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Desert Inn and Restaurant

5570 S Kenansville Rd, Yeehaw Junction, FL 34972-9148
+1 772-240-2267
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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“blt” (9 reviews)
“fries” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar
€€ - €€€
5570 S Kenansville Rd, Yeehaw Junction, FL 34972-9148
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Needed gas and bite to eat on the Florida Turnpike yesterday and stopped in Yeehaw Junction. Trip Advisor suggested I try this place to eat so I did. It’s a Florida historical site. The menu is super limited but the food is good and so...More

2  Thank kava-kauboi
jackassm, Owner at Desert Inn and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for kind words. The motel is dated but clean with hot running water....LOL Believe it or not the rooms are booked for the next two years. Who would figure right.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun and friendly “biker bar” atmosphere serving a limited menu of yummy food in plentiful portions. This is the mid point stop between my cousins on the southeast coast of Florida and me and my sister in St Petersburg. So it’s worth the 2-1/2 drive...More

1  Thank Suekay108
jackassm, Owner at Desert Inn and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind words and your support.

Reviewed 9 January 2018

We stopped here after visiting Bok Park, mainly because there was nothing else around, but we could not have chosen a better place to eat! All the food was good, the best fish and chips I have had since I was in Penzance! (seriously, I've...More

1  Thank MigiMigi
jackassm, Owner at Desert Inn and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your support and taking the time to write in.

Reviewed 18 December 2017

Get off your high horse and enjoy a meal from a short list of menu items along with a cold one. Perhaps a little Neil Young on the music box. A reminder to us all that we need not forget simple places and pleasures rather...More

1  Thank jorgensen2016
Reviewed 16 December 2017

A friend and I met here to catch up and have lunch. The restaurant is conveniently located at a busy commercial intersection just off the Florida Turnpike. The decor is informal and unique. It feels like a place frequented by local working people and by...More

1  Thank Ronald N
jackassm, Owner at Desert Inn and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

I am sorry your experience was less than you expected. No excuses. We have a sign on the door leading out to the patio. It states we don't serve outside as we just can't give you with the service you have come to expect. Hence...More

Reviewed 21 November 2017

We were on the FL Turnpike and it was a miles ling parking lot, thanks to an accident that was badly mishandled by the FDOT. After crawling 6 miles in 45 minutes, we'd reached the Yeehaw Junction exit and I needed gas plus we were...More

1  Thank 2thdoc33133
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We were on a trip from Orlando to Boca Raton. This was our first stop - & what a surprise! We stopped for coffee and ended up with a delicious BLT! The lady & gentlemen running the 'show' were working hard all the time because...More

2  Thank Jane R
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I have always been curious about this place and thank goodness we stopped in for lunch finally! The food is excellent and the historic building is really interesting. The fries are fresh cut and the bacon stuffed burger was delicious.

2  Thank Jessica J
Reviewed 28 June 2017

From Vero Beach to Tampa on State Road 60 or Miami to Ocala via the Florida Turnpike, I have traveled through Yeehaw Junction, Florida, dozens of times throughout the years. An almost desolate exit with a couple of gas stations and some fruit stands, this...More

1  Thank WilliamELewisJr
jackassm, Owner at Desert Inn and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thank you for stopping in at The Desert Inn and expressing your view. I believe I read your response sometime ago and not yesterday 6/28/2017. If my wait staff did not mention the charge for bottled as directed, my apologies and when you return I...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Great place, good food, awesome service Definitely recommend this place perfect place off the everyday beaten path! The burger is a good choice and the sweet tea

2  Thank Doug S
jackassm, Owner at Desert Inn and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thanks so much for taking your time to respond. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you on your next trip through Yeehaw.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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: +1 772-240-2267
  • This restaurant is at Desert Inn and Restaurant
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