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Desert View Trading Post Cafeteria

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W Highway 64, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
928-638-2360
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Dining options: Lunch

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Expected more froma National Park

The offering at this location was limited to sandwiches, soup and salads. It was counter service and not all that appealing. Unless you are desperate for something to eat, I would drive 21miles to the village where they offer more variety. On the other hand, the Grocery Store was great with many... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Titusville
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Titusville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The offering at this location was limited to sandwiches, soup and salads. It was counter service and not all that appealing. Unless you are desperate for something to eat, I would drive 21miles to the village where they offer more variety. On the other hand, the Grocery Store was great with many more offerings than I expected. We made several... More 

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Colton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Desert View is near the East entrance toll to the Grand Canyon National Park. The Trading Post is a small café where u can grab a sandwich/soup. Nice place to be in to shield u from the cold wind when it is 1 deg cent. outside.. brrr. GRab a coffee or soup to warm ur belly. Hubby could not resist... More 

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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
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49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

All we were looking for was ice cream, which we were a little disappointed to discover all they had was prepackaged ice cream novelties. But while we were there we did notice a wide menu selection And we did watch them make several deli style sandwiches. I think had the staff been a little more friendly and not so grubby... More 

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orange county
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Stopped in to grab a quick bite while visiting Desert View tower. Typical crowded tourist stop, but they did have pretty good food. Desert View is a must see when your at the Grand Canyon.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We got a chilli dog and slice of pizza, both were good and fairly priced (same price, better food than fast food joints in Tusayan..!). The atmosphere is why you eat here...there's something just fun about grabbing a bite to eat (enough to be filling, I'll add!) from the super-friendly counter staff, and take it outside and enjoy among the... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Perfect for a quick bite in a stunning location. I am picky and their food selection was great. Staff was cheerful.

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Batesville, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were surprised that the prices weren't outrageous and food was good. We were expecting a rip off place and it wasn't at all.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The Trading post is neat to poke around in while you are waiting for your order. Sometimes it takes a little bit as most things are made to order. Not a lot of seating inside, but there are some nice places to eat outside.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

During our quick stop to the Desert View Tower we were able to have lunch, buy souvenirs and supplies, stock up on water and use the very nice, clean restrooms. There were outdoor tables to enjoy your lunch as well as beautiful views of the desert to enjoy as you ate. The Navajo taco ordered for lunch was delicious and... More 

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Whitinsville, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We were there for only a day and this was the best option for getting a quick meal. Typical cafeteria type food options.....nothing great. Maybe in the summer the food is better???

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: W Highway 64, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Grand Canyon National Park
  • Phone Number: 928-638-2360

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 5

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