If you are coming to Sedona, Arizona, you are probably planning to eat plenty of Mexican and Native American food and go to a wine tasting or two. However, when you travel to a new place, you want to experience things as the locals experience them. Dining out is a very important part of Sedona life. We can find you the perfect place to stay when you visit our charming little town. We can also recommend five places to eat in Sedona that are very popular with the residents of Red Rock Country.
The Coffee Pot
89-A, West Sedona
Hours: 6:00 am to 2:00 pm daily
When you walk in the door, you will see a gift shop in this popular Sedona restaurant that has been around since the 1950s. The shop may make you think this place is for tourists, but the locals love it too. They have over 101 varieties of omelets. If you prefer a sweet breakfast, they have delicious Belgian waffles. They have a menu of both American and Mexican food for lunch, and you will not want to pass up the fresh guacamole dip. You will see plenty of local business folks here chatting it up with the staff and discussing their new mantra with the same level of seriousness as their stock portfolio.
Famous Pizza and Beer
3190 AZ-89A, Sedona, AZ 86336
Hours: Sunday through Thursday: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:00 to 10:00 pm
Some nights you want to sit back and enjoy a pizza and a cocktail in a relaxed environment. You can dine in at this popular pizzeria or simply take your pie back to your vacation rental and enjoy it in front of your flat-screen TV. They have red pies, white pies, and specialty pies on the menu. If you only get to stop by once while you are here, be sure to try the whitestone spinach pie that comes with fresh garlic, ricotta, and parmesan. If you stop by for lunch, they have a couple of slice specials. Don’t forget a cold brewski to keep you comfortable on a warm desert evening.
Golden Goose American Grill
2545 W State Rte 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336
Hours: 11:00 am to 7:30 pm Monday through Friday
Saturday 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
This charming cafe is a popular place to eat in Sedona for locals to host wedding rehearsal dinners and office Christmas parties. It has a cozy and elegant dining room that features a charming fireplace in the wintertime. If you prefer to dine outside, you will sit at a table surrounded by a beautiful garden as you enjoy a breathtaking view of the mountains. The seafood is the big draw as far as the menu is concerned; they also feature steaks and burgers. Vegans will enjoy the Goddess Salad, which is a delectable combination of organic greens and quinoa ratatouille. It comes with cranberries and a yummy vinaigrette. The waiters know their wines and they can recommend the perfect vino to go with your meal. The bar also offers craft cocktails made with top-shelf liquor. Whatever you do, you should save room for dessert. You will not want to pass up the Italian lemon cake accompanied by an Irish coffee.
2370 AZ-89A #1, Sedona, AZ 86336
Hours: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 7:00 am to 7:30 pm (closed Tuesdays)
Sedona is an affluent community that has a well-educated and sophisticated citizenry. However, sometimes even the most sophisticated of folks just want to let their hair down and have a good time. When locals in Sedona want to have fun, they head to Cafe Jose. It has a laid-back atmosphere, delicious Mexican and American food, and a wall of fame covered with restaurant awards. You will find the dining room most crowded at breakfast time. They offer delicious blueberry and sweet potato pancakes from the griddle. If you prefer the savory, you should try the robust Greek scramble or the popular huevos rancheros.
241 N State Rte 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336
Hours: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm daily
From the touristy town of Tombstone to the haunting streets of Yuma, Arizona has a rich history of Western and cowboy culture. This place has been around since 1876, when Sedona was first settled. Cowboys used to get together in the meeting room to talk about roping techniques, popular entertainment venues, and politics. Today, it is an upscale Sedona restaurant with tons of cowboy memorabilia. In addition to the restaurant, it features private dining rooms where businessmen discuss ranching and oil deals and where families celebrate everything from their young’un’s graduation to their parent’s anniversary.
The kitchen offers steak of every type and variety. almost every meal comes with a side of magnificently plump asparagus when it is in season. They have some unusual side dishes such as cactus fries and rattlesnake bites. If you are dining with a vegetarian friend, they offer a delicious strawberry salad, as well as Josie’s Veggie & Grain Bowl which is sure to tickle the taste of the health-conscious soul. They even offer an impossible meatloaf.