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Thunderbird Lodge Cafeteria
Ranked #2 of 12 Restaurants in Chinle
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Livorno, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
300 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“Acceptable”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

we were staying at the Lodge, so we ate at the cafeteria a few times. The room is nicely decorated, with rugs on the wall. Chinle is a "sad" place, so presumably this cafeteria is in line with the location. The quality of food doesn't look great. The service depends on the person you find: we met very nice people and very "sad" people. I think for breakfast is better than lunch/dinner. Be aware that the hours of service are very limited.

  • Visited August 2012
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  • English first
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Ganado, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Not the Best by a Long Shot!”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

I live in the area, so I have visited Thunderbird on several occasions. The food choices are extremely limited and the quality is just not that good. Chinle is not a large place, but there are better alternatives as far as dining goes. The lodge here is very unique and folks we have had stay here really like it, but the cafeteria is just not on the same level. I would much rather eat at Junction.

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Thank haynes9
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Mesa
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Pricey for home-cooking”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Good selection to choose from, but $2.20 for a small dish of jello salad or waldorf salad seemed high and a meal of cafeteria food can really add up. Considering the availability of supplies on the reservation and distance to large cities, the prices are probably not out of line.

Visited August 2012
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Thank C B
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washington, dc
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Yikes!”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

Ate at the cafeteria today. I will put it like this... If you are into pieces of iceberg with a slice of tomato, a slice of cucumber, and a couple pieces of carrot shoved into a little bowl and covered with Saran wrap this is your place. This will be your only vegetable option. You can have jello or chocolate cake. My daughter went for an apple, a small bowl of grapes, and a cookie which was the most benign option. Wish I'd read trip advisor to know that the cafeteria is ranked 6 out of 6 in the area, below burger king. Trying the junction tonight and keeping fingers crossed. I would just love to see some vegetables. They seem hard to come by in these parts. This restaurant is just plain bad. I've decided I'd rather subsist on diet coke and beef jerky!

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Fort Worth, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
208 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“So-So”
Reviewed May 31, 2012

Food ok, walk thru diner type. Little pricey for what you get, but ok for the area.

Visited May 2012
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