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Family Tradition Restaurant

££ - £££
American, Diner
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816 Sunnyside Dr, Cloquet, MN 55720-1157
+1 218-879-1210
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06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Cloquet, Minnesota
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The people that work here are very good at taking care of the customers. The food is just like you would make at home, without all of the dirty dishes.

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Thank billdrazich
Cloquet, Minnesota
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been working on our home, and it was late, so we went to Family Tradition Restaurant. They advertised batter fried fish as special for the day. When the waitress brought it to our table, it wasn't batter fried fish, but 2 frozen fish patties. So sad. I looked up at the window, and the cook was watching for... More 

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Thank Phillip D
Tagum City, Philippines
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I took my family and a friend to the restaurant recently as we heard the food was good. When arriving no one greeted us nor offered us a table. When we seated ourselves a cranky older waitress came to ask if we wanted drinks. We had our 13 month with us so I asked for a high chair. The waitress... More 

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Thank Steven C
Cloquet, Minnesota
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Tried this place out 3 times, once for breakfast, once for lunch and once for dinner. I guess I should have tried the pancakes since that is the specialty I believe, breakfast was just okay, but the place was packed so it was slow, but that was to be expected. Lunch was okay, should have tried the chicken salad so... More 

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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 25 November 2016 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!

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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.

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Thank Tom H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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462 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 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 

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Thank t-bonetraveller
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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.

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Thank Karen M
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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!

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Thank ChandlerReviews
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25 reviews
20 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 21:00
Monday
06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 21:00
Thursday
06:00 - 21:00
Friday
06:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?