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Desert Rose Cafe

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42 N Conococheague St, Williamsport, MD 21795-1004
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 am
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 am
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little place. I stop for an early supper on the way from the C&O up to the motel. Hint, go over to the ice cream shop on the other corner(same owner) so you can have dessert first.

Thank Ledge C
Juneau, Alaska
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great breakfast and pastries. Nice selection of gluten free items and they even make oatmeal to order. Excellent coffee. They cater to cyclists by having bike pumps, tubes, water bottle fills, etc.

Thank dhruid
Williamsport, Maryland
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Desert Rose! Yes, that's her given name. She describes her parents as "hippies", When she was born - in the desert - her parents chose her name: "Desert Rose". She's a delight, as are all the staff. We residents of Williamsport visit this charming little restaurant frequently. And it is a "must" for out-of-town visitors. It's very popular with serious... More 

Thank Ann F
Washington DC
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85 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The town bike shop may have closed, but the desert rose saves the day, and provides some great sandwiches to comfort you while you fix your bike issues. So grateful for their tire tubes and full sized bike pump after I punctured a tire on the c&o!

Thank Explorer_Practicum
Silver Spring, MD
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174 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

We stopped in when the temperature was 97 degrees and we were on a bike trip from DC to Pittsburgh. As soon as we walked in the door, they had water for us and offered to refill our Camelbaks with ice and water. We had chicken and tuna salads for lunch and they were plentiful with cheese and all local... More 

Thank FenwickBill
Temple Terrace, Florida
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

We both ordered iced tea and a Reuben sandwich which came with our choice of chips, veggies or something else. We both ordered the veggies which came packed in a zip lock baggie so I asked her to hold mine in the fridge so I could take it on the plane. She did, cheerfully. The area is close to a... More 

1 Thank NikkiByrd
Boonsboro, Maryland
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I always enjoy bringing friends here for the first time. Food is excellent. It's a great neighborhood place. Don't neglect dessert!

Thank LWH2014
State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

What a great place! Well worth going up the hill. Rose filled our water bottles with ice. Great food. She also has some bike supplies there because the bike shop around the corner closed. Well stocked cooler and candy area. They also let us use their tools.

Thank JimFStateCollege
Cocoa, Florida
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145 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

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

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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, Soups
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 21795-1004
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Williamsport
  • Phone Number: 13012236400

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