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Thunderbird Lodge Cafeteria

Canyon de Chelly, Chinle, AZ 86503
+1 800-679-2473
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good30%
  • Average37%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“rye bread” (23 reviews)
“mutton stew” (10 reviews)
“corn pancakes” (2 reviews)
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American, Native American
Canyon de Chelly, Chinle, AZ 86503
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1 - 10 of 204 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The location is good if you are staying at the lodge, and it saves you a drive back into Chinle where the alternatives are limited. I thought that the best meal of the day was breakfast, although the lamb stew for dinner was good. It’s...More

Thank MBTraveler47
Reviewed 6 days ago

this is a simple cafeteria which is ok for breakfast, lunch and dinner. No liquer is served on the reservation so you have to bring your own.

Thank Lorraine2010
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a low key place near the overlooks this would be the place. Their hours are more flexible than Garcia's (Holiday Inn restaurant) and they have surprisingly good food. I especially enjoy the blue corn pancakes and would recommend them if you...More

Thank vsrose18
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed in the Thunderbird Lodge during a recent visit to Chinle and the Canyon de Chelly. It was here we had our first Navajo Fry Bread, which was delicious, slightly sweet. At dinner we had Sheep Camp Mutton Stew and Red...More

Thank downsouth989
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In late and had not had a real meal all day, silly me ordered the spaghetti and meatballs, you might want to skip this. My husband had this incredible hamburger which was a large fried as the bun with two large hamburgers inside, a ton...More

Thank sharronsibley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perhaps it was because we arrived quite late, but all the food that was out under the heated lamp was congealed and stuck to the foil underneath. It was really unappetising and we wished we had gone somewhere else. We certainly didn't want to go...More

Thank LosElvinos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Thunderbird Cafeteria is located in the old Trading Post that was built in 1898. This is an old school cafeteria with Navajo and American dishes. They've always got a couple of specials and then their standard selections ranging from Navajo taco, posole, and green...More

Thank Neecy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thunderbird Cafeteria has the best food for a reasonable price! The last night we stayed there I ordered the Navajo Burger. The burger and all condiments and the french fries were the best. That was the biggest fry bread I have ever had!! It was...More

Thank dale692015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to eat when you are in Chinle and Canyon De Chelly! Great food served by great people!

Thank DonHalazon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was not expecting much since it is cafeteria style. I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised at how flavorful our meal was. We both had green chile stew with Navajo bread. Very good & would have again.

Thank kftw
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2 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, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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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