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Chiriaco Summit Cafe

62450 Chiriaco Rd, Chiriaco Summit, CA 92201-8202
+1 760-227-3227
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Cafe, Diner
62450 Chiriaco Rd, Chiriaco Summit, CA 92201-8202
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

We travel across the desert several times a year. If our dog is with us, Chiriaco Summit is a better stopping place than most fast food restaurants in Blythe or Indio. There is a nice, shady patio outside the cafe where our dog can spend...More

Thank PhxDogMom
Reviewed 22 April 2013 via mobile

The salad was more flavorful than I expected! There was spicy dried mango on the salad which surprised me pleasantly. Give it a try. The store attached to the cafe had quite a bit of local food items so I bought the Mayhaw Jelly to...More

Thank mollmason
Reviewed 21 March 2013

We stopped in for lunch en route home from a long road trip. We had seen Chiriaco Summit featured in a Visiting with Huell Howser episode on PBS and thought it would be fun to check the place out. The menu was pretty standard, and...More

Thank CalGal1954
Reviewed 18 March 2013

Very simple coffe shop type place, but food seemed good enough. The gift shop is kinda cool. The menu at the restaurant was wanting for more, as was the servings, but it is what it is, out in the desert, where there is nothing else....all...More

Thank DantheMountainMan
Reviewed 1 March 2013

The cool thing about the Chiriaco Summit Cafe is that it's in the middle of nowhere. 50 miles west of Blythe, 50 miles east of Palm Springs. The Chiriaco family have carved out their own little oasis in the middle of the desert and their...More

Thank Bert P
Reviewed 27 December 2012

Traveling from California to Phoenix, stopped for a meal because we missed our turnoff for food in Indio, and couldn't wait another 90 miles to eat in Blythe. Very average meals. We had the patty melt, hamburger, and club sandwich. The patty melt was only...More

Thank k-ro99
Reviewed 27 November 2012

Stopped by the Coffee Shop off I-10. Decided to have breakfast. Chicken fried steak and eggs (wife had a corn dog and date palm shake). Food was excellent; prices were reasonable and service more than satisfactory. If your traveling between Phoenix and LA, I recommend...More

Thank AmigoJuan
Reviewed 11 June 2012

This is by far, the BEST place to stop for pie. The crust is a buttery, flaky taste of Heaven.. OMG - I cannot wait to travel west on I-10 again. If I am within 75 miles of Chiriaco Cafe, I will detour just so...More

Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 15 November 2011

First time we have stopped for 25 years. We were fascinated. The Patton museum is great. Driving up to the collection of tanks is an eye opener. Food operation efficiently run. Not the absolute highest quality and priced a little high but we were in...More

1  Thank jamesccasterline
Reviewed 10 June 2011

Started in the 1930s, this I-10 oasis once hosted World War II hero US Gen'l George S Patton and his troops for desert tactics training. The Chiraco Summit café - recently remodeled - serves simple yet suitable and tasty meals in clean and dignified surroun-...More

1  Thank MonkeyOnTheWing
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8 February 2018|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
No, it is along g I-10 but is nearby
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?
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62450 Chiriaco Rd, Chiriaco Summit, CA 92201-8202
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Chiriaco Summit
  • Phone Number: +1 760-227-3227
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