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Ludlow Cafe

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68315 National Trails Hwy, Ludlow, CA
+1 760-733-4501
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Caution! This landmark Cafe in Ludlow, CA on Historic Route 66 just sold us two thin watery milkshakes to go. Caution!

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Bradley
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348 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here during a road trip and we're happy we did. We couldn't tell if the restaurant was open or not but then we saw the "Open" sign lit up. It's a rather old diner but their food is really good. I ordered a side of sausage gravy with wheat toast because I wasn't too hungry. I think they... More 

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Thank K. B
Pendleton, Oregon
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is what we were told after calling ahead 15 minutes before arrival. Don't bother. Stop at the Dairy Queen.

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Conroe, Texas
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143 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

There are not a lot of places to eat around the area. My wife and I decided to split the breakfast special and add hash browns. We don't eat a real large quantity and we could have done without the hash browns. The pancakes were good, my egg was prepared perfectly and the hash browns were good. The waitress was... More 

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Thank 518JimB
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This place has been around on Route 66 forever and it keeps the appearance that way - but not in a bad way. They could have 'modernized' it and made it fancy but I am glad they did not. It brings you back to what would have been and that is OK by me! I ordered an omelet for breakfast... More 

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Thank Ed K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

It's just a small place in the middle of the desert... kind of a place you wouldn't anticipate being there. The food is pretty good, and the price per portion is good. The staff, which is normally a young lady, and a cook seem very friendly. It has several pieces and pictures of a time past inside to view. All... More 

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Orange, CA
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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped for breakfast. Neat little restaurant. Bathrooms need some cleaning. Food was ok, not much you can do to eggs. Service was slow but accommodating. Nice location for a test between Laughlin and Los Angeles.

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Thank Melissa M
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We stopped on route to LA for a coffee and lunch. Full of Route 66 memorabilia and interesting history of Ludlow. A busy cafe which serves good food and friendly staff.

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Thank John N
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped off here on the way down route 66 for a coffee and a bit of cake. My wife had Strawberry shortcake, this was a piece of cake covered in tinned Strawberry's and a bit of cream. It was very sweet and sickly, I had the banana pie which I have had in several places while travelling down route... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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324 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

If you're following Route 66, this is one of the historic places you will want to stop. Just of the interstate, so easy to access. Lots of memorabilia inside and plenty of people ordering full fry ups. We just had a coffee though and the waitress comes past to top up your cup. Not much else going on in 'town'... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68315 National Trails Hwy, Ludlow, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Ludlow
  • Phone Number: +1 760-733-4501

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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?