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Desert Rose Cafe

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42 N Conococheague St, Williamsport, MD 21795-1003
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
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Cocoa, Florida
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143 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thought I would try it out because of the great reviews. Was disappointed when it did not live up to them. Sandwich and coffee were good, but the vegetable was mediocre at best. Atmosphere left much do be desired. Got tired of the discussion of one employee to a customer on how he came out of the closet. Not exactly... More 

Thank jay34144
Carlisle, PA
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179 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little cafe in the center of town is a great alternative to fast food restaurants of today. The service and food were great, like home cooking, with lively banter of the friendly staff in the background. This place provides great value in a setting that will remind you of the good old days.

Thank Birdguy
Williamsport, Maryland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in Williamsport and don't know why I waited so long to come here! It's such a quaint little shop, with goodies every where you look. The menu is quite interesting. The service and quality of the food is great. Felt right at home; the atmosphere is very welcoming.

Thank janerein05
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104 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My son and I stopped for lunch at the Desert Rose while biking the GAP and C&O. The place was recommended by several cyclists. The food was excellent, but the place was busy for lunch even on a Wednesday and service was a bit slow but still not bad. I had 1/2 pastrami reuben and red beans and rice, and... More 

Thank JCOhio31
Moorestown, New Jersey
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Good menu and somewhat easy to get to from the C&O trail we were biking on (there is a somewhat steeper hill to climb to conquer from the trail to the cafe). Staff was friendly. Lunchtime service was slooooow. Good menu variety. Drinks and snacks and some bike parts for purchase. Had a place to fill our water bottles which... More 

Thank Tom G
Frostburg, Maryland
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

This is an absolutely wonderful place. Not only the food which is great but the caring people that are there. They offer more than just food. They offer kindness, caring, and a community spirit.

Thank BarbAWS
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

cute little shop, to get sweets to go. Rose was very helpful with knowledge for the town and trail. Rose also owns the ice cream shop which you cant turn down after a nice hot meal.

Thank jimmygraham36
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite place in williamsport! The owner Jeff and his staff makes you feel like they've known you for years even if it's your first visit! Plus they will make any kind of coffee drink anyway you want as long as they have what you want in it there! Will definitely continue to come back!

Thank Jason S
Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
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92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Good food and good conversation in a small town setting. The menu is comprehensive and it is a wonderful place to take someone to breakfast.

Thank John M
Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I was very impressed with this little gem along the C&O Canal! The food was not only delicious and inexpensive, but very health conscious! Many healthy options to choose from, however if you have a sweet tooth they offer an ample supply of homemade baked goods and flavored coffees. The staff was super friendly and the atmosphere and décor was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Cafe
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 N Conococheague St, Williamsport, MD 21795-1003
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Williamsport
  • Phone Number: 13012236400

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