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Chiriaco Summit Cafe

62450 Chiriaco Rd, Chiriaco Summit, CA 92201-8202
+1 760-227-3227
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“carrot cake” (3 reviews)
“burger” (7 reviews)
“patty melt” (3 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner
62450 Chiriaco Rd, Chiriaco Summit, CA 92201-8202
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been here multiple times. I stop at this place every time I head to California from my home south of Tucson. This cafe and the truck stop across the street has everything I need for an overnight stay. The family that owns this...More

Thank conniegum
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate lunch here after exiting Joshua Tree NP at the Cottonwood exit. Not sure why this restaurant gets such good reviews unless it is because it is the only game in town. It's just a deli--neither very good nor very bad. Would not recommend eating...More

Thank GrandmaAudrey
Reviewed 27 January 2018

The food was typical diner food, blt, burger, tuna melt - not particularly inspired but decent. A solid 3. But then we had dessert - which bumped them up to a solid 5. My father had an excellent apple pie which was served warm. I...More

Thank panama2000
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Going West into LA, or East to Phoenix, the long drive can easily be broken up by a stop there. Good classic diner chow, served in a clean restaurant. Life is hard out there in the middle of the desert, so their oasis has to...More

Thank Dennis G
Reviewed 5 November 2017

My wife and I have eaten in the restaurant before. On a late Saturday afternoon, we stopped to break up the trip monotony. I had a BLT with a cup of chili, she had a ham and cheese sandwich. Both were tasty, cooked and great!...More

Thank BonsaiMe
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Service is friendly and prompt, outside seating is hit or miss, menu is loaded with the typical sandwich, burgers, salad, fries, senior special very good, soups ok, parking good, gift shop and Patton Museum-very interesting. Prices for most menu items in the $10 range

Thank SamB29
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I would never have known this place existed if a friend hadn't brought me. I'm glad she did. Whenever I eat at a new place, I tend to lean toward something "safe", like burgers. My theory is that an eatery of any kind shouldn't be...More

Thank Angela T
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

For those that know me, know that I love diners. There is something about being able to get whatever kind of food you want at whatever time of day you happen to stop in. While driving back to Phoenix from California I sped past all...More

Thank RJ O
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Very Poor Customer Service ! The workers their shouldn't be speaking Spanish about their customers because some of us understand Spanish and then say they weren't and blame it on another co-worker and shouldn't argue with the customer either . Very poor going to write...More

2  Thank Carla R
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We were starving, as we were running so late due to the heavy downpour and flash floods on State Route 95. (8/2) It was almost 3:30, and this looked like a lovely spot to stop. And, it is very nice. The interior is quite charming,...More

3  Thank NYU62
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7 February 2018|
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Response from BonsaiMe | Reviewed this property |
No, it is along g I-10 but is nearby
16 May 2016|
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Response from Libi K | Reviewed this property |
Are you talking about the residence where they have Catholic services? or Perhaps the Patton Museum?
5 March 2016|
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Response from Nancy B | Reviewed this property |
I believe they would allow primitive overnight parking but to the best of my knowledge there are no hook-ups anywhere. I know there are areas where trucks park overnight.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62450 Chiriaco Rd, Chiriaco Summit, CA 92201-8202
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Chiriaco Summit
  • Phone Number: +1 760-227-3227
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