Yavapai -Canyon Cafeteria, Grand Canyon National Park

3 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews

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    by goodfish
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    Fried Chicken
    by acebruin
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    Canyon Cafe
    by acebruin
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    Canyon Cafe, Yavapai Lodge: South Rim: It'll do ya

    by goodfish Written Oct 16, 2014

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    I'll preface this review with the same points as Maswik Food Court:

    • It is a cafeteria. Adjust expectations accordingly
    • It serves thousands of people on a high-season day
    • It is at a park in the middle of nowhere
    • It doesn’t score well with people who employ the word “dine”

    We didn’t eat here on this last trip but have in the past (had decent breakfast burritos) and it’s a very similar experience as at Maswik but the space is a little smaller and there aren’t as many separate stations. It’s generally on par with Maswik's cleanliness, serving sizes, friendliness and price. Beer and wine available, gluten-free options (ask), free wifi, no canyon view, and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you don’t have the budget or time for one of the fancier restaurants, aren’t cooking at your campsite or making meals with supplies from a market, then this or Maswik are your best bets.

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    Yavapai Lodge Cafe: Decent Food in the Village

    by acebruin Updated Oct 7, 2008

    The Canyon Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This cafe or cafeteria rather is not one of the fancy restaurants. The place looks like any other cafeterias out there, in your office buildings or high schools. But it is quite a cozy place to eat in. Try to get a table where the open terrace is located. It's nice to have a meal under the sun light or moon light. There's a picture of how it looks like with this tip.

    I heard from a shuttle driver that this cafe is famous for its fried chicken. Sure enough I had to try it for myself. It's not bad I tell you. The crispy golden skinned fried chickens and the seasoned fries were pretty good! We also tried the pasta and the chicken with rice. The food is not bad at all, especially at that price! Can't beat it. If you're looking for a high class food, this place is not the one for you. If you're looking for a decent meal at a cheap price, come on in!

    Did I mention there's also a free wireless internet in the cafe?!! How can you beat that? Being able to eat lunch or dinner while uploading your pictures and writing your tips on VirtualTourist is priceless!

    Favorite Dish: The fried chicken was my favorite.

    Canyon Cafe Open Terrace Inside of the Cafe Fried Chicken Chicken with Rice
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