I notice that hardly any postings cover the Hi-desert (or low desert). For us poor souls that live out here that's not too surprising since there are sacrifices that comes with a low population density and an economy that isn't pacing the rest of the state.
So, there must be nice places in Barstow, Victorville, Yucca Valley, Mojave, Tehacipi, Seirra Eastside (Lone Pine, etc.). Let's hear about them!
I know of one or two gems near me (see I14 postings). I normally travel from Ridgecrest to SoCal to catch planes so I usually only have a chance to try the breakfast menu. I just tried the Skillet (Cowboy decor) down in Rosamond (I14) and they serve an excellent country breakfast at very reasonable prices. They were very receptive to my preferences about how I like my eggs/hashbrowns/bacon. The biscuits and gravy was great - I simply detest Farmers Bros. gravy mix and finding tasty homemade gravy like this (like my mom use to make) is becoming rare. A definate bonus is the occassional train going by on the nearby tracks! I give the Skillet a 9 out of 10 for country breakfast. I glanced at the lunch and dinner menu and decided that I'll try to stop in sometime.
The Astroburger at Kramer Junction (395 and 58) has a simply excellent egg breakfast sandwich.
I've heard people rave about the Still Life Cafe up in Olancha (I395) on the East side of the Seirras. I'll make a special trip for this one soon.
From the Indian Wells Valley,