Best places to eat near the Grand Canyon

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Restaurants near the Grand Canyon

Powerful, inspiring, and sometimes overwhelming, the Grand Canyon has many things to do and also attracts 5 million visitors every year. Is that even a surprise? You’d be hard-pressed to find a person who doesn’t see the majesty in this natural wonder.

All the park’s activities, including the Grand Canyon’s many hiking trails, require a little planning which includes fueling the body with food. However, food isn’t something directly associated with this natural wonder of the world. Depending on your entry point, there are restaurants near the Grand Canyon or within an hour’s drive so you can fuel up or fill the tank after a long day of adventure.


North Rim

The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is closed during the winter months, as it experiences winter weather that isn’t friendly for visitors. When the weather is pleasant, the North Rim is the least frequented by tourists, and you can take in the views at your own leisurely pace.

North Rim Country Store

Grand Canyon Eats: North Rim Country Store

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Highway 67, Mile Post 605, Fredonia, AZ
Driving Distance from North Rim Visitor’s Center: 29 Minutes

In the need for a quick pick-me-up? North Rim Country Store is your one-stop-shop for pre-made sandwiches, fruit, classic snacks or groceries that you can cook at your campsite or hotel room.

Cowboy Butte Grill & Steakhouse

Grand Canyon Eats: Cowboy Butte Grill & Steakhouse

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165 S Main St, Fredonia, AZ
Driving Distance from North Rim Visitor’s Center: 1 hour 40 minutes

If you’re heading to the North Rim from the North, or you’re just ready for a bit of a drive, check out Cowboy Butte Grill & Steakhouse. Get yourself a sirloin or country fried steak, and you’ll feel like a cowboy in no time.


East Rim

The East Rim is most famous for the East Rim Drive that gives spectacular views of the Grand Canyon, and gives you the chance to peek at wildlife. While most visitor’s first stop is the South Rim, the views from East Rim are particularly breathtaking at sunrise.

Cameron Trading Post Restaurant

Grand Canyon Eats: Cameron Trading Post

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Cameron, AZ
Driving Distance from East Rim Entrance: 44 minutes

When you eat at the Cameron Trading Post, you’ll be surrounded by classic southwestern art and tapestries. American, Mexican, and local cuisines are all offered here. Including the delicious Navajo “fry bread,” (pictured below) a must-try for every visitor.


South Rim

The South Rim is by far the most-frequented of all the Grand Canyon’s regions. The entrance to the South Rim is located nearest to the Grand Canyon Airport and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Grand Canyon, and offers the most iconic views of the natural wonder.

We Cook Pizza And Pasta

Grand Canyon Eats: We Cook Pizza and Pasta

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605 Arizona 64, Tusayan, AZ
Driving Distance from South Entrance: 13 minutes

Serving classic Italian fare, but We Cook Pizza And Pasta is the perfect Grand Canyon restaurant for families and friends visiting the Park. You can’t go wrong with their classic cheese pizza, and if you’re feeling more adventurous, go for their bacon cheeseburger pizza.

Big E Steakhouse & Saloon

Grand Canyon Eats: Big E Steakhouse & Saloon

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395, Arizona 64, Grand Canyon, AZ
Driving Distance from South Entrance: 14 minutes

Big E Steakhouse & Saloon touts itself has having the “best” steaks in all of Arizona. But, they’re really is something for everyone (even vegetarians) at this classic cowboy food spot.

Goldies Route 66 Diner

Grand Canyon Eats: Goldies Route 66 Diner

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425 E Rte 66
Driving Distance from South Entrance: 1 hour 18 minutes

If you’re hankering for Americana, look no further than Goldies Route 66 Diner. Everything from fried chicken dinner to liver and onions can be found on the menu, and the spot even has a wide variety of omelets and breakfast food to start your morning right.

Pine Country Restaurant

Grand Canyon Eats: Pine Country Restaurant

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107 N Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams, AZ
Driving Distance from South Entrance: 1 hour 17 minutes

The locals here might call you crazy if you end your trip before you try one of the tasty pies at Pine Country Restaurant. Literally dozens of pies are made fresh every day, and with flavors like classic Dutch Apple to a more adventurous Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter.

Red Raven Restaurant

Grand Canyon Eats: Red Raven Restaurant

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135 Historic Rte 66, Williams, AZ
Driving Distance from South Entrance: 1 hour 17 minutes

While the restaurant might be casual, the food at Red Raven is artfully prepared. Take in the historic Route 66 atmosphere while enjoying the restaurants quality selection of spirits. Even Arizona Highways Magazine agrees, saying, “The Red Raven Restaurant, with its gourmet and notable wine list, is a considerable change of pace.”

Kicks on Route 66

Grand Canyon Eats: Kicks on Route 66

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2550 West Route 66, Williams, AZ
Driving Distance from South Entrance: 1 hour 17 minutes

If you’re ready to break away from the hoard of steakhouses, you have to check out Kicks on Route 66. The restaurant prides itself on using only the freshest ingredients and organic, all-natural menu items whenever possible. Try one of their delicious sandwiches, which are always served on fresh-baked bread.


West Rim

The West Rim, or Grand Canyon West, is nearly surpassing the popularity of the South Rim. With three great options to visit from Las Vegas and ample attraction offerings, it’s no surprise that the West is quickly becoming the go-to spot for Grand Canyon visitors.

Arizona Last Stop’s Powerball Café and Bar

Grand Canyon Eats: Arizona Last Stop

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20606 North US Hwy 93 White Hills, AZ 
Driving Distance to Grand Canyon West Airport: 1 hour 12 minutes

Arizona Last Stop is the first stop for visitors coming from the west to the Grand Canyon, it has a gas station, convenience store, and even a gun range. But, the Powerball Café is the real gem of this “world famous” road-side attraction. Its world famous burgers and full service bar will leave everyone feeling full and happy.

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