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Spenser's Bar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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233 North Grand Canyon Boulevard, Williams, AZ 86046
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Chandler, Arizona
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was excellent. But, be ready to wait for it. We ate there twice and waited both times. They were very understaffed. No fault of the servers who were great but they were spread too thin.

Thank santinod41
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This bar is in the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel that doesn't open until 4 pm. The bar itself is one of the most ornate I have seen. Having said that, there were too few wait staff for the number of people in the bar. Service was friendly, but slow. The bar menu was adequate. We went to the bar twice... More 

Thank Jim F
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Nice atmosphere but bartender wasn't very friendly. Seemed like she hated her job and you felt it. People you drink next to engage you in conversation though and make it a nice place for a nite cap.

Thank Jim K
Brookville, Indiana
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Good bar food within the Grand Canyon Railroad Hotel. Particular interesting history of the magnificent back-bar

Thank Ed E
O'Fallon, Missouri
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Had dinner and quick breakfast. Staff was accomodating. Thought prices were kind of high for ala cart breakfast..i.e. $4 for self serve oatmeal. However my husband did have a great bloody mary!

Thank TT63366
Calabash, North Carolina
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This place has a great shepherd's pie. Our waitress said even people from Great Britain said it was better than at home. It has good prices on the rest of their happy hour/dinner menu. It's located inside the railroad hotel.

Thank letsgonow3
Atlanta, Georgia
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142 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had a cocktail one evening. It would have been more enjoyable had the bartender acknowledged our presence beyond "looking" at us to get our order. We sat at the bar and watched the staff and customer interaction--there was none. One couple entered the bar and were never acknowledged until one of them approached the bar to ask about seating. They... More 

Thank Sharron F
Ponte Vedra
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

staff is friendly and drinks are first rate we found this to be a convenient place to relax and find out about the area.

Thank Zevonite
Edgewater, Maryland
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161 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This Bar is open after 4 pm and is just off the lobby of the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. People eat here because the Café is unacceptable. We had drinks here, but not food. The staff was friendly and the service good.

Thank An0nym0us1150
Oberlin, Louisiana
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97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We had supper here one night with our family. The staff doesn't smile and isn't friendly. The food is average. The nachos we ordered were corn chips with melted cheese on top. I could make better nachos at home. Everything is over priced here and less than average on taste. I do not recommend this place to anyone.

Thank Erica C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 North Grand Canyon Boulevard, Williams, AZ 86046
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Williams
  • Phone Number: 800-843-8724
Great menu, reasonable prices, beautiful bar carved in 1887, all types of libations.

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