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Foodie 15: Best Restaurants in Sedona, Arizona

Updated March 4, 2024

You don’t need another excuse to take a trip up to Sedona. I mean, the red rock landscapes are straight-up stunning and the hiking options and close proximity to Flagstaff are tough to beat. Still, we’ve curated this guide to Sedona’s best restaurants to help you plan a thorough, fueled journey. From cozy cafes nestled along Oak Creek to eateries with scenic views, we welcome you to dig in and discover the diverse food scene that makes Sedona a treat for food lovers.

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Peach Crepes in the garden (Photo courtesy of ChocolaTree Organic Eatery)

ChocolaTree Organic Eatery

ChocolaTree is a funky oasis where vegetarian creations and superfood-packed sweet treats reign supreme, all sans the gluten and processed sugar. Whether you’re dining inside or in the garden, weather permitting, their team cultivates a high-vibing experience that’s packed with flavor and nourishment for all who value organic, homemade items aimed to redefine the art of wholesome indulgence.

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Baby Back Ribs (Photo courtesy of Cowboy Club Grille & Spirits)

Cowboy Club Grille & Spirits

Experience the charm of the Old West at Cowboy Club Grille & Spirits. Formerly the Oak Creek Tavern, which opened its doors back in 1946, this casual steakhouse has been a Sedona staple for over seventy years. Decked out with cowboy gear, it’s the town’s go-to spot for Southwestern fare, featuring must-try dishes like their signature Cactus Fries and Red Rock Rattle Snake Bites.

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Creekside Eggs Benedict (Photo courtesy of Creekside American Bistro)

Creekside American Bistro

This bistro offers an inviting atmosphere coupled with seasonally-inspired meals, local beers, and craft cocktails. Led by Chef Mercer Mohr, Creekside showcases local ingredients as a means of providing a fresh experience with the changing of the seasons — crowd favorites include the Oak Creek Omelet and the Red Rock Bison Burger, both of which provide a tasty blend of flavor and local charm.

Whether you’re up for a hearty breakfast, Happy Hour with pals, or a comforting dinner, Creekside has you covered. And let’s not forget to mention the breathtaking scenery of Oak Creek, easily enjoyed from their covered outdoor decks, making for quite the gathering place.

 

 

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Cress on Oak Creek (Photo courtesy of Vitesse Worldwide)

Cress on Oak Creek

Cress seamlessly blends Sedona’s natural beauty with the artistry of fine dining. Located within L’Auberge de Sedona, this upscale gem redefines Arizonan cuisine, infusing it with French techniques, European flair, and the freshest local ingredients. Recognized in Food & Wine’s Global Tastemakers list for “The 15 Best Hotels for Food in the U.S.,” Cress on Oak Creek promises a dynamic experience for your senses. Reservations — and the braised short rib — are strongly recommended.

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Dahl & DiLuca Ristorante Italiano

Within the walls of Dahl & DiLuca, Chef Lisa Dahl has masterfully crafted an exquisite dining experience for over 26 years. The restaurant — or shall we say celebration of fine cuisine — is adorned with villa-themed decor and an inviting grotto, and stands as the most awarded fine dining establishment in Sedona. Dahl’s commitment to excellence is evident in her delicate and sophisticated Italian fare, which incorporates quality ingredients, organically-grown produce, and sustainably sourced seafood. We suggest the Ravioli di Formaggio e Spinaci and tiramisu as some tasty examples.

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Grilled Copper River Salmon with Mole Verde special (Photo courtesy of Elote Cafe)

Elote Cafe

Elote Cafe’s Chef Jeff Smedstad curates quote an award-winning menu. Inspired by over two decades of immersive travel across southern and deep interior Mexico, layered onto his Arizona roots, the menu showcases vibrant and bold flavors using seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients and a commitment to sustainability and organic practices, reflecting his passion for responsible cooking. Elote also serves up a memorable cocktail menu highlighting the finest of tequilas and mezcal — all of which are intended to invite you to savor the essence of Mexican authenticity.

Chiles en Nogada and Mole Poblano are among their most recommended dishes.

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Kat’s Way pizza, Greek salad, gluten free chicken wrap, and a hot Italian beef sandwich (Photo courtesy of Hideaway House)

Hideaway House

Hideaway House has a way with its charm, which combines a comforting menu with breathtaking surroundings. Whether you opt for the tree-lined open-air patios or the cozy indoor ambiance, you can find nature-inspired joy while indulging in sandwiches, pizza, and pasta; featuring dishes like the savory house-made lasagna or the grilled chicken pesto sandwich.

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Local Juicery

Founded in 2014 by health enthusiasts Summer Rose and Mike Sanders, Local Juicery is more than a cafe, it’s a reflection of a lifestyle choice dedicated to promoting wellness for the mind, body, and soul. From raw cold-pressed juices to superfood-infused smoothies, each offering reflects a commitment to celebrating nature’s purest offerings with a menu that honors diverse dietary preferences. Whether you’re a plant-based enthusiast or just seeking some wholesome food that won’t leave you feeling heavy, Local Juicery warmly welcomes you.

No Sedona visit is complete without an order of The Works waffles and a Blue Majik Bowl.

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Mradaa Cuisine Of India

Mradaa is on a mission to embody the tradition of Indian dishes — filled with colorful spices and robust flavors — in the heart of the desert. In Hindi, Mradaa means topsoil, a fitting inspiration drawn from Sedona’s renowned red soil and captivating rock formations. Set in a relaxed atmosphere filled with vibrant murals, you can look forward to experiencing the tastes of India during every visit, with each dish acting as a testament to the aromatic charm of the culture Mradaa represents.

Some of our favorites include Malai Kofta, Mushroom Bhaji, and the mango chicken.

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Photo courtesy of Picazzo's Healthy Italian Kitchen Sedona

Picazzo’s Healthy Italian Kitchen

Picazzo’s is redefining the Italian dining experience with a health-conscious twist. This family-owned gem is part of an Arizona-based legacy, with locations across the state; at all of which they proudly wear the badge of “Healthitarians.” They’ve crafted a mainly gluten-free menu that invites anyone to indulge in specialty pizzas, pastas, salads, and entrees without compromising on flavor. Their fusion approach to modern Italian cuisine also infuses flavors from Asian, Mediterranean, and Mexican influences, creating a menu that nourishes both body and soul.

Don’t leave without trying their whipped herb ricotta with toasted focaccia.

The Leonardo - Meatball Sub (Photo courtesy of Pisa Lisa)

Pisa Lisa

Pisa Lisa is a snug, modern pizzeria curate by Chef Lisa Dahl as she brings her passion for healthy Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizzas to Sedona. Her commitment to using Arizona-grown, organic products is reflected in this menu, which features tapas plates, salads, paninis, and the famed Tuscan Tomato Bisque Soup. Whether you’re gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan, Pisa Lisa has a seat and a dish for you. Don’t forget to grab a scoop of their locally made artisan gelatos on your way out.

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Pump House Station Urban Eatery and Market

Pump House stands as a rustic-chic, A-frame eatery, enchanting visitors and locals alike with its elevated breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings. In 2020, a time that was undeniably tough for all restaurants, the locals crowned Pump House as the best lunch spot in Sedona — an accolade that speaks volumes. The menu not only features delicious food but also offers a variety of vegetarian dishes and craft coffee drinks, and the friendly staff, cozy environment, and full bar create a fun atmosphere that invites you to discover what all the fuss is about.

Make a point to stop by on Friday nights when Pump House pumps up the volume with weekly live music.

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Garlic Herb Sweet Potato Fries (Photo courtesy of Sedona Beer Company)

Sedona Beer Company

Founded by a passionate local couple, Sedona Beer Company is not just a brewery; it’s a celebration of craft brews, seasonal menu options, and community spirit. The brewery takes pride in creating a unique beer experience that goes beyond the pint via their dedication to supporting local businesses, protecting the watershed, and using regional ingredients that serve to connect patrons to the Verde Valley. With a taproom that offers wrap-around views — both indoor and out — and a diverse tap list, each visit promises a fun, new experience. No trip to Sedona is complete without nomming on an order of their sweet potato fries.

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Shorebird Sedona

Whether you’re in the mood for an elevated brunch spot, fueling up with a sandwich before a hike, or are simply curious about what a “raw bar” entails, stop by Shorebird the next time you’re in Sedona. Their chef-driven recipes are made from scratch daily, and they take pride in sourcing quality seafood and other ingredients to help ensure each dish exceeds expectations — their Faroe Island’s Salmon Mignon with a cauliflower purée is truly mouthwatering — and their beverage program includes craft cocktails, wines, and rotating beers on tap.

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Chilaquiles from Tamaliza Cafe (Photo courtesy of Plant Based Foodie AZ)

Tamaliza Cafe

Owned and helmed by Mexican chef Claudia Glez, Tamaliza is a labor of love that echoes the culinary traditions of Taxco Guerrero, Morelos, and Michoacan states. Claudia’s passion for creating delicious and authentic Mexican food shines through in every dish — all of which incorporate fresh, organic, and non-GMO ingredients. The counter-service cafe provides the perfect setting to savor the menu full of house-made tamales and memorable sides. The chilaquiles are a crowd-pleaser, but be sure to ask about their daily specials.

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