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Harvey's Diner

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303 E Second St, Next to the Painted Desert Visitor Center, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
928 524 3756
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10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Seating

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Serves good food, and good value

We had a wonderful breakfast at the Painted Desert Diner inside of the Harvey's Store at Petrified Forest National Park. It is cafeteria style, with extensive menu choices. The food was freshly prepared. The eggs were cooked perfectly, the sausage was delicious, and French toast was scrumptious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
LuciArlingtonHeights
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Arlington Heights
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Arlington Heights
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213 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful breakfast at the Painted Desert Diner inside of the Harvey's Store at Petrified Forest National Park. It is cafeteria style, with extensive menu choices. The food was freshly prepared. The eggs were cooked perfectly, the sausage was delicious, and French toast was scrumptious. We arrived early at the park, and ate breakfast before we began our... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Really good food for a national park, I ordered the Navajo nachos with vegetarian chili and it was really delicious and plentiful.

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Thank J N
Fenton, Missouri
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130 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

You'll find this restaurant by the Painted Desert Visitor Center, and the sign out front called it the Painted Desert Diner during our most recent visit. This was toward the end of our Southwest national park road trip, and we had learned to be very underwhelmed with any food inside of the national parks. That being said, this spot was... More 

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Thank Becky G
Ventura, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This restaurant is hidden in the back of the gift shop. This is located near the gas station. The food was good and filling. By far, the best choice was the Navajo Taco.

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Thank Tshot1971
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is behind the gift shop at the petrified forest visitors center, but don't pass it up! We came in after a hot day of hiking so the friendly staff, air conditioning, and homemade food were welcoming. Also the Navajo Taco that I ordered was delicious! I could eat one every day for lunch and be happy. Notice too... More 

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1 Thank erinwantscoffee
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Man, what a God send. These fine folks were so sweet and helpful, food is fantastic and they even have a half & half (half fries, half onion rings) option! Highly recommend!

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2 Thank Micah G R
North Oaks, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We stopped here for a quick bite to eat before going into the national park. We had the grilled cheese and chili bowl. Inexpensive and no complaints. They have some Route 66 decor and that was interesting to see. We were very fortunate because right after we got our order in, there were two busloads of tourists coming in the... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The best reason to eat at this diner is the Navaho tacos. The fry bread they make is great. Service is slow, the decor is cute, the gift shop is OK, then on to the park (or to the highway to the next destination)

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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110 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Granted it is a park concession so don't expect a fancy restaurant. What it is though is a food trip down route 66's memory lane. The decor and food if great fun and we enjoyed it. It will recommend Harvey's to anyone visiting the park.

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Albuquerque
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The food here is a cut above typical National Park concessions. It is prepared to order and the service is by competent and pleasant staff. The meal was a little slower to arrive than at a lot of Park concessions, but that was because it was not pre-made. The diner atmosphere is pleasant in a pseudo-Route 66 way too. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 303 E Second St, Next to the Painted Desert Visitor Center, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Petrified Forest National Park
  • Phone Number: 928 524 3756

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?