There are few places in the world as beautiful as the Grand Canyon. With no end to its stunning vistas, striking rock formations, and amazing sunsets, you’ll never want to leave. Of course, we all eventually need to eat. With that in mind, there are several different towns near the Grand Canyon that offer dining options to hungry travelers. You don’t need to be staying in any of these neighborhoods to eat there, although it may be more convenient in terms of scheduling to eat near your hotel.
If you’re looking for dining options near the Grand Canyon, there are a few essential areas to consider:
The only area located within the Grand Canyon itself that serves food, here you’ll find a selection of venues that include everything from sumptuous elegance to quick and easy food courts. Most restaurants are casual (with the exception of El Tovar), and almost all of them offer southwestern-inspired fare to keep you in the Grand Canyon spirit.
A small town just a mile away from the south entrance of the Grand Canyon National Park, this dining destination offers plenty of variety in cuisine and in price. You’ll be able to choose from – among other options – a high-end steakhouse, a fun Mexican restaurant, a tasty pizza joint, and an incredibly popular sandwich shop/café.
Located just about an hour south of the Grand Canyon, Williams, Arizona is a popular base of operations for travelers, due in no small part to the greater culinary variety than you’ll find closer to the Canyon itself. Some potential dining options include casual cafés, delicious Italian fare, and craft-beer influenced modern cuisine.
This charming mountain town is located about 75 miles south of the Grand Canyon and is often considered an easy place to commute from for Grand Canyon travelers who want to save a bit of money on lodging. It’s also a great place for local dining options that truly offer robust menus and delicious food. You’ll find everything from chic small plates to brew pubs to diner-style fare, and it’s all quite affordable.
While Page, Arizona, is most famous for the impressive list of engineering marvels and natural wonders found nearby that includes such landmarks as Glen Canyon Dam, Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon, and Canyon, it is also home to a variety of quality dining options. Here you will encounter an intriguing mix of restaurants serving everything from authentic Mexican cuisine to Texas barbeque to traditional American diner favorites.