Situated on the fourth floor of the Contemporary, you’ll find the
resort’s only counter service location, the Contempo Café. The Grand
Canyon Concourse (i.e. the fourth floor) makes for a very unique dining
space, where you can watch the monorails whisk by in the large, open
(but also indoors, covered, and air conditioned) space as you enjoy your meal .
Menu items all fall into the American cuisine category
and there are actually quite a few selections for a counter service restaurant. There
always seem to be three or four flatbreads, prepared salads, and hot
plate items available, along with a few sandwiches and cheeseburgers.
seasonally themed cupcakes are almost always available. The Contempo
Café's close proximity to the "Outer Rim Lounge" means you can get a few
more adult beverages than you might find elsewhere... if you’re willing
to walk a few step (i.e. there’s no “table service” per say at either
The Contempo Café is not a quiet place during peak
dining hours. Because there are no wall dividers to speak of, ambient
noise levels are quite high... especially with Chef Mickey’s character
dining buffet located right beside the Contempo’s seating area.
(*) Price ranges listed are the average cost for one main entree and one soft beverage item, unless otherwise stated. There are many combinations of appetizers, deserts and drinks that will add to your final total. Many parks also use seasonal pricing systems which result in food and beverage costs increasing at peak times. Please check with the location that you are interested in for specific pricing information.