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Restaurants and Place to Eat at the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Restaurants

The Grand Canyon might be isolated, but there is no shortage of restaurants at Grand Canyon National Park and the surrounding areas.  Whether you’re in Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim, exploring the North Rim or adventuring to some seldom-visited part of the canyon, you’ll find all the options you need to grab a bite to eat on the Grand Canyon Guru. Don’t miss out of great food on your trip to or from the canyon either—there are countless great restaurants and places to eat in nearby cities like Las Vegas, Phoenix, Sedona and Flagstaff. Don’t go hungry on your Grand Canyon adventure, find the best places to eat on the Guru’s restaurant list! Read the guide below to learn more.

South Rim & Village Restaurants

Restaurants at the Maswik Lodge

Maswik Cafeteria

Located in the Maswick Lodge, they serve cafeteria-style food with quick service and quite a few menu options. This is one of the best options for large groups since there is ample seating and large tables.

Maswik Pizza Pub

Also located in the Maswick lodge, this is a good place to get a drink and watch a game. Drinks are reasonably priced, and you can enjoy freshly baked pizzas and salads. So you don’t miss out on the action back home, the Mas has four televisions that show sporting events from around the world

Restaurants at the Bright Angel Lodge

Fred Harvey Burger

Located in the Bright Angel Lodge, the Fred Harvey Burger is your best bet for a good, moderately priced meal in Grand Canyon Village.  They serve Southwest and American style meals such as fajitas, burgers and Navajo Tacos, a local favorite.

Arizona Steakhouse

Also located in the Bright Angel Lodge, the Arizona Steakhouse is a nice 4-star restaurant with great food. They are open for lunch and dinner and there is usually a fairly long wait for dinner during the busy season. Make the most of it by grabbing a drink from the bar and enjoying the small deck that overlooks the canyon while you wait.

Harvey House Tavern

The best place to get a drink in the Bright Angel Lodge, this cozy little bar also gets some good live music from time to time. Aside from reasonably priced drinks, there is also an espresso bar that is a good stop for your morning caffeine fix and a pastry.   

Bright Angel Fountain

Located on the backside of the Bright Angel Lodge only a few yards from the rim, this is an incredibly popular place to enjoy some gourmet ice cream on a hot summer day. They also serve pre-made hot dogs, sandwiches, and drinks. Trust us, it’s worth the wait in line to enjoy the incredible canyon view with a cone!

Restaurants at the El Tovar

El Tovar Restaurant

The Grand Canyon’s only 5-star restaurant is located in the El Tovar Lodge and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. Dinner usually requires a reservation, and both dinner and lunch are fairly pricey. Breakfast is the best bargain, and if you get there early you can get a canyon view table or a cozy spot next to the fireplace. Try out the eggs Benedict with smoked salmon, a glass of fresh squeezed OJ and one of their homemade pastries.

El Tovar Lounge

The ET Lounge is the best place to get a drink on the South Rim. They make top-notch cocktails, have some great beers on tap, and they serve some good quality bar food. The best part of this water hole however is the back porch where you can enjoy your beverage outside with a canyon view.

Restaurants at the Yavapai Lodge

Yavapai Lodge Restaurant

The Yavapai Lodge Restaurant has been recently remodeled and now offers western-style BBQ and a variety of dining options in a great location. Not only convenient for visitors staying at the Yavapai Lodge, the restaurant is also the closest sit-down restaurant to Grand Canyon Visitor Center with relatively easy parking in the Market Plaza parking lot.

Yavapai Tavern

Grab a cocktail, glass of wine or choose from a variety of regional beers at the newly remodeled, cozy Yavapai Tavern in Grand Canyon Village. For those looking for a lighter dinner option, you can sample a variety of their small plates which feature a great mix of southwestern and pub-style food, or try one of their gourmet sandwiches.

Yavapai Coffee Shop

If you need a cup of coffee in the morning to start your day, the Yavapai Coffee shop should be your first stop before heading out to explore the park. They offer espresso drinks, pastries and to-go sandwiches that you can enjoy later along the rim.

Cafe at Mather Point

Located near Mather Point inside Bright Angel Bicycles, the café is a conveniently located, quick option for a coffee, light breakfast or lunch. Try one of their breakfast burritos or just grab a couple of energy bars to store in your backpack.

Canyon Village Market Place and Deli

Located in Market Plaza, they serve good sandwiches as well as some unique salad options. You can dine either inside or outside, or ask for your food to be wrapped up to-go.

Hermits Rest Snack Shack

Like the name says, this small store located at Hermits Rest sells snacks and some souvenirs. As the only place on Hermit Road that sells food or drinks, this small shop is a savior for hungry and thirsty travelers exploring Hermit Road on the park’s shuttle buses.

Desert View Market Place

The only restaurant located in the Desert View Watchtower plaza, they serve cafeteria-style food that works well for a quick meal before heading out on your Grand Canyon adventure. You will also find a small General Store next door where you can grab basic groceries and drinks.

Food Trucks

Fred Harvey Taco Truck

The Fred Harvey Taco Truck is located at the Grand Canyon Visitor’s Center near Mather Point and is open daily from 11:00am – 4:00pm, weather permitting.

Sustain Your Hike Cart

The Sustain Your Hike Cart is generally located along the Rim Trail in the Historic Village near Bright Angel. Hours of operation are from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Learn about North, West and East Rim Restaurants below

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Grand Canyon North Rim Restaurants

North Rim Lodge Dining Room

Located inside the historic lodge, they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a great breakfast buffet for hungry hikers. They feature historic dishes that have been served at the lodge since the 1930’s and use local and organic options as much as possible.

Rough Riders Saloon

The North Rim’s only bar and a great place to grab a drink after a long day of exploring Grand Canyon. They also offer the option to enjoy drinks and small plates on the Lodge’s famous porch that offers sweeping views of the canyon while you unwind.

The Coffee Shop

The place to get your espresso fix on the North Rim. They also offer a nice variety of pastries and breakfast burritos that are great for those looking to grab and go.

Deli in the Pines

This deli and sandwich shop is located inside North Rim Lodge and offers a great alternative to visitors that don’t have the time or money to enjoy a meal in the Lodge Dining Room. They offer everything from pizza to sandwiches to ice cream, all of which can be eaten there or taken to go.

Kaibab Lodge Restaurant (Near the North Rim)

This restaurant in the Kaibab Lodge is located about 10 miles from the North Rim entrance station. They offer good, basic dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Grand Canyon West Rim Restaurants

Skywalk Café (Skywalk)

Grab a quick bite when you visit the Skywalk at the Skywalk Café. The Café offers cafeteria style food for breakfast, lunch and dinner at an affordable price.

Sa Nyu Wa Restaurant (Skywalk)

Located at the Skywalk with views of the West Rim the Sa Nyu Wa Restaurant offers traditional Hualapai Tribal dishes and a unique fusion of Asian and Southwest cuisines.

Guano Deli (Guano Point)

If you want to have a quick bite without missing out on the incredible views, head to the Guano Deli at Guano Point. Featuring western style entrees, salads and sandwiches, this scenic restaurant is a favorite for those exploring Grand Canyon West.

Hualapai Ranch and Cabins

For visitors staying at the Hualapai Ranch at Grand Canyon West you’ll head to the Food Hall for authentic Western-style food. Meals are all-inclusive with your stay and the tasty food is accompanied by live country music performers throughout the day.

Grand Canyon East Rim Restaurants (Marble Canyon)

Marble Canyon Lodge

The closest lodge to Lees Ferry serves a great breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner. Enjoy American cuisine with a Southwestern flare, either on the beautiful outdoor patio or inside the cozy dining area.

Cliff Dwellers Lodge

The surprisingly gourmet food at Cliff Dwellers truly makes this restaurant a destination dining experience for those on the East Rim. Their world-class chefs prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner in an old school lodge. Dine outside with a view of the cliffs or enjoy the crackling fireplace inside. Locals will drive well out of their way to eat at Cliff Dwellers to enjoy some ribs, sample their great beer selection, and chat with local celebrity Charlie.

Lee’s Ferry Lodge

Located near Lee’s Ferry at the base of Vermillion Cliffs, Lee’s Ferry Lodge serves lunch and dinner, featuring an extensive selection of beers from around the world. You’ll enjoy good, basic food after a busy day of exploring the area.

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