Wally's Desert Turtle
An Official California Dining Destination, Wally's Desert Turtle in Rancho Mirage proudly supports local Ranches, Farms and Fisheries committed to the smart-stewardship of the planet through sustainable, earth-friendly and ocean-friendly practices.
The finest local ingredients, impeccable service and exceptional surroundings always make for "A Great Night Out" at Wally's Desert Turtle.
Special seating available. Please call for details.
February - March
Open 7 Days a Week
April & May
June 20th - October 13th - Closed for the Summer
Bus Line #111
Bus Stop #659
Highway 111 and Rancho Las Palmas Westbound
Celebrating Springtime in the Desert with a $38 Three-Course Seasonal Prix Fixe Menu in our Bar and Sahara Lounge, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, Sundays through Thursdays.
Christmas Day - Special Prix-Fixe Menu: 3:00pm - 9:30pm - Reservations a Must - "A Winter Wonderland of Lights, Music, Dancing, Food and Libations"
New Year's Eve - Special Prix-Fixe Menu: 5:30pm - 1:00am - Reservations a Must - "Always a Celebration to Remember"
Valentine's Day - Special Prix-Menu: 6:00pm - 10:00pm - Reservations a Must - "The Most Romantic Day of the Year Deserves to be Celebrated at the Most Romantic Restaurant in the Desert"
Easter Brunch - Special Prix-Fixe Menu: 10:30am - 2:30pm - Reservations a Must - "Celebrate the Season of Renewal"
Mother's Day - Special Prix-Fixe Menu: 1:00pm - 10:00pm - Reservations a Must - "Champagne Brunch to Celebrate our Moms"
May/June Events - Special Prix-Fixe Menus: 6:00pm - 10:00pm - Reservations Welcome - "Dads, Grads, Proms, & Restaurant Week"
Wally's Desert Turtle is one of the desert's premier locations for upscale private dining. An elegant, classy and majestic space to host family celebrations, corporate events or just memorable moments.View Private Dining Details
Quality, service , ambiance, excellent consistency!
This was not our first visit to Wally's and definitely will not be our last. We traditionally celebrate Father's Day at Wally's as it is my husband's favorite restaurant in the area. We are never disappointed. The food, service, cocktails and ambiance are the best in the desert.
Wally's is an old Palm Springs classy restaurant set in Rancho Mirage. The food is always delicious and the service outstanding. We are always treated so well at Wally's no matter what the occasion. They never disappoint.
Wally's is absolutely fabulous. I could not have enjoyed our experience more and the service, ambiance and cuisine are beyond amazing. Thank you so much for being a gem in Rancho Mirage!
Good food, good service, local landmark. Nothing has changed at Wally's in years.
EXCELLENT FOOD...ONE OF OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS IN CALIFORNIA.
Visited during Palm Springs Restaurant Week. Was amazed by the quality of the food and the service was impeccable!
Can't wait to try more dishes from their regular menu but I'm sad they are closing for the Summer.
We’ve been coming to Wally’s for 35 years. As expected dinner and service was exceptional.
Wally’s never disappoints. Everything was delicious.
Wally's is fabulous....with their service, food and atmosphere....One draw back the music is too loud..please tone it down. Having dinner was delightful, however the noise from the bar and music was overpowering. How about a short glass partition between the bar and dining room?
One of the most pleasant evenings at a restaurant in greater Palm Springs. The food was marvelous. Lamb and shuffle were wonderful. Can't wait to go back when they open in fall again.
Food and ambiance were wonderful! Our waiter was not very friendly, but service was ok. Great menu for Palm Springs Restaurant Week!
We had such a great experience during PS Restaurant Week, we will definitely be back. The manager and the wait staff were so welcoming and very helpful. I would definitely recommend this place to locals as well as visitors. Impeccable dining experience!
Wallys is about 40 years old and still has a nice ambiance. The crowd is more mature and noise level not excessive. It is beautiful space and suited for special dinners, business dinners and those who don't mind to pay a full price for dinner. It is an upscale place and clearly one of the top dinner destinations in the Palm Springs area.
Food and service were exceptional Loved it !!!!!
First time to Wally's. Our meal experience was great, expensive though.
Food and service were outstanding. We celebrated our 61st wedding anniversary at our favorite restaurant and enjoyed the experience very much. Several of the staff stopped by to wish us well during our meal which was appreciated.
Outstanding service, excellent food and beautiful setting!
The food was great. We loved the surroundings. Service was the best.
Wally's Desert Turtle is among the finest restaurants - anywhere! The service is gracious and impeccable. The quality of the ingredients unexcelled. Comfortable, gracious, and "just right." There are so many lovely and elegant restaurants in the Coachella Valley , but Wally's Desert Turtle is clearly exceptional.
We went to Wally’s to enjoy GPS Restaurant Week and had a fantastic experience. Not only were the staff extremely friendly the food was excellent.
My wife, Cheryl, and I had a wonderful second visit to Wally's! This time we hosted Stephen D'Agostino, (GM-Hyatt Grand Champs), and his charming wife, Christina. We all ordered different items from the menu, which were all delicious, and generous portions. The service is unrivaled by any other restaurant we have ever visited. The atmosphere is perfect for any occasion, with an air of elegance, and also a feeling of casualness without being too formal. Thank you!
Enjoyable evening, thanks to James and the team. Enjoy the summer.
Everyone was great. Gentleman at front was amazing. Can't wait to come back as soon as you open in October
service is impeccable... food was excellent.. not super creative but very good quality.. outdated for sure but thats what makes it what it is
Great food and fantastic service! We asked for a special desert tat wasn't on the Restaurant Week menu and they delivered. Would highly recommend this spot, the best in the desert.
Wally’s goes with whatever you are planning. We arrived early on our first night in Palm Springs and enjoyed cocktails in the bar while listening to their Sax player. That would have been good by itself but we had dinner plans. We lucked out and arrived during Restaurant Week so we got to sample appetizers and entrees that are popular and sure bets. I had crispy skinned salmon and while the presentation was nice, I found the glaze a tad underwhelming and the veggies indistinguishable. I don’t recall my salad choice but the unforgettable lava cake desert was a wonder for the eyes and on the palette. There was a bit of raspberry glaze and whipped cream accents and I pretty much scraped up all of the remains. This was a great restaurant choice with an impressive wine list including an affordable Pinot Noir from Los Alturas ((2015 Santa Lucia Highlands) called Belle Glos. We will come back
Hands down the best meal and ambiance in the Coachella Valley. Special occasions are celebrated in the right manner at Wally's.
Loved the special area for our group!
Last year the food and service was outstanding. This year, service was okay, filet was fatty and flavor was average. We were disappointed.
Thanks to Restaurant Week, finally step inside Wally’s. The anticipation was well worth the wait. Terrific food and ambiance. My only complaint/issue was that valet parking blocked the handicapped parking. Even after I asked for special parking, I was informed there was no handicapped parking because valet parking was using the space. I would think that’s against the law to deny such parking.
It was restaurant week menu. Each course was exquisite. Totally enjoyed evening
Always great food and service.....the restaurant week menu had something for everyone. Lamb was superb!!! Tuna tartar wonderful...
One of the best dining experiences in the Coachella Valley
Beautiful restaurant and food to match. The rack of lamb was excellent and as always the soufflés were perfect.
We celebrate everything at this restaurant. It is quiet, romantic and always supurb and our favorite restaurant in the desert.
I’m a desert local and many in our party of 13 were brand new to the Valley and had never been to Walt’s. Restaurant Week was definitely a good way to expose these friends to one of the best places in the Valley. We were also celebrating a birthday! I thought a nice touch was that the owner called me to confirm and I was able to let him know of the birthday!! We had a large group 6 couples and a single and they accommodates the separate checks.
We all thoroughly enjoyed the delicious food and our evening at Wally’s.
Food was absolutely delicious ! Waiters were real attentive. Just loved the atmosphere!!Can't wait to go again!
We had the most amazingly big dinner. Every morsel was delicious. Service and ambience are unparalleled.