Enjoying a restaurant with great food is something everyone loves to experience, but throw in an amazing view and the experience gets even better. It’s hard to find in Arizona, but there are select number of spots that are located along the water’s edge and provide a great view of that same water.
Below is a list of a few restaurants that boast beautiful views of lakes, rivers and creeks:
1. Dinner Bell Cafe (321 W Gurley Street, Prescott)
This well-known restaurant includes back patio seating that provides a view of a small creek and tall trees sitting behind the restaurant.
2. Cress on Oak Creek (301 Little Lane, Sedona)
Sitting on the banks of Oak Creek and part of the fancy L’Auberge de Sedona Hotel, Cress offers New American/French cuisine with a fantastic view of the creek. If you’re looking for a romantic dinner location, here you go.
3. Ja’di’To’oh Restaurant (537 Marina Parkway, Page)
A fabulous restaurant located at the Antelope Point Marina that serves upscale food that isn’t typical marina fare. It is also actually located on Lake Powell. The marina, Ja’di’To’oh Restaurant and the other businesses float on the lake and offer a lovely view of the natural surroundings.
4. Lakeshore Restaurant (14011 N Bush Highway, Mesa)
Located right along Saguaro Lake, this is the perfect spot for a traditional American meal with a view of the lake.
5. Lakeside Restaurant & Cantina (16802 NE Hwy 88, Apache Junction)
If you’re planning a trip to Canyon Lake, this is a place you’ll want to check out. The restaurant sits directly at the lake’s edge for a plate of casual American food with a really special view.
6. Papa Leone’s Pizza (304 English Village, Lake Havasu City)
For thin crust pizza with a view of Lake Havasu and the London Bridge, this place will not disappoint.
7. Rainbow Room (100 Lake Shore Drive, Page)
Found in the Lake Powell Resort and Marina, the Rainbow Room delivers picturesque views of the red rocks surrounding the lake.
8. The Watershed (5350 S Lakeshore Drive, Tempe)
Located along a human-made lake in south Tempe, The Watershed has lovely lake views and is a great choice for dinner or brunch.