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Desert Rose Cafe

42 N Conococheague St, Williamsport, MD 21795-1003
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Ranked #1 of 10 Restaurants in Williamsport
Cuisines: American
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96% Recommend
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English first
Martinsburg, WV
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Well, the latte was very good, but the tuna sandwich was just "OK." Lots of filling, nice bread, but I specifically asked the waitress if the tuna was albacore because I am picky about my tuna. "Yes," she said. NO... Not only was it not albacore, it wasn't even "white" .. It was light .. Yuck. Nice try, but the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I stopped here with two friends while cycling the C&O canal in July. The owner was friendly and helpful, and the food was excellent. I ordered the BLT with spinach instead of lettuce. The owner owns the ice cream shop across the street. And, though it wasn't open yet that day, she sent an employee across the street to open... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We loved this place! The food was great, filling, and healthy. The owners made us feel right at home. The menu choices were excellent. AND we took some food with us that was packaged to go. If you are bicycling, don't miss out on this place. The chocolate chip cookies that we took with us were the best ever and... More

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Conyers, Georgia, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Bicyclist joint that is. GOOOD place for bikers on the C&O to stop for lunch. Sloppy joe was good and I liked the 'veggies in a bag' option for sandwiches. Bike racks outside and bike-friendly establishment all-in-all! I recommend it!

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Columbus, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

A friend and I stopped here while biking the C&O and we loved it! We had a lunch of iced coffee, sandwiches, and rice and beans. We also got muffins for breakfast the next morning and they definitely made the start of my day better. Everyone in the restaurant was very friendly and happy to help in any way. While... More

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Gainesville, FL
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were riding the C&O Canal and were pretty muddy--offered to sit outside but they insisted we come in ("we've seen worse!"). Had great sandwiches (the tuna fish was excellent), very friendly service, and cute interior. A perfect lunch to renourish our tired bodies.

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north carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

After several days on the trail from Pittsburgh to D.C., i was THRILLED to see Desert Rose offered expresso beverages. We cycled into town late in the afternoon, Desert Rose had apparently just closed..we tried the door, it was locked and noticed the closing time had just passed. We walked across the street and the gal in the cafe opened... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

a possible must stop along the C&O for cyclists; the uphill climb might challenge some, but it was worth it; better than average simple sandwiches; hearty beans and rice; refreshing smoothies; in a several day c&o journey, this was one of the few places set up for packed cyclists, at least on nice days, to sit outside with their rides... More

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Rockville, MD
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66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is now my favorite place in Williamsport -- okay there aren't that many places in Williamsport, but still. It's a small, eclectic coffee shop and cafe, set up close enough to the C&O canal to provide an awesome resting and refueling place for hikers and bikers. It also provides a great place to eat and visit for locals. Rose,... More

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Los Angeles
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83 reviews 83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Decided to stop for a quick snack at the Desert Rose Cafe while biking the C&O Canal Trail and ended up staying for an hour. The baked goods were great, but it was the friendly staff that really made an impression. They went out of their way to make us feel at home and seemed genuinely interested in making a... More

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