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We now offer esspresso drinks! Come on in and get a yummy homemade pastry and latte! We look forward to seeing you!

Even with all of the fires and road closers in our area, we are still open. You can get to us from the Nevada side. We have better air quailty up here than most areas in Gardnerville, Carson, and Dayton areas! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Craig and the Crowdaddys will be here to perform for us! Everyone is welcome! We will also be offering rootbeer floats and our hand scooped ice cream!

We are open under new ownership! Our hours are 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday- Sunday! Stop in to get your California Lottery tickets. We also have a variety of gourmet foods, wine, beer, and gift items. We look forward to seeing you at Mad Dog Cafe and Market.

We are now open from 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday-Sunday! Support your local businesses as we move forward to creating a safe environment for everyone. Thank you for your support!


a month ago
We've been stopping here for the past 25 years, and summer or winter, I've never been disappointed. I love the warmth of the staff and the sandwiches are delicious. Grab some chips, a sammie, a drink, and stretch your legs along part of the historic Pony Express route. You won't regret it.
- melanie n
2 months ago
Great little general store. A variety of standard and gourmet items. Hot and cold sandwiches made to order. Cold beer & wine. You can eat inside or out. Plus POWERBALL tickets!
- Mark P
5 days ago
Great staff. Homemade giant cookies. Off the hook delicious
- Phil W

Friendly service & delicious food!

Mad Dog Cafe and Market offers breakfast and lunch seven days a week. We provide a wide variety of delicious grilled and cold sandwiches, soups, and baked goods made fresh daily. 

We also sell California Lottery tickets, beer & wine, gifts, snacks, and a variety of gourmet foods.

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  • (530) 694-2930


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290 Old Pony Express Way
Markleeville, CA 96120

Business Hours

Mon:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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