Jackalope Ranch
Jackalope Ranch

Jackalope Ranch

  • 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: 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 WinnerScenic View
Jackalope Ranch reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (55)good for groups (34)vibrant bar scene (30)neighborhood gem (29)special occasion (28)scenic view (22)great for lunch (21)kid-friendly (17)romantic (16)hot spot (14)notable wine list (11)fit for foodies (11)late-night find (8)great for brunch (7)Show More
  • Poor Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    After a recommendation from a friend, we expected a great dinner. The website suggested it is a barbecue restaurant, but turned out to be mostly Mexican, which our guests do not like. We stuck to the barbecue ribs and chicken, which were almost inedible, dry, overly spiced, and overly cooked. Fortunately we asked for the sauce on the side which would have made things worse probably.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great find.
    nancyg
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We were lucky enough to find this with a quick google search. I would sit on the patio next time, for the ambiance. The food was great and service was good. I hear they have good happy hours too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service were not good.
    Kathryn
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Food and service were very poor quality. We would not go back. Also over priced
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • desertvisitor
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Such a beautiful oasis. A wonderful entrance, main building, and a fantastic landscaped outdoors dinning area. Good menu, food and service. A place to put on your must visit list.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service issues
    oregonVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The last three times we have been to Jackalope the service has been poor. We kept going back for the atmosphere. The food is fair to good not great or fit for foodies.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always solid!
    CamDaddy623
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The service was a little slow and unorganized, but the food was excellent. One of our friends who had the rib eye said it was the best steak he has ever had.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Luvlinda
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We made reservations but ended up inside where it was very noisy, we couldn't visit and the service was poor. As well all of my food was oily and greasy!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DisappointingVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The decor is not our style, but the food is outstanding and worth putting up with the sports bar TV screen everywhere type style.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Put this on your to do list!
    EastCoastGirlVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The grounds are beautiful .. gardens and waterfalls. They have many tables outside on the patio with fire pits if the night is a little cool. The ribs are excellent and the cheeseburgers are huge. everyone seemed pleased with their meals! Inside is also vibrant and I believe they have live music on the weekends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5-Star Ambience with 2-Star Service
    Eatoutalot
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The building architecture and grounds are absolutely stunning. The service was lousy. The staff seemed very unprofessional and need extensive training.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jackalope
    John318
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We went here after my brother told us that the Hog's Breath Inn was closed and they went here. We tried it on his recommendation and are already talking about our next trip. The food and service were both outstanding. We had my Mom with us, who uses a walker, and they took wonderful care of her. Even the valet went over and above.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • something to see !
    squeakyVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    This is a beautiful restaunt , the bar is fun and lily . Happy hour is packed ! The grounds are gorgeous . The food can be good , depends on what you order . The staff is friendly . The drinks are good . A bit pricey for what you get .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very enjoyable
    johnrbe
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We took out of town guests and everyone enjoyed the atmosphere, the food, and cocktails, we will return many times in the future
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • edna0109VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    As always, good to bring friend and family. I am getting ready to book a reservation again in 2 weeks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not prepared for major event
    psbradys
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Management did not schedule enough servers for an event, plus the main dining room. Food was just fair and not good value. Overpriced. The venue is beautiful -- nice for a drink in the bar or on the patio maybe.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Paradigm Dinner
    SillySupper
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    What started out to be a disaster, turned into a awesome event. Not picking up on the fact that it was two-step Tuesday, when I made the reservation. Upon arriving with our guests (us from Arizona, guests from Oklahoma -reunion type event-) we were seated in the middle of the noise. We could not carry on a conversation. We asked if we could be seated outside, in talking to management, they made special arrangements for us to sit outside, waterfront. We had an awesome evening, they let us stay out on the lawn past closing, we were enjoying it so much that we did not know they were closed. The food, wine and service were all very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • out door dining
    mortyVIP
    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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went on a recommendation while traveling. Loved the atmosphere and the food. Would go back if we lived a little closer!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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