The best places to eat in Sedona.
Explore the Sedona food scene.
When you think of the cuisine of the American Southwest, you probably think of homemade guacamole, peppers that can bring on the heat and marinated meats sizzling on the grill. And on the menu in some great local restaurants across town, you’ll find just that.
Yet while Sedona has plenty of restaurants that celebrate the flavors of the Southwest, it’s also a melting pot of creativity, with top chefs, restaurateurs, brewers and vintners from around the world. All of them were drawn to Red Rock Country and have brought their pioneering spirit – and their recipes – with them.
And that means whether you’re fueling your energy for a full day on the trails or easing back with a margarita on the rocks to soak up the sunset, the Sedona dining scene offers something fun for everyone. From popular vegan restaurants to prime steaks and seafood, scratch-made pastries to hand-cut pasta, the variety for a small mountain town is surprisingly large. Be sure to explore some of the lesser-known Sedona dining spots while you’re here. Not only will you have fewer crowds, chances are you’ll discover a new favorite. And please help our independent restaurants by remembering to leave a review.
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. Find the restaurant nearest you via our mobile webmap. View a list of Dining - gluten-free and vegetarian options.
Served with a side of fun
Winery tours and local brews
As your planning things to do in Sedona for your upcoming stay, put the Verde Valley Wine Trail on your list of ideas. While it may sound like a new discovery, the secret’s out among wine connoisseurs thanks to some notable press in places like Food & Wine Magazine, Napa Valley Life Magazine and Decanter.
In fact, in 2021, the Verde Valley was formally designated an American Viticultural Area (AVA), earning prestigious federal recognition as a grape growing region. A number of Northern Arizona wineries offer tours, tasting rooms and transportation from Sedona, all within 30-45 minutes from town.
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.
If craft brews and cocktails are more your scene, check out Sedona and the Verde Valley’s local breweries. Or taste and toast your way around town with a sampling of cocktails or the region’s signature drink, the prickly pear margarita.
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Where to eat while in Sedona.
The best places to imbibe in Sedona.
Places for a grocery, liquor & water run for your extended stay in Sedona.
You say Sonoma, I say Sedona.
Places for a pick-me-up while you explore Sedona.
Natural options for healthy eating in Sedona.
Satisfy your sweet tooth in Sedona.
Let us take care of the cooking for you in Sedona.