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Chiriaco Summit Cafe

62450 Chiriaco Rd, Chiriaco Summit, CA
+1 760-227-3227
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average22%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“patty melt” (3 reviews)
“ice cream” (4 reviews)
“french fries” (3 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Cafe, Diner
62450 Chiriaco Rd, Chiriaco Summit, CA
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Chiriaco Summit has been in business in some form or another for 80 years. Gas station, Fosters Freeze, cafe, General Patton museum. Good stopping place if you can't wait for Blythe going east or Indio going west. I had a chiriaco burger for 9.95 (bacon...More

Thank Chris O
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Nice little cafe that was much needed here. Service was good,food was good ,meal was served time8.What else could you ask for.I have gone back several times and have not been disappointed. On the road ? Then try tjis cafe.

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Well, the prices aren’t bad… After taking the grand tour of Joshua Tree National Park, my bride and I were ready for a late lunch. Since Chiriaco Summit is close to the south entrance to the park, we headed there instead of heading down to...More

Thank Glen K
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

It's the only game in town at the Chiriaco I-10 exit and they do a great job of producing a good lunch, quality products and getting value for money! Friendly staff that take pride in their operation and pleasant surroundings including outside tables if the...More

Thank northernneckinn
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is a good place to stop and stretch your legs. We try to have lunch at the café as it is reasonable and the hamburgers are decent. The coffee is always good as is the service. Don't miss the post office next door where...More

Thank LovesToTravel2_11
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Café is a very clean and nice place. I sat at counter and service was great. I had a green chili cheese burger, fries ($10), a small salad ($3) and soda ($3).It also has a gift shop with various items, hot sauce, honey, candy, cacti...More

Thank seeingamericafirst
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Need to stop whilst traveling from Carlsbad to Phoenix at the start of our journey across America.. We just had the 2 tier Pancakes they we excellent just enough for us . The coffee was excelent

Thank Philipwhitehead
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This restaurant with a gift area is a great little break if you're traveling across the desert on route 10. We were happy to find it (online) because we were driving to the General George Patton Museum in Chiriaco Summit and would want lunch. There...More

Reviewed 11 December 2016

Wife and I love trips to Palm Springs, California, and usually start early morning when leaving to drive back to the Phoenix area where we live. If you've never driven Highway 10 from PS East then you need to understand that there is a very...More

Thank avie8tor
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We usually stop for breakfast every time we head out to Phoenix. The food is okay nothing to rave about but lately the service has been slow. I noticed the staff wasn't friendly and it took a while for a second cup of coffee and...More

Thank kukana m
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What is the little bungalow place next to the cafe?
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?
Does anyone know if they allow overnight parking for a small RV? We are heading from Palm Spring back to Wisconsin. Would arrive after 9:00. Sounds like a good place to get breakfast and then back on the road the next morning? Thanks
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Chiriaco Summit
  • Phone Number: +1 760-227-3227
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