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“Good food with entertainment”

Big E Steakhouse & Saloon
Ranked #5 of 20 Restaurants in Tusayan
Price range: $6 - $45
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Welcome to the Big E! The Big E is the Grand Canyon Premier Steakhouse. Great food -- Great service -- Great atmosphere!! Lunch and dinner daily. Steaks, Seafood, Vegetarian – Come Hungry. Enjoy the 200 sq. ft. Video Wall or dine in the saloon or on the Pet Friendly Patio. Come give us a try, you won't be disappointed.
Sun City West, Arizona
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297 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Good food with entertainment”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner here. The food was surprisingly good for Tusayan, which is a tiny community just outside the entrance to the Grand Canyon National Park South Rim. The restaurant is as expensive as the best restaurants in nearby Grand Canyon National Park, but at least Big E offers convenient parking. My husband and I spent $100 for very good meals and tip, without appetizers, dessert or alcohol. The menu is a la carte. The restaurant has a stage and a movie screen consisting of about 28 TVs all patched together into a big rectangle screen. The restaurant owner also owns Papillon Helicopter, and has acquired many beautiful aerial photos and videos of the Grand Canyon. The restaurant showed a nice movie of beautiful aerial photos of the Grand Canyon and nearby areas. After that movie finished a magician came onstage and presented a magic act; this was a hit with the children in the audience Next the restaurant showed a movie consisting of short film clips from old western movies. The aerial photos and old Western film clips were entertaining and gave a flavor of the old West. The service was good. The decor is nice. Our server told us that the restaurant occasionally has live bands. The restaurant has a bar attached and a comfortable lobby waiting area.

  • Visited July 2014
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good food service needs a look!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

We dined here twice and on both occasions had fillet mignon dishes. No problems best steak and all that! However, the service although polite needs a brush up. First night, no major problems just a bit of a wait, but all the food turns up at once (is this an American custom?).

Second night, we explain we would like a starter or appetisers then a bit of a wait before mains. Seemed to throw them, in fact the starter went AWOL and only the mains turned up. Mind you they were sharpish at getting a beer to the table at the start!

All in all yes would drop in again if in the neighbourhood but I may want to serve myself. If you are going to rely on casual staff at the customer end of your business a little training might be in order. Or do you just count on one off one visit passing traffic and the knowledge that they probably won't be back?

Let's face it does not take much to get an act together and you still got the tip!

Visited July 2014
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Chiddingstone, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Sliders treat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

Stopping for lunch after seeing the incredible Grand Canyon, we found the Big E. All five of us had the Kobe beef Sliders, which were "fantastic" and they came with great chips, oops, I mean fries. The beef was, melt in your mouth..... need I say more?

  • Visited July 2014
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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

A fun place for lunch. But we had steak...it was good, not great; but I am a Kansas City girl!
During the summer, you can take the purple shuttle into see the IMAX show and go across the street to the western theme joint.

Visited July 2014
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Lima, Perú
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent food an nice environment. Super large TV”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

The food and service were very good. We watched the FIFA World Cup in larger than life size TV, cozy and family friendly.

Visited June 2014
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