|Address:||30354 Mulholland Hwy, Cornell, CA 91301, USA|
|Working:||Closed Closed Closed Closed 9AM–6PM 7AM–6PM 7AM–6PM|
Im a motorcyclist and bicyclist, so Ive been up Mulholland to and past the Rock Store more times than I can remember over the past few decades. Generally very quiet weekdays and a madhouse on weekend mornings with (dozens of) motorcycles lined up and filling the small parking area and the shoulder of the road in both directions. The tuner "Tokyo drift" car kids and trustafarian/ middle age crisis Porche/ Lambo crowd run up and down Mulholland on weekend mornings as well but you dont see them stopping at the RS, likely due to the lack of parking. There are non-working gas pumps outside (psych!) and a gift shop and busy coffee shop/ cafe inside, with inside and outdoor patio dining. The cafe is the kind of place thats so busy on the weekends that the waitresses are spoiled and dont really work that hard for their tips- like a tourist trap restaurant. Take your order, bring your food, refill your coffee, bring your check. Nothing more. Theyll have a line outside regardless, and no one goes there for the service. I tried to fill my bicycle water bottles this past weekend, the waitress inside (with easy access to water and ice) shrugged and sent me to the bartender up at the patio, who said he "has no water at his bar" [huh??] and told me I could fill my bottles in the [fairly dirty] mens room from the handwash sink. Not much of a culture of customer service here, but its a roadside dive, so what do you want. 4 stars I guess because of the location and vibe, not because of the place itself.
I was visiting family on the West Coast in Huntington Beach and my girlfriend arranged to meet a friend in the area and arranged tour with an LA native. We got a tour of the city and surroundings that you could never get on a bus/van. It was a 6 hour education into an city/metropolis that even most locals wont know. We traveled up to Malibu and had stopped at Neptunes Net but it was packed so our guide told us about this place only open from Friday through Sunday but at the end of what is called "The Snake" - AKA West Mulholland Hwy. The food was not fancy but SOLID! I got a bacon cheeseburger and fries. Its a local hangout - started life as a stop on the Pony Express, then became a stagecoach stop, then a place for gas and now a place for motorcyclist to have fun after riding "The Snake" several times. You may even meet someone like Jay Leno. The food is SOLID - not the Cali pretense of having to have sun-dried this, or imported that. Order, eat and be satisfied. Its the simple pleasures that your mind latches on to for the fondest memories. This is Mom, Baseball and American Pie stuff here. Why is it called The Rock Shop? The place is covered with rocks! Go there.
Ive been riding my bike here since the early 70s. Even back then it was a biker hangout on weekends but most especially on Sundays. Now days it still is but a whole lot bigger. Youll see every kind of bike here on a Sunday. From choppers, to dressers, to crotch rockets, to enduros, mopeds and even rocket propelled bikes that Jay Leno sometimes rides here on. The canyons here are my favorite. While I no longer drag my knees through the turns as I use to, I still enjoy cruising on them. Please be careful and stay well inside your lane when riding here because it is a race track on Sundays and as such youll see other riders often times drifting outside their lanes and coming right at you at a high rate of speed. Also keep an eye behind you as youll have others trying to pass you. I advice you stay out of their way, and let them by. Unless of course youre racing in which case theyd have to work their way past me. Bottom line is I highly recommend any biker to visit this place at least once in their life. Definitely something that should be on your bucket list.
Gathering place for gear-heads old and young. Stop by for a little history lesson or see cutting edge motorized machinery. After you recharge at the diner, go enjoy endless scenic canyon roads in the area. Head to the overlook area a few miles south and watch the leaned over motorcycles, exotic supercars and cyclists navigate through a technical section of Mulholland Hwy known as "The Snake". Stay in your lane and be courteous, you never know where and IF the LEOs are hiding.
Hadnt beern here in many years. Out geocaching the area and wanted to stop by for snacks and a drink at 5pm on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon only to find the bar closed and diner only with cold sandwiches. Also, Im on crutches and with back patio gate locked. ....i couldnt bear the trip to the restroom. Love being outside and the classic vibe of the place though.
I could not think of a more "home-y" place to spend some time and see good ole history outside of LA. If Rodeo Dr. Is not for you, this is where you want to come. Learn some history from Rich Savko and his dear mother that is here everyday they are open. #ROCKSTORE
Great memories! I was lucky to have lived next door @ 3066 Cornell School Rd. back in the 70s. Knew the owners well and to have known them and the beautiful area. What fantastic fortune to have such a memory! Wish the place and owners a long life! Lets Ride!
So far I have met Jay Leno, Ryan Raynolds and Dex Shepard up there seen other actors and celebs but I dont like making people feel uncomfortable so dont bother them... only reason i met them is because they parked there bikes next to mine...lol
Bar sulla Mullholland in prossimità di "the snake" il tratto ormai famoso su youtube; da visitare per la clientela
Its the classic, must visit, motorcycle watering hole on Mulholland Drive. The Snake starts at The Rock Store, if you ride motorcycles and youre visiting Los Angeles, you cannot not ride for breakfast or lunch and a beer.
Best stop on the Sunday ride - all bikes (and cars) welcome - Its a "greasy spoon" but its not really about the food. Though, if that grill is going, be sure to get some great tri-tip steak.
Lived in the Rock House on the hill behind here in the 70s. Used to shoot the drunk hippy bikers with my bb gun, they thought they were being stung by bees! Ed and Vern were awesome!
This place is an historical gem. Its not much to look at but its a great pit stop for a beverage when riding motorcycles or driving your car thru the hills.
A must visit for all of you bikers out there. Just use caution on Mulholland, there are some fun tight turns that beg squids to ride beyond their ability.
Awesome place, good food and drink! Rich the owner gave my friend and I the grand tour, that was a great surprise and treat! Definitely worth the trip!
Staff and food was great, considering I rolled in with about 65 "Hungry Bikers". They did a good job of taking care of us, plus there other customers.