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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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've tried and tried but to no avail. We would never return out of choice."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We were seated early, the service was FANTASTIC & the food was perfect!!"
    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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "Food and Service Excellent! People are very welcoming!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "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
  • "Lots of flies was kind of gross Caterer to our kids though grass area is great "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This restaurant has a unique environment that is fun to discover. The food is wonderful!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Service was poor. Waitress barely checked on us. Had to ask for steak knives, bread came late to the table. The waitress seemed preoccupied yet the restaurant wasn't crowded."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Our previous visit to Jackalope was not memorable but the manager did do everything she could to replace our poorly prepared dinners. We decided to give Jackalpe another chance so we went for lunch. We sat outside which is always pretty and scenic. The BBQ pulled pork sandwiches were very good! We had French fries and yam fries - both really good! We can again recommend this nice restaurant. The service is always good and it is a fun spot for groups!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Outdoor Patio and Garden area are wonderful. Enjoyed dining al fresco on fresh grass and viewing their waterfall landscape feature. They also have a nice selection at happy hour prices in the outdoor bar. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We have eaten at Jackalope three times before. This was the best experience of the three. We had an early lunch at 11:45 a.m. The service was good. The food was good. The weather was good. Our other three experiences were at the evening rush. Service was much slower at those times. Recommend going when they are less busy."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • " Yes that is a brass statue of a giant pig that greets you when you come into the parking lot! There's a smaller one located on the walkway for photos. The decor has a definite old west flavor. There's a large dining room that could get noisy when the resturant is full, but there's also an outside bar and some seating for dining. The landscaping out back is centered around a beautiful water feature. There's also a nice size grass area where restless kids can stretch their legs while the grown-ups enjoy their wonderful BBQ. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "As a past guest all of my previous experiences had been positive, so I recommended it to my 5 friends on our recent trip. After reading some very mixed reviews on Trip Advisor, I was concerned. But everything turned out well. The only negative, aside from the kids running around playing tag on the lawn beside our table which annoyed one friend in particular, was the lack of light to eat dinner by. As we were on the edge of the patio, with all lighting behind 3 of our party, their dinners were in total darkness. All agreed that they would go back again next year."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "nice setting, fairly extensive menu, fresh seafood,a little light on the dessert "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We have been to Jackalope quite a few times before but sat out on patio for first time. It was great until they turned the spotlights on at dusk. They seemed to be pointed in wrong direction and directly at tables or patrons eyes! First time service was poor and it was not a busy night! "
    Dined on 4/21/2014