The 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 and meat carving station. Each night our featured buffet entrées include selections inspired by recipes used by classic American railroads from the golden age of rail travel!
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.
At Grand Canyon Railway, we’re proud to carry on the legacy of the Santa Fe Railroad and its partner, The Fred Harvey Company. Beginning in 1876, Fred Harvey introduced a new standard of service and quality with his “Harvey Houses” along Santa Fe Railroad routes throughout the West, including the world-famous El Tovar Hotel at Grand Canyon’s South Rim and the Frey Marcos Hotel here in our Town of Williams. In 2018, our Executive Chef will be adding new offerings to our buffet menus inspired by the fare served at Harvey Houses in years’ past. Soon, visitors to Grand Canyon Railway will be able to sample “Harvey Girl Orange Pancakes” for breakfast or “Chicken Maciel,” named in honor of the head waiter at Union Station in Kansas City, at dinner. Additionally, to compliment the upcoming changes to our menu, Grand Canyon Railway will soon rename our Grand Depot Café as The Harvey House – A Fred Harvey Restaurant.
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 www.dinegreen.com