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El Tovar Lodge Dining Room

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6312 South Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 600N, El Tovar Hotel, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
+1 928-638-2631
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the best restaurant of many in which we ate at the Grand Canyon. The food was fantastic. I had a delicious hamburger and my wife had a Navaho Taco. My Berger was thick, juicy and tasty. My wife's taco was extremely good, much different from the usual tacos. They were selicious and recommended by the waiter. The atmosphere... More 

Thank Mike S
Brooklyn, New York
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Make your dinner reservations long in advance, this place gets booked up. Good variety of foods, including some vegetarian and fish options. Friendly attentive wait staff.

Thank Gregory11217
Calgary, Canada
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348 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You must make reservations or you won't get in. The earlier the better. The menu is varied enough, even for vegetarians, to attract all. We had the special, sable fish on jasmine rice, and the lamb shank. Both were spectacular and the wine to accompany it was reasonable. It was a lovely way to end a great holiday!

Thank emandernie
Bethesda, Maryland
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was a little worried about lunch based on the dates appearance and decor at the restaurant. I know it's supposed to be historic, but I was skeptical to say the least. However our waiter, James, was incredibly friendly and helpful. The soup and salad were excellent and the stroganoff and peanut butter pie certainly fine for the price. Overall... More 

Thank unccbm
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love the El Tovar, there is so much history and personality in this building. The food as usual is excellent.

Thank Judy L
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241 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's pricey and not worth it. The dining room is nicely done and very pretty. The cocktail lounge is really awful and super dated. All of it is pretty $$ for what you get. I had the french onion soup and the salmon tostada...it was pretty bland on both counts. Unfortunately, they have a captive audience so there isn't much... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came to El Tovar for lunch. The wait was about 25 minutes. No views of the canyon at least from our area in the restaurant. We ordered the Navajo Taco and chili. The Navajo taco was nothing special, bland--the fry bread was not crispy. The chili was better with large pieces of meat but it had too much cheese.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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289 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

El Tovar dining has always been really good, but this visit was over the top. We go snowed in, so we had the opportunity - the good fortune - to just walk in without reservations and get window seats. We tried the chili, the quiche, the Navajo tacos- and, AND you would be foolish if you didn't try one or... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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440 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

First night's dinner: salad shared and delicious, trout - very tasty, halibut and rice- halibut over cooked, rice cold. They allowed replacement of halibut meal with trout...good! Dinner the second night: NY steak was tasty, filet mignon melt in your mouth, good salad, and delicious ice cream, but did not enjoy pomegranate creme brûlée. The regular creme brûlée would have... More 

Thank Mary B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the halibut (frozen) and the fresh sea bass. Food was not hot and had to reheated. Overly sweet sorbet and lukewarm cappuccino. Nothing special especially befitting the gourmet prices. But when at the Grand Canyon it may not be possible to do any better

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern, Soups, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6312 South Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 600N, El Tovar Hotel, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Grand Canyon National Park
  • Phone Number: +1 928-638-2631

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?