From cafeteria food to adventurous dishes, discover the many Grand Canyon Restaurants to satisfy your cravings. Many of these restaurants offer Southwestern- and Western-inspired cuisine in a family-style setting. There are also lounges, pubs and tavern for you to relax while sipping on an ice-cold beverage. Whether you are a hungry hiker or just completed a thrilling helicopter tour, there is no better way to get a taste of the Grand Canyon than paying a visit to these local eateries.
What to Eat in the Grand Canyon
From a quick bite at a cafeteria to an extended meal at a traditional restaurant, there are a variety of Grand Canyon food establishments to help fuel you during your visit. You don’t have to worry about stocking up before you enter the park. There are several restaurants located in the South and North Rim, as well as one very popular restaurant located in Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the canyon floor.
South Rim Restaurants
After a long day of exploring, a luscious meal at one of the many Grand Canyon South Rim restaurants is necessary. Bright Angel Restaurant is a casual, family-style restaurant that is full of history and charm. The Arizona Room is also family friendly, but more of an upscale dining experience.
For a grab and go meal and a quick pick-me-up coffee, visit Bright Angel Bicycle Rental and Café. You can rent a bike and have a picnic at the edge of the Grand Canyon. The café offers a variety of tasty sandwiches, salads and pastries.
For pizza or chicken wings, visit the Canyon Village Market & Deli, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, year-round. Maswik food court and pizza pub also offers great cafeteria style service to feed your entire family. If you are looking for a formal sit down restaurant, then consider the popular El Tovar restaurant offering a gourmet dining experience. Some signature plates on the menu include the Prime Rib Hash and the Salmon Tostada.
Enjoy a light meal and delectable cocktail while overlooking breathtaking views of the canyon at El Tovar Grand Canyon Lounge. Popular specialties include the crab cake sliders and mozzarella roulade.
For Southwestern fare that is full of savory flavors, visit the Yavapai Lounge Restaurant. From vegan chili and vegetarian tamales to smoked pulled pork sandwiches, the expansive menu includes a variety of mouth-watering dishes for every type of eater. Children can enjoy a classic mac n’ cheese or chicken breast sandwich.
There are also Grand Canyon food markets like Canyon Village Market & Deli and Desert View Market & Deli where you can stock up on groceries and snacks for camping and road trips.
North Rim Restaurants
The North Rim has one large sit down restaurant open from May 15 to October 15. The Grand Canyon Lodge Restaurant is located directly on the rim, providing premiere views of the rugged canyon walls. Its menu includes cuisine from the 1930s and delicious regional plates made with the freshest, organic ingredients.
Other Grand Canyon food establishments available in the North Rim include a coffee shop and deli. For a cold beverage, unwind at the Roughrider Saloon open from 11:30 am to 10:30 pm. There is also a grocery store available near the campground.
Nestled at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, Phantom Ranch is a hot spot for hikers, mule riders and rafters. Here you will find the only lodging and restaurant available below the canyon rim. Although, reservations must be made for both 15 months in advance through an online lottery.
Phantom Ranch Canteen offers a unique and memorable dining experience, including steak, stew and veggie dinners. Guests can also enjoy a traditional breakfast and hikers sack lunch. The best way to experience the restaurant is after a hiking tour or white water adventure across the Colorado River.
Places to Eat Near the Grand Canyon
There are also many Grand Canyon food establishments located outside of the park. For a comforting and delicious meal, visit Plaza Bonita and We Cook Pizza and Pasta located in Tusayan. Big E Steakhouse & Saloon is another popular restaurant offering tasty steak, seafood and pasta dishes. You can dine in the saloon or enjoy a meal on the pet-friendly patio.
If you are looking for places to eat in Williams, AZ, Station 66 Italian Bistro offers rooftop dining with live music. Delight in a hot and flavorful, wood-fired pizza covered in fresh mozzarella, artichoke and prosciutto. Also located in Williams, Pine Country Restaurant is a diner offering healthier options like taco salad in addition to homier options like pork chops.
Staying in Page near Glen Canyon? Blue Buddha Sushi Lounge has everything from sushi and teppanyaki to steak and seafood. For fast service and large portions, visit Ranch House Grille. Only open in high season, Latitude 37 is Lake Powell Resort’s waterfront restaurant offering a wide selection of American cuisine. Enjoy a black and blue chicken burger or a smoky Southwest Portobello mushroom sandwich.
Due to the North Rim’s remote location, there aren’t many Grand Canyon restaurants located outside of the park. Situated on a gorgeous high-mountain meadow, Kaibab Lodge Restaurant is one of the only restaurants you will find outside of the North Rim. Satisfy your taste buds with a scrumptious hot sandwich, turkey dinner or juicy tenderloin steak. Dine in at Jacob Lake Inn and try the highly-claimed Grand Bull Sandwich smothered in delicious toppings.
Have a bit of a sweet tooth? See why people love the Jacob Lake Bakery and its warm, fresh breads, pies and rolls. Stock up on Grand Canyon foods when visiting the North Rim Country store. There are also premade sandwiches and fruits available at the market’s deli.