Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Lunch restaurants in Sedona and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Coffee Pot Restaurant thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Hideaway Restaurant, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Lunch.


Occupying a former tavern that once served as the town's social epicenter, this esteemed restaurant offers just the sort of local flavor visitors crave and residents love. Within its rustic environs, folks relish the High Desert cuisine, which offers terrific steaks, buffalo filet mignon, chicken adobe, campfire ribs, and pistachio-crusted halibut. To ease your way into the lifestyle, sample cactus fries or grilled, barbecued rattlesnake. The restaurant's Silver Saddle Room offers more upscale surroundings for intimate, adult dinners.

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This hotel property treats patrons to tasty American fare with a local twist. As they dine, guests look out over Sedona's signature landscape and the manicured golf course, indulging in lobster farfalle, pan-seared Gulf snapper, pepper-crusted beef tenderloin, and an awesome paella lush with sausage, mussels, shrimp, chicken, and crab. The outdoor patio is a terrific warm-weather site, and the restaurant's breakfast buffet is ideal for leisurely mornings.

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Pungent spices, a wealth of vegetables, and casual ambience attract patrons to this pleasant restaurant. Traditional accents set the scene, and friendly servers offer folks a variety of terrific dishes. Earthy curries, tender tandoori chicken, and fragrant biryani entrees can be found, and the measure of spiciness can be adjusted to individual tastes. At lunch, an all-you-can-eat buffet satisfies hearty diners with an assortment of wonderful options. Take-out available.

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Good times come with a ready smile at this festive restaurant, which satisfies local tastes with Arizona-styled Mexican food. An abundant menu offers everybody's favorite dishes, including enchiladas, tostadas, tamales, and tacos. Fish dishes, adorned with fresh salsas, are also delicious, and combination plates are available too. Add in a well-mixed margarita – especially if you decide to sit out on the deck – and you'll get an immediate, authentic feel for life in Red Rock Country.

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René at Tlaquepaque

Gracious and refined, this esteemed Sedona restaurant is a mainstay for superb cuisine. Whether you dine indoors or in the courtyard, you'll be regaled by a menu of Continental-influenced dishes, like roasted duck with sun-dried cherry sauce, Rocky Mountain rainbow trout, free-range chicken piccatta, and Colorado rack of lamb. Fresh, crisp salads and elegant appetizers (try the lobster martini!) are also worth sampling. A terrific wine list and a full bar are available as well.

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Adorned with Asian accents and peppered with paper lanterns, this open restaurant offers practically any Japanese dish imaginable. Patrons start off with edamame or soft-shell crabs, and then shift to sukiyaki, tempura, teriyaki, and teppanyaki main courses. Combination plates provide a taste of several different cooking styles, and sushi options include spicy tuna, California, and spider rolls. Sashimi can also be had, and outdoor dining is available.

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A joint creation of husband-wife team Chuck and Phyllis Cline, this well-attended local restaurant promises great atmosphere and terrific food too. An elegant interior marries with a comfortable, casual ambience, inviting patrons to relax and sink into the creative cuisine. A mix of Asian, Mediterranean, Continental, and American styles, it offers pecan-crusted local trout, char-grilled beef tenderloin with onion chutney, and pan-seared Alaskan halibut with ginger-lemongrass butter. Pork, duck, game, pastas, and chicken are also available. Domestic and international wines.

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Oaxaca Restaurant & Rooftop Cantina

Fresh, premium ingredients are fashioned into Oaxaca's great, homemade dishes, and many healthy options combat Mexican food's reputation as highly caloric. Start with posole in a sourdough bowl, and then try chicken flautas, blue corn enchiladas, or fish tacos with lime-cilantro dressing. You can also sample filet mignon, goat cheese-stuffed chicken breast, or grilled, cornmeal-crusted trout. Great tequilas and margaritas are also available, and the rooftop cantina is a favorite with regulars.

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Renowned in the area for its easy grace, romantic surroundings, and incomparable cuisine, this creekside restaurant does everything right. It's ideal for special occasions, and folks love its gourmet French fare. Dinner options include a tasting menu and a la carte selections, and creative delights are fashioned from fresh, traditional ingredients like lobster, foie gras, and sweetbreads. An incredible wine list and a lovely outdoor terrace only increase the appeal. Dress pants and collared shirts are requested of men.

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Orchards Bar and Grill

If you're not sure exactly what you want to eat but know it has to be good, Orchards should be your first thought. Comfortable and relaxed, the restaurant offers everything from light fare to full meals. Chicken and walnut salad with avocado is delicious, and so is the buffalo burger. Pizzas, calzones, and pastas also fit the bill, as do New York striploin, babyback ribs, sauteed red trout with cilantro pesto, and phyllo-wrapped salmon with lemon caper cream sauce. Daily specials, wine, and beer also available.

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