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Family Tradition Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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816 Sunnyside Dr, Cloquet, MN 55720-1157
+1 218-879-1210
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here with my son for dinner, the food was great and so was the service. A must when your visiting up North. The only place to get pancakes in Minnesota!

Thank BJ F
Cloquet, Minnesota
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

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.

Thank billdrazich
Cloquet, Minnesota
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 19, 2017

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 

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

Thank Steven C
Cloquet, Minnesota
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 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 

Thank sherryprovine
Thief River Falls, Minnesota
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 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!

Thank Deb D
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 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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507 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 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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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 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
Reviewed September 18, 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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?