Sedona has some pretty great restaurants to check at, and many of them are made even more special with incredible red rock views. I’m sharing my favorite Sedona restaurants with a view, plus a few more that are delicious even though they don’t have red rock scenery to gawk at while dining. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, or dinner spots, this Sedona restaurants guide has you covered!
Sedona Restaurants with a View
Tii Gavo: Tii Gavo is probably my number one pick for Sedona restaurants with a view. It’s located at the beautiful Enchantment resort, and the outdoor patio offers incredible views of the red rock formations that jut up in front of you. Tii Gavo is the Enchantment’s “casual” restaurant, and Che Ah Chi is the fine dining option. I say Tii Gavo is quote “casual” because it’s still not cheap, but it’s absolutely worth it if you can grab a patio table and sit out there enjoying drinks and a meal with those incredible views. Che Ah Chi is even more expensive and frankly, the food and views aren’t any better than Tii Gavo, so Tii Gavo it is! Be sure to get their prickly pear margaritas.
Elote: Elote has the best, authentic Mexican food in Sedona. Seriously, their dishes are a bold mix of traditional and unique, and SO good. You won’t find anything like it in Sedona, or most cities for that matter! Be sure to order their namesake, Elote (fire-roasted corn with spicy mayo, lime and cotija cheese that I could literally eat an entire bull of myself). They don’t take reservations so come early or hang out at the bar and sip a prickly pear marg while you wait. Some of our favorite dishes were the duck carnitas, smoked pork cheeks, and the brisket enchiladas.
Javelina Cantina: Another Southwestern fare spot with a great view, Javelina Cantina is a great spot to grab a casual lunch or dinner. Grab a patio table, and be sure to check their website for their daily specials— happy hour is every day from 3 – 6pm, and on Monday nights they have $4 margs!
Creekside American Bistro: Creekside American Bistro overlooks Oak Creek Canyon, one of the most beautiful red rock views in Sedona. It’s located one block south of State Route 89A, and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Hideaway House: Dine at Hideaway House on the deck and watch the sunset and the red rocks illuminated in that golden hour glow. The restaurant serves homey Italian-American food and pizzas in a casual and cozy spot with gorgeous views.
The Hudson: The Hudson is an upscale, yet casual and comfortable restaurant serving up American fare. The vibe inside is industrial-chic, with a fun bar that pours craft cocktails. Their outdoor patio offers beautiful Sedona views. A few can’t-miss menu items include prickly-pear ribs, fireball chicken wings, and butternut squash ravioli.
Indian Gardens Cafe: Indian Gardens Cafe is a general store in Oak Creek Canyon, four miles north of Sedona. It’s a great spot to grab a quick breakfast or lunch on your way to your next hiking adventure, and you’ll find things like breakfast burritos and sandwiches on the menu. It doesn’t have a view per say, but sitting in their outdoor garden area is lovely.
Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill: Mariposa is a fine dining restaurant with beautiful architecture and spectacular views. It’s situated on top of a scenic bluff and has floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as a large outdoor patio with those jaw-dropping panoramic red rock views. Chef Lisa Dahl uses a wood-fire grill and oven to create delicious empanadas, ceviches, chorizos, mole, and chimichurri sauces that are all inspired by her travels in South America.
Sound Bites Grill: Sound Bites Grill is a great spot in the Uptown Sedona area to grab a drink and appetizers, and if you’re staying at The Hyatt it’s located right at the shops there. The food is casual, good, and a bit overpriced (but honestly you’re also paying for the view and it’s in a very touristy area). They also have live music some nights which is always fun!
Mesa Grill: More Southwestern food! 😂 Mesa Grill is located up at Airport Mesa, which means it overlooks Sedona’s famous red rocks and you’ll also watch private planes take off and land at the Sedona airport. The scenic patio is perfect for dining al fresco and enjoying incredible sunset views around the firepit.
Cucina Rustica: This cute, cozy, and (you guessed it) rustic spot serves Italian food inspired by Mediterranean countries. Another Lisa Dahl restaurant, Cucina Rustica brought fine-dining to Oak Creek. The outdoor patio is so charming and you’ll definitely want to dine out here.
SaltRock Southwest Kitchen: Southwestern food meets Californian, with fresh ingredients found in Arizona’s Verde Valley. SaltRock is located at Amara resort, complete with breath-taking views. They also have agave-based drinks and margaritas, perfect for sipping on their outdoor patio.
Etch Kitchen & Bar: Located at L’Auberge de Sedona, Etch is a beautiful French-American restaurant with expansive outdoor seating in their lovely patio area along the creek. You won’t find red rock views here, but the outdoor scenery is really lovely and it’s a great spot for brunch.
Dellepiane: Our guide from our Pink Jeep Tour highly recommended this burger spot. Their burgers have an Argentinean flair, as well as delicious empanadas in a casual atmosphere. Note: no red rock views here, but it’s supposed to be the best burger in town!
Coffee Pot Restaurant: Lastly, I’m including Coffee Pot Restaurant on this Sedona restaurants list, in case you’re looking for a delish breakfast diner. Their menu and portions are huge, and their corned beef hash was insane. This restaurant doesn’t have scenic views, but they do have an outdoor patio which I much prefer to the indoor diner vibe.
Now that I’ve gone through and created this list of all the best Sedona restaurants with a view, there’s nothing more I want right now than to be sitting outside at Tii Gavo with a prickly pear marg in my hand and those iconic red rock views in front of me!
Locals love restaurants like Elote, Javelina Cantina, and Hideaway House.
Sedona doesn’t have a huge nightlife scene, but Sound Bites has a fun bar and live music, and Tii Gavo is great for drinks and epic views.