For Route 66 atmosphere, you can't beat Cruisers Cafe 66 (233 W. Route 66, 928/635-2445, www.cruisers66.com) with meat and vegetarian fajitas, steak, chicken, ribs, seafood, pasta dishes, and sandwiches; it's open Sat.-Sun. for lunch in summer and daily year-round for dinner. A barbecue fires up most evenings in the front patio, weather permitting. Bands perform on the patio some nights in summer.
For good American food—and non-smoking despite the name—try Old Smokey's (624 W. Route 66, 928/635-1915, daily for breakfast and lunch). Pine Country Restaurant (107 N. Grand Canyon Blvd., 928/635-9718, daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner) is a homey cafe in the center of town. Grand Canyon Coffee & Cafe (125 W. Route 66, 928/635-1255) fixes coffees, breakfasts, sandwiches, and some Asian specialties; may close weekends. The Red Garter Bakery (137 W. Railroad Ave., 928/635-1484) will tempt you with baked goods 7-11 a.m. and 4-8 p.m. daily.
Max and Thelma's (next to the depot, 928/635-8970, daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner) serves American food in a large hall popular with bus groups. You have the option of buffet or a la carte at each meal. Dinner entrees include prime rib, New York strip steak, baby back ribs, seafood, and pasta. It's named after the couple that brought the Grand Canyon Railway back to life.
Rod's Steak House (301 E. Route 66, 928/635-2671, www.rods-steakhouse.com, Mon.-Sat. for lunch and dinner) offers a Western-style atmosphere for good steak, seafood, and sandwiches.
Pizza Factory (214 W. Route 66, 928/635-3009, daily for lunch and dinner) turns out pizza, pasta, calzones, and sandwiches along with a small salad bar.
Safeway supermarket is at 637 W. Route 66.
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