Sedona's Premier Dining Review
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Our Top Favorites - Breakfast
Coffee Pot Restaurant and Gift Shop is a Sedona institution serving breakfast since the 1950’s, entrance walls are covered in old Hollywood photos from Sedona’s western film days.
Home of the 101 omelets, endless non gourmet coffee, pancakes, biscuits, efficient and dedicated staff, and the food is promptly served. This restaurant is usually crowded and inexpensively to moderately priced, definitely worth visiting. Parking can be difficult, and seating is private.
The Coffee Pot has a vortex on the premises located on the back patio, and locals eat here. 2050 W. Hwy 89A, West Sedona, AZ. 928-282-6626 Open for breakfast and lunch 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
El Portal Sedona , Open daily for breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and for dinner Friday and Saturday. This is a truly enchanting and luxurious Bed and Breakfast. Limited seating for the public, reservations required. Gourmet breakfast, executive chef Eden Messer, 95 Portal Lane, Sedona, AZ (800)313-0017 Visit: http://www.elportalsedona.com
Euro Deli, owned and operated by Polish Europeans, good breakfast, outdoor seating, not crowded, fast, friendly service; also includes an Eastern European food store. Euro Deli is located at the corner of West Hwy 89A and Dry Creek Road, Sedona, AZ. Adjacent to D’Lish and serves both breakfast and lunch. (Moderately priced)
Gallery on Oak Creek , Amara’s Creek side Resort, uptown Sedona, Arizona. Excellent service, excellent food, spectacular views, Contemporary American cuisine. Executive chef Alan McLane. www.amararesort.com AAA Four-Diamond rated Gallery on Oak Creek
Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator
Amara Resort and Spa
310 N. Highway 89A
Sedona, Arizona 86336
Reservations: 866.455.6610 (toll-free)
L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek , exclusive resort, features gourmet meals in a fabulous creek side location, offers both indoor and outdoor dining, excellent food and coffee. Feed the ducks or visit with Hazel the outdoor cat. This restaurant is worth a visit, or stay in their cabins. Expensively priced five star dining, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, executive chef Jonathan Gelman. Reservations required. Awards: Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence 2005. (928)282-1661 301 L’Auberge Lane, Sedona, AZ, located at L’Auberge de Sedona Resort. http://www.lauberge.com/
Reds, at Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa, opens for breakfast at 7 a.m., serves breakfast lunch and dinner. Reds has excellent coffee, a very good breakfast, and fine ambience. The breakfast potatoes are not very good, they serve hash browns only, no home fries, they use real butter, and the toast is average. (928)203-4111 2250 West Hwy. 89A, Sedona, AZ. Locals eat here.
Sedona Airport Restaurant, fun for aviators and those who like watching airplanes, sits atop Airport Mesa, good food and views, outdoor dining, fast friendly service, decent coffee, established in 1980. Worth a visit, locals eat here. 1185 Airport Rd, Sedona, AZ www.sedonaairportrestaurant.com
The Yavapai Restaurant (Enchantment Resort in Boynton Canyon, Sedona., Arizona) reservations and a trip through the guard gate required. Five star dining, beautiful views, wonderful ambience, regional cuisine; opens for breakfast at 6:30 a.m., serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Brunch on Sunday. Great coffee, superb breakfasts; the food is wonderful here. 928-282-2900 (expensively priced)
Second Tier Favorites:
Café Jose, 2370 W Hwy 89A in Park Sedona Plaza, Sedona, AZ.. Open for breakfast at 5:30a.m., serves lunch and dinner also. An inexpensive and busy restaurant; serves a decent breakfast and a lot of older folks eat here. 928-282-0299
Canyon Breeze Restaurant and Bar, cafeteria style dining, covered outdoor restaurant, features Crispy Crème donuts. Opens for breakfast at 8 a.m., 300 N. Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ. (928)282-2112
Junipine Café and Grill, a bit of a drive up Oak Creek Canyon, located at the Junipine Resort, open daily at 7:30 a.m., serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Good French toast. 8351 N. Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ (928)282-7406 http://www.junipine.com/
On The Rocks Bar and Grill, open daily for breakfast at 7 a.m., 160 Portal Lane, Los Abrigados Resort and Spa, Sedona, AZ (928)204-7849
The Orchards Bar & Grill Open for breakfast at 7 a.m. decent coffee, decent food, not over crowded. Convenient uptown location, 254 N. Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ (28)282-7200
Secret Garden Café, Open daily at 9 a.m., serves breakfast and lunch, good food , chocolate, deserts, great salads, located at 336 Hwy 179 in Tlaquepaque. (928)203-9564
T Carl's @ Radisson Poco Diablo Resort, Opens for breakfast at 7a.m., serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. 1752 Highway 179, Sedona, AZ 86336
Wildflower Bread Company, Freshly Baked Artisan Breads.
Open for breakfast at , primarily serves sweets and pork products, only one frittata on the menu. Crowded with tourists, you must stand in line to order your food. Decent coffee, recommended for pancakes, crepes, pastries, baked goods, etc., does not serve omelets. Full menu of tasty hot and cold sandwiches, salads, pizza, soups, dinner pasta dishes after 3pm. Free Wi-Fi, located at the Shops at Pinon Pointe, intersection of Hwy 179 (The Y) and 89A, Sedona, AZ. (928)204-2223 (Moderately priced) http://www.wildflowerbread.com/
Least Favorite Breakfast Choices
Angels (Mexican restaurant) 2245 W Hwy. 89A, Sedona, AZ. 928-282-1693 Breakfast served 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Located in the former Pizza Hut building. We have not tried breakfast here yet. The dinners here are lower end and very bland, they do seem to try hard though. One of the worst Mexican dinners we have ever had. (Inexpensively priced)
Hitching Post Restaurant, established in 1930, not gourmet, classic coffee shop, opens at 7 a.m. for breakfast. This is a white toast, bacon and margarine kind of place. 269 N Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ. (928) 282-7761
Keiser’s West, open daily from 8 a.m., serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. An old favorite of the retirement crowd, old fashioned home style cooking, features barbequed beef and pork. Not upscale dining. Locals do eat here, we have not had breakfast here. http://www.sedonarestaurant.com/
Spices Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, breakfast served Monday through Saturday 7a.m. to 11 a.m., we do not know any locals who eat here. Home style cooking, we have never tried their breakfast. Dinner was unexciting. 2545 W. Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ (moderately priced) (928) 204-9117
Oaxaca Restaurant & Cantina, Mexican, Southwestern, established in 1971, open daily 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.. I do not know any locals who eat here. They have good salads, the chicken in the enchilada was shredded, no large pieces, and the food appeared to have MSG in it as evidenced by a headache and puffiness the next day. Easy to get to uptown location. Often crowded with tourists, great view from the outdoor patio. We have not tried breakfast here. Check the website for coupons. 321 N Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ (928)282-4179, call (928)282-6291 for large tour groups. http://www.oaxacarestaurant.com/
Village of Oak Creek- Home of Bell Rock, (no VOC is not really Sedona.)
Clubhouse Grille at Sedona Golf Resort, opens daily at 7:30 a.m., a favorite among older folks and duffers, the food is rather bland, safe for those who cannot tolerate spicy food. Beautiful views, full bar and outdoor patio, located at: 35 Trail Ridge Dr., VOC, AZ (928)284-9355
MPC Marketplace Café, tasty, fresh lunches, and dinners, located in the Prime Outlets, Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have not tried breakfast here. Lunch was decent. (928)284-5478, 6645 S. Hwy 179, Village of Oak Creek, AZ (moderately priced)
The Village Griddle, open daily at 6 a.m., serves breakfast and lunch. Interesting décor, tractor seats at the counter. We have not eaten here. 7000 Hwy 179 at Tequa Marketplace, VOC, AZ (928)284-4123 (inexpensively priced)