Guide to a Stellar Grand Canyon South Rim Dining Experience

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Tacos at the Bright Angel Lodge

Southwestern fare at the Bright Angel Lodge

What's for dinner?

From fine dining to sack lunches, you may be surprised by the array of tasty options on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

Overlooking the South Rim sits El Tovar Dining Room, a world-class restaurant with outstanding canyon views that serves continental European food with a Southwestern flair. Guests have included former Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and Bill Clinton.

The menu contains locally sourced items within 400 miles of the Grand Canyon, sustainable or organic foods and includes items like salmon tostada, filet mignon and dishes spotlighting the regional prickly pear.

Opened in 1905, the iconic El Tovar Dining Room is the South Rim's oldest restaurant. Advanced reservations are highly recommended.

For cuisine inspired by the region, the Arizona Room in the Bright Angel Lodge offers Southwestern fare in a casual environment. Dishes feature ingredients native to the region, like bison, squash and tepary beans.

Also located in the Bright Angel Lodge is the Harvey House Cafe, which is really family friendly. Some dishes have been on the menu since 1935. But unlike then, today’s menu displays the nutritional information of its dishes for the health-conscious diner.

Eager to hit the trails? Head to Maswick Food Court for burgers, soups, salads or pasta or Canyon Village Market for grab-and-go items. 

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