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“So Good We Went Twice” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mollie's Cafe

Mollie's Cafe
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Snowville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Boulder, Colorado
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286 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“So Good We Went Twice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

We were on a road trip to Idaho, from Colorado. Needed to feed us and the car. We found Mollie's on TA and the reviews were very accurate. It is a local, homey diner. When driving up the feeling is this is old school diner. Inside it has a counter with stools and booths. Decor is classic with a lot of Coca-Cola memorabilia. (see pics)

Our route meant we had to go through Snowville each way, so had the opportunity to visit twice. Mollie's gets a lot of locals/regulars, as well as truck drivers. It is 3rd generation, with granddaughter Jenny currently running it. (In the diner they reprint a 2002 review in the Salt Lake Tribune that has an interview with the original Mollie.) Jenny shows her grandmothers love of people and gives friendly sass to everyone. What was amazing is that she was the whole front of house and gave great service...and I mean really great.

Virtually everything is house made. Everything is cooked to order.On our first visit I had the chicken fried steak and it was everything a CF steak should be. Crispy exterior, tender meat, flavorful and VG gravy. My wife had the BLT. It was a great bread and a good amount of bacon.

On the second visit I had a grilled cheese with bacon (a substitute for the ham on the menu) with home made potato salad. . My wife had a side of ham and hash browns. The grilled cheese was a childhood memory, perfectly grilled white bread (which I haven't eaten in over 40 years) and a VERY generous amount of bacon.The potato salad was really good, clearly fresh made. My wife's side of ham was large, covering half the plate. We couldn't see how large it was until we ate some of the HUGE portion of hash browns. (see pic)
Most of the food is made from scratch, and to order. Be sure to try their fresh jam, if available...and get a dinner roll. The strawberry jam was so good I purchased some to take out.

Mollie's goes beyond diner food. It is home cooking.

My only negative is the men's restroom has seen better days. It could use some serious cleaning and updating. Haven't seen a cloth towel roll in decades.

PS: Jenny was not familiar with Trip Advisor, so if you go, let her know where you found Mollie's

  • Visited August 2012
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Washington DC
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“You Are In the Middle of the Utah Desert and You Are Hungry”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

Your are coming up to the small town of Snowville and bolted out of the hote in Idahol with no coffee and no food. You are now in the middle of the desert in northern Utah and can't hold out until Salt Lake City or even the next big town. You look around you and see a sign for Snowville and see nothing. However, a small sign says Mollie's Cafe and you take a chance. Good thing you did because if you want just good old American Diner food and eating with just plain good folks this is the place. Thank you for the great breakfast that you cooked during lunch hour. It was wonderful!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Leonore1005
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Palacios, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“A true gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2012 via mobile

We were starving and knew it was desert until our next stop so we tried Mollies. Burger was great. Thanks!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Snake River Plain
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“Satisfactory Diner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

I dropped in on the way over to Salt Lake City and had a cheeseburger and potato salad. Both were fine. Burger was tasty and not loaded with fat. The potato salad had really good flavors and they told me they made it in house.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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156 reviews
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“Tried and true small town diner experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

If you are traveling along I84 in northern Utah, you must stop at Mollie's Cafe for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just a snack. This place is one of the last authentic diners in America. Mollie's is where the locals go, but they don't make outsiders feel unwelcome. Our waitress was super friendly and attentive. The food was awesome (eggs, bacon, hashbrowns with home-made salsa, and toast with home-made jam). Anyone who wants to experience what it was like to take a road trip in the 1950's must stop here for a meal. This place is not fake in any way, shape, or form. A bucket-list experience!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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