Vertical Diner

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234 W 900 S, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 84115

Family friendly, retro atmosphere diner featuring vegan comfort food with breakfast served all day alongside cocktails, wine, and local beer. Displays local art, hosts monthly open-mic night, and a private party room is available for functions. Open Mon-Thu 9:00am-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 9:00am-11:00pm, Sun 9:00am-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Beer/Wine, Take-out

86 Reviews

First Review by Roethke

Great Food And Service - Edit

Great menu options for Vegans! I love these guys, and their staff is great. Laid back atmosphere and good prices for what you get. In my top 5 for vegan restaurants for sure.

Pros: Menu, Atmosphere

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Delicious - Edit

Great food, great atmosphere, delicious!

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Breakfast for Dinner - Edit

The food was amazing! I haven't had pancakes in so long! The staff was very friendly and attentive. It had a great atmosphere. Thank you for making my evening in Salt Lake City pleasant.

Pros: Nice variety of food, great staff

Cons: I don't live here.

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Total Vegan - Edit

This is a total vegan restaurant. I love the food here, great potato fries, sandwiches are fantastic and may be more then you can eat in one sitting. They have pancakes with real maple syrup. Prices are reasonable, $$.

Pros: Very friendly staff, Good value., Free parking, off street.

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Cute with lots of options - Edit

Get the nachos with jackfruit, they're delicious! Tiramisu was excellent as well as the burger with baked mac n cheese, chili and peanut butter chocolate shake!

Pros: lots of options, all meals can be covered

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Expected better flavours - Edit

As a Londoner trying her first American vegan diner food... it was very American - unhealthy and highly processed.
Wouldn't have minded if the taste was amazing, but it was all a bit meh for me.
I went for breakfast and ordered the mountain, with bacon tempeh and the sausage, but couldn't tell which one was supposed to be which. One was a fried circle patty, the other was a few thick biscotti shaped things. Neither one was particularly reminiscent of bacon or sausage. Not awful, but bland.
Portion sizes were good.
They have plug sockets and wifi, which was great as I got some work done there. They did offer to change my dish when I said I didn't love it, but I feel it's as much my palate as their fault.
I think I probably would have enjoyed going there for dinner more, staring the day with that is my stomach hasn't made me feel great.

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if anything get the nachos - Edit

While their food options are good, they are nothing out of this world with one exception: their nachos. They may have the best nachos I've ever tried

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Should've gone somewhere else - Edit

We stopped by this place because it had received mostly positive reviews. Ordered "The Mountain" with cheeze and the hashbrowns were actually wedge potato slices. It came with some sauce that I wasn't into and the peppers and onions were too greasy for my preference. Also ordered "Dude Cakes" and they came, as described, smothered in gravy. Thing was, my taste buds did not like the gravy.

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how can i put into words how amazing this restaurant is??? - Edit

I went here for my birthday dinner and it was amazing! The restaurant itself has a great diner atmosphere and our waitress was so sweet. As a starter you MUST ORDER THE SPICY TIGERS! I forget exactly what it's called but it's seitan "fried chicken" with spicy buffalo sauce and a vegan ranch. It is SOOO good! I ordered the mountain (with cheese, guac, and tempeh bacon) and it was amazing! My non vegan family tried some and as breakfast fanatics, loved it. The tofu was flavorful and amazing, as well as the home fries (although I had expected hash browns from the menu) The cheese sauce is to die for!! My only thing about that dish is that I would have ordered the sausage instead of the tempeh but all in all was an amazing dish.

Pros: amazing food and service

Cons: It needs to move to Vermont. Please!

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Great - Edit

Great American style vegan food and nice collection of craft beer

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Amazing staff, great food! - Edit

We had the sweetest waitress, she really went out of her way to make sure the service was top. The food was super yum, would recommend the tigers in the starters and the cheese fries, so good 😻

Pros: Amazing service, Super good vegan food.

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Great food - Edit

The vegan burgers and sandwiches are great while not being too heavy.

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Don't miss this diner! - Edit

Had an all day breakfast option with tofu scramble, hash browns, breakfast sausage and choc chip pancakes. Everything tasted great but most of all the pancakes! No complaints about the friendly and good service and the food came out super quick!! Highly recommended with a lot of options.

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Food coma - Edit

Why can't I move this place to Kansas City? 😢 It is so delicious. Words don't do it justice. Eat here. Period.

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Wonderful Surprise !! - Edit

The Jackfruit and Kimchi tacos were absolutely wonderful ! The flavors go together so wonderfully.

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food was okay - Edit

I went here in January 2017 and the service was really bad. I had to keep getting up and going to the counter to ask for things because my waitress never came to my table. The food was okay but really overpriced. I was disappointed with their vegan Mac n cheese. I really liked the kimchi tacos.

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tasty food - friendly staff - Edit

I had the polenta sticks and the house salad. Both very tasty.

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EXCELLENT! - Edit

The food here is amazing. I am from the south so I know biscuits and gravy, and let me tell you...this was good. We tried a variety of things on the menu, and every single thing was amazing. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the vibe was great.

Pros: Food was wonderful, Staff was amazing., Diner was clean and good vibes

Cons: none.

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Diner Atmosphere, Great Cake - Edit

I had a good lunch here and appreciate another vegan spot in SLC. It's definitely diner style, don't expect a strong and modern ambiance, even a bit grubby (hence authentic?) in places.
Cappucino was wonderful, carrot cake fresh and lovely, pesto sandwich so-so, and the fries were terrific with an unusual and flavorful ketchup style dipping sauce.
I'd visit again for a quick lunch and have dinner at a more upscale restaurant like Zest.

Updated from previous review on 2017-02-14

Pros: Awesome cappucino , Parking was easy, Comfort food (esp. breakfast)

Cons: Very informal (just not my style)

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vegan comfort food - Edit

Really good vegan comfort food.

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A FULL menu!!!!!! - Edit

Sitting down and having an ENTIRE menu to choose from is pure bliss in itself and beyond this, everything else..from the choices, deliciousness, super service and location is vegan heaven. I love their breakfast and order "The Mountain - with sausage, guac and cheese". I also tasted the pancakes. Perfection...light, fluffy, crispy on the edges and soaked up with the perfect combo of butter + syrup. Topping it off with a chocolate shake. mmmm. This is fantastic vegan love junk food. I dined with vegetarians and omnis and we all LOVED it.

Pros: Big tasty menu with breakfast all day, Homemade everything, Friendly, accomodating and professional staff

Cons: New location/signage - bit confusing with old one, I'd prefer coconut bacon over their seitan version

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Very Yummy Food - Edit

I do not even need to qualify this as Vegan food, it is just simply delicious. I have had several meals when I have been in SLC, and I keep coming back. This time I had Thanksgiving dinner here on Thanksgiving and came again for Jackfruit/KimChee tacos. Friendly staff, nice environment, good food and reasonable prices.

Pros: Very Nice Food and Plenty of Choices, Friendly Staff and Pleasant Environment , Reasonable Prices

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YUM YUM YUM - Edit

I'd eaten here before on another trip and don't know why I didn't review it then. I stopped in again on this road trip and it's just as good as I remembered from last time. We were just talking about stopping in again in the morning before we leave SLC! The food is the highlight at this place - not the ambiance, not the service. Not to say that I'm bothered by either although the waitress did tend to get caught up chatting with other tables. Despite that, the food still came super fast and was seriously delicious.

Pros: Great vegan diner food, Quick service, Big portions

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Great Vegan Diner - Edit

I liked this place a lot. I had the burger with Mac and cheese and vertical sauce -- I forget the name of the burger -- and it was awesome. I couldn't get enough. I also had cole slaw which was really good, and a peanut butter brownie for dessert which was also good. Food was delicious and the server was really friendly. Atmosphere was really cool too. Will absolutely go again next time I'm in Salt Lake.

Pros: delicious food, good vibe

Cons: not health food

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the best for vegan diner grub - Edit

I have loved everything I've tried at Vertical Diner! I grew up in New Jersey, so I am VERY familiar with diner style food. This place is excellent, and absolutely try their fried chick'n. My 8 year old niece (not vegan) requests going to Vertical Diner for 'fried chicken' and french fries, and she is chicken strip and french fry connoisseur. I love taking my family here since I know it will be enjoyed by everyone:)

Pros: great food, bring non-vegans, price on point

Cons: terribly slow service

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Great Vegan Comfort Food! - Edit

Breakfast is served all day, there is a Mac and cheese plate with a long list of sides from jackfruit to facon to broccoli and it's ALL vegan!!! The tofu scramble was wonderful. I ran out of room to try the vegan milkshakes...which would have probably given them a 5. I only gave them a 4 because I'm a vegan Mac n cheese addict and I've had better... but it was still a great dinner! The staff was super nice and service was fast for our party of 11.

Pros: All Vegan!, Breakfast all day!, Milkshakes and other desserts

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Excellent Breakfast - Edit

They have the best pancakes I've ever eaten outside of my own home :) blueberry especially.

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