Main Street Historic Eateries

A walking tour of Brigham City's historic eateries on Main Street. Food not included, but you should try it.

Main Street Historic Eateries: Introduction

If you were to walk down Brigham City’s Main Street in the 1940s, you would probably be surprised at what seems familiar and what seems different. You might see children hurrying on their way to the Hollywood Candy Company, or young soldiers and…

Peach City

Bill Harris founded Peach City in 1937. Harris received a degree in Dairy Science from Utah State University. Harris dreamed of combining his Dairy Science education and his family recipes by opening his own malt shop. He strategically selected a…

B&B Billiards

B&B Billiards, Brigham City’s only public bar, was founded by W.A. Box around 1903. Originally known as J&W’s Billiards, the establishment served only beef stew and hamburgers and did not provide any seating for customers. In 1924 the B&B…

Idle Isle Cafe

The Idle Isle building was built in 1886 and first owned by Lorenzo Snow, the fifth president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The building originally shared a name with President Snow’s daughter, Celestia Armeda Snow Young. Snow…

Idle Isle Fine Candy Shop

At first, Idle Isle Fine Candy was part of the Idle Isle Cafe. Perc Knudson, the founder of Idle Isle, learned how to make candy at Logan’s Bluebird Cafe. He worked for free to learn the craft. Later, Perc and Verabel Knudson recruited Verabel’s…

Bert's Cafe

Bert’s Cafe is the second oldest continually operating restaurant in Brigham City, and is still a local favorite. Albert Leroy Olsen and his wife, Kathie, opened Bert’s Cafe in 1929. Three generations later, the Olsen family still owns and operates…

Ricardo's Mexican Restaurant

Originally from California, Richard and Miriam Velazquez moved to Brigham City to enjoy Northern Utah’s “slower” lifestyle and to follow their dream of starting a family restaurant in 1992. They first opened Ricardo’s Mexican Restaurant in nearby…