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72317 29 Palms Hwy, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-2419
17603673736
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Hearty breakfast, quirky building, friendly staff

This is how I imagine a cafe to be in small town America. Simple and hearty food served by friendly waiting staff who seem happy in their work. My brother-in-law and I went for breakfast and it didn't disappoint. However, he regretted having the biscuits and gravy - nothing wrong with them, but a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2015
Marc L
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London, United Kingdom
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Twentynine Palms, California
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This was a favorite. They have closed because they lost the lease. I will miss it. You could count on great service and friendly servers. A loss to the community.

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Thank Big_Hammer_29
Phoenix
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This restaurant has a menu with many home cooked type of meals on it. The Turkey dinner and Meatloaf dinner are great. The portions are huge, so make sure you are hungry when you get there. The building seems very dated and worn, but the food is great.

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Thank Ray N
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

This is how I imagine a cafe to be in small town America. Simple and hearty food served by friendly waiting staff who seem happy in their work. My brother-in-law and I went for breakfast and it didn't disappoint. However, he regretted having the biscuits and gravy - nothing wrong with them, but a bit of an acquired taste for... More 

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Thank Marc L
san antonio
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The atmosphere is just a big room with tables...nothing special. The waitresses are real people with real personalities. The service is as fast as fresh food allows. And the food is terrific. With 5 completely different orders at our table there was not one slight hint of anything but satisfaction. This is a great place to eat just about anything... More 

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Thank americantravelers_7
Salem, Oregon
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The food is homestyle and plentiful served by a very nice waitstaff. There is quite a collection of carrosels and the the place is always hopping. They have a decent senior or lighter fare menu. Pork chops too dry though

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Thank Hannah M
San Diego
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We had read good/bad reviews but decided to try it out because for many years we have been using this route to go to Parker, AZ and it's usually quite crowded. We stopped in at about 4:30, so it was still fairly early and we were the only ones there. There dinner menu is a bit pricey if you're looking... More 

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2 Thank beachlovers4
Monument, Colorado
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The wait staff were so sweet and nice. It's definitely a local place, and a little like a throwback or the place time forgot (which is not so different from Twentynine Palms in general.) We were in town to hike the National Park, and stopped in the Carousel Café for lunch on a Sunday. I ordered the stuffed avocado (with... More 

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Thank k97mb03
Virginia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

We go here for breakfast a lot. The food is typical breakfast fare. Waitresses are really nice. Haven't had lunch or dinner there.

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Thank scf1
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

When you eat here you'll be fully satisfied. Service is great as is the food. You get huge portions. We live in L.A. and visit family 3 or 4 times a year in 29 Palms and we cant wait to stop here for breakfast. Its the 1st thing we do. You wont be sorry eating here at least for Breakfast.... More 

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2 Thank Jeffrey F
Indianapolis, Indiana
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

The food is delicious! The service is awesome! The menu is large and varied and available all day. You can order breakfast at dinner, or dinner for breakfast. We ordered the avacado club sandwich and the French dip sandwich. The avacado club was a blt with avacado, club style with the bread layered and cut into triangles, so perfect and... 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: 17603673736

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?