Fast food

Family-friendly, retro atmosphere diner featuring vegan comfort foods with breakfast served all day alongside cocktails, wine, and local beer. The large menu offers choices like breakfast burrito, biscuits n gravy, nacho mamas, spicy fries, ranch burger, philly cheese steak sandwich, the vertical ruben, pancakes, and french toast. Displays local art, hosts monthly open-mic night, and a private party room is available for functions. Open Mon-Sun 9:00am-10:00pm.

258 Reviews

First Review by Roethke


Points +52

18 Nov 2023

Traveling thru

Our family really enjoyed all aspects of the Vertical Diner! Not only did they serve an all vegan menu, but they also offered a gluten-free option for almost every menu item! They also supported other local like-minded small business! Thanks!!

Pros: Burgers, Breakfast, Shakes



Points +152

06 Nov 2023

Good diner food

Tons of options, allergy friendly, breakfast all day, great staff and hours. This place is a salt lake staple! Saige is the best!!

Pros: Desserts , Breakfast , Huge menu


Points +80

29 Oct 2023

Cool ass 50s diner style vegan eats.

Such a fun place to be in. The food was pretty indulgent. Absolutely a must if you’re in slc.

Pros: The dude cakes, The Joaquin Phoenix


Points +102

27 Oct 2023


Absolutely love it. EVERYTHING is delicious. Super filling just like regular diner. 10/10

Pros: Burgers

Cons: Nothing


Points +22

01 Oct 2023

Restaurant serves 100% vegan!

Thank you Vertical Diner for bringing delicious food that is cruelty free and pioneering vegan cuisine is SLC for many years! Cheers to you and hopes for many more years.

Pros: Brownies, Tiramisu , Tempeh Ruben

Cons: Service (has sucked occasionally), need more legumes , closing of Kali's


Points +1537

29 Sep 2023


I loved coming here for lunch so much that I came back for dinner!


Points +302

15 Aug 2023


Got the nachos, Reuben, and a side salad. Super fast and great! The cheeze on the nachos was specifically fantastic.

Pros: Large portions, Good vibes


Points +47

10 Aug 2023

Great food and friendly staff, retro atmosphere

Vertical Diner in SLC has great food, friendly staff, and a fun retro atmosphere.
At each table they also have a complete listing of all the other plant based restaurants in the Salt Lake Valley.
We had the Vertical Tacos and pancakes with tofu scramble this time, both of which were great.

Pros: Vertical Tacos, Supports other plant based eateries, Fun retro atmosphere


Points +363

09 Aug 2023

Excellent all vegan restaurant

So many tasty options. I want to try them all!

Pros: ALL VEGAN , Excellent selection , Very tasty food


Points +18

06 Aug 2023

Vegan Nomz!

Best vegan food in Utah! All of it is like home-made! And the service/staff is always friendly! I eat here every time I am in SLC! 💚

Pros: Large portions, Friendly staff, Best all vegan food


Points +95

30 Jul 2023

Such a cool down to earth diner

The food is pretty bomb! I will say that once when we went, there were ants crawling all over, but I didn't see that issue last time we were there. I imagine they fixed it :)

Pros: Bomb Food, Good Value, Quick Service

Cons: Cleanliness


Points +75

29 Jul 2023

Awesome Vegan Food!!!!

Highly recommended, loads of options including some gluten-free! Food is just fantastic and the prices fits any budget!

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-29

Pros: Friendly staff, Delicious, All vegan

Cons: Only one latte, Limited GF options, No decaf coffee


Points +359

28 Jul 2023

Great service, ok food

AYCE pizza, awesome idea, don't see this kind of thing too often at vegan restaurants. The pizza was like your typical [censored] bar pizza, for better or worse. For me, I found that it started great but the more full I got the worse the pizza tasted. I will say their made in house sausage (the ingredient) is phenomenal.

The fries were a little disappointing. Not crispy at all.

The dipping sauces were good. And the service was excellent.

If you're a bit of a pizza snob I recommend you stick to the traditional flavors on your visit.

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-28


Points +2671

29 Jun 2023

Yummy brekkie and burgers!

I had The Mountain and it was really good! My mom did a build your breakfast with mushrooms, potatoes, and tempeh bacon…it was a little strange that they all came out in separate dishes instead of just on one plate so you could eat them together. We also got burgers to go and they were good too!


Points +344

29 Jun 2023

Amazing food

Lovely staff and even nicer food. We loved it so much, we decided to come back the next day.

Pros: All vegan, Delicious food , Nice staff


Points +54

28 Jun 2023

Yum food good vibes

Was so happy to find this spot while passing through salt lake—we went two times in the 12 hours we were in town! We’ll priced for the portions, yummy food with lots of options, great decor (animals🥺), and good service. Yay for vegans in salt lake


Points +20

27 Jun 2023

Amazing food

Great tasting food, and great service. Their hot sauce is amazing by the way

Pros: Good vegan food, Fast friendly service , Awesome hot sauce

Cons: No dislikes


Points +156

10 Jun 2023

Great place!

Such delicious food. The prices were amazing, the food was delicious, and the service was quick! Everybody was very kind. I deducted a star because my spouse and I both got French toast; his was over-cooked and mine was still raw in some places. The French toast also had like four berries on it. Aside from that, it was absolutely delicious and we cannot wait to come back someday!


Points +151

04 May 2023

Traditional breakfast!!

A great place for anyone (like me) who misses a traditional diner breakfast. It’s that but veganized! Tons of options, friendly staff, and indoor and outdoor seating.


09 May 2023


Points +276

03 May 2023

All vegan

I have not been disappointed when going here, the food is great the staff is great. The only thing that leaves me sad is they aren't closer to my town. I also wish I could try everything on the menu!


Points +2301

23 Apr 2023

Show the love

You can tell the staff is committed to Vertical Diner and appreciate your business. While construction is expected to last until July, don’t let it detour you from visiting. We went around 12:00 on a Saturday and had no problems parking and getting to the restaurant.
I gave it four stars because of my meal. I had the tofu scramble with potatoes, tempeh bacun and pancakes. I have had better tofu scramble and the tempeh bacun was just not for me. Our server offered to swap it out if I wanted something different, which was very nice! . I was provided hot sauce and added it to the tofu scramble with jazzed it up. Pancakes and potatoes were good and basic.

Pros: Outdoor seating, Friendly staff, Breakfast all day


Points +130

09 Apr 2023

So much choice

I can see why this place had so many reviews. Although a bit of a trench through some building works to get there we were really impressed once we sat down. We were overwhelmed by choice. I chose ‘the mountain’ breakfast - the tempeh tasted super sweet but was nicely counteracted by the other savoury flavours. As a Brit I was also so happy to get a decent mug of tea in America. Hope to get back soon on this trip!


Points +303

28 Mar 2023

Cozy vegan dining

When we visited Vertical, the street in front was torn up so we had to drive in circles to park and then walk across the mud to reach the front door. But it was well worth the slight detour, and I wasn't surprised to see that there weren't a lot of available seats.

The menu has a good selection of comfort food dishes. We all ordered burgers, and I scarfed down the Morrissey (lentil burger with cashew truffle chevre). I got it with the salad, which was generously sized, while the rest of my party ordered the chili, which I tasted. Really good: I was lucky they let me have a bite. The Han's kombucha, locally produced, was outstanding. For anyone who doesn't like kombucha, the list of drinks was long.

Service was A , and we picked up some dessert bars at the counter for our upcoming plane ride. Also yummy

I will be back on my next visit to SLC.


Points +456

18 Mar 2023

Go for the pancakes and mac n cheeze

I’m new to the SLC area so it was a nice surprise to enjoy this diner. The pancakes were fantastic and the biscuits and gravy left me completely satisfied. They also serve local coffee which tasted divine.

Edit: went back for the mac bowl with inferno tiger tenders and I haven’t stopped dreaming about it since. Absolutely life changing.

Updated from previous review on 2023-02-15

Pros: All vegan diner , Affordable , Great taste


Points +23

09 Mar 2023

Absolutely Incredible

Tender Tigers - Delicious, crispy goodness on any day; would not recommend the Buffalo version, it’s personally an aggressive, synthetic tasting, non-savory type of spice.

The Avalanche - Will always leave you feeling full and ready for the day. Perfectly spiced hash, fluffy scramble, and would recommend the heart sauzage.

Biscuits and Gravy - Will make you forget this is an all vegan restaurant.

Carrot Cake a la Mode - Moist, creamy, and the perfect balance of sugar. Will make you feel ways Ben nor Jerry was able to. Go to desert!

Pros: Clean, friendly, and hard working staff


Points +537

01 Mar 2023

Quirky Diner for a Solo Traveller

I sat at the bar as I was visiting solo during a work trip. Staff was super friendly and made great recommendations on what menu items were most popular. Plenty of junk food style items on the menu but I also found the side salad to be super fresh and tasty.

Brownie with ice cream was an awesome treat after my meal.

*Visited 2022-11-12

Updated from previous review on 2023-03-01


Points +1129

12 Feb 2023

Just what was needed!

My first time in SLC and desperately wanted a decent brunch! It definitely had a pretty authentic diner feel. I had their chikun Caesar salad, which was awesome. My dad had the pancakes, tofu scramble, and Seiten bacon. I didn’t much care for the flavor and texture of the Seiten.

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