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John's Place

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56249 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley, CA 92284-2857
+1 760-365-0144
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06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Prescott, Arizona
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84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yep. I know why this is a local fave. Their food is delicious. The waitstaff are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. (I was going to order 2 orders of fries -- the waitress looked out the window to the patio where my husband was sitting and said, "the fries are pretty large." She was right. The 2 of us couldn't finish... More 

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Thank Marc C
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a Saturday morning at about 10:30 and it was packed! Got seated though (lots of people in for takeout breakfast). Service was a little slow but that was only due to how busy the place was. Breakfast was delicious and very reasonably priced

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Thank Laura_Cariss
Granger, Indiana
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good parking, affordable tasty dishes. This is where the locals eat and for good reason. Food was prepared quickly and served to us right away. Portions are fairly large and made from scratch. Next we are in the area we will be stopping by.

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Thank Lydia L
The Villages
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The food is good and moderately priced. Furnishings are basic. Service is good and friendly. My husband loves the liver and onions!

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Thank Pamela R
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Conveniently located along the twentynine palms highway. Good place to stop for lunch. Order as you enter the restaurant for both eat-in or take-out service. Inside eating area is small. Good food and good portions. Service was pleasant but a little slow. Would recommend for lunch.

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Thank Ricker26
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This is a place without wait staff, with a limited menu, but the food was good, inexpensive and large in portion size. If you have coffee and want a refill, you get it yourself. I had a Sunday and it was huge! If I were in the area again, I would go back for the hamburger and fries!

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Thank Jan C
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Barely a step up from mc Donalds. You have to order from a person in the front. If you are really hungry it will do but will not be back.

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Thank Jasmine M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Both the hotel staff and Trip Advisor recommended John's as a local, family run, non-pretentious place whose meals were great value. We were not disappointed! I particularly enjoyed the smoked brisket.

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Thank Ray M
Oxnard, California
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The good: Service was friendly. Breakfast food was mostly OK, nothing exceptional. The not so good: Tiny cramped booths. Place was busy and another party got seated ahead of us. Bacon was not cooked evenly. Service could have more attentive. I cannot recommend eating here since the "bill" presented only shows the items ordered, it does not show the prices... More 

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Thank keltytrekker
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Not fantastic but very good dinner food. The service was very good and quick. The food was really inexpensive and reasonable.

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Thank Michele G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 21:00
Monday
06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 21:00
Thursday
06:00 - 21:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56249 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley, CA 92284-2857
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Yucca Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 760-365-0144

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