You Can Dine In An Ancient System Of Caves 200 Feet Below Ground In Arizona (PHOTOS)
It is 345 million-years-old.
We've all wanted a bit of adventure to spice up our dinner dates, but nothing is quite as exhilarating as dining in a cave hundreds of feet underground. Cavern Grotto in Arizona serves your food up 200 feet below the surface, letting you experience your meal in a cave that is millions of years old. You will feel like you're in a mixture of Pirates Of The Caribbean and Indiana Jones.
Located at the Grand Canyon Caverns on Route 66 in Arizona, this subterranean dining experience is one for the books.
Cavern Grotto sits in a 345 million-year-old system of caves and lets you eat right inside the natural structure.
While tours of the cavern are extremely popular, this spot is something else entirely, letting you dine in a more intimate section away from the groups that wander through.
You can sit on the platform which hovers above the rest of the cave and enjoy the views created by millions of years of natural rock formations.
If we didn't know he was a fictional character, we'd expect to see Indiana Jones whooing a fellow explorer at the table next to ours.
You can reserve a spot for lunch orin the grotto, with the lunch slots lasting 90 minutes and the dinners allotting for two hours.
Theis open from noon to 7 p.m. by reservations only.
Meals cost between $49.95-$69.95 and are all you can eat and include a guided tour of the caves.
The elevator from the street level entrance will drop you down 21 stories to the "attractions," but your dinner date is a more intimate affair away from the prying eyes of general tourists.
This is the perfect restaurant for an out-of-the-box dinner date. Plus, you don't have to worry about being a backdrop for someone's vacation slideshows.
If you are a fan of Blue Bayou in, or love adventure movies as much as we do, this underground restaurant is a perfect change of pace from your food go-to's.
The all you can eat experience features delicious American-style cuisine and a salad bar option too.
Besides, how often can you say you had dinner in a 345-million-year-old cave, 200 feet below ground?
We can bet it isn't very often...mainly because it is a mouthful to repeat.
Address: 115 Mile Marker AZ-66, Peach Springs, AZ
Why You Need To Go: You can dine 200 feet underground in this ancient cave that has been around for 345 million years.