Blue Plate: The greasy food for a drunken stomach

Blue Plate Diner is located exactly 1.8 miles from Westminster's campus and serves breakfast all day, along with lunch or dinner any day of the week. This can be great for students who don't wake up until noon after a long night out. Photos by Molly Arnold

Blue Plate Diner is located exactly 1.8 miles from Westminster's campus and serves breakfast all day, along with lunch or dinner any day of the week. This can be great for students who don't wake up until noon after a long night out. Photos by Molly Arnold

Blue Plate Diner’s eggs and corn-beef hash just might be the perfect cure for a hangover, according to some of its customers.

“I work every Sunday and everyone who comes in is just fried from the weekend,” said Melissa Camp, a server at Blue Plate. “It’s hilarious.”

She said a student once came in, sat at the bar and, while he was eating, kept falling asleep. 

“His eyes would roll into the back of his head,” Camp said.

The diner, located on 2041 E. 2100 S, is a “perfect greasy spoon” for any stomach, according to Camp.

Blue Plate is different from other restaurants in the area due to its wide range of customers. At nighttime and on weekdays, the crowd is mostly families. During weekend brunches, there are mostly students.  

Many people, students especially, like to eat at Blue Plate after a long night out at the bars, according to Camp.

Students agreed that the diner was the place to go after a night out.

"We definitely see a lot of hungover students," said Melissa Camp, server at Blue Plate. "It's the perfect greasy spoon place to go." Blue Plate Diner is home to specials to help students cure the morning-after hangover. 

"We definitely see a lot of hungover students," said Melissa Camp, server at Blue Plate. "It's the perfect greasy spoon place to go." Blue Plate Diner is home to specials to help students cure the morning-after hangover. 

“I don’t think I’ve been to Blue Plate when I wasn’t hungover,” said Shivan Lingam, junior marketing major.

Students also said they took their families there when they were in town. 

“Blue Plate has a great atmosphere,” said Daniel McFadden, junior exercise and sports science major at the University of Utah. “I take my parents there when they are visiting from Colorado.”

Next time people are looking for something greasy to cure their hangover, or simply just looking for something good to eat, they can go to Blue Plate.


It’s recommended that they order the corn-beef and hash—it’s the most popular dish.