Creekside Steakhouse & Historic Tavern

Welcome to the Creekside Steakhouse

Creekside Steakhouse & Historic Tavern is located in the little village of Christopher Creek. Christopher Creek, at an elevation of 5,900 feet, is just 22 miles east of Payson and is nestled below the majestic Mogollon Rim on the banks of spring fed Christopher Creek.

Located among the worlds largest stand of Ponderosa pines, the pure air smells of pine. Wildlife of all kind live and wonder around this rugged area and it isn't uncommon to see Elk, Deer, Wild Turkey, Squirrels, roaming the countryside. Christopher Creek is for people who want to hear the wind in the forest, the rushing water of our prestine creek tumbling over small falls or the bugle of an Rocky Mountain Elk.

A place to feel the joy of leaving no tracks. A place to hike, fish and meditate. Remember to check out our cabins nestled in the forest here.

Our area was made famous by author Zane Grey who wrote about this mystical wild Tonto Country.

The Restaurant & Tavern has been around almost 44 years and from humble beginnings, it has grown to be listed in the book "Arizona's 100 Best Restaurants."

We serve family style meals, as well as special menu items, home made dessert which are heavenly!

We have daily specials — Monday thru Sunday

Reservations are advised. Why Cook? Stop in and enjoy our delightful menu. Creekside is open 7 days a week starting at 7AM-11AM for breakfast, 11AM-5PM for lunch, and dinner is served from 5PM until 9PM, with the Bar being open until 10PM most nights. For reservations, call (928) 478-4557 or email: A visit to the Creekside Steakhouse and Historical Tavern will become a memorable event and a tradition for you and your family, just as it has become a tradition for second and third generations of families from all of Arizona and many places beyond.

Creekside Steakhouse and Tavern / Cabins
Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Open 7 days a week
[928] 478-4557 or email:

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1520 E. Christopher Creek Loop
Payson, AZ 85541

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover cards