The Cactus Club in Palm Desert

4.1
42 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Classic American Food. Relaxed atmosphere.

After a long day of world-class golfing, relax in the our brand-new clubhouse restaurant, The Cactus Club, a place renowned for its relaxed atmosphere and the best American-style cuisine in the Coachella Valley. The Cactus Club's expansive menu is sure to please everyone's tastes, whether you're in the mood for pub-style fish & chips, surf & turf, home-made crispy fried chicken, or much more.

The Cactus Club offers live music on the beautiful fire-lit patio every Friday and Saturday night from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. The music varies weekly and ranges from acoustic-rock to Chicago Blues to Country. In addition to live entertainment, The Cactus Club is also the only bar in Palm Desert to feature every NHL Hockey game in stunning high-definition, all season long.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Friday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
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Phone number
(760) 345-0222
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Felix Corrales Nava
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
New York
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Entertainment
Live music on the beautiful patio from 7 pm - 10 pm every Friday & Saturday. Enjoy the music and a cocktail or get up and dance the night away. Music is a wide range from Acoustic Rock, Chicago-style Blues to Country and varies weekly.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 42 People Are Saying
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4.1based on all time ratings
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4.3
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3.9
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4.3
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R
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

SERVICE AND FOOD AMAZING OLD TIME PALM DESERT RESORT ONE OF THE FEW LEFT A REAL GEM HOPE THEY CONTINUE WITH GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE I THINK RUN BY LOCALS WHO HAVE PRIDE IN THIS EASTABLISHMENT CHEF BEST AVER AND ALWAYS IN CHARGE SAME FOR MGR OR OWNER A REAR FIND

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Music was good , however it was very loud. Our server was great but it took us an hour after we ordered to get our food.

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GT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed the atmosphere with friends. The food was very good with good and courteous service. We enjoyed the live entertainment and would recommend this venue to everyone.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Only negative is the noise level and it’s not just the band. It’s really loud but overall great

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Palm Springs
56 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Do not expect gourmet dining. Casual atmosphere no character. Decent value for money. Weirdest pea and ham soup I have ever had- made with fresh green peas. Lamb shank was OK. Fish and chips were greasy. Forgot to give us bread. If you.live close by then worth a visit. But otherwise don't bother.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were seated in the main dining room where the doors were pushed back , allowing you to participate in the patio experience. There was a live band, dancing, and fun. People around us looked like regulars. Food was good, service was friendly. Very casual atmosphere. There were several wall tvs. I liked it.

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IP
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It's hopping on a Friday, and while we couldn't get a patio seat, they have opened glass doors that make the experience quite similar inside, and you can hear the music very well -- almost too hard to have a conversation actually! But our food (fish tacos) and server were both great. The live music was nice, and people were clearly enjoying it. I wish the customers were a little more diverse, but it is a golf club restaurant, so it caters to that demographic, plus snowbirds. But it's welcoming and a good place to have a casual, affordable meal with entertainment -- not always easy to find in the Coachella Valley!

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for value. The menu could use a good hamburger and they would have it perfect

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BC
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tuesdays are Taco and Enchilada bar and Thursdays are Pasta Night... the absolute best deals in the valley. Live music every Friday and Saturday night on the patio with a very reasonably priced comfort food menu. I strongly recommend the pot roast!

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San Joaquin
54 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was really good, everything. There were four of us all with different entrees. Service was outstanding. Cocktails reasonable. Highly recommend this place.

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LY
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was slow and confused. The place was busy though. Lively. Noisy.
Good Food.

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Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The music was wonderful & we had a fantastic evening!
Danced our legs off it was our kind of music

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JB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food Good service ..always friendly ..our go to place when we have visitors

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P
Palm Springs
37 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love our Sat night prime rib events at PDCC...great food, bands, and excellent staff!!

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LM
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fish 'n chips were excellent and filet of sole also very good although i ordered without the sauce. French fries are always great. I liked the rice of previous years way more than this seasons new version.
wait staff & all employees very friendly, attentive & anxious to please.
lots of fun had on the patio with live music & dancing every Fri and Sat.

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DD
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and excellent service. Live band makes it a fun place to dine.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

$4 upcharge for Kettle One.. Give me a break. Not much of a menu

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M
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Cactus Club is a great place for a decent meal and some great music.

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JL
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The service was very slow, but more importantly, the food was not good. The menu was tiny.

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Palm Springs
37 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We're ever disappointed with the food and service here. It's our go-to Saturday night spot for great prime rib dinners.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It is really fun at the Cactus Club on Fridays and Saturdays when they have a band outside.
We love to eat outside there and dance.
Ahi Tuna has huge portions. They have excellent Lemon Drop Martinis.
Very reasonable prices.
Thanks

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Palm Springs
37 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequent this neighborhood eatery with live music on the weekends. Very casual and great prime rib with all the fixins on Sat. night (Thanks Reggie!)....best deal around. And we love the staff (kudos to Martin, Kyle, Norma, Evelyn, Rusty etc.)...they're great!

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved it here ...the food good but the music and atmosphere was the best ... we will come back !

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Unfortunately, due to weather conditions, we were indoors and that changed the ambiance.

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Palm Springs
37 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love dining here....great food and staff; also very good prices!!

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FM
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This app told us we could have a 4:45pm or 6pm reservation but not 5pm - there was plenty of seating available

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

The dining room had wood tables and the people were dressed as if they were lounging in their iving room.

The service was terrible. the manager apologized saying that the wait staff were new.

Not worth the drive.

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband loved the fried chicken. Unfortunately,no vegetarian selections; I am a vegetarian. There was a wonderful band playing against a scenic background.

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Palm Springs
37 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the BEST Easter Brunch EVER! Thank you, Cactus Club!! We will definitely do this again.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been a client for 3 years and look forward to many more. Staff are excellent!

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Palm Springs
78 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2015
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

The atmosphere is clean, full bar. But it's a little like an updated coffee shop. There was a live band on the patio, so that was nice because you hear them, but they weren't blasting out your conversation. The food was ok. It wasn't bad, it wasn't good. We both had the prime rib for $22.95 (I think). It was a little flat on flavor, it definitely needed to be seasoned. Our service was good. The wine list is very, very limited, we noticed locals brought their own bottle of wine. It seemed like a friendly place. I'd probably be willing to try it for lunch or breakfast.

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Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2015
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the music, but couldn't see the performers because of the reflection on the glass in the doors when we moved inside. When we were outside before that, we were sitting at the end of the patio, and it was very windy and a cold wind at that. The shades were pulled down, so we still couldn't see the performers until they finally raised them about 1/2 hour after the band started performing. All in all, we went to see Jeannette and her band perform, but hardly had a chance to enjoy her music. I would go again, but hopefully things will have changed by then. I thought we had a reservation to sit outside on the patio, but when we got there, it was not specified that we were to sit on the patio, so we opted to sit at the end of it...way too windy!!!

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d
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a very nice dinner Prime Rib was great and the Band were very good playing in a beautiful outdoor patio.Friendly service waiter was very personable.
Relaxed and not stuffy.

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K
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2015
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Old school public golf course restaurant. Probably ok after a round of golf at the course, but not worth a dedicated trip for the food. Wait staff was friendly and eager to please, food was mediocre at best and certainly not as marketed or advertised.

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San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2015
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Saturday night. The restaurant is new to Open table and didn't receive our reservations. We were a party of 9 and they still made it work. Manager and staff were very friendly, but a little overwhelmed by how busy they became. Food was pretty good, drinks were quick, music was loud and good. I'd go back. Don't worry about underdressing.

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Palm Springs
55 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Golf course restaurant but elegant without being stuffy. Great outside seating with fire pits and entertainment on the weekend. Food was prepared perfectly and there were options for substitutions. Wait staff was very personable.

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n
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2014
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice place for a fairly good, inexpensive meal. Great patio entertainment!

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NM
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2014
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We get the fact this is not a high end country club in general, but we looked at their restaurant and menus which appeared to be quite nice.

We ordered drinks, appetizers, dinner and dessert. The food was okay at best but the service was pretty poor and seemed very unorganized like it was the first time people showed up even though there were not many people there at all!

All through our service, I had to catch the server and remind them to please bring something that always seemed to be missing...forks, one of the appetizers, ordered another glass of wine with dinner but got it afterwards and so on. ...we finally left since after prodding them for the check which took entirely too long. Big Disappointment!

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Palm Springs
37 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our group of four had the Sat. Night Prime Rib special and it was a terrific large cut with plentiful sides. The patio music was enjoyable and the staff more than accommodating and friendly. This is a neighborhood gem...go check it out!!!!

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Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2014
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We LOVE sitting on the patio and enjoying the music on Friday and Saturdays. The food is good--typical bar food for the most part.
Service is a little slow, but the servers are very friendly and we don't mind waiting for the food because the music is nice.

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