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62450 Chiriaco Rd, Chiriaco Summit, CA
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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We ate here looking for a quick bite after dropping our daughter off for camping in Joshua Tree. The food is simple, but reasonably well prepared. I had the General Patton burger which was good, although the fries were a bit soggy. Overall, this is much better than the usual fare near to big... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Irvine, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This was a nice little stop right next to the George Patton Museum. The restaurant was clean and the food was really good. Our waitress was friendly and had no problem making recommendations on what to eat.

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Irvine, CA
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113 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We ate here looking for a quick bite after dropping our daughter off for camping in Joshua Tree. The food is simple, but reasonably well prepared. I had the General Patton burger which was good, although the fries were a bit soggy. Overall, this is much better than the usual fare near to big interstate highways. Recommended if you are... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

After having arrived at the Joshua Tree National Park we learned one member of our group forgot lunch. We asked for assistance from the park ranger and was told that the closet restaurant was one exit east and about a ten to fifteen minute ride. Located at the rear of a service center and just before the General Patton museum,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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79 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We had two burgers and fries for $7.99 each, and it was better than expected. I wanted grilled onions on my burger and was charged $1.75 extra. When we finished we asked for a "to go" cup for our iced tea, and was told each cup with ice will be $1.00. I guess ice is expensive in the desert. Otherwise... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Gas, mini mart, cafe all located next door to a cool museum :D Just when your legs are in serious need of being stretched, you hit this little place! Here you can gas up, grab some snacks for the road. The bathrooms in the restaurant are a little better than the ones in the store, simply because of the amount... More 

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Moreno Valley, California
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276 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

As the only restaurant for a hundred miles of Interstate 10, Chiriaco Summit has often been a godsend for our regular travels between California and Arizona. The spiffy coffee shop strikes a good balance between reliable road food, historical interest, gifts, travel information and clean rest rooms. Although prices might be a little expensive, it is worth it as there... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

excellent service, excellently prepared food and priced reasonably. Also, some great gift ideas while you wait.

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Lomita, California
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26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We stopped for lunch as this is half way between Prescott Valley Az. and Los Angeles, Ca. We usually stop in Quartzsite for lunch but their isn't anywhere really impressive to eat at. What a plesant find. The cafe is very clean, the servers were plesant, the restrooms were very clean, service was quick, food was good and prices reasonable.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

had lunch there today with a few friends. The food was average at best. The place was busy but the service & speed the food came was very good.

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Sechelt, Canada
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26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

So after finishing a tour of Joshua Tree State Park we had dinner at the Chiriaco Summit Cafe on California's I-10. The cafe is right next door to General Patton's Memorial Museum, which is also very worthy of viewing. The family operated enterprise is functioning with third generation extended family members. The cafe was clean, comfortable and the quality of... More 

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

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  • Cuisine: American

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