The Arizona Restaurant That's A Claustrophobic's Worst Nightmare

What's the scariest place you've ever eaten in? Perhaps it could have been a restaurant trying out a Halloween theme, or maybe it was at home when a ridiculously large spider crept agonizingly closer along the floor. Scary serving staff are an example of how fear can be instilled in an eating environment, but a McDonald's with a broken ice cream machine is capable of emitting impressive amounts of misery and suffering, according to The Wall Street Journal

Even those options seem insignificant when considering the prospect of dining in an especially strange restaurant in Arizona — that's buried an incredible 200 feet underground.

Located at the Grand Canyon, the dining experience is probably very useful for keeping ingredients naturally chilled, but a bit more problematic for people who don't like confined spaces — or being transported deep below the earth. Despite this, the exclusive venue has impressive features — so let's find out what they are.

Places are limited at the exclusive restaurant

As if eating at the rocky expansion of the Grand Canyon wasn't mind boggling enough, being able to dine beneath it provides a whole different level of historical intrigue. Named Caverns Grotto, the restaurant is a 21-floor elevator ride below the 345 million-year-old rock structure, details Smithsonian Magazine.

Caverns Grotto offers a menu of traditional American comfort food, according to Atlas Obscura. There are only four tables, so opportunities to indulge are exclusive. Diners lucky enough to grab a seat are able to take in the sight of the vast ancient enclosure, a place so secluded it is not affected by outside sounds. Food is prepared above ground and lowered to guests in miners' buckets and gold-panning dishes using a pulley system, notes Smithsonian Magazine.

Caverns Grotto is open Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., according to Grand Canyon Caverns. Whether you consider the restaurant to be spooky or inspiring, meals start at $49.95 per person and permit 90 minutes of eating, reports Narcity. The price also includes a guided tour of the cavern's caves, allowing customers to fully bask in the imposing location.