Sedona, Arizona: Red Planet Diner

Red Planet Diner
1655 West Highway 89A
Sedona, Arizona
Telephone: (928) 282-6070

Capitalizing on Sedona’s geological otherworldliness, the Red Rock Diner dishes up tasty fare in a fun, Martian-inspired setting. (Although I had to admire the interior décor through the window, the outside tables are next to the restaurant’s lush rose garden, which surrounds a spaceship-shaped water fountain.) This popular late-night spot puts a spin on typical diner food with its Vulcan Veggie Burgers, Lunar Linguini, and Solar Salads, but you can still get a basic burger and fries or meatloaf just like mom used to make it. The Boy enjoyed spotting details in the murals and meeting the “life-size” extraterrestrial short-order cook. I appreciated the fact that the waiter immediately offered to bring me a bowl of water – one of those little gestures that mark the difference between restaurants that are merely dog-tolerant and those that are genuinely dog-friendly. Woof!

Red Planet Diner Sedona, Arizona