This restaurant's delightful location -- tucked among the pines in Ogden Canyon, with patio dining over the bubbling and crashing Ogden River -- just can't be beat. The Oaks moved to its present spot in 1933, when it evolved into a hamburger and hot dog takeout joint. In 1981, Keith and Belinda Rounkles turned it into a full-service sit-down eatery and ice-cream parlor. Today, the family-friendly, home-style eatery has a rugged Western decor, accented by historic photos, maps, and postcards. Food is good, solid, American fare, made mostly from scratch. Breakfast, served until noon, features the usuals, along with huevos rancheros and some exotic omelets. The lunch and dinner menus bring a variety of burgers and sandwiches, including the house specialty: sliced sirloin smothered with mushrooms, onions, and green peppers and topped with mozzarella and American cheese, served on a French bun. Dinner specials, such as charbroiled steak, halibut, or salmon, are also available; the pasta of the day is available at lunch and dinner. Utah microbrews and other beers are served with meals.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Highly Recommended 2010