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“Food quality very good however improvements needed elsewhere”

Diamond Creek Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$22
Cuisines: American, Diner, Pizza, Native American
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: The full service Diamond Creek Restaurant compliments the family friendly atmosphere with breakfast, lunch, and dinner service.
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This restaurant is based inside The Hualapei Lodge Hotel in Peach Springs, literally in the middle of nowhere on Route 66 and nowhere near the Grand Canyon. We were staying at this hotel for a week and tried to make the most of it. You can actually access Diamond Creek wifi which is better than the Hualapei Lodge wifi which is horrendous. The food in the restaurant was very good, however when and if you managed to obtain any. It was great that breakfast was included in our stay, as you could get a wide variety of options, cereal, toast, pastries etc. I did not like the fact that the granola was not covered however, and there were flies in the restaurant. Sometimes the orange juice machine was also out of order. You could upgrade to a hot breakfast for an extra $5 however this was dependent on what they had left after the tour groups had eaten. They had a breakfast menu, however so many options were not available if a tour group had eaten before you got there. If you arrived for breakfast at 6.30am you might get more of a hot variety, however it is usually crammed then with a tour group as the rafting tours tend to leave early. In the evening as there is literally nothing around for miles, the restaurant is also crammed. Some people had to wait ages for their food. I did enjoy a Hualapei stew and taco, and the pie is great too. However one evening, the pepper on the table was not screwed on, so like a comedy sketch it went all over my dinner...The waitress was nice however and gave a discount due to what happened. Again in the evenings a few of the options were not available. The waitress said that they 'had none left' however I was unsure at times whether it was just a no as they were so busy. There were clearly not enough staff working at peak times. A few nights a week we actually drove about 10 miles down the road to The Grand Canyon Caverns Inn. It closes at 8pm and the food there is absolutely amazing and they always have plenty of space. I do recommend eating at Diamond Creek at least once or twice for evening meal if you are nearby, as the Hualapei Fried Bread is amazing, as well as the homemade pie. The Hualapei Taco was so big that I simply could not eat it all! It is very reasonably priced actually.

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Thank Victoria N
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

As there is very little else in the vicinity we had dinner and breakfast in the restaurant. The evening meals were adequate if a little bland. Table service was good but the waitress was let down by the kitchen who were extremely slow and it took a long time for our meals to be served. Unfortunately as we were a large group not everyone got their food at the same time and it appeared that the kitchen was overwhelmed with the order. The complementary breakfast was good and there was a fair choice and variety - if you wanted a hot breakfast this was an additional charge.

Thank Fiona_and_Mark_RSA
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Perfect stop on 66. The stew and flat taco are excellent. Great taste of local cuisine. Onion rings and honey dipped fried chicken really good as well. Outstanding service!

Thank DeavBBQ
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Also reviewed as Hualapai Lodge Restaurant. When you stay at the Lodge, you get a coupon for a free continental breakfast, but can upgrade to a hot breakfast. The service was good and the food was, too.

The evening meal was tasty as well.

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Thank Arlyn N
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

My 1st time trying this and had to request a 2nd frybread, since it was that good. Great selection on the menu

Thank Trudie J
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