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Originals • editor picks
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Crown Burger • This family-owned restaurant rises above the rest for its signature offering: the pastrami burger. There have been many imitators, but Crown Burger was the first to introduce Utah to a charbroiled beef patty topped with thinly sliced pastrami and cheese.

First runner-up

Ruth's Diner • (See Editors' Choice.)

Second runner-up

Hires Big H • Family-owned restaurant offers juicy burgers and root-beer floats, taking us back to another era.

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