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Desert Rose Cafe

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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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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
cute little rest stop for bikiers

The folks here are very accommodating to bikers and are extremely friendly. There are bike racks outside to secure your bikes as well as outdoor tables and chairs if you want to stay close to your gear while you take a break from the C&O towpath ride. We only had a quick snack (chips & drinks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Merry B
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El Cerrito, California
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El Cerrito, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

The folks here are very accommodating to bikers and are extremely friendly. There are bike racks outside to secure your bikes as well as outdoor tables and chairs if you want to stay close to your gear while you take a break from the C&O towpath ride. We only had a quick snack (chips & drinks) between meals but the... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Home-made ham & bean soup, half a sandwich, and some iced tea. After walking for 2 hours on the C&O Canal, this meal was very welcome. And for dessert: pecan & coconut cookies. Wow

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Hatfield, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The service and atmosphere was fun and friendly and the food was excellent. My ten year old and I stopped in for breakfast after a few long days on the C&O Canal towpath. We had chocolate chip waffels, scrambled eggs, saussage egg and cheese croissants berry smoothie and the best cup of coffee ever. I will definitely go back and... More 

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South Carolina
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143 reviews 143 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

One of the frustrating things about traveling is finding healthy food particularly if you need substantial calories. At the Desert Rose Cafe I had a wonderful lunch of a veggie burger with red rice and beans as soup of the day. The AC felt great on a hot day and friendly wait staff kept my ice tea refilled. The wi-fi... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Coffee lover! Mocha toasted almond cappuccino fantastic. All the staff very personable and they remember me when I come in. Going to try the custom cake next!

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Temecula, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Stopping at Desert Rose Cafe was definitely the highlight of our family's bicycle trip along the C&O Canal/GAP trails. Everything about it was perfect: the food, the atmosphere, the people. We would make the trip all the way from California to go to Desert Rose's again. Thank you so much, Rose, for giving my family such a wonderful memory.

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

As usual, we had a fabulous meal at Desert Rose. We often grab a bite to eat here whenever we're visiting the town of Williamsport, whether we're on the C&O Canal, at the park, or enjoying a town event. We feel like we're "home" as soon as we walk in the door, everyone is so welcoming and the vibe of... More 

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Winston-Salem, NC
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147 reviews 147 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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