Located just a mile away from the southern entrance to the Grand Canyon, Tusayan is an incredibly convenient place to stop en route back from the canyon, whether it’s to stay for the evening or simply to dine.
You’ll find a wide selection of dining options, including a variety of price points ranging from national-chain fast food to local Mexicana to indie steakhouses. Most places are rather casual and there’s not really such a thing as a formal dinner dress code in Tusayan. Many are family-friendly and offer specific children’s menus or kid-sized portions, and all are welcoming to travelers.
Here is a selection of some of the most popular restaurants in Tusayan, listed in alphabetical order.
This high-end steakhouse option is perfect for special occasions and romantic meals. They offer classic favorites like NY Strip alongside unique choices like Elk Medallions – a delightful but pricier option.
A casual Mexican restaurant with some American flair, Plaza Bonita is perfect for those nights when you just crave a burrito and a margarita. Kid-friendly and charmingly decorated, this is a great place for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
One of the most popular dining venues in town, this delicious sandwich shop also offers unique souvenirs, jewelry, and artisan-made crafts. It’s an ideal spot to stock up on food before a canyon trek, and they even offer wifi to customers.
Your basic Italian option in Tusayan, this restaurant is best know for their tasty pizzas. They also serve classic Italian favorites in a casual setting that can’t be beat for efficiency. It’s great for something filling yet fast.
This rustic steakhouse serves hearty, high-end style meals in a cozy, casual Western setting. With its assortment of lunch specials and dinner entrees, Big E Steakhouse is a good option for any time of day. Particular highlights include the restaurant’s saloon-style bar and charming patio space.
This buffet-style option is a great option for quick and casual dining in the Tusayan area. Right on Highway 64, just a ten-minute drive from Grand Canyon Village and all the attractions of the spectacular South Rim, the Navajo Room offers a variety of breakfast and lunch staples at all-you-can-eat prices.
This easy-going establishment serves a number of classic breakfast dishes in the morning, and offers an extensive dinner buffet in the evening.