3 Best Restaurants in Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell, Northeast Arizona


Fried chicken is elevated to an art form at this repurposed Sonic Drive-In with a walk-up counter and covered patio dining. Choose from three crispy coating flavors (original, very spicy, or honey butter) and sides like crinkle-cut fries and broccoli salad. A fried chicken salad and a to-die-for chicken sandwich served on a brioche bun with house-made pickles pair well with a glass of wine or an Arizona-brewed beer.
707 N. Navajo Dr., Page, AZ, 86040, USA
Known For
  • fast fried chicken
  • outdoor dining
  • Arizona-brewed beer
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Wed.

El Tapatio


This small, colorful cantina inside a modest-looking former fast-food restaurant is part of an affordable and consistently good chain. Spend any time waiting for a table perusing the astoundingly long menu's mix of Americanized and authentic Mexican dishes, including charcoal-grilled carne asada and mariscada a la diabla (real crab legs, tilapia, scallops, octopus, and jumbo shrimp cooked in a spicy sauce). Mojitos, margaritas, and other colorful cocktails are served, too.

Ja'di' To'oh at Antelope Point Marina


The floating, sandstone restaurant and lounge at the Navajo-operated Antelope Point Marina serves decent American food with contemporary accents—wood-fired pizzas, fish tacos, Angus burgers, and rib eye steak with garlic-herb butter—and has one of the region's better wine lists. It's a long walk from the parking area to the front door, but staff whisk visitors to and fro in golf carts. The restaurant's name is Navajo for "Antelope Springs."

Note that there is a $25 charge to park at the marina unless you have tickets or a receipt from an Antelope Canyon tour, in which case it's $2.

537 Marina Pkwy., Page, AZ, 86040, USA
Known For
  • dramatic dining room with soaring windows overlooking Lake Powell
  • proximity to Antelope Canyon, so popular spot to catch lunch after a tour
  • vegetarian options
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Jan. and Feb., Credit cards accepted

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