

                                  vip
                                  2.0

                                  10 reviews

                                  Dined on 21 November 2021

                                  overall2food3service1ambience3

                                  Beyond mediocre. Never asked if we wanted more drinks. Never gave us water refills. Took our silverware from the appetizer and never replaced it. Food was okay. I won't be going back.

                                40. BB

                                  BenB

                                  Salt Lake City

                                  26 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  26 reviews

                                  Dined on 14 November 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  We returned to Tradition after a hiatus due to poor service during our last visit. When we returned, we were warmly greeted by our friend and manager Ceza along with our favorite server Jessica. This experience is what we were used to at Tradition; therefore, I wanted to revise my last review indicating my dissatisfaction with the service. The service, appetizer and entree were excellent. We will, once again, be frequenting this fine eatery. It remains highly recommended by us.

                                FAQs

                                Tradition does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Tradition also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (385) 202-7167.

                                Tradition is rated 4.8 stars by 446 OpenTable diners.

                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                Booked 9 times today
                                Google Map for Tradition

                                501 E 900 S Salt Lake City, UT 84105

                                Additional information

                                • Cross Street

                                  S. 500 E.

                                • Area

                                  Downtown

                                • Hours of Operation

                                  Friday and Saturday Dinner: for large party reservations of 8 people and above, please call the restaurant for availability. Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Walks-ins only for Brunch Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                • Cuisines

                                  American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

                                • Dining style

                                  Casual Dining

                                • Dress Code

                                  Casual Dress

                                • Parking Details

                                  Street Parking

                                • Payment Options

                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                • Additional

                                  Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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