El Tovar Dining Room

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 14 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Allergen List, Restaurant
91% of 12 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1 El Tovar Road, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023 Directions

(928) 638-2631
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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    They had gluten free pancakes and yummy toast for breakfast. 3 of us are gluten-free but my son has celiac disease and he did great after eating the toast. Highly recommend this place!!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Very impressed with the wait staff as well as their wide array of menu items. I had the meat chili and it was very good. The chili came with a side of GF muffins that were obviously store bought and not very good, however, they were good enough.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    I really wanted this to be a positive experience for our celiac kiddo and was optimistic based on previous reviews. Our server was nice but not knowledgeable. He wasn’t sure if they would be able to make a GF grilled cheese. He said fries were not possible but provided fruit he specified were “leftovers from lunch.” And because nothing on the menu clarifies whether it is GF or not (except the flourless chocolate cake for dessert), he advised I get the vegan stuffed portbello mushroom because it was definitely GF. After it arrived , we realized it came with wheat berry pilaf which is packed with gluten. So far it does not appear that they poisoned my celiac kid, but they introduced cross contamination at our table that we do not introduce in our home and it would have been a huge health problem if it had happened on his plate instead of his caregiver’s.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    I'll start with the food was very good and I didn't get sick. The latter being more important to me. There isn't a gf menu but they have gluten free bread and the staff is very knowledgeable about what is safe. Try the flourless chocolate cake!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Super accommodating and knowledgeable. My 10 year old celiac got a gf burger/bun and they fried her French fries in a pan for us. Totally nice and great good. Duffy was our server and maybe the chef as well. He was very helpful. I'd recommend. They'll do any sandwich in their menu with gf bread.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Our waiter Antonio was very knowledgeable about GF and even surprised me with two fresh herbed biscuits made for me. The food is excellent and elegant and the view of the Grand Canyon is matchless.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    We highly recommend this fabulous gourmet restaurant at the El Tovar Lodge! The friendly and professional dining staff was very knowledgeable about which dishes from their large menu were gluten-free or could be modified to be - and that was the great majority of them! For dinner they brought us melt-in-your mouth herbed biscuit/muffins and they had GF pasta as an option. GF flourless, nut-free chocolate torte and creme brûlée for dessert - both delicious! For breakfast, GF pancakes (light and delicious, almost crepe-like) and GF toast options (plus lovely omelets and much more). Very easy to eat Paleo and vegetarian here too. Note on menu says many (most?) ingredients locally sourced, sustainable and/or organic. Nice dark wood lodge decor added to the enjoyment. Dinner entrees ranged in price from $20 to 35 (salads $10-15). Breakfasts were $9 - 15.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    What an amazing restaurant! Our server was very knowledgeable about which items were gluten free. They even had warm gluten free bread! I had the New York strip steak for my main course and the flourless chocolate cake for dinner. Everything was delicious!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    3 years ago

    Very fancy restaurant with a great view of the Grand Canyon. I had a mozzarella and pesto appetizer that was to die for, and then an entrée Mediterranean salad. The salad was okay but not great. The server was very helpful in pointing out my options on the menu and discussing how we could modify them to be safe. I ended up getting a salad because the entrees were just a bit much for my tastes, but there were definitely a lot of options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Absolutely amazing restaurant! Make sure to try the New York Strip.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    3 years ago

    Had a nice dinner here and there were many options. They did not offer gluten-free bread, but they did have gluten-free desserts that looked good.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    My boyfriend and I made reservations for my birthday. We ate here last night. It was a fantastic experience! I cannot have dairy or gluten, and there were many things on the menu for me to choose from! We ordered the plum chili scallops with jicama slaw appetizer, and it was perfection! I had a glass of wine as well (so many to choose from!). For dinner I had the Vegan Stuffed Portabello Mushroom with fingerling potatoes (fingerling potatoes replaced the wheat berry that was on the menu, per the waitresses recommendation). It was the most amazing meal I've had in a long time! I ate every last bit! My boyfriend had the buffalo filet mignon with pepper jack mashed potatoes and broccolini. I had a bite of the meat with the fig compote it had on it and it was amazing! For dessert I had raspberry sorbet, which was delicious. They also had a flour less chocolate cake available (I couldn't have it due to the dairy). Overall perfect experience for my birthday dinner! Highly recommend! Plus most of their food is local, sustainable, and organic!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    El Tovar was a great place to dine. The wait staff and chef were very accommodating to a gluten free diet. The staff was able to make just about any item on the menu gluten free. I was able to order gluten free pasta, bread, and cake. They were all tasty, and I did not get sick from the food or cross-contamination.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    The finest restaurant on the South Rim boasts a chef who has done something amazing: he has systematically revised the menu over the last year or two to de-emphasize flour and increase the proportion of dishes inherently GF. Wow. Dishes were delicious and creative. I'm unclear on whether they have dedicated kitchen space, but the dining room and kitchen team were very accommodating when they knew GF allergies were in play. I had a delicious, worry-free dinner there.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

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Monday
6:30 am - 10:30 am, 11 am - 2 pm, 4:30 pm - 10 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am, 11 am - 2 pm, 4:30 pm - 10 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am, 11 am - 2 pm, 4:30 pm - 10 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:30 am, 11 am - 2 pm, 4:30 pm - 10 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:30 am, 11 am - 2 pm, 4:30 pm - 10 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:30 am, 11 am - 2 pm, 4:30 pm - 10 pm
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:30 am, 11 am - 2 pm, 4:30 pm - 10 pm

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