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Desert Inn and Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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boca raton
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260 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They used to have good fried green tomatoes and they went and ruined it. $7 is high to begin with but what the heck is what I assume siracha sauce doing on it and in the dip? It turned to trash the second they did that. Spicy and tomato doesn't work at least for me. I wanted to hurl.

Thank theused72588
Tampa, Florida
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149 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've liked this place for the 17 years I have been passing through. Today we decided to ride the 65 miles just to eat there and as usual were not disappointed. The burgers are fresh and cooked to order and the toasted Ciabatta bun tops it off. Fresh cut fries and an ice cold coke just make the perfect meal.... More 

Thank Bill M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We love this historic landmark restaurant! Great for a destination bike ride!!! The fish sandwich is huge! And the iced tea sits in the sun before it's served!

Thank Vanessa H
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107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This had typical bar fare. The waitress was super friendly! The decor was a little eclectic. Both bathrooms had interesting mannequins in them. The man in the ladies' room was a little startling! The mermaid in the men's room was not as shocking.

Thank Melanie G
Harrisburg, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I occasionally watch the news from the Orlando area and noticed they always show the temperature in Yeehaw Junction. One thing lead to another and after learning it was originally Jackass Crossing and at one time the Desert Inn was a brothel we put it on our bucket list. It's quite a fascinating place with a few chickens here and... More 

Thank Notabadcookmyself
Lakeland, Florida
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

This run-down looking old place in Yeehaw Junction serves the most wonderful burger I've eaten in years and year. Nothing fancy, just good, fresh tender meat, perfectly cooked and juicy, served on a toasted ciabatta roll (the last thing you'd expect to find in a place like this). And the fries are also terrific - hand cut and fresh fried... More 

Thank Superchief1944
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

My 3rd visit was sooo disappointing. The Fried Green Tomatoes were not breaded and greasy. I asked the server if there is a new cook. First she said "no" and then she prepared them because he was outside handling a runaway girl situation??? The burgers were well done and dry the fries limp and greasy. Good news-- the can of... More 

Thank traveler2007Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Found by lucky chance Food great Service excellent Location so peculiar Fantastic Don't stop outside Go in and try it!!!

Thank Simona T
Indialantic, Florida
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143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped here because of the Historic Site sign. Interesting location right at 441 and highway 60, just west of the Florida turnpike at Yeehaw Junction. We had been to Bok Tower and were on our way home. It was time for a burger, so in we went. We were greeted by a pair of chickens in the parking lot.... More 

Thank peterthegreatmlkj
Barrington, IL
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Stopped here after traveling across Central Florida from Marco Island thru Okeechobee to the Florida Turnpike, based on Tripadvisor reviews. Daughter was very skeptical but turned out great! Three of us had burgers, which are nicely seasoned half pounders on a brioche bread. The bacon burger was thick cut bacon, the mushroom swiss tasted like homemade. Fries are the darkest... More 

Thank munchman

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?