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

Bongo Johnny's Patio Bar & Restaurant

4.5
4.5
580 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 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 580 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Great for brunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for brunch

580 Reviews
  1. Magic

    Palm Springs

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have eaten at Bongo Johnny's many many times and have never been disappointed. The service is always great and the atmosphere is great because you can sit outside and you are above the street so you can enjoy what is going on outside as well. Food is always great, high recommend.

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  2. JKLC

    Palm Springs

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always comfortable consistent cheap and easy and fun

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  3. Foodie12

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service at this restaurant for brunch was outstanding! Extremely friendly and professional staff, very accommodating and focused on giving diners a positive experience. The food was also delicious! Try the iced coffee too. I would recommend as a great brunch spot in Palm Springs.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Breakfast sandwich was really, really good! Love this spot!!!

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  5. StevenT

    Greater Boston

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. Enjoyed the beyond burger and yummy fries and my partner had a great Chicken Ceasar Salad. The service is excellent and the servers make you feel at home. Its worth a trip to the Bongo! Insist on a flamingo floatie for your beverage. Campy, but its Palm Springs!

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  6. brucem

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food at very reasonable prices. Always have a good time

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  7. Special

    Palm Springs

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of my favorite lunch places and Saturday Prime Rib Special

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  8. JERZEE

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food & drinks were great! The atmosphere and being able to look out & view the city was amazing. We went on weather perfect weather so it was not windy or chilly at all. Our server was amazing & charming. I will be coming back when I make my visit w/hubby later in the year.

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  9. BrittM

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Great service. Hot fresh food. Clean restrooms. Our go to restaurant.

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  10. Pepper

    Palm Springs

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails and delicious food at very reasonable prices. Service is always friendly and efficient. A fun place to dine when you don't want to break the bank.

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  11. AnaB

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great from the moment we walked in. Everyone we encountered was nice, friendly and attentive. Rigo was our server, he was awesome. Food was really good. Grill cheese, chilaquiles and breakfast sandwich/burger. My pancakes were a bit dry possibly overcooked. There were 4 of us and we had a blast, music mimosas, champagne and delicious food!

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  12. JKLC

    Palm Springs

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Bongo Johnny’s diner style restaurant rarely disappoints with the consistency of food choices and patio seating ambience and great service.

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  13. StevenT

    Greater Boston

    58 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I am an absolute fan of this place, but was disappointed on this last visit. The food was definitely off. I had the impossible burger, and my partner had the turkey burger. Both didn’t taste as good as they had in our prior visits. The fries were also cold, which was a surprise. The Caesar salad side that I ordered also was off. Not sure if they have a new chef or we just happen to be there on the wrong night. We will continue to visit, because we love this place. But we hope that to not the end of a love affair for Bongos.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made reservations for the front patio, which was great. Food and service were great. My husband had the calamari and gazpacho soup. I had the French dip sandwich. Everything was great. 

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We were seated on the back patio and it was sheltered by multiple umbrellas however, it was raining and the umbrellas did not completely cover our dining area so, all of us got soaked while we were eating. Honestly it was bizarre. They did not offer to move us or comp any part of the meal. The bus men just kept coming around to try to adjust the umbrellas and dry off the seats and tables. I had made the reservation weeks in advance and had never been to the area or the restaurant before. Before being seated we asked to be moved to a different area but they did not oblige. Sadly, it was our first Palm Springs dining experience of the vacation and it was Easter. We all had to go back to the rental, change clothes and get dry and warm after. Not a good experience!! No one from management even apologized or tried to correct the problem…
    Bongo Johnny's Patio Bar & RestaurantResponded on April 7, 2024
    Hi, I'm sorry that it rained. As I told you, we didn't have anywhere to move you. I would have moved you inside, or to the front patio if that was an option. But since it was Easter, we were completely booked. You made a reservation for the back patio. The only option was to cancel the reservation, but you said you were fine with the umbrellas. I don't think it's fair to tell us one thing in the restaurant and then write a different review.

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  16. JohnnyPS

    Palm Springs

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Four of us went for weekend brunch and the food, service and staff were incredible. Each one us loved our entrees and the Bloody Mary’s are incredible.

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  17. Pnwjet

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bongo Johnnys is a local favorite. Try the grill chicken Caesar as a wrap. Ong! The best! Excellent staff, food, location.💙💕💜

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely brunch location, great friendly staff and good food. Love thr bottomless mimosas 🥰

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  19. PearlC

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, lovely back patio. Great service, friendly staff.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I met a friend here on their outdoor patio. Beautiful views, great staff. My husband had the salmon toast, and I had a burger and fries and everything was great

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always great. The bottomless mimosas are perfect with great selections of juices.

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  22. Davisfam

    Kansas City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for a meal! Very accommodating host and waitress that wanted to make sure we had a great experience. Colorful and comfortable ambiance, plentiful number of heaters to allow you to eat outside even with cool evening winds.

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  23. FrequentDiner

    Seattle

    189 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    189 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We usually have a great experience at Bongo Johnny’s..However, on this Saturday afternoon, things seemed a little off. Our server was very nice, but seemed rushed, we had to ask more than once for water. Our meals were ok, but not as good as on previous visits.

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  24. ashleeB

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our second time coming out to this restaurant and it was great. Our server Alec was very attentive and kept pouring our champagne glasses when he saw they were empty. I’d recommend a reservation if you’re visiting on a Saturday or Sunday after 11:30am.

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  25. StanleyS

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service everyone is helping and the food is some of the best in the towns

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  26. rugspinner

    Palm Springs

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place. Some of the best food in PS hands down. It gets busy (I wonder why) so make a reservation early.

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  27. mary

    Minneapolis

    62 reviews

    2.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I was disappointed in my meal and the service. I ordered the chicken breast sandwich and it was overcooked and dry and filled about 2/3 of the bun. Our waiter was rather sullen and impatient. He may have been having a bad day but don’t take it out on us.

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  28. Peter

    Palm Springs

    355 reviews

    5.0

    355 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place! Great menu! Great staff! People watch in the outside front area as you enjoy your delicious food!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good and staff were great. Outdoor patios have great views!

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  30. LarryS

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great people watching location in downtown Palm Springs. The food and service are excellent. We had breakfast, the menu is extensive. We have been to Bongo Johnny's several times and haven't been disappointed.

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  31. JKLC

    Palm Springs

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Always consistent & good. Nice outdoor seating and good price point

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rainy day, dry on patio. Food & service very good.

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  33. Soozieqz

    Palm Springs

    262 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    262 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a perfect table out front where we could people watch and enjoy the light breeze. Service was prompt and friendly. The champagne being included for brunch was a great touch that we all enjoyed! We had a variety of food, breakfast, sandwiches, salads and they were all tasty. Such a great spot, be back soon!

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  34. ScottF

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always consistent with great food and great service. The staff is wonderful.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Extremely long time to get food and cold when it arrived.

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  36. JPRPS

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a great go to. Food was fresh and delicious ~ service was excellent. Can be a bit on the noisy side. Great brunch spot.

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  37. Zeus

    Palm Springs

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to have a relaxing breakfast! Wait staff was very attentive, but not intrusive. We were not rushed at all. Extremely pleasant experience, in my opinion.

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  38. Leftovers

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bongo Johnny's is perfectly fine. Everything is fine, not exceptional and certainly not bad. It's all perfectly satisfactory, exactly what you'd expect it to be. The important thing is: if you are trying, on short notice, to make a reservation for five people, a lot of places will say no hands down. Four? Fine. Six? Perhaps. But five? No. Bongo Johnny's is the exception, for which our party is grateful.

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  39. PeterG

    Palm Springs

    200 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    200 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Mexican Chicken Ceasar was delicious but, could have been wrapped tighter. Restaurant was slow to award Open Table points for the reservation but, it eventually happened.

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  40. sfgeorge

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bongo Johnnys is always fun. And they have the best fish sandwich in Palm Springs

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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 580 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 21 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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