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72317 29 Palms Hwy, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-2419
760-367-3736
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Really Great Breakfasts! And Very Nice Service (With a Smile!)

We ate several places in 29 Palms and this became our favorite! Mostly the nice friendly service in here! And they have a great Breakfast special and a Great hamburger special! The steaks aren't real good but the grilled Halibut steak is! They do need somebody to teach them how to make milkshakes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Chris B
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Tacoma, Washington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

...but I can't. The food was quite good and I would give 5 stars based on that alone, but I was appalled at one of the waitresses walking around the restaurant with customers in it with a fly swatter, killing flies on tables, windows and anywhere else they happened to land. It was not very busy at only 3 in... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We ate several places in 29 Palms and this became our favorite! Mostly the nice friendly service in here! And they have a great Breakfast special and a Great hamburger special! The steaks aren't real good but the grilled Halibut steak is! They do need somebody to teach them how to make milkshakes! But overall we have to rank this... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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79 reviews 79 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We stopped for lunch while taking a break from Joshua Tree NP. We enjoyed lunch so much that we came back that same night and had dinner. Good selection, good prices and great food. What more could you ask for, plus there really aren't much options to eat here anyway.

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62 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We arrived about 45 minutes before closing and it seemed that they would have preferred an early close than to deal with us. We did get a tasty meal from their limited menu. Given that there aren't any other non fast food places around it was as good as can be expected. My liver was a bit tough but the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant selections are limited in town. Always enjoy breakfast out but you might want to stay away from this place. The people are nice, the food is okay, but the place is dirty and definitely needs a facelift. Torn seats, stained & scarred tables and duct tape holding the screens kind of ruins the atmosphere.

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Tucson, Arizona
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

During a weekend visit to Joshua Tree National Park, we visited this restaurant for breakfast based upon the many positive reviews. Breakfast for two was $24 before the tip and it was very average at best. Although the service was fine, it was nothing special. I found the entire dining area to be rather filthy and in need of a... More 

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Goffstown, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We found this place accidentally when we were in Twenty-Nine Palms this past December. Our waitress was super friendly and the food was delicious. We'd certainly recommend it. It was a fun place!

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I looked for a sit down restaurant and we found Carousel Cafe. Yes, the interior looks old and outdated, but it's charm is nice. The waitresses were very friendly. The food was so so and a bit high. I had the spaghetti with meat sauce and my hubby had the meatloaf dinner. The portions are good. Overall,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The waitress was very friendly and welcoming. Seating is all booths set in a converted merry-go-round. Food is basic country food (meatloaf, fried chicken, steaks, burgers, etc.), portions are quite generous, and prices are fair.

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Los Gatos
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261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

After driving back and forth several times in 29 Palms settled on the Carousel as our best bet for dinner. Understand why it has gotten such good reviews. Most of the competition in town is fast food. The upside of this place if the staff and food. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. We had salmon and lasagna dinners... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 72317 29 Palms Hwy, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-2419
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Twentynine Palms
  • Phone Number: 760-367-3736

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?