Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
  4. Palm Springs / Palm Desert
  5. Palm Springs
Guac Burger - Bongo Johnny's Patio Bar & Restaurant, Palm Springs, CA

Bongo Johnny's Patio Bar & Restaurant

4.5
4.5
171 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Bongo Johnny's is a modern American diner with 2 fully covered/cooled/heated patio's (inside dining available also). Bongo Johnny's is a local favorite in Palm Springs, CA. Noted for top-rate service, $5 bottomless champagne, and a fun/casual atmosphere; it is a popular choice for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner with the locals and visitors alike. Bongo Johnny's Patio offers American and Mexican breakfast fare, signature burgers, sandwiches, made from scratch Mac&Cheese dishes, Fish&Chips, Healthy Salads, unique drink specials, and the BEST Bloody Mary in town

Make a reservation

2 people

June 2022
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
11:30 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 7:30 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 318-3960

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Cross street

    Amado & Palm Canyon

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 171 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Great for Brunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Great for Lunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Outdoor Dining

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Scenic View

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for Brunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for Lunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Outdoor Dining

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Scenic View

Sort by

Filters

  1. c

    cdub

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Sunday Brunch at Bongo Johnny's is a fun experience with friends or family. They are popular for both inside and outside seating and reservations are highly recommended!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just stopped for dinner, always a good time and good food at Johnnys

  3. CA

    CASSIAKID

    Palm Springs

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    VERY GOOD FOOD. STAFF WAS NEW AND INEXPERIENCED BUT TRIED HARD. THEY WERE FRIENDLY AND ATTENTIVE. EITHER ORDER TAKER OR KITCHEN HAD SOME SNAGS. SOME OF THE ORDERS CAME OUT DIFFERENT THAN PLACED BUT THEY CORRECTED AND ALL IN ALL A PLACE WE WILL TRY AGAIN.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and awesome ambiance!

  5. v

    vicki8227

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Yummm!!...so fun!

  6. c

    cparick

    Palm Springs

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is one of my favorite restaurants. I have been eating for for many years. The owner, Rob, is wonderful. He makes sure your time here is good! Jennifer is an amazing server! I always request her. She is friendly and and so professional. She is truly one of the best servers that I have ever had. Request her! You won’t be disappointed with Bongo Johnnys’ food nor service!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had brunch on the patio and had a great time. The food was great and bottomless champagne is a must! Our server was extremely friendly as well.

  8. S

    Slinky

    Orange County

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Ordered Fish and Chips which came out Very crispy. Tomatoe Soup was a little on the chunky side. Customer Service was Excellent and right on point!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    Honey moon

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always amazing! Location and vibe are great for downtown dining. We are stables on Sat or Sunday Brunch, but anytime is good!

  11. MG

    MGrinn

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience3

    Cute little place. Good service with decent food. Can’t beat the deal on bottomless mimosas. Overall, would recommend.

  12. G

    Gary

    Palm Springs

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Love the bottomless champagne! Veggie omelet was great. Super service. Nice temperature inside.

  13. W

    Winnie

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent and courteous service, huge menu, good food, upstairs patios with great views, and could easily hear each other talk.

  14. RP

    RickP

    Orange County

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food and very inexpensive. Patio is a great place to dine.

  15. ML

    MarkL

    Palm Springs

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just perfect. Nice patio seating. Excellent service. Delicious food and drinks.

  16. SD

    SheilaD

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The menu is large and varied. The food was served fairly quickly, and was delicious.

  17. T

    Traveler

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Shawn provided excellent customer service. Food was prompt and very good.

  18. FG

    FoodieGirl

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Great place if you have a dog with you. Special Menu for furry friends appreciated. Unfortunately, the people food isn’t so great. Tourist trap. Worst club sandwich ever. Bland salads, etc.

  19. KS

    KathleenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time at this restaurant and we have nothing but good things to say. I especially would like to commend the staff. We interacted with 4 employees during our meal. They were attentive and were able to meet our needs. The food was excellent, and prices were fair comparable to what was ordered. Defiantly will recommend Bongo Johnny's.

  20. BB

    BunnyB

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    When they say bottomless mimosa, they mean it! Not only is it bottomless they leave the bottle on the table! The food is excellent, the service is excellent.I will definitely return.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Food was ok, they could be a little more modern. Service was friendly, but here was definitely overworked.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing crab cakes! Our requests for lower table and chairs were exactly what they reserved. Our request for sitting nearest to the street view was also made with our reservation. No details requested were ignored. We appreciated our server, in fact, he was wonderful! We will be back to enjoy lunch again, and again. Thank you to all who made sure our experience was fantastic!!

  23. BS

    BillS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was fun and excellent. The food has always been excellent and consistent.

  24. ML

    MarkL

    Palm Springs

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always good! Great menu, food and service. Love the choices for seating.

  25. PB

    PtownBoyz

    New England

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best burger in Palm Springs!! Service is very good, they were very busy they are good to open table dinners! Thanks as always!

  26. TN

    ThomasN

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    I ordered breakfast, wife ordered lunch and daughter ordered vegan. Everybody was happy. Very glad I made reservations through OpenTable because there was a line of people waiting outside. We walked in and were seated right away.

  27. k

    klsdining

    Des Moines

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fun atmosphere and great service! Food was very good with lots of breakfast options and you can’t beat the $5 unlisted mimosas for 90 minutes!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Meeting with friends

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great place to grab a drink and a burger.

  30. GF

    GaryF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. The outside patios are perfect.

  31. t

    topguyps

    Palm Springs

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Very good food in a casual setting. great doggy menu!

  32. w

    weelo

    Palm Springs

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Noisy inside but it didn’t detract from yummy food!!! One of our favorite places!!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    It was nice. Our fish was a bit crisp as it was in the fryer too long. Service was good.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, the food and staff were great!

  35. PG

    PeterG

    Palm Springs

    110 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Deeply disappointing! Whereas I have always previously booked reservations here for outdoors, because of the wind and relatively cool temps that were forecast, I made the reservation for indoors. After parking my vehicle, I purposefully left my jacket in the car because the temperature was so pleasant. As I checked in with the receptionist, I commented that it was colder in the restaurant than it was outside. I made a similar comment to our server, Sophie but, no attempt was made to reduce either the air conditioning or the ceiling fans. We specifically reserved for Friday because of the rib special that I've had on numerous prior occasions. Sophie was clearly a new server who hadn't yet gotten her routine together. The coleslaw was absolutely tasteless. The corn was so cold that the too hard butter wouldn't melt. I could tolerate those situations if the ribs were good, but they were awful! Rather than the fall-of-the-bone to which I had become accustomed, these were cut-of-the-bone which only ran half the distance down the rib. After the bone ended, there was a series of small "knuckle" bones imbedded in the meat which made eating more similar to eating watermelon. I doubt that I'll return again for the rib special!

  36. P

    Peter

    San Francisco

    320 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    320 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Fun, helpful staff. Casual, nice menu and good food.

  37. DG

    DanG

    New York Area

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Very nice waiter and staff. Like the nightly specials- food was good. Beer prices seemed high. Nice space and patio but lacking in any real atmosphere/mood/vibe. Good place to meet friends for dinner but not a real social location with an active bar crowd, at least when you’re needn’t. I like the new space, but the old location was more lively. I will definitely go again!

  38. KM

    KurtM

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always excellent

  39. GS

    GeorgeS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2

    Food was very dry, esp the French dip. Meat dry shriveled, looked old and been setting out, no amount juice helped that. Chix strips rubbery breading not crisp at all. Salad was ok

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Whenever we go to Palm springs we stop in at bongo Johnny's they have an excellent view from their patios and the food is always good. Just like many establishments post pandemic they're hustling trying to get staff back in! So far they seem to be doing a pretty good job of it because service was pretty quick the staff were wonderful and the food is always delish.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Bongo Johnny's Patio Bar & Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 318-3960.

Bongo Johnny's Patio Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 171 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

June 2022
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
11:30 PM


Google Map for Bongo Johnny's Patio Bar & Restaurant

301 North Palm Canyon Dr Suite #200 Palm Springs, CA 92262

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Amado & Palm Canyon

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 7:30 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo