The Creekside Steakhouse and Tavern is located 22 miles east of Payson and just below the Mogollon Rim in the tiny settlement of Christopher Creek. The gorgeous area surrounding this place has many pine trees, running creeks, elk, and was made famous by the author Zane Grey, who wrote about the wonderful Tonto Country in his book. The area is perfect for hiking, fishing and meditating.
The restaurant and tavern have been in the pines of Christopher Creek for around 44 years. The restaurant has been noted in the book, "Arizona's 100 Best Restaurants", and has tasty homemade meals and desserts. We ate there three times while staying in a cabin nearby. The food was delicious, especially breakfast. You can also check into renting one of their cabins near the steakhouse. It is the perfect vacation spot for you and your family.
Creekside Restaurant & Tavern
1520 E. Christopher Creek Loop Road
Payson, AZ 85541