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Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
520-638-2631
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Quick Lunch before bus tour

Our bus tour of the Canyon started here. Although there were two lines, the lines were very long. Buffet should have been more prepared for a large prebooked crowd.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
craftd53
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Long Island, NY
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Great little cafeteria with quick service, and hot food. Was able to cater to large tours and still had good quality.

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north carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went into this cafeteria type setup without knowing what there was to choose from. It is setup like a food court and we choose a little deli that had the sub and griled cheese. I have to say it was above par for us, both were very good and not a bad price to be inside the Grand Canyon... More 

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Long Island, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Our bus tour of the Canyon started here. Although there were two lines, the lines were very long. Buffet should have been more prepared for a large prebooked crowd.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a cafeteria in the middle of the dessert. Do not expect much from it. I would recommend that you walk across the parking and try the convenience store which has a very small food court. There you can have something fresh made for you.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

And, it's kind of out in the middle of nowhere, and it's got a decent selection, and the food is good, and it's way better than trying to grub up some pine nuts near the canyon rim before the squirrels get them. It's good to keep in mind that this place is a cafeteria, and try to remember the times... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

For what it is, this Cafeteria offered a good selection of food and some of the best soup I think I have had anywhere! Great for a cold winters day in the Grand Canyon. The staff could be a little friendlier, but that was about the only issue we had with the place.

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St. Stephen, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We stayed at Yavapai lodge so this was the obvious place to grab breakfast before starting our day. Had the breakfast wrap with onions, peppers, scrambled eggs, fresh cilantro, sour cream and pico de gallo and it was pretty frigging good. My expectations weren't high for cafeteria style eating but my boyfriend and I both thought it was good! We... More 

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Anaheim, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

After a long day we decided to eat close to our room. We wanted to go to one of the restaurants but we were tired. It is too bad that we didn't make an effort to go somewhere else. The staff were not friendly which for me is forgivable. But when staff are just plain unprofessional and don't know where... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The Yavapai Cafeteria is very convenient. For every taste you will find something. The food is ok. It closes a bit too early. If you are out for taking sunset pictures you have to hurry back to get some food.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Overpriced even by National Park standards. Even if you are starving, you are unlikely to find anything here that outranks the high-school cafeteria. I was somewhat appalled, and quite turned off by the messiness of the hot-dinner-plate serving area. The caretaker of this section, though she had no customers, seemed quite unconcerned with the huge swatches of brown gravy and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Grand Canyon National Park
  • Phone Number: 520-638-2631

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 7

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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