comfort food in salt lake

Comfort food, the classic and often nostalgic foods from our childhoods that bring us comfort because they are rich in flavor and high in carbs. Think mac and cheese and fried chicken, those two items can stand alone or pair together perfectly as a meal.

The Salt Lake valley has many restaurant options to satisfy those cravings, here are few to get your started.

Tradition SLC

Tradition opened in 2017 by Ashton Aragon and Max Shrives. Opening the restaurant is a way for them to share their family favorites and traditions with their customers and bring an elevated, but comfortable family meal to your table. With dishes like fried chicken, served with grits or the classic chicken and dumplings with roasted chicken and scallion dumplings, dining here will warm your belly.

501 E 900 South

Open for Dinner Monday-Sunday, Brunch on Saturday and Sunday

OquirrhThis fairly new, small but quaint restaurant has a menu full of comfort food dishes. One of the most popular is the chicken confit pot pie. Think flaky crust, tender chicken with a savor filling and you be craving this place often. They also just added a root vegetable risotto to their fall lineup.

368 E. 100 S.

Open for dinner Wednesday-Sunday 5-10pm

Francks– Few dishes scream comfort food as much as meatloaf. Whether you grew up eating it as a kid or found a hankering for it as an adult, there is something about a slice of meatloaf that warms the soul. However, Franck’s meatloaf is made in a circular shape…just adds to its charm.

6262 S Holladay Blvd

Open for Dinner

Oak Wood Fire Kitchen Chef Brandon Price just dropped a new fall menu at this Draper eatery, and with classics like Bolognese and short rib gnocchi, most every entre has that comforting, stick to your ribs, kind of good. And well, there is always there woodfire pizza…

715 E. 12300 South

Open 11am-9pm Daily

Ruth’s Diner It is no secret that Ruth’s mile high biscuits are reason enough to head up the canyon for a meal, but there are plenty of other reasons on the menu as well. Classic dishes like pot roast and chicken fried steak do not get any heartier. And they serve breakfast until 4pm every day.

4160 E. Emigration Canyon

Open Daily 8am-9pm

Stoneground Kitchen– From house made lasagna to pork tenderloin with fried polenta, this comfort food with an Italian flare is all that is right about eating carbs. Not feeling a heavier entre, try one of their pizza’s, which are available gluten free.

249 E 400 S

Open for lunch and dinner