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Ruth's Diner • When the trolley car was relocated to Emigration Canyon in 1949, few would have predicted it would become one of the state's oldest restaurants or a favorite dining destination for locals and travelers. The old-time charm of the trolley car remains, but Ruth's creekside patio, complimentary mile-high biscuits and "Killer Bloody Mary" are what really draw people there.

First runner-up

Crown Burger • (See Editors' Choice.)

Second runner-up

Market Street Grill/Broiler • This company was reviving old buildings and shipping in fresh fish to the Salt Lake Valley before it became trendy.

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