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Desert Inn and Restaurant

5570 South Kenansville Road, Yeehaw Junction, FL 34972
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Mountainville nj
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best chicken BBQ sandwich I ever had. I enjoy eating at rustic restaurants. The Desert Inn is one of those restaurants. The staff was great, food was good and we all had a great time. Every time we travel from Vero Beach to Tampa, I make sure we stop at the Desert Inn Restaurant. PS..It's not a... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Desert Inn is a nice little diner and bar in the middle of nowhere that struggles with consistency. Changes management frequently. The food has improved tremendously as of late but we will see how long that last. Menu is limited but has a decent variety of foods to choose from. The burgers are really good with home made French... More 

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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A year ago we stopped at the Desert Restaurant for lunch on our way south from Orlando to Pompano Beach, this year we stopped for lunch on the way from Pompano to Orlando. On both visits we enjoyed the food and extremely friendly service. This year as we entered the restaurant we noticed a very visible difference. Though renovation in... More 

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Norwalk, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

We're snowbirds and we stopped here on our annual drive south because a friend posted a list of 25 things real Floridians know. One of them was the location of Yeehaw Junction - it's on US 60 just west of the turnpike. We had to visit. We had BLTs on fresh ciabatta bread. The bacon was thick sliced and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Food was good. We had the BBQ chicken sandwich, mushroom swiss burger and fish and chips. All were yummy. Our server was Toni and she provided prompt service and we talked about the history of the place. I found it we were sitting below the madam's room. I cannot wait to come back when museum opens.

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Palms West, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Unhappy last time; food was ok but bartender was drunk and mumbling and reeked of alcohol and cigarettes.Cute little place thought we would try again. Worse this time as cook took order and same bartender came in from working out side with raggedy shirt and seemed to be staggering a little. He did ask if all was ok but his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 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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