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Jackalope Ranch
Jackalope Ranch

Jackalope Ranch Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thejackaloperanch.com
  • Phone: (760) 342-1999
  • 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: Southwest, Barbecue, Mexican / Southwestern
  • 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 (760) 564-2400
  • Entertainment: Live music every night
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We celebrated my daughter's 21st birthday and had a great time. The menu selections were delicious."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Great place to take out of town guests. Still miss Hogsbreath."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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 !"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I would return definitely to the Jackalope Ranch. Would like to try the Bison next time."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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.."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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"
    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"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a party of 7 and were celebrating 2 awesome Father's at our table. We all have dined at Jackalope Ranch before and it has been one of our favorite spots when we are in town. Our experience there was a huge disappoinment mainly because of our server Manuel A. It was not busy. We when we arrived at 7:30. The live music ended at 8pm. The restaurant was quite empty Manuel wanted to rush us. He never smiled and we had to ask him for silverware when our entrees arrived. He seemed put out by this and any request. The one that upset me the most was when my husband asked if he could have plain macaroni and cheese instead of the spicy one on the menu. Manuel flat out said no substitutions. WTH! Really? Bad for a $360 dinner."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I took my husband for father's day dinner, it was wonderful ! They had a special for all you can eat ribs, he stuffed himself silly! Thanks again!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Booked for Father's Day a day ahead. After getting there decided we wanted to sit outside. Very accommodating. Waiter, Matt, was charming and very helpful as some had food allergies. Food was scrumptious. Drinks awesome. Scenery lovely. People from the L.A. area were very impressed. One of my favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "A good place for bar-b-que. The side dish choices were great, especially the beans and roasted corn. The margaritas were very good."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Girls weekend in Palm Springs and we decided to have dinner here. Loved the restaurant, food choices and atmosphere. We were not disappointed."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We found you on our family vacation through a recommendation from our resort and the Open Table content, indicating you were a special place of a special occasion -- and it was perfect! The interior and exterior of your restaurant are fabulous, setting an exceptional mood that was furthered by your greeters and wait staff. The food was excellent as well. The only shortcoming was that the bar drinks were a little off regarding flavors and blends, in both some traditional favorites and some of your own specialties. Perhaps it was just an off night for the bartenders. With that said, it was a wonderful evening and the birthday boy said it was a great time and memory for him. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I wish I would have known about this great place sooner. Gotta see it to believe it! Food is great!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Food was great as before, if you like pork chops, it was outstanding. I did not care for the sweet potato puree, though. Everyone in our group enjoyed their dinner and the ambience. Great singer in the bar, which was able to be heard at our table. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This has always been one of the must-stops for our out of town guests. As for this recent occasion however, something was terribly wrong. The food by comparison, given our previous visits, was disappointing to say the least. Menu items are apparently being prepared under the guidance of a new chef or the manner of food preparation has changed. Side dishes bore no resemblance to previous servings both in terms of taste and quality. Seasonal veggies for instance, a pile of green beans with a couple of asparagus spears thrown in; buttered sweet corn, a tiny plastic cup of a few unseasoned kernels; dorito crusted mac-n-cheese, bland and almost inedible. This was at one time a fun place with delicious and exceptional dishes. No more. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My wife really enjoyed her visit on Mother's Day. The food and atmosphere were great, with very attentive staff and rapid service."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Been to many buffets at places such as the Mission Inn, Pechanga, the Maze Stone at the Country Club at Soboba Springs, etc. The Mother's Day buffet was OK, but felt it was not worth the cost per person. Left a little disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Approach by our server 17 minutes after we sat down, without a greet. She asked "are you ready to order yet". So we placed our order. Our appetizers came out in a timely manner but our server never brought silverware, we had to ask a random Busser. She never showed back to the table. After about 30 minutes later she comes by to tell us our food would be out shortly. So I ordered a second drink. 13 minutes go by my family and I decided to go home. I get up to find our server and let her know Id be leaving and would like to pay for drinks and apps. She argued with me. No visit from management or no sorry. The worst experience EVER! Who trains the staff? What a joke."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This restaurant was way TOO loud and way TOO expensive for really mediocre BBQ food!!! Our group felt like we were on a Disney cruise! Our waitress was super sweet; but, unfortunately gave us horrible service!!! There were 500 "managers" running around; not managing!!!!! We will NOT be returning!!!! VERY DISAPPOINTING!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We were seated early, the service was FANTASTIC & the food was perfect!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had made a reservation for an outside table. We were put in the back of the restaurant outside. It was noisy and we couldn't see the view. We brought friends for the first time. It was very disappointing. There was no point in making a reservation because don't reserve you a nice table. Many people came without reservations and got better tables. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Wow. Very nice. From the moment you enter off the street, just beautiful. The people were great from valet to through out the grounds back to valet. We'll definitely be going back. Thanks for the great service. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We just arrived in town and were ready for a relaxing dinner. Really had no idea where to go so just popped up Open Table and trusted the reviews. Wanted outdoor seating, of course. Well could not have been more pleased. The food and service were wonderful and the "oasis" they have created had you dining in your own little resort. We'll go back ! Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Beautiful grounds, fountains and views. Great for familes, groups and any special occasion. Very attentive service, menu has something for everyone. I have been a concierge here in the valley for many years, and have sents so many guests there, everyone raves about Jackalope! "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "My wife and I have live in the Indio/Palm Desert area since 2007 and have probably passed this restaurant a thousand times. It is hidden off the beaten track of Hwy 111 and Jackalope and set far back off the busy traffic area. Once inside you have this rustic ambiance and a major restaurant and bar area to accommodate any discerning dinner. After walking pass the restaurant/bar sitting area you emerge outside to this beautiful patio area. Very nice restaurant and we will come again! P.S. I tried their baby-back ribs and was not impressed. Everything else was great."
    Dined on 5/4/2014