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“Not the reason for the hike but sweet .....”
Review of Phantom Ranch

Phantom Ranch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 16 - US$ 28
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 4 February 2018

after an amazing hike to the bottom of the canyon Phantom Ranch provides a fun, casual place to eat great food (its the same meal each night and morning), discuss the beauty of the Grand Canyon and plan you next hike. If you've been meaning to do this ... sign up for the lottery now for 2019

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Phantom Ranch, at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, reached only on foot or by mule, offers guests two dinner seatings, each with a different "menus," both served "family style."

For us, plates of enormous steaks, huge baked potatoes, giant bowls of salad, cornbread, chocolate cake...and other foods were placed on the table...and hungry hikers/riders dug in. The food was basic, but good.

A southwest style vegetarian chili was served about two hours later, for those who had reserved that dinner seating. We heard it was good also.

Incidentally, the food for this restaurant is delivered by mule train...or helicopter if the trails are impassible.

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Food was ok, service is excellent. It is a welcome place for hikers. Can even grab a beer or a glass of wine from a box. All hauled down by mule. Makes it special even though the food is very mediocre.

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Thank Dennis P
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

After a very long day of hiking, we were excited to get to Phantom Ranch Lodge, have some time to relax and refresh ourselves, and then come to Phantom Ranch Canteen for a nice steak dinner.
You should plan in advance if you want steak. Other options are meat chili and vegetarian stew. All of these things sell out well in advance, so check out the Xanterra website and call the right number to book ahead. You will be assigned a dinner time and you should take care to be there on time.
After they confirm your prepaid reservation you go to a large table and find a seat. We were served family-style; steaks come out on a stack on a big plate that you pass around the table, same with salad, potatoes and some steamed greens. Do not expect your steak to be made to order for you (rare, medium, well). Iced tea and water are on the table, coffee is served at the end. If you want wine or beer, you go to the bar and pay extra. It was nice to not have to worry about cooking or clean-up after our long hike, so I'd say it was worth it.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Very difficult to get reservations for this place. But well worth the wait. Not fancy but a great place to hike to and spend a night or two. Staff does a great job of making you welcome. We stayed in the bunkhouses. Very comfortable. Staff served good meals and were very efficient. Very accommodating and welcoming staff.

Thank Craig2220222
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