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Chiriaco Summit Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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62450 Chiriaco Rd, Chiriaco Summit, CA
+1 760-227-3227
06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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Indio, California
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Thousand Palms, California, United States
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92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 Indio. Especially since the car’s gas gauge was edging toward the “E” mark. Thinking of... More 

Thank Glen K
Tappahannock, Virginia
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710 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 weather is good. The only downside is they can get overwhelmed at peak times and... More 

Thank northernneckinn
La Mirada, California
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 there several books about the area.

Thank LovesToTravel2_11
Yuma, Arizona
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75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 seeds, etc.

Thank seeingamericafirst
Pembroke, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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 is no other restaurant around, and it is right next to the museum. The menu... More 

Glendale, Arizona
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111 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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 steep climb out of the PS desert toward the East and a car can overheat... More 

Thank avie8tor
Temecula, California
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 refills when breakfast was almost over. Not sure we'll stop by again and next time... More 

Thank kukana m
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

As soon as you walk in you can smell the fresh home cooked meals. The pancakes were super fluffy, bacon thick and crispy and coffee was smooth and hot. Perfect pit stop for native souvies, gas fill up, clean restrooms and great service. Also, sweet little story of how the couple first started and settled there and a great way... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?