10 Best Restaurants in or near Grand Canyon National Park

Steve Larese

By , Southwestern USA Expert, Grand Canyon
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Offering gourmet meals just yards from the wilderness of the Grand Canyon is a daunting task, but the restaurants within the park offer menus that will please and surprise everyone in your family. From an ice cream cone from the Bright Angel Fountain to four-course meals at El Tovar, all culinary bases are covered. Most visitors want a quick, hearty breakfast before heading out and exploring. The Canyon Café at Yavapai Lodge and the Maswik Cafeteria are buffet-style restaurants where you can choose as big as a breakfast as you’d like. At the Bright Angel Coffee House, starting at 5:30 a.m. you can grab items to go so you don’t...  Read more »

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    El Tovar Dining Room

    El Tovar Dining Room is the most elegant and historic restaurant within Grand Canyon National Park, and has the best views while dining.

    Local Expert Tip: "Make sure to make reservations as soon as possible, and request a canyon-view table if available."

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    Arizona Room

    Like El Tovar Dining Room, the Arizona Room is a white-tablecloth restaurant serving the best steaks in the...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "This is the place to get a steak within the park, and make sure to try one of the Arizona Room's signature margaritas."

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    Bright Angel Restaurant

    Great table service restaurant for casual dining in the historic Bright Angel Lodge.

    Local Expert Tip: "Good place for families wanting full-service dining in a casual atmosphere."

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    Canyon Café at Yavapai Lodge

    Solid cafeteria fare with a good variety of choices for all members of the family.

    Local Expert Tip: "Pick up lunch boxes to-go here so you can spend the day exploring the canyon."

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    Maswik Cafeteria

    Straight-forward cafeteria food that'll make the kids happy and keep you on budget.

    Local Expert Tip: "You can get a beer and catch up on sports at the Pizza Hub."

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    Bright Angel Fountain

    This is a great quick stop for coffee, sodas, Gatorade, pretzels, brats and hot dogs and ice cream, for...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "You must stop here and get an ice cream cone -- it's a Grand Canyon tradition."

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    Pancho McGillicuddy's

    Fun, family-friendly restaurant that serves organic, grass-fed burgers, pub food the kids will like, and authentic Mexican meals.

    Local Expert Tip: "Ask what craft beers are on tap, and you can't miss with one their margaritas."

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    Cruisers Cafe 66

    Fun, local restaurant and bar in Williams that celebrates the area's Route 66 History.

    Local Expert Tip: "Cruisers is a great place for live, local music on the patio next to historic Route 66 in Williams."

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    Pine Country Restaurant

    Down-home restaurant with a reputation for excellent pies and hearty meals. The gift shop is a fun place...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "Breakfast starts at 6:30 a.m., and you can get a Clint Eastwood--an espresso--to get you going at the Giddyup 'n' Go Coffee Bar."

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    Red Garter Bed and Bakery

    Good place for a great cup of coffee and freshly baked scone, cinnamon roll, croissant or Danish when you...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "The Red Garter serves one of the best cups of coffee in Williams."



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