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Crosswinds Grille

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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800 W Airport Rd, Ste B, Payson, AZ 85541-3649
+1 928-474-1613
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Tue 06:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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Payson, Arizona, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Home of the million dollar view of both the airport and the Mogollon Rim. Watch the Sky King motorglider practice takeoffs and landings! Food is so good the locals pack this restaurant. Great home-made pies too.

1 Thank Russ H
Mesa, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my husband went here twice on our honeymoon because it was so good! It was right next to he airport and you can watch the little planes and helicopters come and go! The food and service was great and we can not wait to come back next time we are in Payson. :)

Thank Danielle E
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171 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok this is a very basic cafe but when we read that it overlooked the airport runway we decided to drive up and check it out. The place was cute and the food remarkably good. The views were the best part and I don't mean to down play the food at all. It was Friday and we both had the... More 

Thank gilladj
Grand Haven, MI
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200 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a bit of a hike we were just looking for a place to grab a lunch before heading back into Phoenix. After reading the glowing reviews and checking out the menu, I am glad to say that I settled on the Chicken Fried Steak and the Potato Soup. I do love chicken fried steak but, like Craig, fear that... More 

Thank Steve M
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63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Breakfast on the weekend is GREAT with a wonderful view of airplanes coming and going . Food is nothing special but the view of the Mogollon Rim is worth a visit!.

Thank HMitch08
Gilbert, Arizona
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116 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

The breakfasts are pretty dang good, and the view of the runway is spectacular. The only negative thing I can add is that the wait is terribly long. Because of the view people like to visit, so people will occupy a table long after they're done eating. It's very frustrating.

Thank Lawdrum
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped in just for pie and to see the planes. We were not disappointed. Wish we had come for lunch also. Waitress was very nice. The restaurant was clean and inviting.

Thank Stephanie L
Payson, Arizona
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94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have eaten here on and off over the last few years, but this week-end we had friends from out of town, so we thought we'd take them somewhere different. On Sunday, expect a wait, especially after everyone gets out of church. It is worth the wait and you don't have to wait long, because they have a large dining... More 

Thank ransal1
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Traditional diner food with a full view of the Payson Airport Runway. The radio is tuned to the local airport frequency so you can here the comings and goings of pilots.

1 Thank Ron W
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Yum Yum.... great food, great view and amazing Pie!! Sit and watch the small air planes come flying in with the beautiful rim in the background! Great staff, awesome place for the family!!

Thank Shawna D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 W Airport Rd, Ste B, Payson, AZ 85541-3649
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Payson
  • Phone Number: +1 928-474-1613

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?