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Grand Depot Café

gdcPastaStationThe Grand Depot Café is the perfect start—or end—to your Grand Canyon journey. Located across from the hotel and adjacent to the depot, the 350-seat restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner for Grand Canyon Railway passengers and patrons. Savor the rail atmosphere as a model replica of the train circles the room in the buffet-only restaurant. A full gift shop with Grand Canyon Railway souvenirs is also in the restaurant.


Daily: 6:30 – 10:00 am

At our bountiful breakfast buffet, you’ll find traditional fare like farm fresh scrambled eggs, pancakes, french toast, hashbrowns, biscuits & gravy, crispy bacon and sausage. At the breakfast bar, we feature fresh fruits, yogurt, homemade granola, a variety of cold cereals, and hearty steel-cut oatmeal. The highlight of our breakfast buffet is the omelet station where your omelets or scrambled eggs are mixed with fresh meats and veggies, right in front of you.


Daily: 11:00am – 1:30pm
For our passengers spending a day in Williams or our tour groups just passing through town, Grand Depot Café offers a daily Lunch Buffet featuring a rotating selection of traditional fare and regional favorites. Specials include fried chicken, BBQ pulled pork, enchiladas, Chicken Santa Fe, Salisbury Steak, and roasted Tuscan Chicken. Rotating features include build your own hamburger bar, taco & burrito bar, and pasta bar. Cookies, soft serve ice cream, and fruit cobblers are available for dessert.


Daily: 4:00 – 9:00pm
Whether you’ve returned from your Grand Canyon adventure, or just arrived after a long day on the road – we hope you brought your appetite! Each and every night our dinner service features a full soup & salad bar, a meat carving station, and endless pasta bar. Each night our featured buffet entrées include selections inspired by recipes used by classic American railroads from the golden age of rail travel! Entrées like Filet of Sole with Spanish Rice, Chicken Vesuvio, Escalloped Eggplant, Ragout of Beef Stroganoff, Chicken a la Marengo, Baked Cod Portugaise, and Pork Tenderloin Scalloppini’s.

During our dinner service, you can also order fine wine and bottled beer from your table. We feature wine from various Arizona and California wineries, as well as locally-brewed beers in addition to your favorite brews.

Polar Express Season

Dinner: 3:30 – 9:30pm
During our extremely popular Polar Express season between November 7, 2014 and January 3, 2015 we extend our hours to accommodate our Polar Express passengers. Also, to complement the change in seasons, our dinner menu will feature traditional holiday fare complemented by an assortment of freshly prepared vegetables and featured meats. Featured dishes include New York Strip Loin, Roast Turkey, and baked fish with all the trimmings. A pasta station will also be available with a selection of Italian favorites.  Your server will offer the nightly dessert selections for a sweet end to your evening. 


Sustainable Cuisine


At Grand Canyon Railway, we’re committed to sustainable practices throughout our operations. Recently, Grand Depot Café was awarded 3 Star Green Restaurant Certification from the Green Restaurant Association. For more information visit them at

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