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Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
520-638-2631
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Price range: $2 - $7
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

This place isn't terrible, but it is the worst place we ate in Grand Canyon national park. It is a definite cafeteria with the cafeteria food and the cafeteria smells. If you don't absolutely have to eat here, I'd recommend making the quick drive to one of the other in park options (such as Masawik cafeteria - far and away... More

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Tel-Aviv
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

I went there for breakfast, but it was really a bad way to start my day. Expensive, poor service, unfriendly cashier. Clean your table if you don't want to eat in a dirty place. It was really a mistake to go to this cafeteria

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The Vavapai Cafeteria provided the worst experience at the South Rim. The quality of the food is ordinary at best. The presentation is sloppy, no pun intended. My final breakfast, a simple on that I thought would be clean and tasty failed miserably. The scrambled eggs were textureless hard yellow blobs. Not in the least inviting. The toast had the... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

After a long drive in from Las Vegas, we were just not in the mood to spend time looking for a place to eat dinner (especially since some places like the Dining room at the El Tovar Lodge, people recommend reservations and others might have a wait). So it was convenient since we were staying at the Yavapai Lodge. The... More

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Eatonton, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

No dislikes. Enjoyed the way food was laid out. I liked the cafeteria style of service. Didn't have to worry about anyone else hovering over the food choices.Very pleasant staff and prices were reasonable.

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Vancouver BC
2 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Literally the worst restaurant in the world. We had dinner and breakfast there and they charged us a total of $180 for nothing short of vomit. People come from all over the world, what a shame and embarrassment !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERY MacDonald's gives better food and they are also terrible. Even the scrambled egg was fake powder and the bacon burnt... More

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Eatonton, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We were well pleased with the cafeteria's layout and cleanliness. The food was very good. We enjoyed dinner and breakfast. Good choices of food and atmosphere was good.

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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The café had plenty of seating and great choices for meals all day long. Attached to it is a great gift shop. The workers are all courteous and pleasant.

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Schagen, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

The cafeteria is just that: a large room with tables. Pick up a tray, shop around the cafeteria, then get into row at the cashier. There's a fair assortment of plates and pizzas if that's your thing. They taste OK but don't expect anything memorable from either the taste or the atmosphere. If you want a breakfast heavy and calories... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Breakfast was great. Dinner was good enough. the cafe was very big. enough to sit a lot of people. Don't be mistaken, this is not a restaurant. this is a cafeteria. you have to order the food and pick them yourself and then pay. I am a vegetarian and I had decent options. the food was pretty tasty. After having... More

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Address: Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Phone Number: 520-638-2631
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Grand Canyon National Park
Average Prices: USD 2 - 7

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