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Chiriaco Summit Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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62450 Chiriaco Rd, Chiriaco Summit, CA
+1 760-227-3227
06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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La Mirada, California
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a good place to stop and stretch your legs. We try to have lunch at the café as it is reasonable and the hamburgers are decent. The coffee is always good as is the service. Don't miss the post office next door where there several books about the area.

Thank LovesToTravel2_11
Flagstaff, Arizona
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75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Café is a very clean and nice place. I sat at counter and service was great. I had a green chili cheese burger, fries ($10), a small salad ($3) and soda ($3).It also has a gift shop with various items, hot sauce, honey, candy, cacti seeds, etc.

Thank seeingamericafirst
Pembroke, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Need to stop whilst traveling from Carlsbad to Phoenix at the start of our journey across America.. We just had the 2 tier Pancakes they we excellent just enough for us . The coffee was excelent

Thank Philipwhitehead
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This restaurant with a gift area is a great little break if you're traveling across the desert on route 10. We were happy to find it (online) because we were driving to the General George Patton Museum in Chiriaco Summit and would want lunch. There is no other restaurant around, and it is right next to the museum. The menu... More 

Glendale, Arizona
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110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Wife and I love trips to Palm Springs, California, and usually start early morning when leaving to drive back to the Phoenix area where we live. If you've never driven Highway 10 from PS East then you need to understand that there is a very steep climb out of the PS desert toward the East and a car can overheat... More 

Thank avie8tor
Temecula, California
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We usually stop for breakfast every time we head out to Phoenix. The food is okay nothing to rave about but lately the service has been slow. I noticed the staff wasn't friendly and it took a while for a second cup of coffee and refills when breakfast was almost over. Not sure we'll stop by again and next time... More 

Thank kukana m
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

As soon as you walk in you can smell the fresh home cooked meals. The pancakes were super fluffy, bacon thick and crispy and coffee was smooth and hot. Perfect pit stop for native souvies, gas fill up, clean restrooms and great service. Also, sweet little story of how the couple first started and settled there and a great way... More 

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Silver City, New Mexico
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Heading west on I-10, and after too many "no services for 60 miles" signs, was I ever happy to find this place! Very clean, pretty landscaping, a modern day oasis. Counter service prompt and friendly and 2:00 PM breakfast was exactly what I needed. Generic home fries but really good bacon and and very fresh eggs cooked exactly as ordered.... More 

Thank perromore
Upland, Ca
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113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Clean, good service, good food and reasonable prices, what more can you ask. We were in no hurry and remembered Huell H. doing a show here so we stopped in for a bite. Very interesting place. Having their 83rd anniversary. BLT & Patty Melt were both top notch. The table next to us had a hot fudge sundae and that... More 

Thank BobBarb
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113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Small cafe in the middle of nowhere! Don't expect 5 star, that's not what this place is, it's a nice truck stop style food cafe with great service! We have been making this our meal stop for years in our way to AZ.

Thank Rob B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62450 Chiriaco Rd, Chiriaco Summit, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Chiriaco Summit
  • Phone Number: +1 760-227-3227

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?