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Welcome to Family Tradition Restaurant!

The Family Tradition Restaurant makes the most delicious, mouthwatering, home cooked meals Cloquet has to offer!! 

With our seemingly endless menu options, we’re sure you’ll find exactly what you’re craving! Breakfast, lunch and dinner, we have it all! So stop in and be sure to bring… your… appetite as our generously portioned dishes have earned rave reviews and do not leave you room for more!

We are sure that once you’ve visited our beautiful town of Cloquet you’ll never want to leave! It all started out as a group of small settlements around three sawmills eventually being incorporated in 1884.  History is still mixed in with our town today as it is home to the R.W. Lindholm Service Station, which is the only service station that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  Today Cloquet has become a destination frequented by bikers, cross country skiers, ski jumpers and many more adventure seekers. Located near the southwestern tip of Lake Superior we proudly have many parks and trails in the area.  Our city parks alone include hundreds of acres of land and over 2 miles of trails. 

No matter the reason you are visiting our beautiful town, you just have to stop by the Family Tradition Restaurant!


The absolute best food and service in town!

August 18, 2023

Had their omelette, the price was great, and it was delicious! Their waitress was a joy and kind. What a place. Nice job 👍

Andrea McCullers

The breakfast is absolutely killer!

February 4, 2022

One of the best classic diners with that American flare food. The breakfast is absolutely killer! I’ve only had dinner a couple times here but I’ve never been let down. Awesome service and incredible food.

Destroyer’s Daily Deeds

Awesome home cooked Food

August 23, 2020

Awesome food, awesome staff, one of our favorite places to eat when in Cloquet! A must-try is their breakfast Omelets or actually every breakfast item or any of their menu items! You will be not disappointed!


Excellence is a Tradition

August 6, 2019

Everything was perfect — the burger & fries, the fish & chips — and even the hot turkey sandwich that we regretted not ordering! Solid hometown-like cafe with great food that was not expensive. The service also was solid throughout the meal. The server was very informative, and she warned us about that incredible hot turkey sandwich. Alas, we should have listened! It’s a place that used to be an old A&W Root Beer setup, had plenty of parking, and where you still pay at the cash register. In fact, one customer paid his bill like this (true story): “My hats off to the fella who made me that hot turkey sandwich. The best I ever had!” (DANG!)


Wonderful food!

December 15, 2023

Great service, and the prices absolutely cannot be beat! The breakfast is tops. But all their food is great.

Joe Piekarski

10 Stars if I could…

November 30, 2021

Best restaurant in all of Cloquet. Generous portions of homemade traditional food. Amazingly friendly service. Clean, cozy, nostalgic… this place has not changed over the years, and that’s why I love it. I highly recommend 👌 10 stars if I could…

Mike “Battlekat” Moore



816 Sunnyside Dr
Cloquet, MN 55720

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+1 (218) 879-1210

816 Sunnyside Dr
Cloquet, MN 55720

Monday – Friday:
6 A.M. – 3 P.M

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