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Red Planet Diner

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1655 W State Route 89a, Sedona, AZ 86336-5620
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Out-of-this-World experience!

We stopped for breakfast before a day of climbing the formations. What a fun atmosphere! The breakfast menu is complete and flexible. (This is also called the ET Diner.)

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Cindy L
Detroit, Michigan
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  • Families with children
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Detroit, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped for breakfast before a day of climbing the formations. What a fun atmosphere! The breakfast menu is complete and flexible. (This is also called the ET Diner.)

Thank Cindy L
Schertz, Texas
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of the restaurants in Sedona close early, but this cute diner is open late. The alien decor is fun and funky. Their "space dog" (hot dog) is HUGE and tasty and their fries are good, too. Service is very friendly. Excellent family fare any time.

Thank TexMommy
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The outside looks normal, with some aliens on the gating, and the interior is heavy on the alien decor. It seems like a very touristy place to go but the food was good. The server said they're known for their burgers so our whole party of coworkers had burgers. It was a good burger and I enjoyed the soft pretzel... More 

Thank 651MichelleJA
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were nervous going in this place. Half the lights were out, there was hardly anybody in the restaurant, and the decor is wacky 1950s alien kitsch. But surprise! The food was perfectly decent. We didn't regret our meal there. Definitely one of the more affordable places to eat in Sedona.

Thank flipper314
Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Now called the ET Encounter Diner, this is a fun place for solid diner fare, and good margaritas. Be sure to check out the many UFO sighting photos all along the diner counter, from the 1960s to today. Note: Aliens must pay cash.

Thank TravelerACJ
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We started our day in Sedona in the Red Planet Diner. We stumbled upon this diner and gave it a try. Great decorations inside giving us earthlings the necessary kick to go for a cooked breakfast. The waiter was very friendly and attentive. They have a tempting selection of breakfasts available. We were not to be disappointed. Very generous servings... More 

1 Thank Texas61962
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

"interesting" decor. The pastrami sandwich was the worst I've ever had and my spouses mexican offering was bland and tasteless.

Thank AZvacation2015
Sedona, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The breakfast chicken chilaquiles are the best! Also the greek platter is good if you want something cool and different to eat.

1 Thank Cliff S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The Alien theme decor is funky and fun, but the music from the 60's is great to hear. We ate here on two different nights and enjoyed all the meals(salmon, sampler platter, enchiladas, and the pork chimichanga) generous portions, not smothered in tomato sauce, or super hot-just spicy and tangy. Our Wait was great at serving us promptly, taking away... More 

Thank Gayle F
Ascot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We enjoyed this diner. The food was tasty and the portions were large. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The temperature inside was a bit chilly, which I mentioned to the waiter and he kindly turned the heat up a bit. I would still advise taking a scarf though. The restaurant was decorated with space ships, UFOs and aliens.... More 

1 Thank Belinda S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1655 W State Route 89a, Sedona, AZ 86336-5620
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Sedona
  • Phone Number: 928-282-6070

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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