301 W. SR 89-A
Cottonwood, AZ 86326-4145
Phone: (928) 634-4207
Fax: (928) 634-5764
The Mabery family treats visitors to an Old West adventure at this ranch. Before your meal, saddle up for a pony ride, or take a train tour. There is also a shooting gallery and Western-themed shops. Tuck into a chuck wagon feast, then stick around for live Western entertainment by the house band. The whole family will have a "Yee-hah" good time. Try the BBQ beef and chicken, cowboy beans and their fantastic biscuits. This is a real family place; no alcoholic beverages are served.
The Junipine Resort's charming cafe is an idyllic setting for dinner, but you can also catch a country-style breakfast or hearty lunch here. The stunning stone structure has plenty of windows that look out onto Oak Creek Canyon, which surrounds the property. Rustic pine paneling, floors and furnishings give the restaurant a lodge-like atmosphere and a crackling fireplace adds to the warmth. Patio seating is available during the warmer months. The dinner menu consists of steaks, ribs, seafood and pastas with local trout a specialty.
Cliff Castle Casino's fine dining venue is designed to replicate a cave-dwelling, with jagged rock walls and diffused lighting. The table-settings are Southwestern formal, with starched cloths and fine china, making this an unusual, though strangely appealing upscale dining venue. The menu puts an Arizona spin on classic steak, poultry and seafood preparations. A guest favorite is the papaya-glazed chicken. Dinner entrées run from $14-25. Wines by the glass start at about $5. The casino also has a Johnny Rockets 50s-style diner, a bakery/deli and several themed lounges.
Take a break and follow Highway 179 south back to Interstate-17 to the Camp Verde exit 289. Slots, poker, keno and bingo await you in this gaming facility owned and operated by the Yavapai-Apache. There are conference facilities, lodging, multiple restaurants and live entertainment. For families, the 20-lane bowling facility offers safe fun and an on-site Johnny Rockets diner. Nearby attractions include ancient cliff dwellings and ruins at Montezuma's Castle and Well.
Often voted "best steaks and ribs," this Western-styled steakhouse and saloon, housed in an early 1900s structure and formerly called a "Steakhouse & Saloon", is the oldest watering hole in town. Prime rib is a favorite, along with large-portioned Angus steaks. Baby back ribs, chicken, trout, shrimp, burgers and a few Mexican items round out the menu. Full bar service is available. Also offered is scenic patio dining, live country music on weekends, horseshoe pits, pool tables and big screen televisions.
Tacked onto the White House Inn in West Sedona, this tiny place offers nutritious and natural cuisine. Secure one of the counter seats, or one of the few tables in the pastel painted dining room. The Pad Thai noodles with chicken and veggies are popular, and pleasing curries (available with chicken, beef, shrimp or tofu) are also available. The "Vegetable Lovers" section features a macrobiotic platter "specially prepared at your request a day ahead of time by Pearl who studied at The Vega Institute." Menu items are priced from $3.50-12.95, with Thai teas and soft drinks $1-$2.
The Hilton Sedona Resort's dining room serves three meals daily in this casual, yet decidedly Southwestern ambiance. Floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto the resort grounds and the majestic red rocks surrounding the property. At lunch, try the Chipotle Chile Caesar Salad with chicken, shrimp or salmon or the Crab and Scallop Cake with strawberry-jicama salsa. Dinner highlights are the Piñon-crusted rack of Colorado lamb and the Breast of Muscovy Duck. House wines by the glass are priced at $5-8.
Located at the Factory Outlet Mall, this cafe with its funky artwork and mustard-colored walls is a refreshing respite for weary shoppers. A mini specialty food, coffee and cigar market is located at the front of the restaurant. Breakfast sandwiches and combinations and a variety of coffees are served to start your day. At lunch and dinner, soups, salads and sandwiches make up most of the menu, with a few hot entrees and daily specials. Beer and wine are available at $3-5.
More than a hundred exotic dishes are offered here. For appetizers, split the Thai combination with a dining companion and you can taste several—Spring Rolls, Thai Toast, Satay and Won Tons with dipping sauces. Try the memorable Pad Thai noodle dish with chicken and shrimp and a delightful duck dish with cashews and vegetables (Ped Ma Muang Himapan). Many vegetarian options are offered. Asian beers make a great accompaniment. This comfortable spot offers quiet dinners for two, and is also appropriate for larger gatherings.
Owners Irena and Jerry Crandall use the traditional kettle-boiling method to ensure that their products are authentic, fresh and flavorful. Stop by this casual, New York deli-style eatery for a breakfast sandwich, or one of 18 varieties including apple walnut, cranberry orange pecan or their special Vortexx bagel. Lunch menus include the "Beast and Bagel" (roast beef with veggies and cheese) or the "Touch of Champagne" (oven-roasted turkey breast, honey maple ham with champagne mustard). Soups, salads, espresso and Cappuccinos round out the menu.
American and Mediterranean-inspired dishes are served in the pastel-toned dining room, which manages to be country without getting "kitschy". The stone exterior of the restaurant gives it an Italian country-cottage-like quality. The restaurant also offers grilled Certified Angus steaks, fish and seafood and poultry dishes at dinner. At lunch, soups, sandwiches and salads are added. Breakfasts are hearty and have that "just like grandma used to make" quality.
Just across the street from the Prime Outlet Mall, this Mexican cantina offers Sonoran-style cuisine. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily; and, on Wednesday nights, live music is featured. Imported Mexican furnishings and Southwestern art bestow a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Sonoran-style favorites are on the menu for lunch and dinner, with breakfast burritos served in the morning. Dinner entrees are priced from USD8-22. Full bar service is available with house wines priced at USD3-5 a glass. Stop by for Happy Hour weekdays from 4p-6p.