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Family Tradition Restaurant

££ - £££
American, Diner
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816 Sunnyside Dr, Cloquet, MN 55720-1157
+1 218-879-1210
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Thief River Falls, Minnesota
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving by we spotted this little place, so glad we decided to try it. Excellent food, nice portions, reasonably priced. Staff was nice too!

Thank Deb D
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

If you looking for great American food at a great price, served with a smile, it is tough to beat the Family Tradition. Nothing fancy but great comfort food.

Thank Tom H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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425 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Looking for a restaurant with some local charm we avoided the national chain restaurants and instead arrived here. Standard fare restaurant offering up the same type of menu items you might expect from a Perkins. The patty melt may have contained one of the smallest beef patties I have ever encountered. Bland cheese and no onions didn't help. Hot beef... More 

Thank t-bonetraveller
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We stop here often as it's half way to our cabin. They have old school comfort food, hot meat loaf sandwich, real turkey and gravy, burgers, daily specials, etc. Mother loves the pancakes which are huge. Most times the service is pretty fast, today it was slow, took almost an hour as it appeared they were short staffed.

Thank Karen M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Very hard to find an actual Coney Island nowadays... these dogs bring you back in time! Best Coney Islands around!

Thank ChandlerReviews
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This place is on the edge of town and well worth the drive for a fabulous breakfast. Their pancakes are great. They have a challenge omelet that is something like 5 eggs and tons of ingredients. I'm going to try it next time. The morning I stopped in, it was the meeting spot for some hot rodders so got to... More 

Thank Eric D
Shakopee, Minnesota
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Family owned for years. Finnish rye bread, home baked pies, friendly staff. North side of Cloquet on hwy 33. Our home away from home.

Thank wanroe
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We often get quart of chicken salad to go. Meatloaf lunch special was good . Courteous, quick service

Thank Marie G
International Falls, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

great food ,great service have been here a few times. and the Food and service is always good well worth the drive from Duluth

Thank lynngs1955
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

This family oriented diner has good food at reasonable prices. They make the best chicken salad I have ever had and you can order it as a meal or as a side. They also have the best turkey dinners on Sunday's.

Thank Angie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 816 Sunnyside Dr, Cloquet, MN 55720-1157
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Cloquet
  • Phone Number: +1 218-879-1210

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?