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Chiriaco Summit Cafe
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62450 Chiriaco Rd, Chiriaco Summit, CA
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62450 Chiriaco Rd, Chiriaco Summit, CA
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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We stopped at the Chiriaco Summit Coffee Shop for breakfast and each of us ordered the Traveler's special with two eggs, bacon and pancakes. Eggs were cooked perfectly--over easy--and the pancakes were wonderful. Our server was friendly and attentive and the restaurant was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
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scottsdale
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114 reviews 114 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We stopped at the Chiriaco Summit Coffee Shop for breakfast and each of us ordered the Traveler's special with two eggs, bacon and pancakes. Eggs were cooked perfectly--over easy--and the pancakes were wonderful. Our server was friendly and attentive and the restaurant was very clean. Didn't expect clean, neat, friendly and great food. This will always be a stop for... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This diner has a long history of serving customers in a fairly deserted place. We came down to this diner several times while staying at Cottonwood Campground in Joshua Tree. The food is great diner food. The milkshakes are super as are the homemade dessert breads. The staff is friendly and they have free wifi as well as plenty of... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It's just a ad hoc stop, about the middle point, along the highway I10. Having a quick meal and food is alright. The service is not great anyway. However, seems like the family settled there with a long history. Quite a lot of displays worthy to take a look !

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mesa az
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112 reviews 112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

There aren't many good food stops between L.A. and Phoenix, but the Chiriaco Summit Café is a very good option. It's almost exactly half-way between the two cities and there's an adjacent convenience store and gas station for convenience. The menu runs from burgers to soups to comfort dinners including chicken and meatloaf and there is a kids menu as... More 

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Goodyear, Arizona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were on a car trip to the west coast and running short on gas. Pulled into this place, pretty much in the middle of nowhere, to gas up. It is an interesting oasis. Beside having a gas station, it has a coffee shop / gift shop, and a "Gen. Patten" museum, featuring many military relics from WW2. Decided to... More 

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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159 reviews 159 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

A decent menu and sensible prices. I recommend the french vanilla coffee. Smart, clean establishment.

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Western Colorado
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104 reviews 104 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Great food, good pricing, so clean and beautiful with it's own patios, Sunday mass and terrific new visitor center with fantastic information. Even has free camping for tents or rv's just north of the buildings and done very efficiently!

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We stopped here for lunch midway on a drive to/from Phoenix/LA. The food was good with breakfast served all day. (Always a hit with the kids) The service was friendly & the restroom clean. Pricing was reasonable.

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Mission Viejo
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70 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Found ourselves looking for breakfast after a very early get out of LA. Driven by many times and even stopped at George Patton Museum but first time found ourselves sitting in the Cafe. Cafe was clean a but understaffed but friendly and reasonably priced. Had a cheese omelette my wife had a breakfast sandwich of some kind. Both of us... More 

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Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I was a little hesitant stopping at the Chiriaco Summit Cafe, but was very impressed with the quality of the food, the friendliness of the servers and the cleanliness of the restaurant. The prices were average and I would stop there again if my travels take me in that direction!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 62450 Chiriaco Rd, Chiriaco Summit, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chiriaco Summit

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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