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Uniquely Utah: Mollie’s Cafe

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In March of 1916, a Utah newspaper proclaimed that Snowville would soon be a metropolis. As evidence, the article mentioned a new jewelry store and barber shop.

In 2014 there is no jewelry store or barber shop. There's Mollie's, another small diner which I'm told is also very good, and the Flying J at the exit for Interstate 84.

But Mollie's Cafe seems to thrive not in spite of these circumstances, but in some ways, because of them.

In Salt Lake City or Ogden, the diner would have been knocked down, redeveloped and replaced with a chain store long, long ago.

But Mollie's is the real deal. It's that place you didn't think existed anymore, in a town that time nearly forgot.

Mollie's spirit and story dominates the story seen on FOX 13 for good reason: she's one of a kind. What you don't see and hear in the story are the comings and goings of regular customers, and the conversations between cowboys and truckers.

For that, you'll just have to go and grab a booth for yourself. Oh, and order the banana cream pie while you’re at it.

10 comments

  • Nancy

    Love Your Cafe! I have been there so many times with my parents and when I grew up, my husband and I used to stop there on our way through Idaho / Utah. We loved the foods that you prepare. Thank You for all those wonderful years and for giving my family and I all good memories. With much love from all of us, to you. God Bless You Mollie ❤

  • Nancy

    I went to Idaho in Nov. of 2012. My friend and I stopped there. Great place and great food. The people were wonderful. So glad I found you. Will stop again the next time too.

  • Alison Nelson

    I worked there for a short while when I lived in Snowville. It was fun and the food was fabulous. The best part of the place was Mollie herself!

  • mamahawkes4

    I was there many many days with my grandpa. I love mollie! She is a amazing woman. She was always so sweet and funny. She always makes you feel like family. Love this place and cannot wait to go back!!!

  • Edward R. Henson

    Mollie cafe is great place to go eat my family use to stop there all the time but we havent lately cause we havent been to snowville lately but when we do we will for sure stop in thanks mollie

  • Marie

    I have never met Mollie, I’m sure she is a wonderful person. I have only been to Mollie’s Cafe once and will never go back. The cafe is filthy and the food is rather distasteful.

  • Melissa Leggett

    So many memories,I used to go up to stone,ID when i was a kid for the summer with my dad..my step mom worked at Mollies we would go to dinner there the pie was amazing loved the good and people. My grandpa “Wink” Mills would take us too…

  • kurt blaisdell

    I like how the only person to say anything negative doesnt post his/her entire name…

    Mollie is a legend… mollies cafe is a great place… for regular folks. REGULAR prices…

    next time you bad mouth a restaurant on the internet… dont be so vague… state your problem.

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