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42 N Conococheague St, Williamsport, MD 21795-1003
301-223-6400
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great little cafe, great people

Stopped here on a recent trip from NC to PA for lunch. Really near little town and friendly cafe. Made to order sandwiches and salads and really good clam chowder. Took a little walk after along the old C&O canal. Definitely will be timing our trips to stop here for lunch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Winston-Salem, NC
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Winston-Salem, NC
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141 reviews 141 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Stopped here on a recent trip from NC to PA for lunch. Really near little town and friendly cafe. Made to order sandwiches and salads and really good clam chowder. Took a little walk after along the old C&O canal. Definitely will be timing our trips to stop here for lunch.

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Flat Rock, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Stopped on our way to North Carolina--easy to get to and such a cute cafe. Only had a cup of chai . . . but enjoyed s brief chat with the owner Alan. Definitely worth your time . . .

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The fare is simple at Desert Rose, but the owners are friendly and try to offer an attractive place for a cup of coffee, desert or a quick lunch. It's one of the few restaurants in Williamsport, and the restaurant provides a welcome respite for hikers & bicyclists on the C&O Canal Towpath, located down the hill. Aside from the... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

The cafe is family oriented and perfect for our town of Williamsport. The food is always fantastic and the staff are warm and friendly. Love it!

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Williamsport, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A great place to go and have lunch, chat with a friend, etc. Great service, relaxing atmosphere, great food. Good place for families, couples and friends.

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Waterloo, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We arrived from Hancock, MD on a very rain and muddy day - and we looked the part. My riding buddy and I sheepishly entered the cafe caked in mud and were instantly welcomed by Rose and her assistant....within 2 minutes we felt like family. That alone is enough to recommend this place. As it was a little cool as... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

After a morning of exploring the C&O canal at the Williamsport Visitor Center, we happened upon the Desert Rose Cafe and decided to stop for lunch. This is such an enjoyable place to eat and the food was very good! The staff are very welcoming and attentive.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

I walked in w/cyclist's seat rash and the woman promptly directed me to their full-service restroom/dispensary, complete with Gold Bond spray and gauze pads. What a relief! Then, she made up a terrific, thick all-fruit smoothie, tasty iced latte, red beans and rice and grilled cheese sandwich. As if all that weren't enough, she then cleaned our dusty bottles and... More 

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Food was good, service was friendly. The owner took our water bottles and refilled them. They have multiple bike racks. Definitely a great place for lunch while you are biking the trail.

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Columbia, MD
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58 reviews 58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was the second time my wife and I stopped here for lunch. It's a smaller place but do not be fooled by the size. The menu is quite simple, but the fresh food they serve is simply delicious. The gazpacho we started with was very good. I had a BLT with a half inch of bacon, crisp lettuce, and... 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: 301-223-6400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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