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Ranch House Cafe

Us 395, Olancha, CA 93549
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (15 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
“beans” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe
€€ - €€€
Us 395, Olancha, CA 93549
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1 - 10 of 123 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The waiters and waitresses always seen happy and you're greeted as soon as you walk in and they don't even ask for tips! I can't understand how this place gets bad reviews when there food is really good. This is a hidden gem of a...More

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 29 May 2018

On our first day we had dinner and it was good. Nothing special but tasty and enough. The day after we had also breakfast. It was also good and more than enough. The service was good and quick. It is really a local please and...More

Thank Ronald V
Reviewed 10 March 2018

About to drive through Death Valley and with no snacks in the car, stopping for a meal seemed like a good shout. This place was one of the few around, and I was happy to visit! Place was quiet and service was good, and food...More

Thank Kateseabra
Reviewed 21 February 2018

This is a sweet little café run by friendly local folks with a funny, funky interior. Best place we've found along 395 for a meal with local character. The fry bread is good, so is the corn bread. Have a beer, sit awhile. Talk to...More

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Olancha isn't much more than a wide spot on the road between LA and Bishop, but the Ranch House Cafe makes a stop worth your while. Loved the Olancha Fry Bread for lunch. Nice bite to the salsa and your choice of roast beef, chicken...More

Thank steve b
Reviewed 29 December 2017

The building/facility is nothing fancy...pretty rustic. However, the food is GREAT and the service even better. We love stopping here every time we travel the 395. Highly recommend.

Thank loveistheanswer2016
Reviewed 15 December 2017

A lovely place to stop and it's fairly quiet. Good is great and the staff are friendly. It's a very homely feel.

1  Thank Nas S
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

The food is amazing, made with love. The place is adorable and the staff is super friendly. I am in love! I’ve been driving from Portland-Maine in a roadtrip and So far this was the best diner

Thank Taismatos1
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The Road House Cafe is a very old cafe. The place is clean and the food is good. It is a great place to stop when driving home from Mammoth going to Ontario, or on to San Diego. The folks are nice.

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This small classic road side cafe serves a fast and well done burger, the waitress is kind and smiling so yes go there.

Thank Henrik C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Us 395, Olancha, CA 93549
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Olancha
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