10 Local drive-ins & diners you must visit this summer ( and beyond!)

The great thing about living in a  small town is having locally owned places to dine on every corner.  These local places are the best of the best and their vintage charm will make you want to become a regular. Add these to your bucket list and  get ready to try out some of the best milkshakes, burgers and jukeboxes around the Ogden area.



Photo Credit: Peach City Facebook

Photo Credit: Peach City Facebook

Peach City 
306 N Main St Brigham City, UT 84302
Peach City has been serving Brigham city for over 70 years and they haven’t stayed open this long because of luck. If you love milkshakes you must  go to Peach city in the summer for their famous peach shakes or one of their dozens of other flavors and don’t forget the waffle fries. I was told they use mostly locally sources ingredients, win win!


Photo Credit: http://www.vagabonders-supreme.net/

Photo Credit: http://www.vagabonders-supreme.net/

Kirt’s Family Drive-In
1974 N 400 E, Ogden, UT 84414
Kirt’s has been open since the 50’s and still has that vintage charm, it was also featured in the classic teen movie ‘Drive me Crazy’ starring Melissa Joan Hart.  The burgers and sandwiches are great  but you definitely want to try their Utah Scone with honey butter.


Photo Credit: Salt Lake CIty Weekly

Photo Credit: Salt Lake City Weekly



Maddox Family Drive-In
1900 S Hwy 89, Perry, UT 84302
Maddox is both a steak house restaurant and a drive-in and they serve locally sourced meat including buffalo! That’s right, you can get a genuine buffalo burger at this joint along with some world-class beef.  Remember to order their home-made root beer!




Photo Credit: http://dddreview.blogspot.com/

Photo Credit: http://dddreview.blogspot.com/


Burger Bar
5291 S 1900 W, Roy, UT 84067
This local joint was feature on the hit show ‘Diners, Drive-ins and Dives’ and  you wont find a more unique burger menu anywhere else. At Burger Bar you can get your regular all American burger but if you really want to make the most of your dining adventure then you should try their elk or bison burger. Wash it all down with a shake made with fresh local fruit.




Photo Credit: Moore's Restaurant

Photo Credit: Moore’s Restaurant

Moore’s Family Restaurant

3558 Wall Ave Ogden, Utah
Moore’s is THE place to go for home cooked food in Ogden and probably the only place that you can get a steak for breakfast. This cabin style restaurant also has something called a “family feast” that can fill up 2-8 people with BBQ goodness.



Photo Credit: Criddle's Facebook

Photo Credit: Criddle’s Facebook



Criddle’s Cafe
350 37th St, Ogden, UT 84405
This local diner has amazing breakfasts that have the option to be served with a Utah scone ( do it!) but the real magic happens on  the first Friday of the month when the owners bust out traditional Polynesian and Hawaiian food.  Seriously, Hawaiian BBQ!


Photo Credit: No Frills Diner

Photo Credit: No Frills Diner


No Frills Diner
449 W 12th St, Ogden, UT 84404
No Frills is a home style diner with all of your home cooked favorites like chicken fried steak, burgers and of course gravy. Inside is like stepping back in time with black and white checker floors, red vinyl seats and a ton of retro Coca-Cola memorabilia. Try the Rebel Burger, carnivore heaven.




Photo Credit: Eastside Diner

Photo Credit: Eastside Diner

Eastside Diner ( CLOSED)
4396 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, UT 84403
This little diner by the University my seem confusing at first, (American diner and Asian restaurant?) but I assure you that there is nothing confusing about the delicious food they serve.  Eastside Diner has 2 different menus- their American diner menu and their Thai food menu and as strange as it may sound it all goes together beautifully. Try the Wildcat burger with a side of fried spring rolls!


Photo Credit: Salt Lake Magazine

Photo Credit: Salt Lake Magazine

Hi-Hat Diner
1147 N Main St, Clearfield, UT 84015
This tucked away, hidden gem is another great place that has withstood the test of time. Outside this building is unassuming but inside is something else altogether. Checker floors and vintage movie posters make you feel as if you are in some secret local club, and in a way you are. Almost every review raves about the chili verde, now I know what I will be getting the next time I stop in!



Photo Credit: Jeremiah's Restaurant Facebook

Photo Credit: Jeremiah’s Restaurant Facebook

Jeremiah’s Restaurant
1307 W 1200 S, Ogden, UT 84404
Jeremiah’s is one of those places where if you ask someone where their favorite local place to get breakfast is, 9 times out of 10 it’ll be Jeremiah’s. If you want home cooked diner food that will make you want to take a nap ( in the best way possible) this is the place to be. This place is always packed so come early, the wait is worth it!

Mikaela is a transplant from Portland, fell in love with Ogden her first day in town and created Indie Ogden the next week. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her husband, 2 kiddos and fur baby and making a mess crafting. You can find her at a local cafe or cycling around town with her family.


  1. My husband and I love to try fun places like this! I am questioning you a little bit though 😉 We tried Peach City last summer and it was gross! And their bathroom looked like something straight out of a horror movie!

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    • I have never used the bathroom but I have eaten there and ton and loved it every time.

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  2. Alas, Eastside Diner recently closed for good …

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    • Another one bites the dust 🙁

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  3. Jesse Jeans Coffee Beans and Home-style Cafe (just north a few blocks of Burger Bar on the east side of the road)
    I think the name gets a bad rap in Utah, but they have excellent sandwiches there. My favorite is the Ruben

    5128 South 1900 West
    Roy, Utah

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