Jackalope Ranch

4.0
2011 reviews
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Southwest
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! (Please be advised we do not take reservations for Happy Hour, the Saloon or Palapa (outside bar). No open table credit is earned by guests making reservations and then eating in the bar, saloon or palapa.We cannot guarantee outside seating.)

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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Detroit
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved Jackalope Ranch! The ambiance was totally awesome...the staff were wonderful...and the food was top notch! We were given a table by the fireplace which just made the evening even better!
I would highly recommend Jackalope Ranch!

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OT
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

We've eaten here many times. Service with Megan was the worst we ever had.
Sooooo unpleasant and non attentive.
Normally, service there is very pleasant. We brought people who had never been... and needless to say, they are never going back.
Tell Megan if she wants to be in the service industry, a simple smile, check in, bringing straws when asked (which she never did) bringing napkins and wet wipes for robs customers without being asked is pretty easy to do

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RM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday brunch was delicious. So many wonderful selections! Would definitely return.

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MY
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch. Something for everyone. Service was amazing and staff were very friendly.

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FD
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

This has been one of our favorite brunches. However, sad to see that the facility seems to be lacking maintenance. Little things like loose glass in the women's room door, worn paint, patio area in need of good power washing. This is also the second visit in a row where they have made an error on our bill. Last time, we didn't notice until we got home. They did correct the situation when we contacted them. This time, we realized they charged us the full price, rather than the "early arrival" discount we qualified for. The waitress didn't even seem to know what we were talking about when we pointed it out. And, as we've discussed with the manager, it's really frustrating to be paying $30-32 per person, which includes champagne regardless of age, but kids have to pay extra for a juice even though they're not drinking champagne!

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l
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jackalope is our go to favorite place. We had a new waiter, Justin, and he was excellent. Recently being put on a restricted diet makes dining out difficult but Justin made certain everything I requested was delivered. We always look forward to our next visit.

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ER
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy visiting this place it's amazing and the food is great.....

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Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance were good. Music is always to loud makes it hard to visit with each other.

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Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated right on time. Too chilly to sit outdoors, but the interior is great! Server was knowledgeable and efficient.

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D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is consistently good. Atmosphere is beautiful and fun. Grounds are unparelled in the valley. Especially nice in warmer weather. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was ok overall

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c
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

had a great experience. owner and waiters were taking the time to chat with the diners, were professional. food was very good.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended for any special occasion. Thanks.

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m
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Valentine's Day dinner experience was excellent. We were seated on time. Our service was attentive, but not rushed. The food was very good. The overall experience was much better than we have usually had dining on a holiday at other restaurants. It was worth the 60 mile drive.

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JH
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Jacked up their prices forValentines Day. Does not seem fair to take advantage. Tacky...

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JP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

The baby back ribs were extremely tough and were difficult to cut off the bone. I ate less than 1/2 of the half rack.

The quality of the food was mentioned to the server but no adjustment was made to the bill. In my opinion this does not represent good restaurant practice.

The other member of the party had the short rib dinner and said it was tender and tasty.

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BG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The drinks were watered down. Service was terrible, food had no taste. Use to be very good

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HR
Palm Springs
24 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Four of us had a reservation at 5:30PM on a Tuesday evening. We were seated right away.
The service this evening was poor (even though our waitress was pleasant). There was long
periods between getting our drinks, food, refills of drinks etc - and the restaurant was
not very busy. Food was good but we had very little service. Very disappointing this time.

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T
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wait time between courses was a little excessive. Otherwise great experience

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SU
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 6; 5 had never been there before. It was a Monday night and the place was packed. We were one of the last tables to leave even though we arrived at 6:30. Food was delicious. Everyone loved what they ordered. The Calamari appetizer was the best we've ever had. The ribs were tender and tasty. The drinks were perfect. Our server was terrific. We had a wonderful evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was decent but the service was incredibly slow. It took forever to put in our drink order, our food order and our food took almost 30 minutes to arrive. Then we had to send an order back because it was incorrect. We probably will not be returning to the restaurant again.

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S
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful patio! Loved the food and everything was great. It’ll be another great restaurant we’ll add to the list of places to visit when we’re in the valley. Very enjoyable and highly recommend!

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KE
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing margaritas! Friendly service and good food. We reserved a table and we were glad we did as a line forms at certain times. Enjoy!

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D
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Theirs time there and all three times someone’s food was over cooked. The waiter was able to get us two drinks in the two hours there. Very nice place and the food is good for the most part but took way to long with bad service.

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JG
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

My wife and I took three friends to Jackalope, fully expecting an agreeable experience. We were sadly disappointed. The meal was passable, albeit uninspiring. The kitchen was reportedly “backed up”, despite less than a full house. The service was slow (some of it due to the kitchen) and so remarkably inattentive that each of us commented/complained on it throughout the meal!

I have written over 1,000 reviews for Zagat, TripAdvisor and OpenTable. Most of my reviews have been reasonably positive, largely because I go out of my way to select ones that I am sure to enjoy. My standards now are no different. That said, I have enjoyed 2 previous meals at Jackalope over the span of 18-24 months. The meal experience at Jackalope last Saturday evening, however, was poor.

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a
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very fun atmosphere but I found it to be a bit pricey

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B
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Ordered the shrimp and was warm but not hot... nothing worse than seafood that is not piping hot and sweet potato fries were tasteless

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B
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, beautiful setting, chicken nachos were awesome.

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NJ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner and plan to return with our daughter and her family next week!

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RL
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

incredible service with a manager who is dedicated to service

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G
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, but 4 of the 8 wanted sea bass and they were out of it. So we all ordered a second choice which was good.

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JD
Boise
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Everything was generally ok. Once we finally paid the bill, the wait staff totally disappeared. if i didn't have grandchildren with me I doubt I will revisit.

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KO
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Very good food but having to wait for over 15 minutes once we were seated just to see a server in an almost empty dining room certainly did not help our experience.

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RM
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good, service was terrific. We sat inside but the patio and backyard are gorgeous.

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OT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Took my president and her spouse to dinner here.

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EB
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Chicken and potatoes were dry. Vegetables couldn’t be cut w a steak knife. Cooked veggies didn’t arrive before we fininished the meal. No apology from the manager. No compensation on check. Too bad, we won’t be back.

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RB
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I found the service was average. The ribs were not fall off the bone. Atmosphere was very good but overall experience not worth the money.

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m
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

We ate at the chop house which is in the Jacklope restaurant. They had an advertised special which we tried to order but they were out of the special dish we wanted. We were the first diners at the restaurant. We ordered a bottle of wine but they were out of that too.
We ended up have ribs and chicken which weren't that good.
The waiter tried but even he was fed up.
I will never go back.

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CS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Nice enough place but the food is just ok and expensive for what you get. My coconut shrimp was very dry and the shrimp were small. Their "whipped potatoes" was also bone dry and comes in a ball like from an ice cream scoop. On the positive side, my husband's salmon was cooked nicely and he enjoyed it.

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TB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was average, ribs were dry, dessert of bread pudding was dried out, salad arrived 5 minutes after entrée, server did not ask about anything or how we were doing.

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