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Desert Inn and Restaurant

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American, Bar
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5570 S Kenansville Rd, Yeehaw Junction, FL 34972-9148
11:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice small place with a typical American diner charm. It's absolute authenthic and not decoration. Go for the crusty fish sandwich!! The fries are not McDonald's style but homemade.

Thank Selami A
Kitchener, Canada
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very old place with great atmosphere amazing music and good food. Stopped by for lunch on our way north from the Keys. I had fried green tomatoes with a nice dipping sauce and an ice cold beer. They have fresh cut fries and the burgers looked real good. The service was great and everyone was friendly. My wife had the... More 

Thank vllywngs
Glen Rock, New Jersey
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120 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was the perfect place for lunch given we were driving from Orlando to Port St. Lucie and it is right off the turnpike. A fun place with dollar bills signed and stuck all over the place, however, a bit of a dive, which is perfectly fine with us. OK, not a bit of a dive. A dive-dive. However, remember... More 

Thank Champers530
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fast friendly and clean. Very simple menu. Large portions. Today I had fish and chips, the fries were fresh cut and crisp. It was very busy with only one server but she rocked it!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Okeechobee, Florida
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We made the trip to Yeehaw Junction for an escape from an afternoon rain storm. The friendly locals and even friendlier staff were a treat in themselves. We will be making many more trips.

Thank surf4success
Marysville, Ohio
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177 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

So we enjoyed the history of the place, no doubt. Our waitress was kind, efficient, and funny. The food was ok. The burgers were what we came for, and they were ok. We didn't like the bun. The fries were limp. They had great potential, had they been crispy. I enjoyed the fried green tomatoes but I was the only... More 

Thank AmericanExplorer8500
Orlando, Florida
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Giving 5 stars means I would absolutely visit again or recommend to friends and family. For the Desert Inn: 1) Quirky, yes, but really very quaint and comfortable. 2) Extremely clean, which is very important in my book. Condiments wiped down, spotless table tops. 3) Very friendly service, laid back and chatty. 4) Sun Tea - brewing outside in the... More 

1 Thank DizzylandDale
Sevierville, Tennessee
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We went here for lunch. Great Place and great food. Fish and chips are excellent. And you get plenty for your money. Cheeseburgers are also great! Husband got the all beef hot dog very good to.

Thank Sandra M
San Diego, California, United States
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We were driving from Orlando to Miami on the back roads to avoid the tolls and a huge backup of traffic from an accident. We were famished and hadn't seen any place to eat for miles when we came to the intersection (Hwy 441 & 60) where The Historic Desert Inn Restaurant was. We weren't sure (the place doesn't look... More 

Thank Dale B
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Found this on TripAdvisor. So glad we stopped. Very eclectic place with awesome made to order burgers. Watch out for the mannequin in the ladies room ! Hehe

Thank allyson r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5570 S Kenansville Rd, Yeehaw Junction, FL 34972-9148
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Yeehaw Junction
  • Phone Number: 17722402267
  • This restaurant is at Desert Inn and Restaurant

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?