The Grand Canyon Village has just about anything you could possibly need. It is like a small town within the National Park boundary. There's a laundromat, showers, supermarket, post office, gift shop, camping supply store, and numerous restaurants catering to different budgets. The one thing you have to like about the Grand Canyon is they do not seem to be price gorging.
Considering that they have you pretty much at their mercy, their prices are not bad. Showers are a very reasonable $2 and block ice, something some National Parks don't even carry is only $3. The cafeteria is very reasonable and the food is pretty good too. It is set up for families on a budget and the cafeteria style makes for quick service and no tipping.
Favorite Dish: How could cafeteria food be so good? Well, just hike ten miles up 4500 feet from the Colorado River to the Grand Canyon Rim, that's how. Even after two days without a shower, we went directly to the cafeteria and we had already seen what we were going to have before our backcountry trip. Fried chicken. A two-piece dinner with two sides and a corn muffin is only $5 and the server didn't even flinch when we both asked for two orders of mashed potatoes for our sides. I guess she's seen her share of carb-starved hikers in her day. Was it the best fried chicken we'd ever eaten? It sure tasted like it. Were too mounds of mashed too much to down? Not in the least. Nor the muffin. After our shower, we went right to the supermarket and got a big bag of corn chips and a wonderful local salsa for $6.50 and annihilated them along with a few beers back at the campground.
Canyon Village Marketplace - Located at Market Plaza. Open daily year-round, 8am to 7pm, additional open hours vary seasonally.
Delicatessen at Marketplace - Located at Market Plaza. Open daily year-round, 8am to 6pm, additional open hours vary seasonally.
Hermits Rest Snack Bar - Open daily year-round, 9am to 4pm, additional open hours vary seasonally.
Desert View Marketplace - Located at Desert View. Open daily 9am-5pm.
Desert View Trading Post - Located at Desert View. Snackbar open daily year-round, 9am to 4pm, additional open hours vary seasonally.
The El Tovar has a dining room which is pricey but has great food. Bright Angel restaurant, at the Bright Angel lodge, is more moderate, Arizona Steakhouse, next to the Bright Angel Lodge, is supposed to be very good, Yavapai and Maswik Lodges each have a cafeteria, but the food is not very good. There is a shuttle running between each of the properties.
Here is a summary of lodge restaurants:
El Tovar Dining Room - Located on the rim. Open daily for breakfast: 6:30am-11am; lunch: 11:30am-2pm; dinner: 5-10pm (Dinner reservations required: (928) 638-2631 ext. 6432); Lounge: 11am-11:00pm.
The Arizona Room - Located on the rim next to Bright Angel Lodge. Open daily for dinner only, 4:30pm-10pm. Closed January 1- mid February. Reservations are not accepted.
Bright Angel Restaurant - Located in Bright Angel Lodge. Open daily 6:30am-10pm. Lounge open 11am-11pm.
Bright Angel Fountain - Located outside Bright Angel Lodge on the rim. Ice cream and snacks. Open daily as weather permits.
Maswik Cafeteria - Located in Maswik Lodge at the west end of the village. Open daily 6am-10pm. Sports Lounge open daily 5pm-11pm.
Yavapai Cafeteria - Located at Market Plaza. Open daily 6am-9pm. Hours may fluctuate seasonally. Closed January 2-February 16.
Favorite Dish: I really liked the El Tovar hotel restaurant, but it is expensive
Canyon Village Marketplace: located at the market plaza Open daily 7am-8:30pm
Delicatessen at the Marketplaza: Open daily
El Tovar Dining Room: Located on the Rim;breakfast 6:30-11am, lunch 11:30am-2pm, Dinner 5pm-10pm.Dinner reservations:(928) 638-2631 est. 6432, lounge 11am-11pm.
The Arizona room: on the Rim next to Bright Angel Lodge; dunner only 4:30pm-10pm
Bright Angel Restaurant: Open daily, 6:30-10pm;lounge serving gourmet coffee and continental breakfast.
Bright Angel Fountain: Ice Cream & snacks.(weather permits)
MaswiK Cafeteria: Open Daily, Sports lounge;5pm-11pm daily.
Yavapai Cafeteria: Located at Market Plaza daily.
Hermits Rest Snack Bar: 9am to sunset.
Desert View Marketplace: 9am-5pm
Desert View Trading Post Snackbar: 8am-7pm