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Desert Inn and Restaurant

5570 South Kenansville Road, crossroad state rd 60 & u.s 441, Yeehaw Junction, FL
Desert Inn and Restaurant
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch while driving from St. Petersburg to Sebastian. The sign says under new management so maybe the most recent reviews will be the most helpful. The restaurant was very clean, restrooms were clean and the food was delicious. It was the best burger I have had in awhile and the tomatoes were thickly sliced... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We have awaited the reopening of The Desert Inn and were pleased with our trip. The restaurant has maintained it's rustic and quirky atmosphere. Yes the Indian Family is still sitting in the dining room and the snake skins hang over the bar. The menu was limited but I'd rather have quality than quantity. We had fried green tomatoes, tomato... More 

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Lake Wales, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Five Guys had nothing on the burger and fries. Both excellent! Not the place for gourmet dining, agreed, not sure I'd get anything other than a burger, although one person at the bar said the swamp cabbage was "outstanding". The burger sure was.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We've passed this place several times and I had found some reviews saying it was charming. It is not charming--it is filthy. I'm not a hygiene freak, but it was so dirty that I opted to NOT use the bathroom sink to wash my hands. Everything in there is broken, chipped, warped, or missing entirely. The woman who served us... More 

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Greenacres, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I previously wrote a review for this restaurant that never got in. So here i go again Sign out front said "juicy hamburgers and green fried tomatoes" sounded good and often these little hole in the a wall restaurants are good> OMG! food was terrible, hamburgers so dry we could not even eat them. Fried green tomatoes were mushy red... More 

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tampa, fl
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Whoa! My husband and I were so excited to check out this great historic spot! What a goldmine! Only place in the areA and so much history! FAiL!!! Sat down and the guy 'not working' helped us .. Gave us menus... Then the waitress waited on the other people who came in.. Not us.. I had to flag her down...... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My Husband and I drove from our home in Kissimmee to the restaurant for Lunch.We saw a snippet about it being reopened on TV I think the TV crew must have gone to a different place than I did. On entering the we liked the originality but didn't expect this to include dirt and dust and the wood paneling peeling... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A decade ago this place was ideal for rich history and a very friendly experience. A colleague and I decided to re-visit this once memorable place. We discovered the place had been leased out. No longer ran by Miss Zicheck. Upon entering the establishment a lot had changed. The restaurant looked stripped & bare and the waitress had little to... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

on a recent Trip to Siesta key we stopped here to have lunch, because of the reviews others had placed on here. it was around Noon on a weekday and the place appeared to be abandoned. We did not see a sign stating it was closed for the season/ construction. Not sure if this place is still in business. Make... More 

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

my husband and I went to this bar and motel twice in September 2013 it was recommended to us we were staying in Kissimmee so drove down for lunch they serve possibly the best burger ever and if you go you really must try the onion rings AWESOME! a friendly place to eat lunch

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