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Where to eat.

Lisburn, United...
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Where to eat.

We will be staying in Yavapai East in June 2011. We have been before and know that the cafe doesn't serve the best food and El Tovar is quite pricey. We are considering Bright Angel in the national park but are wondering about eating in Tusayan instead. However quite a few of the reviews are less than complementary and we are wondering if there are any of the normal chains such as Dennys, Cracker Barrel and Chillis etc in the town that we could fall back on if needs be.

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11. Re: Where to eat.

We found the food at Yavapai Cafe to be perfectly fine. I suppose they have good days and bad days, but we ate there three times, and all three times the food was very good. The market deli sandwiches are very good too. Picnic is a great idea. There's a little ice cream shop in the hotel area of the rim that would make a nice dessert!

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12. Re: Where to eat.

We stayed in Tusayan a couple of weeks ago. On the first night we went to Yippee-ei-o! This is Western themed with good service and good food - I am told the ribs were excellent! It was very busy but they found us a table fairly quickly after a short wait in the bar. Some people might not be keen on the practice of adding a 15% tip to the bill.

On the second night we tried to eat in the Grand Hotel - the menu seemed reasonable - but they were busy and there was going to be a long wait so if you wish to eat there you might want to book in advance.

Instead we ate at the Cafe Tusayan. Diner style and the main course included soup or salad plus to our surprise a dessert as well.

These are not gourmet restaurants but functional for tourists.

We also ate breakfast at the Blue Angel Lodge. Good food and not perhaps as expensive as we thought it might be. There was not a view over the Canyon - in case you expect there to be one!

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