Jackalope Ranch
Jackalope Ranch

Jackalope Ranch

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thejackaloperanch.com/
  • Phone: 7603421999x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:30pm, Saturday: 10:00am - 3:30pm, Sunday: 9:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, Southwest, Barbecue
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call 760.564.2400 for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer three separate dining rooms, ranging from 20-100 people, plus four patio areas as well as a complete buyout!
  • Private Party Contact: Eric Morcus 7605642400x
  • Entertainment: Live music every night
  • Special Events: We have three private dining rooms, plus three lawn areas and three patios to fulfill your every whim and wish!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jackalope Trail
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet and Public Parking available.
A word from Jackalope Ranch
The Coachella Valley’s newest dining sensation is getting rave reviews from the media and our guests. Over $36M was invested in this unique property! Perennially voted best Bbq in the desert!



This finely-crafted lodge on a beautifully landscaped 6.5 acre property offers true Southwestern flavors and classic BBQ dining daily, as well as an indoor saloon, outdoor palapa bar, evening entertainment, and Sunday brunch during the season.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Jackalope Ranch reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (40)good for groups (29)special occasion (27)neighborhood gem (24)vibrant bar scene (23)scenic view (20)kid-friendly (15)hot spot (12)great for lunch (12)romantic (11)fit for foodies (9)notable wine list (9)late-night find (6)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • edna0109VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    great food. Always good... This is one of our favorite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • out door dining
    morty
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    One of the most beautiful out door dining restaurants
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • edna0109VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Jacalope is always a good place to take friend and family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PerfectVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Terrible service , food order was wrong , wine issue, lost my credit card
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Warm & Friendly People Restaurant
    LovetheDesert
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We returned because we are always made to feel so Welcomed! Every visit is a great NIGHT Out! Wished they had outdoor music! They would be a true HOT SPOT. This year it seems to be Our NEW place!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't order ahi entree
    whitebird
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The pineapple snd ahi doesn't taste very good..it was over priced and it didn't taste good at all.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved Everything About This Place!
    LovetheDesert
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Enjoyed Everything. The People, The Food and Service. Much better than last year's visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    Dee2
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Nice for special occasions. Can request quiet back room area, or vibrant sports bar-type area. Filet Mignon was excellent, and the flour less chocolate cake was delicious!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dual Birthday Dinner Displeasure
    Marobel
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and took our good friends to dinner Friday since we had two simultaneous birthdays to celebrate. On the notes section of Open Table I made the comment about the occasion and the hostess mentioned this when she sat us. The waiter, although he was good and service was fine, made no mention nor did we get the typical birthday treatment. It's not that we expected anything extravagant but it's always appreciated when the restaurant makes the extra effort.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We would prefer a less noisy atmosphere for our dining experience. We had been loyal customers of the Palm Desert Chop House and considered the food ,service and ambiance perfect for a pleasant night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Going the wrong way
    Restaurantweekspecialist
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Have been a fan of Jackalope for some time but unfortunately the restaurant has gone down hill. Menu has changed but not for the better. The food was not nearly as good. Would rate only so-so at best. Must have a new chef. Do not plan on returning anytime soon. Too many much better restaurants. Bar was full but not many people in dining room. We expected better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RaineyVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I love this resturant. I took guests there & they loved it. They did all you can eat ribs & chicken.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for groups but pricey
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The place was huge and open. The service was okay and the good was okay as well. I thought it was a bit pricey for what we got. The wine list was great especially the under $20 section.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bent fork
    HarvVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We decided to give this place a try. After ordering, we wondered if we'd receive any bread. After waiting over 10 minutes, we asked waiter if we could have some bread. He complied and brought us some crummy raisin bread that wasn't even warm. When questioned, waiter said the warm rolls and biscuits are only available in the bar. The chicken and ribs were adequate but not nearly as tasty as nearby Babe's BBQ. Had to request extra BBQ sauce and sour cream for our baked potato; should have been offered when food was presented. Also, getting a bent fork never foreshadows a decent meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kind of fun fast food restaurant
    Dennis
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I dined in Sept. 2014 and arrived early enough (5 PM) to get a very quiet place in the main table restaurant section. The menu is quite restricted in scope. I was expecting more than one type of barbecued ribs as it advertised as a BBQ restaurant. Only chicken and baby Port ribs and they had no tasty sauce and were firm not fully cooked. The rest of the menu is a burger/sandwich typical of fast food. Bar drinks were pretty good and not too small for the money. We won't go back for diner but might try it for a quick lunch when fast food is OK.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner w friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    First time at Jackalope Ranch and it was beautiful but the music was SO loud we had to ask for the 6 of us to be moved so we could hear conversation. It was still loud where we got moved and we had to yell to be heard all night. Our cute server was from Ukraine and maybe had too many tables because even though she was friendly, her service was overly slow. The food was fine. We left feeling disappointed with the noise and service for a birthday party and first experience for all 6 of us, as we drove to this "special place" out of Palm Springs for a change.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • date night
    jimb
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    1st time eating here and we were not impressed. The place looks great. The service was ok, it wasn't busy and we really felt like the server didn't care if we were there or not. The calamari wasn't bad,,, have had much better many of times. The BBQ chicken & ribs, the fries were great as was the chicken but the ribs were not very tender. The lobster sliders were ok... but not a lot of lobster or chunks of lobster inside. Overall ok place to eat once in a while, but not worth the price this night. MAYBE the next time. We only went because we had received a gift card.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebration Success
    CanneryDiner
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We celebrated my daughter's 21st birthday and had a great time. The menu selections were delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not good!
    oldschoolVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Very disappointing. I had a guest that is slow ordering, very nice waitress, and I an my guest chose the Shrimp Louie. Being from San Francisco, I know what a Shrimp Louie is! Not chopped up pieces of shrimp, not even on a bed of lettuce, and no Louie dressing. Upon request our waitress brought us some. It was so spicy, my guest couldn't eat his salad and had to reorder. The waitress removed the charge from my bill without being asked.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great atmosphere, food was ok
    MelliB
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is a huge beautiful restaurant, with a gorgeous outdoor patio and lots of room and areas for large groups. Our server was very accommodating but the food was just okay. It was good, not great, but not bad. The cornbread and biscuits were a nice touch, but I wasn't impressed with the ribs which is supposed to be one of their go-to dishes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Ambiance!
    Earle
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great place to take out of town guests. Still miss Hogsbreath.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Normally a Fan
    Hungry4Dinner
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I usually can say I love this restaurant, but this night was not one of the best. The server was the biggest disappointment. He could not handle a bigger table along with the smaller tables. He forgot one of our side dishes too. It didn't bother him as much. The cocktail sauce for the shrimp really tasted like ketchup. That had previously been one of our favorites. What the heck happened? We brought a friend with us that had never dined here before and wanted it to be a great experience. It just wasn't the night. We'll be back though because normally I am a big fan of Jackalope Ranch.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice
    happyok
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went there for my birthday and was told we could not sit outside so we were put in a small booth with a view of the kitchen. Then after we ate, we noticed that they were serving outdoors in the beautiful back. When we asked about it, they said we should have asked to be seated there. So that was a disappointment. That said, the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lot's of Fun
    TunaFanVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Fun place to go and we enjoyed ourselves. The ribs were not fall off the bone but quite tasty. I would recommend this for a fun place to go with a group of friends. Not so much romantic but for a happy time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time !
    DeDe
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I had guests from out of town and we went there fore dinner before a show and it was excellent... food, service and even live entertainment which we did not know we were going to have. Yeah !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    PennieT
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food was good but not great, expected better considering the prices. We were uncomfortable the entire time we were there, not enough air conditioning. We have no intention of going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TjcoleVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I heard that this was one of "the places to go in the valley," but I was disappointed overall. The service was great. The donuts were great. The ambience is fun. However, everything in between was less than perfection. Maybe just go for drinks and dessert....
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Help if you want to talk
    Restaurantweekspecialist
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great barbeque. Bar scene with live entertainment. If you want to talk with guests, then request the main dining room. It will work for you but do not take the bar. Service was slow but was not a problem because we want time to visit with guests. Enjoyed the evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I would return definitely to the Jackalope Ranch. Would like to try the Bison next time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Libations and live music
    Binab88
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    While we were there, there was a great live band playing most of the time that we were eating dinner. The atmosphere is very unique to the Palm Springs area and you must check outside, they have amazing grounds. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Dinner NOT Special!
    Desertdining
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The outside of this restaurant is beautiful. And that's where my satisfaction ends. As soon as you enter the restaurant you notice a strange smell. Maybe from all the wood, i'm not really sure, but it wasn't good. The music from the bar was VERY loud -so loud that we had to shout across the table to hear each other. Despite the fact that the restaurant was almost empty, our seat was by the kitchen, and about as close to the music as you could get. The fish options on the menu were salmon, salmon and shrimp. The waitress wasn't sure if she could substitute a baked potato for the mashed; she had to "ask the chef". With the exception of the $34 ribeye the food was terrible. Two of the dinners went almost completely uneaten
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dining Get-a-Way
    RLBMMT
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    This was my 2nd time here and brought my fiancé here for a celebration dinner for my 40 years at work. She loved the grounds as it was very picturesque for taking pictures. The weather was a little hot so we could not enjoy the patio as much but the sunset on the grounds was beautiful. We will come back again with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jackelope Ranch
    SoCalSask
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We were a group of 5 adults & 5 children. The experience was great as always. We are inside and enjoyed the music by Big Daddy......then took our drinks outside to enjoy the incredible grounds.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak terrible service
    Gman84
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I took my girlfriend here for our anniversary. We had a cocktail each. Chips and guac (guac was good but spicy) she had over cooked to crispy burnt chicken and i had a steak and it was cooked to perfection! The down fall outside of chicken was the service. Our server Nathan was horrible. He checked on us in the beginning and then never came back! Someone else boxed our food and cleared our plates. We wanted to order dessert. After waiting for 10 minutes, we went to the front and spoke with the manager. She also could not find Nathan and gave our anniversary meal in the house. The manager came through to help save the meal but I would not recommend coming here when it is an important occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fancy barbecue
    Mangia
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Higher priced barbecue. The food was decent, but it wasn't spectacular considering the price. There was also live music and it was difficult to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Service Ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone and will never dine there again. From my conversations with others, my experience is not unusual. It took 30 minutes just to get water and WE had to ask for drinks before she walked away, because she did not ask. It took just as long to get appetizers and then forever to get dinner ordered. It was expensive, the staff rude, and the bussing staff ran us off the table when we got up to say goodbye to one of the party. I had to reach around them to get my personal items and didn't even finish the beer I'd just ordered. I can't believe this place is still in business.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Food, Poor Service
    Carl
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food selection for a restaurant like this was very limited. What I ordered was not worth the price. the service was poor, our server was taken off the floor, for a meeting with the management. Not great time to have a meeting, middle of dinner time. 7pm. Took additional 30 to 40 minutes to get poor food. I have been going to Kaiser Restaurants for many years, but I will never return to this place..
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wrangler
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I am from Orange County California ( where there are very many 5 star dining establishments ) and make the 100 mile drive to Indio to experience this awesome venue. I have dined at The Ranch w/ golf club members (in the bar area), w/ a couple dates (outside by the waterfalls), and an out of state friends get together ( in the private dining room ). Every time the food was as good as it gets, the serviced was prompt, friendly, and in a couple cases over and above !! . My guests and I agree the ambiance here is absolutely the Very best !! If you don't love every aspect of this place then you need to review your critique criteria. GO ! Enjoy ! and don't forget your camera, your going to be using it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pricey
    onetime
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We love the rest scene in palm springs area this place is beautifull service is good food is good but way overpriced and menu is very thin a one time deal as there r lots of betterchoices in area
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bbest
    bbeast
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    hearty food served in an impressive ranch house---the back dining room allowed us to enjoy the music in the background, but still have easy conversation
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 929 reviews are from the Jackalope Ranch reviews archive.