We got to Bryce Canyon towards dinner last evening, and although it was kind of early, the front desk advised that they were three tour buses inbound (nice of them!), and so we had an early dinner. We got there around 1700.
The restaurant is open and large. It is NOT air conditioned. The outside temp was around 85, but we were not uncomfortable.
I ordered iced tea. I went through two glasses very quickly, and our server brought us a medium carafe after that.
I started with the white chicken chili, and Ian got a Caesar salad with his. The chili was pretty tasty, but had almost no spicy flavor to it. It didn’t have much chicken either. The Caesar was nice, the dressing had just the right amount of bite to it.
Raegan ordered the salmon and said it was very good. It came with rice. Erin ordered the kids pasta alfredo and liked it. I tried it, and it was good. It had an unusual taste to it, kind of an aftertaste, that was not unpleasant, but not standard alfredo either.
Ian ordered prime rib on my recommendation (he had been on the Cheeseburger Diet, and we wanted him to vary). I ordered it medium, but it came well done. That’s really not that bad an idea for a kid (teenager), and it was still tasty and pretty tender. He got fries with it (sigh). I ordered a ribeye (12oz). It was cooked medium as I liked, and was pretty tender. I’ve had worse beef. Mine came with some very good rice.
Service ended up being fairly slow. I was doing a slow burn to begin with since we had left Las Vegas way too late, and were late getting to the park, and I wanted to drive out to the south end, so the delay in getting our check cleared was annoying. In fairness, our server had a couple other tables, including a party of about 10 that took a lot of her time, but…
Our check ended up at $99.31. About what I would expect for a fairly big ticket meal in a National Park. We left at 1820, and had a glorious drive to the end of the park.