Where To Eat


Spruce Tree Terrace Cafe
Located in a historic building near the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum and Spruce Tree House, this is a perfect place for a casual lunch or dinner. Dine inside, on the outdoor patio, or pick up a lunch-to-go and enjoy a picnic in the park.

Open daily. (Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day)

Hours of operation vary seasonally (For hours, visit Aramark Leisure)



Metate Room Restaurant
Enjoy dinner in the nationally recognized Metate Room at Far View Lodge, offering wild game, fresh fish, and local organic produce, all with a contemporary Southwestern flare. Relax atop the lodge in the Far View Lounge and end your evening with a sunset, the moon, or under the stars. For a menu, visit Aramark Leisure.

April 11 to October 23, 2019
5:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Far View Lounge
April 11 to May 1, 2019
4:00 pm to 9:30 pm
May 2 to September 4, 2019
4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
September 5 to October 23, 2019
4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Far View Terrace Restaurant
The Far View Terrace offers a casual dining atmosphere located just a quarter mile from Far View Lodge. There is something for everyone with a wide variety of choices from breakfast through dinner, including classic fare and local favorites such as the house favorite, a Navajo taco. An additional feature is the Java City Coffee Bar with lattes, cappuccinos, smoothies, ice cream, and our special house made Mesa Verde fudge! (For menus, visit Aramark Leisure.)

  • Breakfast:
    April 12 to May 1 and October 10 to October 23, 2019

    7:00 am to 10:00 am (A la carte breakfast is available at the Mesa Mocha & Omelet Station)
    May 2 to October 9, 2019
    7:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Lunch:
    May 2 to October 9. 2019
    11:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Dinner:
    May 13 to May 30, 2019
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    May 31 to September 2
    5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    September 3 to October 9
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

For Mesa Mocha Espresso Bar and Far View Terrace BBQ visit, please visit Aramark Leisure.

Knife Edge Cafe
  • Breakfast:
    April 25 to September 18, 2019
    7:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Lunch/Dinner:
    May 23 to August 7, 2019
    11:00 am to 6:00 pm
    August 8 to September 2, 2019
    11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Last updated: February 1, 2019

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 8
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330


(970) 529-4465

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