The trip that you planned to see the Grand Canyon could be the adventure of a lifetime. There is so much to see and experience in this natural wonder. Your biggest problem will be fitting everything into your schedule. Another consideration is where you're going to eat. We've taken care of this issue with a review of the 10 best places near the Grand Canyon to eat. We've included the most highly recommended restaurants and eateries in the area for your consideration.
10. Red Feather Lodge
The Red Feather Lodge is one of the better places to stay at the Grand Canyon, but many visitors who have accommodations elsewhere come to the lodge to enjoy a meal at their highly rated eatery. The venue specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine. They're open for breakfast too.
9. Explorer's Cafe and Pizza Hut Express
This quaint eatery is located in Grand Canyon Village. The Explorer's Cafe is actually a Pizza Hut that offers other choices on top of the Pizza Hut menu. You have your choice of Pizza, Deli sandwiches, soups, Asian Rice Bowls, and more. The menu is quite extensive offering a wide range of food and beverages to choose from.
8. The Grand Hotel at Grand Canyon Restaurant
The Restaurant is situated on the premises of the Grand Hotel in Grand Canyon. It's a grill type eatery that has the vibe of a friendly and cozy cafe. There is also a saloon attached to the restaurant and they offer a lobby lounge with a stone fireplace and nightly entertainment.
7. Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel Restaurant
This restaurant is at the Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel property. It's a part of the hotel but anyone can come and eat there. Although some believe that the prices are a bit elevated, others have remarked that the food is quite good. There is a decent-sized menu with your choice of dishes featuring beef, chicken, fish, or pork options. It's a great place to have a sit-down meal or enjoy a few cocktails afterward.
6. Foodie Club
The Foodie Club is a great place to stop and grab some fast food after a day at the Canyon. The staff is friendly and the services are great. This eatery provides a large selection of menu choices from steak sandwiches to chicken strip baskets and more. The service is fast. You can dine in, get takeout, or get curbside delivery. The prices are a bit steep, but it's cheaper than most other eateries inside the canyon.
If you're a fan of the thick and juicy Wendy's burgers, then you'll be happy to know that there is a Wendy's at the Grand Canyon. Here you will be able to find everything that you're used to ordering from the regular Wendy's menu. Some of the most enjoyable fast foods after a day at the canyon are their chili and baked potatoes sides. It's also a great place to grab fast food to take back to the room with you.
4. Squire Pub
The Squire Pub is a bar and grill-style eatery that is located at the Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn. Here you'll find traditional pub-style food offerings including chicken, fries, onion rings, and more. After you have a meal or snack, you can enjoy selections from the pub's menu of beer and cocktails. This is a low key relaxed establishment and everyone of legal age is welcome.
3. Canyon Star Steakhouse and Saloon
The Canyon Starr Steakhouse and Saloon is a spacious sports bar and eatery that is located inside the Western-style Grand Hotel. The specialty of the house is their steaks along with a substantial menu featuring southern fare. You can fill up on comfort food or have a steak any way you like it, then enjoy a few brews or cocktails to settle the meal.
2. Big E Steakhouse and Saloon
The Big E Steakhouse and Saloon is an excellent place to eat if you're looking for a hearty meal served in large portions. It's a steakhouse that offers an extensive menu with several entree options and side dishes to choose from. Also, there is a saloon attached to enjoy a few drinks of your favorite beer or cocktails after dinner. The restaurant usually opens at 3 pm and it is open until 9 pm.
1. The Coronado Room
The Coronado Room is easily one of the nicest restaurants in the Grand Canyon area. This establishment is located in the Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn. You don't have to be a guest at the hotel to enjoy a wonderful meal or a few drinks at this restaurant. It is a fine-dining establishment with an upscale vibe, that specializes in chops and seafood options. The menu is fairly extensive with several options to choose from, along with wine, beer, and cocktail menu. The Coronado Room is on the upscale side and the meals are expensive, but the food is well worth the extra expense. It's been rated as the best place in Grand Canyon Village to eat.
Written by Dana Hanson
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