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Ranch House Cafe

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US 395, Olancha, CA 93549
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Murwillumbah, Australia
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47 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been driving all day and hadn't had a decent bite to eat for a long time so we stopped here. The decor was like something out of an old movie but it still looked clean. The service was wonderful and we had a great chat with the waitress who was very helpful. Good food at a good price.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good breakfast so you will last until you find lunch in Furnance Creek inside death valley national park.

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Thank Bengt J
Norway
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Everyone really enjoyed their food here and they were very friendly considering our noisy messy kids. I had the blue cheese burger which I'm craving as I write about! However probably the loveliest part about our stop here was the scenery and how well presented the place was - inside and outside in their little yard.

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Thank Alice P
Palmdale, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

No matter if you're on your way north, or coming back south, this is a great place to stop! The ice tea has always been great! The food hasn't been quite as wonderful as in years past, but still very good and a great place to stop!

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Thank MSFCHF
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here during a drive from LA to Mammoth Lakes for lunch. Quirky sort of place, food was ok and was glad of the break. Stunning location with mountains to the rear and nice tree cover for parking car. Would stop again if passing.

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Thank Andy W
Apple Valley, California
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We drove by the Ranch House dozens of times, and finally stopped to eat. -Good place to stop with RV or trailer, as trees line both sides of road, with wide ample parking in each direction. We had breakfast, and omelettes biscuits and gravy are good - good diner food. Service was good, people nice and friendly, with country and... More 

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huntington beach
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103 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a good stop on our way from Southern California to Mammoth. The service was fast and friendly. The food was okay.

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Thank dilly4j
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Stopped for lunch on our way to Mammoth. The tuna was good and freshly made, but there were flies everywhere!

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Thank Francie C
Brussels, Belgium
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The service we had was pretty fast, and polite. It is a roadside diner, there is not a lot of choice in the town and this is one of the only places. But it is fine, with a decent menu of good, standard fare. It was exactly what was needed. The atmosphere was classic, rustic America. I was happy to... More 

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Middle East
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Staying at Rustic Motel and arriving at 6, this was really the only option. 2 mins drive away was perfect. All food was as mentioned on the menu, but somewhat under- whelming. Food came extremely quickly, but then u realise bbq chicken was oven pre cooked chicken with supermarket bbq sauce spread on top. Anyway, it bout any other I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: US 395, Olancha, CA 93549
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Olancha

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