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Desert Rose Cafe

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42 N Conococheague St, Williamsport, MD 21795-1004
+1 301-223-6400
08:00 - 08:00
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111 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

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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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 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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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 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 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 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 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 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 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 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 

1 Thank Jen S
Falling Waters, West Virginia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

My husband and daughter and I went there one morning for breakfast. We had to sit ourselves and when we did we waited for 25 min and no one ever came to take our order or anything. Not a huge selection on their menu. Won't be going back

Review collected in partnership with Country Inns & Suites By Carlson

Thank ravensgirl4ever
BevKipe, Owner at Desert Rose Cafe, responded to this review

I am so sorry that you had this experience at our café! As you can see from other reviews, we strive to provide a high level of customer satisfaction with everyone who comes through our door. Although we cannot possible control all transactions, our mission has always been to serve more than just good food; we genuinely care about our... More 

Dousman, Wisconsin
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241 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Desert Rose has an ambience all it's own. The owner is very friendly and shared with us that the name of her business is her real name. She makes the most amazing squash soup,in fact I liked it so much I went back the next day and ordered it again. Lots of sandwiches on the menu. If you go to... More 

Thank Monica58860
Newburg, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

From talking too the owner or person at this place I would guess that they get most of their business from cyclists coming off the C & O canal. I went there as a meet and greet with a gal after reading about it on Trip Advisor and wasnt disappointed. I had one of the wraps and clam chowder soup... More 

1 Thank Zurichman2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 N Conococheague St, Williamsport, MD 21795-1004
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Williamsport
  • Phone Number: +1 301-223-6400

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