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Desert Rose Cafe

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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sandwiches and finger foods

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Ruben H
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

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

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

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.

Thank Maya H
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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.

Thank ruthingrid
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

Thank Phillip B
Ocean, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

riding trail and stopped here for lunch. i started with the gazpacho soup ( top notch ) then had the bike sandwhich which was superior. my wife a the turkey wrat which she said was top notch. we finished with homade cherrt pie .it also was top notch. this is a great place to stop for bikers.

Thank Golfdick
Zullinger, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

BACK AGAIN. Return trip is probably the BEST review one can give. I Love the food, the coffee, but mostly the people who work in this place. It is a quick ride up the hill from the C & O Canal if you are hiking or biking and see the big Cushwa basin and Conococheague aqueduct. They even re-fill your... More 

Thank peggycostion
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were about to sit in comfy lounge chairs for a late night lite dinner. The food was simple, but delicious. We enjoyed talking with the owners and other guests. What a relaxed feeling!

Thank Karen B
Jessup, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Funky little place with quality food and great coffee. Nice place to hang out. People are friendly. Wish I had more time.

Thank bluehen11
Mid Atlantic
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Stopped here for lunch after long 40 mile bike ride on the nearby C& O Canal. Great food (try their BLT), Great service, and a laid-back atmosphere. They even offered up ice water to fill our water bottles for the rest of the ride! Prices very reasonable with a varied menu. You will not be disappointed.

Thank EliMidAtlantic
Zullinger, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Desert Rose,, convenient off the first two exits on I-81 after crossing north over the Potomac River, this very friendly cafe, sandwich and sweet shop also offers great coffee choices. My favorite is the Breakfast Croissant Sandwich, since I am an early bird. But great lunches of home made soup and sandwiches with your choice of yogurt, chips, or veggies... More 

Thank peggycostion

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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


Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 am
8:00 am - 8:00 am
8:00 am - 8:00 am
8:00 am - 8:00 am
8:00 am - 8:00 am
8:00 am - 8:00 am
8:00 am - 8:00 am

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