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Thunderbird Lodge Cafeteria

Canyon de Chelly, Chinle, AZ 86503
+1 800-679-2473
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good30%
  • Average38%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“mutton stew” (12 reviews)
“bread” (26 reviews)
“pancakes” (9 reviews)
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American, Native American
Canyon de Chelly, Chinle, AZ 86503
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Knowing that this is a food line cafeteria with reasonable prices we had a turkey sandwich and hot chicken dinner. The mashed potatoes were "fake" and the turkey sandwich needed some mayo but otherwise service was good and appropriately charged.

Thank nhtoaz
Reviewed 8 March 2018

I had the Indian Taco with meat = tasty ($1 extra for not much meat). My husband had the Salisbury steak = standard. Lots of other choices. restaurant has that SW look with native american art on walls.

Thank yvonne p
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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

The food they served to me was devoid of any herbs or spices. There is this magical ingredient which this cafeteria needs to look into using, you may have heard of it - salt. I ate there three times during my stay at the Thunderbird...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

I really liked the food but they nickel and dime you on everything. For breakfast if you wanted eggs, it was a cost, if you wanted bacon that was a cost, if you wanted bread that was a cost. It was expensive too. 2.75 for...More

Thank wolfgang1Richmond_VA
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Stayed overnight at the lodge and decided to eat at the cafeteria. My wife and I went with the specials of the day: tacos and chicken. The food was bland and lacking flavour. There best thing about the place is the convenience if you are...More

Thank Bryggeren
Reviewed 3 December 2017

The food is hearty and homemade, although the service is a little on the sullen side. It is self-serve which makes it great for solo travelers who may feel self-conscious about sitting alone in a restaurant. The blue corn pancakes are very delicious for breakfast,...More

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here as we stayed at the lodge, nothing fancy very basic lots of dirty tables, food on floor but food was typical cafeteria food plenty to choose from fruit, vegetables, meats etc. a little something for all food types but very very expensive...More

Thank SeanandLarue
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Everything including the milk for your cereal is ala carte. Expensive and the food is just okay. Hash browns were lukewarm, hash was canned, coffee was very good but I had to wait 20 min. for a pot of decaf. Eat down the street but...More

Thank AZRebel
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Very bored and unfriendly staff at the Lodge check in/out and in the Trading post. Seemed like they where annoyed having guests coming. No friendly words, no interests in how we enjoyed the stay at check out. The rooms where ok. Fished long black hair...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Basic sandwich and other comfort foods. Good energy for your hike into the canyon or drive. Friendly, positive staff.

Thank packcal
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1 April 2017|
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Response from 1234texas | Reviewed this property |
The 2 other answers are good ones. I think they "fly by seat of the pants" when it cones to making plans for what to serve! Remember, you do not have any other decent choices from what we were able to uncover. They will... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Native American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canyon de Chelly, Chinle, AZ 86503
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Chinle
  • Phone Number: +1 800-679-2473
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