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Desert Rose Cafe

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42 N Conococheague St, Williamsport, MD 21795-1003
13012236400
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8:00 am - 8:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 am
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing butternut squash soup.

Desert Rose has an ambience all it's own. The owner is very friendly and shared with us that the name of her business is her real name. She makes the most amazing squash soup,in fact I liked it so much I went back the next day and ordered it again. Lots of sandwiches on the menu. If you go to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
Monica58860
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Dousman, Wisconsin
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Falling Waters, West Virginia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

My husband and daughter and I went there one morning for breakfast. We had to sit ourselves and when we did we waited for 25 min and no one ever came to take our order or anything. Not a huge selection on their menu. Won't be going back

Review collected in partnership with Country Inns & Suites By Carlson

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Thank ravensgirl4ever
BevKipe, Owner at Desert Rose Cafe, responded to this review

I am so sorry that you had this experience at our café! As you can see from other reviews, we strive to provide a high level of customer satisfaction with everyone who comes through our door. Although we cannot possible control all transactions, our mission has always been to serve more than just good food; we genuinely care about our... More 

Dousman, Wisconsin
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193 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Desert Rose has an ambience all it's own. The owner is very friendly and shared with us that the name of her business is her real name. She makes the most amazing squash soup,in fact I liked it so much I went back the next day and ordered it again. Lots of sandwiches on the menu. If you go to... More 

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Thank Monica58860
Newburg, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

From talking too the owner or person at this place I would guess that they get most of their business from cyclists coming off the C & O canal. I went there as a meet and greet with a gal after reading about it on Trip Advisor and wasnt disappointed. I had one of the wraps and clam chowder soup... More 

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Thank Zurichman2014
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I loved the restaurant and the staff! We were starving when we arrived and we ate very healthy! Lots of vegetarian options! Loved my grilled cheese sandwich and pumpkin-vegetable vegan soup and fresh vegetables with a dip! It was late lunch/early dinner! Very reasonable priced café!

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Thank drjmatthew
Ligonier PA
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152 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This is a very cute place in a tiny town, but can provides a nice diversion from the usual highway lunch stop. It's only about 4 miles from the I-81 interchange and parking is easy. The service was very friendly and attentive, and there is a little deli area and a dining area in back, with one sidewalk table. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Homemade soups and sandwiches. Healthy options. Food is good and reasonably priced. Services is also good.

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Thank RAY JR M
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This is a Good quality cafe with sandwiches and other finger foods. Good service and customer orientation.

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Thank Ruben H
Williamsport
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Terrific food, great specialty coffees, lattes, my fav, Frozen Hot Chocolate and everything under the sun. Great vegetarian options as well. Great staff and owners. A place you'll want to keep coming back. If you're having a bad day, stop in; I bet you'll leave with a smile on your face and a full belly.

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Thank Maya H
Maryland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We stopped here for lunch while through riding on the C&O Canal Towpath. My husband had a meat lover's sandwich and I had a turkey wrap. Both were delicious and a generous portion. Service was quick and friendly. I liked that I could have a side of yogurt instead of chips. They seemed to offer quite a few healthly alternatives.

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Thank ruthingrid
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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130 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

On recommendation from other riders in our group we had lunch at the Desert Rose Cafe in Williamsport, MD, after a full morning of riding on the C&O Canal National Historic park Tow Path. The ride up to the cafe from the Cushwa Basin needs a low gear but slow and steady gets you to the top of the hill... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 N Conococheague St, Williamsport, MD 21795-1003
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Williamsport
  • Phone Number: 13012236400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?