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Carousel Cafe

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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
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Needs a Facelift

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
mtntrio
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 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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321 reviews 321 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 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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Shanghai, China
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Good basic diner food at a reasonable price. Best for Lunch or Breakfast. Had a roast beef club with French Fries. My partner had a Ruben. Both were fine.

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Riverside, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We had to eat at this funky carousel and were glad we did. Initially we were put off because they were crowded and the staff totally ignored us. However, once we were seated the waitress was very friendly and the service good. Good food for very reasonable prices. Seemed to be mostly locals eating here.

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kiama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Awesome place to get a great meal on a budget. Mostly awesome staff and super friendly.. they get slammed on weekends for breakfast. it is a little run down looking but staff and food is great.

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Adelaide, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Good food, with huge servings (one meal would have been enough for two of us). Fun atmosphere inside a faux carousel. Waitress was super friendly and made our visit a joy.

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