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Best eats in Tusayan?

Postby azbackpackr » Aug 30 2011 12:16 pm

I usually buzz right through Tusayan without so much as a pee stop. However, we're meeting up there for the Pt. Huitzil trip, and we'd like to hear comments. I recollect there's a pizza joint there. Anyone like it? If memory serves, people have said most eateries there are way overpriced.
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Re: Best eats in Tusayan?

Postby chumley » Aug 30 2011 1:54 pm

I'd recommend whatever picnic you bring yourself. :)
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Re: Best eats in Tusayan?

Postby azbackpackr » Aug 30 2011 2:31 pm

According to one of the online review websites, the Coronado Room at the Best Western not only is passable to good, according to pretty much all the reviewers, but every single other restaurant in town got TERRIBLE reviews.

I wonder if there's a Subway or Quizno's there? Have to check that out.
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Re: Best eats in Tusayan?

Postby Rob del Desierto » Aug 30 2011 3:19 pm

There is a McDonalds and Wendys in Tusayan. The pizza joint on the north end of town is probably the best in town - at least, that's where we'd go to escape park dining when I was working for the P-Fund. The restaurant in the hotel on the s end of the road, by the airport on the west side is ok. McDonalds there holds the distinction of being the most expensive Mickey Ds in the world. No joke, I've read about it in a couple of travel books/magazines.
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Re: Best eats in Tusayan?

Postby azbackpackr » Aug 30 2011 3:37 pm

Yeah, I was afraid of that. Wendy's would work for me, but I don't know what the rest of them will want to do. The pizza place got some pretty lukewarm reviews.
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Re: Best eats in Tusayan?

Postby Rob del Desierto » Aug 30 2011 3:40 pm

I didn't say stellar or world class - just that it was the best in town.
It does (or did, last time I was in) have both Oak Creek and Grand Canyon beers on tap.
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Re: Best eats in Tusayan?

Postby azbackpackr » Aug 30 2011 3:46 pm

That might suit this crowd. We'll see what they say.
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Re: Best eats in Tusayan?

Postby paulhubbard » Aug 30 2011 3:47 pm

Rob del Desierto wrote:It does (or did, last time I was in) have both Oak Creek and Grand Canyon beers on tap.

In that case, who cares what the food tastes like? :y:
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Re: Best eats in Tusayan?

Postby PLC92084 » Aug 30 2011 3:52 pm

paulhubbard wrote: Rob del Desierto wrote:It does (or did, last time I was in) have both Oak Creek and Grand Canyon beers on tap.


In that case, who cares what the food tastes like? :y:


I suppose fueling up on carbs could be construed as a good thing? The down side might be we'd need to take out a small loan in order to get a sufficient "meal"...
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Re: Best eats in Tusayan?

Postby kingsnake » Aug 30 2011 4:27 pm

Rob del Desierto wrote:There is a McDonalds and Wendys in Tusayan. The pizza joint on the north end of town is probably the best in town - at least, that's where we'd go to escape park dining when I was working for the P-Fund. The restaurant in the hotel on the s end of the road, by the airport on the west side is ok. McDonalds there holds the distinction of being the most expensive Mickey Ds in the world. No joke, I've read about it in a couple of travel books/magazines.


25 years ago my mom was visiting me in Flagstaff, and made me stop at that place just so she could say she ate the most expensive Big Mac in the world. :roll: I think back then it was like $5. No idea what it is now. Story was it was so expensive due to having to truck in water. Also no idea if that is still the case ...
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Re: Best eats in Tusayan?

Postby hikeaz » Aug 30 2011 4:55 pm

WeCook Pizza. Great beer selection, too!
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Re: Best eats in Tusayan?

Postby Dschur » Aug 30 2011 4:57 pm

We eat at the We Cook Pasta and Pizza place alot when we are at the canyon. It is good the helpings are huge so if you get like spagetti you could share it with two people. Was about 11 dollars I think and comes with salad bar which is typical iceberg and a few toppings. They have huge calazones. The Yippy I aye (sp) salloon is a good steak house with medium prices. There is a pizza hut in the IMAX and a deli there. Icecream place next to Pasta place. Wendys prices are more normal.. Really good breakfasts at the Tusayan Cafe and a lot less than McDonalds breakfasts. They have good typical cafe food there. The Spaghetti Western was a good italian place but is gone. I haven't eaten at any of the hotels like the Grand or the Best Western one.
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Re: Best eats in Tusayan?

Postby Rob del Desierto » Aug 30 2011 4:59 pm

The Carvel's next to the pizza joint is closed.
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Re: Best eats in Tusayan?

Postby azbackpackr » Aug 30 2011 5:53 pm

Thanks everyone! :)
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Re: Best eats in Tusayan?

Postby PLC92084 » Aug 30 2011 6:14 pm

You guys are awesome! You've experienced the cuisine and have lived to tell the tale!
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Re: Best eats in Tusayan?

Postby azbackpackr » Aug 30 2011 6:41 pm

PLC92084 wrote:You guys are awesome! You've experienced the cuisine and have lived to tell the tale!

Somehow I think use of the word "cuisine" is a bit of a stretch... ;)
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Re: Best eats in Tusayan?

Postby rwstorm » Aug 30 2011 7:50 pm

Probably the best eats in Tusayan are in Flagstaff. ;)
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Re: Best eats in Tusayan?

Postby azbackpackr » Aug 31 2011 5:54 am

RWStorm wrote:Probably the best eats in Tusayan are in Flagstaff. ;)

Yeah, I agree. But Rob and now my pal "GC Mike" tell me the pizza place is not bad.
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Re: Best eats in Tusayan?

Postby Dave1 » Aug 31 2011 1:28 pm

I think the Krispy Kreme that was next to Pizza Hut is now closed. No reason to stop in Tusayan anymore....
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Re: Best eats in Tusayan?

Postby hikeaz » Aug 31 2011 2:33 pm

My usual stop on the GC to Phx.run is the 'Roadhouse' in Bellemont, next to the Harley dealership, right on I-40. I love the micro-brew selection and you cannot complain to the cook, either, because it will be YOU! They also have a salad bar, important as I am generally craving 'greens' after my longer backpacks and like a salad-bar handy for, as Paulie used to say, 'ma-jor grind-age'.
When headed from the Village to the Valley, SR 64 shaves about 45 minutes off of the trip vs. using 180. Yes, 64 is less scenic for sure - I save 180 for when I have tourist-types in town that want to see the Canyon. Stopping @ the Roadhouse also 'breaks up' the drive some.
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