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Carousel Cafe

72317 29 Palms Hwy, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-2419
760-367-3736
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Portland, OR, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Carousel shaped and themed diner - incredibly kitschy without a hint of irony or self awareness. Serviceable diner food - no real complaints, but nothing we would go back for. Service was fine.

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Hebron, Kentucky
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Visited the Carousel Cafe twice during our 4 days visit to Joshua Tree National Park. Stayed in Twentynine Palms, and this restaurant was located two miles from our hotel. Generous potions of tasty home style meals served with friendly service. The interior decor is carousel themed. I had the meatloaf and the roast beef and gravy. My wide had a... More

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Visalia, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This place has great service, people are very friendly. The food is good and you do get a lot of it. Older place, inside is a little worn but the food and service make up for it.

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Macomb, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Fast friendly service. Small town "home cooking". The food was excellent and I'd consider it genuine home cooking. I will definitely visit again on our next visit to Twentynine Palms.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great place for breakfast, Eggs, corned beef hash and well done hash browns. The restaurant is old fashioned and not artistically pleasing to the eye. So what the food is great! Service is always great with never having to wait for coffee refill. Give breakfast a try you won't be sorry!

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Lakewood, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We decided to stop here because their parking lot was crowded - usually a good sign. It is not fancy, but if you are looking for a place to rest and eat, this is it. We stopped here for breakfast and it filled the bill.

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Huntsville, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Great meal, great prices and great service! Atmosphere was fun and relaxing. We would certainly eat here again.

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Southern USA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We were up early to get on our way to Joshua Tree. The lady at our hotel had said that the Carousel was the place to go for a good breakfast. When we arrived they were closed. Two men who were waiting in the parking lot said they should be open. Just then, we saw a lady thru the door... More

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San Diego, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

After a long day in Joshua Tree park, we went for dinner and instead ate breakfast - how I bless the person who invented the all-day breakfast concept. Good plentiful diner-style food, excellent service from a sweet and helpful waitress, great value. An unexpected find blooming in a town whose desert qualities tend to extend to its restaurants.

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Trempealeau, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

After going to Denny's for the first three days of stay in 29 Palms discovered this gem. The sign out front said 2 eggs, 2 pancakes, and 2 bacon or sausage $3.50. I thought I'm not overly hungry so I'll try it (expecting tiny pancakes and small pieces of bacon). It was delivered by a friendly and attentive waitress on... More

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