The Cavern Grotto restaurant on Route 66 opened their doors on August 15 and if you’re looking for the building while you drive, you’re likely to miss it.
The new dining spot is located 21 stories underground within the Grand Canyon Caverns. Customers can indulge in a hot meal while catching a serious eyeful of caves over 345 million years old. The restaurant is on an elevated platform, allowing guest the 360-degree stretch of all the caverns.
“Standing there, it might be the most spectacular view [of the cave],” said John McEnulty. McEnulty is one of the three managing partners of the cavern.
The platform currently holds four tables although another table may come soon. As for the menu, it’s full of American comfort food. Fret not about food prep. The meals are prepared in the cavern’s upstairs restaurant and sent below via a pulley system. The restaurant also offers all-you-can-eat options for lunch at $49.95 and $69.95 for dinner. For the price you are also guaranteed a tour through the caverns.
“During our tours, there’s not much time to linger in just one spot, since there’s so much to see,” McEnulty said. “With Cavern Grotto, people will be able to soak up the cavern and feel like they’re a part of it.”
Talk about a truly immersive experience.