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Guac Burger - Bongo Johnny's Patio Bar & Restaurant, Palm Springs, CA

Bongo Johnny's Patio Bar & Restaurant

4.6
4.6
537 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, $7 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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Burgers, Breakfast
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 8:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 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 537 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Great for brunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    American

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for brunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    American

537 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a fun place with something for everyone on the menu and all delicious…oh and did I mention the bottomless Mimosas!

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  2. LTTinPSP

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bongo Johnny's never seems to disappoint. Attentive and friendly service, large selection of a wide variety to appeal to all palates.

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  3. JanieAnne

    Minneapolis

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great views of downtown Palm Springs. The food is good and plentiful. Fun place to dine.

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  4. Mike

    Los Angeles

    110 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The location is perfect for people watching. Make a reservation and ask for a table on the front balcony overlooking Palm Canyon. The onion rings are very good. The burger is a little over the top for sloppy eating. Meat was cooked as requested. The onion soup cup is small and not that good. There was a stale piece of bread in the soup that was so tough I couldn't cut it. Overall a good experience. I do recommend it.

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  5. timcrownline

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I ordered the chicken Picata and the menu said Chicken Breast, but it was a few chunks of chicken with pasta. I would describe the food as plain bar food. And its nosiy and more a plain old bar atmosphere.

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  6. BrianM

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I booked a reservation here to be close to a venue we were attending in the evening. I had read the reviews and felt confident about my choice but when I phoned to alter my reservation time, the background noise was so intense we could hardly hear each other so I was a little worried. Turned out I needn't be. The staff were friendly and our waiter was very patient as we couldn't decide what to order. The menu selection had something for everybody even though it was not extensive and when the food arrived, there were no complaints and nothing left over. The noise level was that of a normal restaurant and it was easy to communicate at the table. Turned out that Bongo Johnny's was a good choice.

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  7. GERARDM

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time here after friends highly recommended it, I always thought it was a bar that sold food, wow! to my surprise it’s definitely not Judy a bar, although they have a very nice bar. I love the outdoor dining areas, my food was good I just didn’t care for the hard breading in the fish and chips, I prefer a lighter fluffier breading, but that’s just my preference. I will return.

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  8. DirkK

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You can’t go wrong at Bongo Johnnys. Great staff, good food.

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  9. RickS

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried Bongo Johnny’s after a friend recommended we try their Sunday bottomless champagne brunch. Great experience!! The staff was amazing! Always checking in, several of them introduced themselves, were always friendly and we felt like we were being waited on by friends. The place became quite busy so we recommend you make a reservation. The food was also fantastic!!!!!

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  10. GaryB

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service & food. Wonderful view of downtown.

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  11. Menotyou

    Tahoe

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was wonderful as always. Only complaint is they had the AC on and it was freezing inside the restaurant. It was really cold outside and we were in heavy jackets and had to keep those on throughout the entire meal. Patio was warmer with all the space heaters on but no seats left.

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  12. Rick

    Palm Springs

    64 reviews

    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time we contingent Johnnys the service is excellent and very attentive. We brought some new people this weekend and they actually said after the mean 10/10. That tells you what you always hope to hear.

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  13. Foodilicious

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious sandwiches, Generous portion sizes. Friendly staff.

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  14. Rave

    Palm Springs

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    quick and easy meet up with friends. reasonably priced and dependably good.

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  15. yummm

    Milwaukee

    38 reviews

    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s a decent burger considering Palm Spring prices. Guacamole burger very good, bean burger with cheese and mushroom- ok- buns a bit dry. Plenty of fries. Was not very busy at 5:30-6. Our server was ok, but not very attentive or friendly . Tropical theme . Dine in or out.

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  16. localdiner

    Minneapolis

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed fabulous burgers and wonderful service.

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  17. ChuckC

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our goto’s in PS, in part because of their pet friendly patio and dog menu.

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  18. Tarlo

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Sunday Brunch. Mimosa and hash browns were ok. Wet burrito and chilaquiles were mushy and flavorless with next to no chorizo. Same with the Hash a la Johnny, no corned beef. Very disappointing. Will not return or recommend for breakfast.

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  19. rugspinner

    Palm Springs

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for the all you can eat spaghetti on Tuesdays. It was excellent.

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  20. JimG

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoyed Bongo Johnny’s back before the fire on Arenas. This location is easy to get to and the staff is very attentive. The outdoor dining is to dye for.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service as always. Waiter very attentive and nice . Fast food to table table every thing was delicious as always . It’s our third time and always consistent

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  22. JCVM

    Palm Springs

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, great service and outside is a very nice area to dine in.

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  23. TimothyG

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything I heard it was..macadamia chicken was superb..as were the hot onion rings

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  24. CharleneJ

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The drinks were weak. No taste of alcohol at all. I’m a light weight and can feel alcohol as soon as it gets into my system especially on an empty stomach. I didn’t feel or taste any alcohol on them. They were sweet and delicious but that’s about it. The service was fine. Our server was friendly. The food was okay. Nothing amazing that would make me get out of the house just to have it. The ambience was okay. We got the front patio, it had a cool view of downtown Palm Springs. The noise level was not bad. Overall, it was okay. I just feel disappointed after hearing amazing things about the place and not agreeing at all with what was told. Don’t know if I would go back.

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  25. Roc2

    Orange County

    66 reviews

    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All was good but why wasn’t I granted the points ? I had resv for front patio which I was given the choice in the initial reservation . That is where we sat so confused , never had this happen . Want to know the why
    Bongo Johnny's Patio Bar & RestaurantResponded on January 16, 2024
    Hi Roc, please contact OpenTable to find out why you didn't receive your points. I'll see if there's anything I can do on my end as well.

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  26. LauraW

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our group said that her burger was the best she'd had in a very long time. We loved the variety on the menu. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. We will definitely be back!

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  27. KenS

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chicken piccata is very good!!! A bit different than an Italian restaurant as the chicken is diced up and they add artichoke hearts. Very good...

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  28. rickl

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As usual experience was excellent- accommodating service… good food…. Only criticism is the crinkle fries taste and seem like they are frozen out of a bag, plus we’re not crispy enough. Besides that the food was excellent as they usually are.

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  29. AmandaC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Waitress was nice food was good. We would eat there again

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very enjoyable weekly event. The staff is amazing!!!

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  31. RalphP

    Palm Springs

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a fun experience visiting Bongo Johnny's. Good food, great value, and if you want to be part of a boisterous, fun crowd, sit on the front patio overlooking Palm Canyon Drive.

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  32. Loren

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Bongo Johnny’s is always consistent with their food however, this dining experience it fell a bit short. In my opinion, the entire staff might have been nursing hangovers since it was New Year day. Service was very spotty and at times nonexistent which is very unusual for Bongo’s. Two of us felt short changed on our onion rings, only three on each plate. We overlooked all of this since it was NYD and very unusual for this place. We will put this dining experience behind us and will return hopefully on a better note.

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  33. PaulJ

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were there as a large group for New Year's Day brunch. Had a great time!

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  34. Rick

    Palm Springs

    64 reviews

    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have a pleasant time at Bongo Johnny’s. Food is great, service is great.

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  35. patriciaW

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    IT WAS A FANTASTIC DINNER! OUR SERVER, SHE WAS TERRIFIC, AND WE WERE THERE AT A QUIET TIME, ON NEW YEARS EVE!! WE LEFT A $40.00 TIP, SO THAT SHOULD TELL YOU HOW WONDERFUL THE FOOD, SERVICE, AND EVENING WAS!! LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR NEXT VISIT! TRICIA AND STEVEN WATSON

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  36. KenS

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There were two of us and we both decided to have the steak dinner. The steaks were very tough!!! so stay away from the steak dinner as the other items are much better.

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  37. MonteH

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is always good as is the service. The noise level inside is a little over the top, so weather permitting, one should eat outside.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is always very good, and for Palm Springs it’s a decent value. The bottomless mimosas are a great value and the champagne is decent quality. It’s a fun place to hang out with your friends.

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  39. MatthewW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was adequate but not a good value for the price. I had the bacon bbq burger. The bacon was perfectly crispy. The burger as a whole was average - I've had better at The Habit. It wasn't very juicy and perhaps slightly overcooked. It didn't come with any standard toppings like lettuce, tomato, pickles and there wasn't enough bbq sauce on it. My kids had the fish and chips which were great. The whole experience was odd though - they were super focused on only serving groups with reservations but when we got to the restaurant (with a reservation - only outside was available) there were 6 or so empty tables the entire time (both inside and out). On the plus side, they had heaters outside which were sufficient.

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  40. MaryH

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our local favorite restaurants. Our kids got us a gift certificate for Christmas because they know how much we love it.

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  • 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 4.6 stars by 537 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 8:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
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