Sedona, Arizona’s four-season red rock playground, is famous for it’s beautiful lush green landscapes, purported to have spiritual properties that nourish your mind and soul. What you may not not know is that Sedona is home to an eclectic dining scene, that after a day of cycling or hiking on Sedona’s desert trails, will nourish your body.
Whether you want to stop for a midday treat or indulge in a post-ride meal, these 5 wallet-friendly restaurants in Sedona can’t be beat.
Indian Gardens Cafe & Market
3951 N. State Route 89A, Sedona
Nestled in Oak Creek Canyon you’ll find the historic Indian Gardens Cafe and Market, Trip Advisor’s top pick in all of Sedona for dining. For more than 70 years Indian Gardens has been a gathering place for residents and visitors. Stop in mid-ride for a hearty sandwich (made with all fresh ingredients and homembreaade bread) that will keep you fueled for hours. Our tip: take home an Arizona wine from Indian Gardens as a souvenir of your time in Sedona.
321 Jordan Road, Sedona
Skip the tourist traps on Sedona’s main strip and head to Sedona Memories, where massive sandwiches on soft, fragrant homemade bread make it a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Starting at $6, these sandwiches are definitely easy on your budget and are big enough to share with your riding buddies, making it by far one of the most affordable places in Sedona to grab a bite to eat. Our tip: Sedona Memories is only open for lunch, so grab a sandwich to go by packing it either in your jersey or pannier.
Red Rock Cafe
100 Verde Valley School Rd Ste 107, Sedona
This breakfast and lunch spot is a hidden gem! Red Rock Cafe is tucked away in a strip mall and could easily be overlooked – but savvy diners flock to the sunny patio for delicious (and cheap!) grub. The powerhouse breakfast of an 8 ounce handcut New York steak and 2 eggs is only $12.99 – and more than enough protein to keep your legs going all day long. Our tip: Red Rock Cafe is open at 6:30 – why not ride from your hotel for an early bite to eat?
2245 West Arizona 89A, Sedona
This isn’t your typical pizza joint. Boasting organic ingredients, thin delectable crusts baked in wood-fired ovens, it’s tempting to eat fill up on the pizza – but you will certainly want to leave room for dessert! These pizzas taste even better than they look. Our tip: If you are cutting out gluten from your diet, ask for a gluten-free pizza crust – available for all pizzas on Pisa Lisa’s menu.
Oak Creek Brewery and Grill
336 Route 179, Sedona
Beer lovers, this is your go-to place to toast your epic rides! Open late, so you can take your time exploring Sedona, head over to Oak Creek Brewery for a hearty meal with Southwestern flair. Ribs and burgers cooked over a wood-fired grills are what they’re famous for – try the Baja Burger or Black and Blue for a change from the usual ho-hum burgers. A huge selection of beers, including their award winning seasonal ales, are on tap. Our tip: Take home a growler filled with your favorite brew.
To learn more about cycling in Sedona, check out our self-guided bicycle tours. Contact us at 970-776-0181 for questions or to customize your Sedona vacation.