Top 10 Restaurants Located Near the Grand Canyon

November 22, 2022
Food & Drink
jason wolfe
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For many people, visiting the Grand Canyon is the experience of a lifetime. This popular attraction boasts some of the most gorgeous views in the world. While you’re there, you’ll have a wide selection of bars and restaurants to choose from. From upscale dining to laidback cafe’s, there’s something for everyone here. 

Not sure which spots you should visit? We’ve got your back. Check out our list of the top 10 restaurants near the Grand Canyon now! 

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1. El Tovar Dining Room

Rustic, upscale restaurant that is located inside the El Tovar Hotel

9 Village Loop Dr | Grand Canyon | grandcanyonlodges.com/lodging/el-tovar-hotel

Whether you’re staying in the El Tovar Hotel or you just want to have a fancy dinner, you should visit the El Tovar Dining Room. This rustic restaurant celebrates Native heritage through both its construction and the colorful murals that paint its walls. 

The El Tovar Dining Room is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Some of our favorite dishes include the El Tovar Beef and Pork Chili, Linguini Alfredo, and Salmon Amandine. You can also quench your thirst with a craft cocktail or glass of cold draft beer. Just don’t forget to treat yourself to dessert! 

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“The service was fantastic — lots of options for vegetarians. It's kid-friendly too. Great desserts. Highly recommended, especially if you're visiting the Grand Canyon! It's a nice complement to the whole experience.” - Yelp Review

2. Arizona Steakhouse

Scenic restaurant that is located directly on the rim of the canyon

Sit back and enjoy the view as you try some delicious food! Image courtesy of Trip Advisor.

9 Village Loop Dr, Bright Angel Lodge | Grand Canyon Village 

Next up on the list is Arizona Steakhouse. Located directly on the rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona Steakhouse offers some of the best views around. The restaurant also prides itself on specializing in dishes and drinks sourced locally and within the state. 

The menu features a number of mouthwatering items, including the Southwest Chicken Caesar Salad, Shaved Prime Rib Dip, and Green Chile Corn Tamales. Arizona Steakhouse also features an extensive drink list with dozens of different craft cocktails, wine, and draft beer. They even offer special Grand Canoyn mules! Check out their full menu now. 

“Excellent green chili tamales. Lots of food but I ate it all because it was SO good. Very good black bean soup as well. Great server and timely service. Very surprised to have such a great meal here right at the canyon rim.” - Yelp Review

3. Roughrider Saloon

Lively, upbeat bar that is located inside the Grand Canyon Lodge

Need a drink? Stop by Roughrider Saloon! Image courtesy of Yelp.

End of Highway 67 | North Rim 

If you’re looking for a spot to grab a quick drink or lunch, Roughrider Saloon is your spot. Thanks to its location in the Grand Canyon Lodge, it’s a great spot to refuel after a long day of hiking. And you don’t have to get dressed up before your visit!

Roughrider Saloon isn’t a full service restaurant like the above two spots. However, it does offer a wide assortment of food and drink options, including breakfast burritos, housemade sandwiches, baked goods, and parfaits. Specialty cocktails, draft beer, and wine are also available. Many guests rave about their Prickly Pear Margarita and Canyon Sunset. Check out their website for more information!

“What a fun spot. The bartender made me a coffee drink to start the day of hiking. She also gave me tips on where to go and what hikes had the best views. I went back after a few hikes and tried the Arizona prickly pear margarita. It was worth all the sweat and uphill hikes. I will definitely be going back.” - Yelp Review

4. Foodie Club

Casual, counter-service restaurant that has everything you need to fuel up for the day

Grab a seat and enjoy some mouthwatering food with your camping mates. Image courtesy of Yelp.

400 AZ-64 | Grand Canyon Village 

Foodie Club is another great spot to try, especially if you’re around the Grand Canyon Village. This popular counter-service restaurant offers a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, and breakfast entrees. 

Some of our favorite selections include the Avocado Toast, Carne Asada, and Tuna Melt. The restaurant is open from 6:30am to 10pm from Monday to Wednesday and 6:30am to 2:00am from Thursday through Sunday. Stop by anytime between then for some great food and drinks!

“They give you huge portions of food. The chicken wings have tender and juicy meat with just the right amount of heat. When my son ordered two pancakes they were gigantic and delectable. The breakfast burrito is one of the best I've ever tasted. If you're hanging out in the Grand Canyon village, come eat here and I promise you it does not disappoint!” - Yelp Review

5. We Cook Pizza & Pasta

Popular Italian restaurant that serves some of the best pizza near the Grand Canyon

Share some fresh wings and pizza with your fellow travelers! Image courtesy of Yelp.

605 N State Rte 64 | Tusayan | wecookpizzaandpasta.com

Craving some fresh and authentic Italian food? Head to We Cook Pizza and Pasta! As the name suggests, this popular restaurant offers a wide assortment of pizzas and pies. It’s the perfect spot to kick back and relax after a long day. 

Traditional, specialty, and custom pizzas are all available and made fresh daily using house recipe pizza dough. We Cook Pizza and Pasta is also known for its wings, sandwiches, appetizers, and salads. Does reading all of this make your mouth water? Check out their full menu now!

“We ordered wings, caesar salad, Hawaiian and We Cook Special pizzas. I never leave reviews but felt this deserved it. We didn't even take pics because it's not our thing. Service was fast and nice. The restaurant was clean and the atmosphere was fun, music hit all genres. Would come back next time we visit Grand Canyon!” - Yelp Review 

6. Plaza Bonita

Cozy Mexican restaurant that is known for its hearty dishes and tasty margaritas

Start your meal off with a bowl of Albondigas. Image courtesy of Yelp.

352 State Route 64 | Tusayan | myplazabonita.com

Plaza Bonita is another highly-praised restaurant near the Grand Canyon that you need to check out. This local Mexican restaurant offers a wide selection of authentic dishes including Tacos Al Pastor, Fajita Burritos, and Ground Beef Tacos. 

Plaza Bonita opens early in the morning and closes late at night, making it a great spot to either energize before a hike or refuel after a long day. Does this sound good to you? Check out their website for more information!

“This is the best restaurant in town, I promise you. Had their mole enchiladas months ago and I literally haven't stopped thinking about them since. I've tried half a dozen moles at home in Southern California searching for their mole in every one and every time I'm just disappointed, and occasionally disgusted because there just is no comparison.” - Yelp Review

7. Fred Harvey Burger

Family-friendly restaurant that is reminiscent of the Fred Harvey dining era

Who doesn’t enjoy a fresh basket of tater tot nachos? Image courtesy of Yelp.

9 Village LP Dr | Grand Canyon | grandcanyonlodges.com/dine/fred-harvey-burger

Fred Harvey Burger is another must-see during your trip to the Grand Canyon. Located inside the Bright Angel Lodge, Fred Harvey Burger offers a casual, family-friendly atmosphere for guests. The vibrant window panes and colorful mosaics also help brighten up the dining space, making it a welcome spot after a tiring day.

Fred Harvey Burger offers a wide selection of appetizers and entrees, including the Chicken Caesar Wrap, Red Rock Wings, and Harvey House Salad.  Beer, cocktails, and wines are also available to help quench your thirst. Check out Fred Harvey Burger for your next meal!

“I found this place was the place to eat. Quick service. Good service...Willing to do substitutes. At the Grand Canyon this is the place to eat. Specially if you are on the train. If I come back to the Grand Canyon I would be here again.” - Yelp Review

8. Maswik Food Court

Low-key food court that offers a quick bite to eat for visitors

Grab some food to go before you start your day. Image courtesy of Yelp.

202 Village Loop Dr | South Rim | grandcanyonlodges.com/dine/maswik-cafeteria

Next up on the list is the Maswik Food Court. This laidback food court is the perfect spot to grab a quick bite to eat. Open from 6:30am to 8pm everyday, the Maswik Food Court operates on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Maswik Food Court offers snacks and light meals, including yogurt, fruit danishes, bagels, trail mix, subs, salads, and sandwiches. Water, milk, juice, and coffee are also served. Want to learn more? Check out their website for more information!

“Food was good and you don't have to wait. The other choices in walking distance cost more so this is really your best bet.” - Yelp Review

9. Canyon Coffee House and Grab & Go

Coffee house and casual fast dining restaurant located near the Bright Angel Trail

Enjoy some good food and views! Image courtesy of Yelp.

9 N Village Loop Dr | Grand Canyon 

Coffees, teas, and light breakfast items can all be found at the Canyon Coffee House at Bright Angel Fountain. Open from 6am to 11am, Canyon Coffee House is the perfect spot to grab a morning pick-me-up before hiking the Bright Angel Trail. 

Located nearby is the Grab & Go. Open from 11am to 3pm, Grab & Go is a great spot for a midday snack. Ice cream, sandwiches, hot dogs, pastries, and fruits are all available at this small restaurant. Grab a snack before, or after, your hike on the Bright Angel Trail!

“I think it's pretty awesome that you can have ice cream in the middle of the Grand Canyon! This little shop is literally located steps away from the canyon! If you're craving a sweet treat in the summer or anytime in the middle of nowhere this is a pretty exciting option to have.” - Yelp Review

10. Phantom Ranch Canteen

Unique restaurant that is located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon

Grab a breakfast burrito at the Phantom Ranch Canteen before you head out for the day! Image courtesy of Trip Advisor.

North Kaibab Trail | Grand Canyon National Park 

Last, but certainly not least, on the list is the Phantoom Ranch Canteen. Located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, the Phantom Ranch Canteen will probably be one of the most unique restuarants you’ll visit yet. To get there, you’ll need to hike either the Bright Angel Trail or Kaibab Trail.

The Phantoom Ranch Canteen offers a breakfast menu, steak dinner, stew dinner, and sack lunch. Before you arrive, make sure you have a reservation. The restaurant does not take walk-ins. Check out their full menu online now!

“They serve beer, wine, lemon aid, coffee, tea, and snacks. If one is up early free coffee is available on the back side of the canteen beginning at 4:00 AM… until the coffee runs out.” - Trip Advisor Review

Traveling around the Grand Canyon can certainly work up one’s appetite. Luckily, there are a number of great restaurants to choose from. 

Which restaurants on the list do you plan to visit? Let us know! We love hearing all about your foodie adventures.

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