There is food service available at the Rim House. There are also a few options near the park, and many more in Montrose and Gunnison along US Highway 50. Both the Red Barn in Montrose and the House of China in Gunnison were pretty good.
Favorite Dish: Steak at Red Barn, Shrimp in Garlic Sauce at the House of China.
We were really lucky to stumble onto this place! It's advertised as "Featuring the flavors of the mesquite grill" and is catagorized as Southwest/American. As with all best places, it looked like the local favorite for a great meal.
We were looking for a quick bite so didn't get into their full menu but it ranged from full dinners to salads, soups and sandwiches. We both had small, picture-perfect side salads of crisp, varied greens with delicious, house-made honey mustard dressing, and a bowl of green chili chowder that was to die for. I'm not kidding - the stuff was amazing.
While somewhat upscale in menu and environment, people were dressed from very casual to more buttoned-down (we'd just come from the canyon so were not exactly at our best) and the waitstaff was very cheerful and accomodating.
Favorite Dish: The green chili chowder!!!! Full of corn, peppers and spices (but not overpowering) and the best I've ever had. Don't miss it!!!
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