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Not surprisingly, Sedona's cuisine is strong on Southwestern and classic American dishes, but you'll also find international choices among the dozens of restaurant options. Local specialties worth trying include prickly pear cactus drinks, rattlesnake, cactus fries, and even "vortex veggie sandwiches."

Top Restaurants in Sedona

Coffee Pot Restaurant

This popular, local hangout is known for its casual atmosphere, outdoor terrace, and hearty breakfasts – try their spectacular omelettes or come later in the day for standard burger and Mexican fare.

2050 Hwy. 89A, AZ, 928-282-6626
Tags: family | budget | trendy

Dahl and DiLuca

This cozy, Tuscan-themed dining room, sets an elegant mood with ambient lighting and fresh flowers, while serving up great Italian food (options range from marinated pork chops to linguini with wild mushrooms). Reservations recommended.

321 Hwy. 89A, AZ, 928-282-5219,
Tags: moderate | italian

El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano

Browsing the Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts village? While you’re at it, nab an outdoor table here and tuck into Mexican and Navajo-influenced dishes (“Navajo pizzas,” tamales), washed down with margaritas.

336 Hwy. 179, AZ, 928-282-4648,
Tags: moderate | editor pick | mexican

Fournos Restaurant

Take a pleasant break from the area's pronounced Southwestern cuisine, with savory Greek plates and Santorini wines. Reservations recommended.

3000 Hwy. 89A, AZ, 928-282-3331
Tags: moderate

The Silver Saddle Room at the Cowboy Club

Southwestern specialties (rattlesnake skewers, fried cactus strips, buffalo steaks) are served in a casual, elegant setting in the building where the Cowboy Artists of America was formed.

AZ, 928-282-4200,
Tags: expensive | southwestern

Yavapai Restaurant

Come for 180-degree Boynton Canyon views and a rotating meat-, fish-, and chili-heavy American and Southern menu based on seasonal ingredients. Their Sunday jazz brunch is popular. Reservations required.

525 Boynton Canyon Rd., AZ, 928-204-6000,
Tags: expensive | editor pick | smart splurge

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