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  • Writer's pictureShelly Peterson

Family Tradition - Amazing Breakfasts and Home Style Comfort Food

What started as an A&W back in the 50s is now Family Tradition, located at 816 Sunnyside Drive, serving the Cloquet community since 1984 under the ownership of John and Sara Kay Johnson. Sara Kay and John met while working at the A&W in the early '80s. John works the back-of-house side of the business, and Sarah Kay works the front-of-house serving and working the till. Whether it is breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Family Tradition is your local small-town restaurant offering home-cooked meals. The chicken salad is a special recipe and can be ordered for your next party.

The days may be long, the work is hard, and a shortage of employees at times, but John, Sarah Kay, and their employees have made Family Tradition a place people call home. People who visit become family. In addition to locals, many people stop in on the way to the lake, hunting land, fishing trips, bike trails, and the Pine Valley ski jump.

The menu consists of homemade soups, salads, traditional burgers, homestyle hot sandwiches, Coney Island hot dogs, and traditional dinners, and breakfast is served all day.

Stop by Family Tradition today if you are looking for a locally owned, non-franchised restaurant with good food, reasonable prices, and an excellent reputation. Be sure to check their updated hours.

816 Sunnyside Drive

Cloquet MN 5570

(218) 879-1210

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