1. Blue Plate Diner
It’s hip, it’s cool, it serves up amazing breakfast, and it’s kind of small. Be prepared to wait...then enjoy the most amazing eggs benedict you’ve ever eaten. 2041 S. 2100 E., Salt Lake City.
2. Bruges Waffles and Frites
This tiny little restaurant only has a few tables...and waffles that will change your life. Be prepared to wait...and be rewarded for your patience. 2314 S. Highland Drive., Salt Lake City.
3. The Dodo
The Dodo is that place that’s so popular with the locals that it’s tough to get a seat. Why? One word: pie. The food at The Dodo is delicious, but the pie? Worth any amount of waiting. 1355 E. 2100 S., Salt Lake City.
4. Oh Mai
Oh Mai’s downtown Salt Lake location is just always busy. Maybe it’s because the sandwiches are unique (tasty, crusty rolls with vietnamese fillings). Maybe it’s the pho or the vermicelli noodles. Everything on the menu is well worth the wait, and the prices are low, too. 3425 S. State Street, Salt Lake City.
5. Park Cafe
Breakfast/brunch at Park Cafe is so tasty, you’ll wait awhile for a table, especially on weekend mornings. Relax, people watch and see if you can spot any Real Salt Lake players. 604 E. 1300 S., Salt Lake City
6. R&R BBQ
R&R BBQ is really tasty, so it’s really popular. It’s also really tiny, which means that you’re going to wait awhile for a table. 307 W. 600 S., Salt Lake City.
7. Red Iguana
The restaurant that serves the best Mexican food in the state (they have multiple awards to prove it!) also has a line of hungry people stretching down the street. Grab a light snack, get in line and make friends with your line neighbors. 736 North Temple, Salt Lake City.
8. Ruth’s Diner
Ruth’s always has a wait on weekends, but especially once the patio opens. Those mile-high biscuits are definitely worth the wait.
9. Tosh’s Ramen
Depending on the day and time you arrive, you can wait up to an hour for a bowl of steaming, delicious ramen. On a cold winter day, it’s worth it. 1465 S. State Street, Salt Lake City.
10. Viking Yurt
Viking Yurt is a one-of-a-kind experience, but seating is limited. You’ll need to make reservations in advance to be one of the lucky 40 guests each evening. At Park City Mountain Resort.