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Thunderbird Lodge Cafeteria

) #2 of 10 Restaurants in Chinle American,
Canyon De Chelly, Chinle, AZ 86503
+1 800-679-2473
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good31%
  • Average38%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“fry bread” (20 reviews)
“mutton stew” (9 reviews)
“tacos” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Native American
Canyon De Chelly, Chinle, AZ 86503
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Thunderbird Lodge Cafeteria is a misnomer; while you do line up to place your order, many items on the menu are cooked to order! Open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. - so your meal time is flexible! The food is delicious; serving both American...More

Thank dessertgranny
Reviewed 5 days ago

My first thoughts were why a cafeteria? Its in a good location, next to Thunderbird Lodge. It has a very large, clean dinning area and the staff is very friendly. We asked for a sandwich and salad to go so we could eat at the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner during the week and had T-Bone steak and Ribeye steaks. The meat was good quality unfortunately instead of rare we got well done meat on the verge of burnt... We also tried the fried bread which was good. Maybe we should have...More

Thank AniSan
Reviewed 1 week ago

I DO need breakfast....and that means protein for me. They have omelettes. Not really the French kind, but eggs and stuff. It's fast and edible, and I have had worse on many an occasion. The place is clean, fast enough and fuel for the day....More

Thank zelmab
Reviewed 1 week ago

Is a honest place, simple but tasty food, with correct price, we tried navajo burger and taco, the rations are big and we like it

Thank Parejaconbotas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Evening special was Salisbury steak. Came with vegetables, potato and roll. Good salad and dessert selection.

Thank Ferrales
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only thought the food here was so so. I've made better tasting pezole myself before. It was my first time trying frybread. So so tasting, lard. My husband's salad was good. We though the prices were high. There really isn't much else of a...More

1  Thank Vickie K
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and i both ate dinner and breakfast here. The small taco on fry bread was excellent. Plain fried bread is marvelous. We also had the canyon burger and french fries. They were also very good there blueberry pancakes for breakfast in the morning...More

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The restaurant is adjacent to the Thunderbird Lodge at the entrance to Canyon de Chelly. After driving through Chinle and seeing no other restaurant that appealed to us, we ate dinner at the Lodge. It is cafeteria style so the food is pretty basic but...More

1  Thank Jay S
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Food was just ok, service was very slow, waited forever for drinks and we were so thirsty. No refills offered. Coffee served with powdered creamer. They don't get much business and it shows.

1  Thank Tricia G
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I want to download a menu but cannot find one anywhere. Did anyone happen to take pictures of it? I would love to see it. Thanks.
1 April 2017|
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Response from 1234texas | Reviewed this property |
The 2 other answers are good ones. I think they "fly by seat of the pants" when it cones to making plans for what to serve! Remember, you do not have any other decent choices from what we were able to uncover. They will... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Native American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canyon De Chelly, Chinle, AZ 86503
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Chinle
  • Phone Number: +1 800-679-2473
  • E-mail
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