Dining in Sedona
The Sedona landscape boasts jaw-dropping scenery. Then once you’ve got your mouth agape, don’t waste a moment. Fill it with something delectable.
Top Arizona Restaurants in Sedona
Culinary options are as varied as the fanciful red rock formations defining the terrain. From casual cafes to white tablecloth dining rooms, health-conscious vegetarian to cowboy-style steakhouses, spicy Southwestern to elegant Italian, and everything in between, Sedona has emerged in recent years as a destination for lovers of fine food.
In a town full of recreational opportunities, it’s important to start the day strong. Several places open early so you can watch the sun rise over your French toast crusted with pecans, your Southwestern-accented eggs Benedict with chorizo and Jack cheese in a tortilla cup, or your buckwheat waffles topped with cinnamon agave and stone-ground almond butter. In Sedona, breakfast is taken seriously.
No matter where the day leads you, you never have to go hungry. One of the great pleasures of a Sedona vacation means you can disappear into wild country but still be back in time for every meal because you’re not far from civilization. Rugged yet refined, Sedona allows you to enjoy the best kind of adventures—the well-fed ones.
Where to Eat in Sedona
While the idea of eating local has become a popular culinary trend, it never went out of style in Sedona. The town was first settled because of year round water and fertile soil. Local fruit and produce, along with trout pulled fresh from Oak Creek are menu mainstays. Varietals of grapes grow on lush hillsides and produce some of Arizona’s finest wines, the perfect pairing for your meal. Or try a prickly pear margarita. With its vibrant fuchsia hue it seems to reflect the tantalizing red rock surroundings.
Finish your evening casual or upscale, whatever your mood dictates. After a long day on the trail, nothing beats a juicy burger crowned with bacon and roasted green chiles. Unless maybe it’s buffalo tenderloin served with brandied peppercorn sauce. Or perhaps an artisan pizza piled high with mushrooms, caramelized onions and hand-pulled mozzarella. Or maybe a chopped kale salad with almonds, cranberries and drizzled with lemon dressing. Or spicy carne asada with…well, you get the picture. You’ll have no problem satisfying even the pickiest eater.
Beautiful Red Rock Views
What you won’t find are many chain restaurants. Chef-owned eateries and comfortable mom-and-pops are the norm. Sedona is a destination meant to be savored, in every way imaginable. You can dine creekside, on a patio in the shadow of soaring red rocks or at a sidewalk table in the midst of the bustling historic district. Some of the best side dishes served throughout the town are the views.
Don’t worry too much about over indulging. Everyone who visits Sedona is drawn outdoors. It only takes a few hours hiking, biking, kayaking, golfing or swimming—all the reasons you came in the first place—to work off last night’s dessert. When it comes to calories, what happens in Sedona, stays in Sedona. You only take home the delicious memories.