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Roadside Eateries California Desert

 

Dinky's
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Here's Dinky's, which looks like a little root beer barrel right off the roadside. Makes a hot traveler want to drop by and dive in. See more of these treats at Roadside Peek's Snacks and Stuff California Desert.

 

 

Carlee's
Photo courtesy M.C. Morrissey

Here's the famous Carlee's of Borrego Springs, CA. The large boomerang arrow still graces this marquee. Or at least it did back when this photograph was taken more than a few years ago. Check more of the desert's old bars at where else but Roadside Peek's Roadside Taverns California Desert.

 

 

Coachella Burger
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Hungry for some malt-o-meal? Well, the next best thing is a juicy burger from Coachella Burger. A good place to stop after fighting the heat and flies from the Mecca Roadside Man location. Check out more of the desert's burger places at Roadside Peek's Burger Joints California Desert.

 

 

Courtesy Coffee Shop
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

Check out this googie sign outside of the Courtesy Coffee Shop in Blythe. Although the marquee still stands, the funny object sticking up from the sign's crown disappeared a couple of years ago. See other coffee shop favorites at Roadside Peek's Coffee Shops California Desert.

 

 

Ludlow Cafe (Closed)
Photo courtesy Mark Regester

Located in the Route 66 town of Ludlow is the historic Ludlow Cafe. Once a prime eating place in town, the skeleton of this old building has been creaking apart slowly over the years. See the Ludlow Cafe and others at Roadside Peek's Roadside Cafes California Desert.

 

 

Chop Suey
Blythe, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

This Chop Suey sign is found in Blythe, on the eastern tip of California. See this sign and more at Roadside Peek's Foods of the Orient California Desert.

 

 

The Chart House
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Palm Springs is well known for its modern architecture. A commercial example is the Chart House Restaurant. Check out other favorites at Roadside Peek's Sit Down Restaurants California Desert.

 

 

Taco Mark
Indio, CA
Photo courtesy Ralph Squillace

A good taco joint in the Indio area is Taco Mark. Check out this and others at Roadside Peek's Mexican Food Cafes California Desert.

 

 

Courtesy Coffee Shop
Photo courtesy Matt Bamberg

Check out this nice neon image of the Courtesy Coffee Shop, still lit up after all of these years. The desert also holds other neon gems that can be found at Roadside Peek's Neon Eateries California Desert.

 

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