For the Adventurous Traveler

Dining at the Canteen is absolutely one of the most unique and memorable culinary experiences you will ever have.  That is if you can get there. The Phantom Ranch Canteen is located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. To get there you can hike down the Bright Angel Trail 9.6 miles or down the Kaibab Trail 7.8 miles. Don’t forget you will have to hike out. Or you can enjoy a meal provided with your overnight Mule Ride adventure.  Or maybe you are just passing by on a rim to rim hike or white water adventure.  Either way, you will love your meal.

BREAKFAST Seating Times (2):

April 1 to October 31

  • 5:00 a.m. for the early seating
  • 6:30 a.m. for the late seating

November 1 to March 31

  • 5:30 a.m. for the early seating
  • 7:00am for the late seating.

DINNER Seating Times (2):

  • 5:00 p.m. for the Steak Dinner
  • 6:30 p.m. for the Hiker’s Stew or Vegetarian Chili Dinner


  • Phantom serves Breakfast and Dinner Only
  • Sack Lunches are available
  • Only guests with meal reservations are admitted during meal times
  • Please don’t be late; the Canteen doors are closed while meals are served
  • There are specific seating times for breakfast and dinner
  • Reservations are required
  • Dress code is casual

Meal Reservations
Breakfast and Dinner meals MUST be reserved well in advance of your trail descent. It is highly recommended that you secure your meal reservations at the same time as your overnight accommodations at Phantom Ranch. There are a limited number of meals available at each seating. Also meals are not exclusively reserved by Phantom Ranch guests.


The Phantom Ranch Canteen is open to the public during limited hours, see below. During this time a small variety of hiker items including snacks, beverages, stamps, T-shirts, postcards, headlamps and first-aid supplies are available for sale. Open all year.

Canteen Hours of Operation:

  • Open to the public 8:00am to 4:00pm and  8:00pm to 10:00pm (April 1 – October 31)
  • Open to the public 8:30amto 4:00pm and  8:00pm to 10:00pm (Nov. 1 – March 31)