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Ernie's

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290 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Ernie's is an "open to the public" Gastro-Pub located at PGA West, overlooking the famous Stadium and Nicklaus Tournament courses. The hallmark of Gastro Pub fare is that it takes adventurous twists on familiar food, all made from scratch with palette arousing ingredients. Ernie's offers both a casual and refined atmosphere that welcomes the casual beer drinker, the wine enthusiast or the hipster looking for a cocktail. The restaurant consists of booths, low and high top tables positioned to provide people watching, sports on various TV’s or take in golf course views. The large patio provides both outdoor living room furniture and table dining. Two gas fire pits provide and area to relax, unwind and socialize.
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Grab 'n Go Breakfast Monday to Thursday 6am - 7am

Full Breakfast Service Friday to Sunday 7am - 11am

Lunch 11:00am - 6:00pm
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Phone number
(760) 564-7125
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Frank Shimazu
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Catering
Ernie's Bar and Grill is available to host your golf outing, business meeting or social occasion. Wonderful golf course wedding ceremony locations available.
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Neighborhood
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Entertainment
10 Plasma screens featuring every sporting event and all of the sport packages. $5 Bloody Mary Bar every weekend with additional food and drink specials. We play all your favorite games with NFL Sunday Ticket and ESPN Gameplan.
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Special events & promotions
Make Ernie's you home base for sporting events through the year. We also organize special holiday theme events, wine dinners, beer dinners and live entertainment throughout the year. Please watch our website, facebook or open table home page for events announcements.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Service was very good and efficient. Delicious mimosas.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We have dined at Ernie’s many times and this was the best. Food and service were impeccable. We had two children with us and the staff was very accommodating.

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Only complaint was that vegetables were not cooked, the 4 of us were served cold meals and two were sent back to be reheated, and were returned luke warm.

The restaurant was not busy - on the patio only three tables (10) people were there.

Our opinion is that we would not return here for dinner.

To many good restaurants in Palm Springs area.

Thanks

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2.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Service was embarrassing. We had to find a server. People who were seated after our group, had water , wine and food order even before we were acknowledged.
We had to get up from our table to find a manager to help us get a waitress.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Love the outdoor seating. Casual dining. Excellent menu

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We've eaten at Ernie's several times and always enjoyed it. It's a great spot to relax, have a drink and a burger or sandwich. Food is always good and the service is excellent as well. It's not 5 star cuisine but it doesn't try to pretend it is either. It' just good solid comfort food.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The Asian chicken salad is my husband’s go to meal. All the food is delicious plus the golf course & mountains are a beautiful view

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

I was there a week before and really liked Ernies, so brought my family back. But the second time it wasn't as good..food didn't seem as good, and the service was just ok.
Anyway, I would most likely go somewhere else next time.

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3.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Nice bar and restaurant venue. Good food. Server attentive, however food came far too early (main course rriving before we could finish salad).

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3.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Very friendly staff, though our server was not very attentive. Drinks were fair at best and apparently the bartender doesn't know the difference between a manhattan and an old fashioned. Gorgonzola chips and pretzel were very good. Short rib fries were pretty food as well. Had to send burger back because it was overcooked. Better the second time, but still not right.

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3.0Dined on October 21, 2017

I always want to like it here. Staff is great
Views outside are great. Sports bar inside
Is fun. However the food is poor to fair at best
And the prices are high for what you get

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

The food and service were excellent but when I informed them that I made my reservation on Open Table I was told that we could only sit outside and it was hot. I was surprised that they would admit such a thing.

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5.0Dined on September 25, 2017

Excelente services!!!!!
Nice menu and beautiful view!!!!

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4.0Dined on September 4, 2017

Ernie's is well-poised to appeal to anyone who has an interest in golf (and its history). The course it overlooks is legendary, and artifacts about that tie the establishment to landmarks of golf in the west - from world-class players in golfing history to US presidents to global entertainment celebrities, it's a mecca for the golf enthusiast - AND for someone seeking a good meal at a reasonable price in a relaxed but comfortable atmosphere. We'll go again!

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3.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Been to Ernie's before and the food was great and service always good. Food not so good this time. Went the comfort food route and ordered meatloaf. The meatloaf was tough and had no flavor. The little gravy on it didn't help. The buttermilk mash potatoes were all dried out and crumbly. I'm not a complainer so I didn't say anything. I thought I could salvage the night with some carrot cake. Not the case. The cake was hard as a rock. I decided then I should bring it to their attention. The waitress was very apologetic and didn't charge me for my meal. Everyone else's meals were great so I'm not saying to avoid the place, just the meatloaf.

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1.0Dined on July 16, 2017

We were practically the only ones there. Food was beyond terrible for the four of us. Waiter did not get the order right. We are members and will not go back.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2017

We live in PGA West and have enjoyed dinner and lunches at Ernie's for the past ten years. Last year for the first time we experienced uneven quality to the portion size. (I.e. The amount of meat/items on the Cobb salad). Last nights meal was well portioned and everything delicious. Service as always was excellent!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2017

Always great food & service. We love the view of the golf course.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2017

I like Ernies because its close to our home and relaxed atmosphere. Service is good. Food is okay-not for foodies.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2017

Great spot to watch golf
Easy in and out
Good always good
Sports bar ambience

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2017

Only downside was we wanted outside seating... not available.

Marco was server. He was excellent!

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1.0Dined on April 20, 2017

Tuna was not fresh and we had to send 2 meals back to the kitchen. Salad were not served promptly but were nrought with the main course.

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2.0Dined on April 16, 2017

We've been to Ernies several times so decided to go there for Easter brunch.
When we arrived we were immediately greeted by the hostess who told us we had 9 minutes to order brunch, then it changed to lunch. As we were walking to the table she told us we now had 8 minutes. The waiter arrived and told us we had 5 minutes to order brunch. We said fine, we'd just have the lunch menu. We were seated inside rather than outside on the patio like we had requested and had been confirmed with the hostess but then she explained they had lunch groups that overlapped with our time so could not accommodate us outside.
The service was fair, the waiter was nice but not quick and the food was ok.
Go there to sit outside on the patio for a relaxing meal, otherwise skip it.

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2017

Terrible service

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2017

We have been going to lunch and dinner at Ernies for the past ten years. This past year we have seen the food quality plummet. The menu has changed this past season which is usually good - but unfortunately we have found the food to be tasteless and mediocre at best. The bar is great and the service is usually very good. During the past season we have ate there approximately 10 times as we live in PGA West and the location is convenient for us. The food quality was consistently poor. For instance - the amount of toppings on the Ernie's Cobb salad had decreased hugely. The champagne dressing on our last salad was too oily and not seasoned. Someone needs to manage the kitchen and not attempt to save food cost at the cost of decreased substance and flavor of your well know excellent dishes.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2017

We've been to Ernie's twice now. Both times we were very happy with overall service. We have only ordered off the luncheon menu. Great items were there local bowls - i.e. the California bowl with red quinoa, vegetables and your choice of meat. Salads were good too. We have run across one item we did not like and that was the pastrami reuben. Pastrami was sliced very thick. Seemed more like corned beef. The Pastrami did not taste like typical pastrami. We will avoid this menu item.
All in all - a fun place to eat - with great golf course views. We will be back!

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2017

Service terrible. Ahi tuna was not grilled properly on outside- pan obviously not hot- so a gray chunk of tuna served with randomly cut wedges of tomato & onion. So poorly done

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2017

Food was very very bad. Burgers were burned and inedible. They couldn't even make a grilled cheese, it was hard as a rock, you could hit it against the table

Setting was nice, service was attentive and drinks were fine, so as long as you avoid eating entirely you'll be fine.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2017

Ernies once was a great dining place worth going to at the Golf Resort. But now just a golf course coffee shop.
Always understaffed, before lunch ordered a to go breakfast sandwich, only to find it was not correctly made when i opened the box on the golf course.

Ordered a burger for lunch, which was overcooked along with the fries.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2017

Myself and some coworkers went to this restaurant for dinner one night before our conference started. We opted for an outdoor table overlooking the golf-course - so the setting was beautiful. The server wasn't on point and seemed to have no sense of time. Several tables were seated and had drinks and appetizers before our first drink arrived. However the food diminished the impact of the not so great service. Myself and one of my coworkers ordered the Pan-Roasted Free Range Chicken Breast prepared with Kale, broccoli, brussel sprouts, carrots, apple and a balsamic reduction. It was amazing. The chicken was cooked perfectly and the preparation was outstanding. I would recommend and definitely would go back.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2017

The view of the closing holes on the Tournament , under the shade , are well worth the golf cart drive. Food is fun for families and a great fun evening.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2017

I had a great ahi tuna nicoise salad. The 2 ladies in the group ordered the cob salad. When they saw mine, they thought that is what a cobb should actually look like. It had big chunks of egg and other ingredients and a minimal amount of lettuce. Their cobb salads were 99% lettuce. They had to really dig around to find anything else. They were very disappointed.
We've been to Ernie's many times and really hope the cobb salad improves next time.
Service was great but the ladies didn't feel like complaining about the salads because we were pretty hungry and they didn't want to send back.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2017

Always a beautiful view. Additionally a good cocktail selection.
Menu offers sandwiches to steaks.

A nice evening.
Service slightly slow due to crowd ,nothing horrid.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2017

Beautiful setting and very nice lunch menu. Reasonable prices for a wonderful lunch.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2017

Our table for 5 was near the door , so they constantly had the door open delivering outdoors and we were disturbed by cold breezes from outside , other than that ....the food was very good

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2017

The view on the patio is spectacular. Food was good, although service a bit slow.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2017

Food very good as well as the service. Very pretty setting.

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3.0Dined on February 21, 2017

We really love this patio and the food is good but unfortunately the service is extremely slow

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2017

Excellent service and a wonderful place for a casual lunch- especially after golf.

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Ernie's used to have wonderful food. With each ownership change, the food gets worse. The atmosphere is wonderful with the golf crowd and sports fans and numerous televisions. But the food is just okay. Sad. They changed the menu at Adobe Grill too (same owners) and it's no longer wonderful. Both have incredible settings... too bad the menus/food don't match.

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