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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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All hours
Sun 10:00 - 08:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 08:00
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this is the ONLY game in town, it is nevertheless, a delight. We stop here whenever we're passing through on the towpath. Great homemade soups and sandwiches, comfy environment, vegan options!

Thank Marie D
Sonora, ca
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great place to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner. They have a lot of health alternatives. The owners are friendly and service excellent.

Thank RangerDan
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217 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Four of us ate here when we rode the C & O Towpath. This is one of maybe three restaurants close to the towpath. The front of this business offers snack items for sale and the restaurant is at the back. They offer a wide selection of Signature and Vegetarian sandwiches along with salads, soups and some breakfast items. Fun... More 

Thank LovetoWalk51
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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255 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Ate lunch on our way in to elmwood farm B and B. Great spot. Fun service. Ate pb&j. It was great. Loved the stop over.

Thank Phil G
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Stopped here for lunch while on bike trip from Pittsburgh to DC. Owner's a delight, as are all the staff. We visit this charming little restaurant every time we pass thru while cycling the C & O. Bike racks out front, air pumps, and when its time to leave they fill your bottles with ICE cold water. The food is... More 

Thank G S
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

stopped here for lunch while on bike ride from Pitt to DC. It was a hot day and it was steep uphill to get to Desert Rose but it was nice place with good, reasonably priced food. And they filled our water bottles with ice water!

Thank Bill R
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

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
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 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

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?