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El Tovar Lodge Dining Room

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had a wonderful lunch at this classic setting at the south rim of the Grand Canyon. This place has some great history that's worth learning about. Afterwards a walk along the south rim trail works well to burn some of those calories. The views along at the tables along the windows are great! The food is... More

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Allendale, New Jersey
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106 reviews 106 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Definitely the priciest place to eat in the canyon and it is a fine dining experience so you can't walk in with your dirty hikers and shorts (though it's not THAT dressy...no one was wearing ties or jackets except the waiters...polo and khaki pants ok) We were seated by the window for a great view of the setting sun, the... More

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Quepos, Costa Rica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We first stood at the rim and watched the sunrise and then headed into El Tovar for breakfast. Each person in our group ordered something different and we were all thrilled with our choices. I got the steak and eggs which was served over a delicious sauce. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was true to the locale of... More

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Macomb, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Heard this was the place to eat. Made reservation six months in advance. Had a nice window seat where we could only see the top third of the canyon wall. The staff was great, quick to take and deliver the order. All questions answered about the meal. We thought the food was only fair and overpriced. Would try someplace else... More

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Huntington, Vermont
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Last week, during a visit to Grand Canyon, I was able to partake of breakfast in the El Tovar Lodge Dining Room. The El Tovar, built by the railroad in the early 1900's, sits in the park, on the south rim of the Grand Canyon. There are terrific views of the canyon from this dining room. Service and the meal... More

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Newark, Delaware
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The big build up for El Tovar dinner. With friends, reviews and the "word on the street" being that this was the spot. We headed for dinner. Space was nice. Old dark wood. maybe more cozy in the winter time vs. summer. but all good in terms of ambiance. So the build up maybe ruined the meal for us cause... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We thought we would get hotel food in a park restaurant. The food was excellent and it was a five star dining experience for us. We had a great view of the canyon from our table. Had it not rained, we could have enjoyed the canyon sunset from the restaurant.

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Chesterfield
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Stayed two nights in park. Told we "had" to eat at the Flagship restaurant. Yes, I am frugal but like a good meal with good portions. You are paying for the reputation. The service is good yes, but we had a better meal at Bright Angel for less. It's a neat hotel, but sometimes the hype is more than what's... More

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Service is stellar! Food is tasty and presented beautifully. Views are gorgeous! So reasonably priced we were shocked. We will eat here every time we are at the canyon!

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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166 reviews 166 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I am at the Grand Canyon relatively frequently for business and sometimes for my own trips with family. I have always known and heard about the El Tovar restaurant. I finally got the chance to dine there and I enjoyed myself with the food and the view. I was lucky and was able to get a table looking out to... More

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