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Ranch House Cafe

Us 395, Olancha, CA 93549
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“rye bread” (6 reviews)
“beans” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
Us 395, Olancha, CA 93549
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1 - 10 of 115 reviews

Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Road House Cafe is a very old cafe. The place is clean and the food is good. It is a great place to stop when driving home from Mammoth going to Ontario, or on to San Diego. The folks are nice.

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This small classic road side cafe serves a fast and well done burger, the waitress is kind and smiling so yes go there.

Thank Henrik C
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

It has taken several trips up the 395 but we finally stopped at the Ranch House restaurant. Founded back in the twenties this classic ranch house has been serving good food to travelers of the 395 for years. Seldom do you pass this restaurant without...More

Thank Gullliver123
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Years ago I use to stop in here twice a year. I looked forward to stopping here and having their peach cobbler. I had a chance to go there on Sunday Aug 13th, NEVER AGAIN. The service if you can even call it that was...More

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

I was amazed at how busy this place was given it's location. Great service, good food and comfortable surroundings. A nice place to find!

Thank Rachel T
Reviewed 15 July 2017

The drive up the Eastern Sierras on CA 395 is beautiful and this little roadside cafe is a gem. If you just need to stretch your legs or you are really hungry be sure to stop. I had breakfast here and the coffee and service...More

Thank Friendlytravler
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

An easy off and on from Hwy 395 with ample parking, this is literally a roadside cafe. In the classic style, the menu is broad with good solid meals that satisfy the heartiest of appetizers. Located just south of Olancha it is an ideal stop...More

1  Thank 22club58
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Even though we would have eaten any fresh food at this point, their burgers were very tasty, lovely fresh buns. Their potato salad is also quite good. Nice lunch stop. Packed. Pretty close to the Death Valley Visitor center off of HWY 395. They serve...More

Thank ernieLoomisCa
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Just had a wonderful Blackberry pie a la mode. Yummmmy. A special family favorite stop going North or South on 395.

Thank B2354CGdavidg
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We arrive almost last minute. It close at 8PM. But good food and friendly staff. The homemade food is very good. Diner comes with salad or soup and a delicious corn bread. There is a lot of pies homemade too. I recommend it.

Thank MarciaReny
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Us 395, Olancha, CA 93549
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Olancha
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