The Cactus Club in Palm Desert

4.3
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60 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.
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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Seattle
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great patio with live music Friday and Saturday evenings. Nice vista.

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vipPare10s
Palm Springs
44 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this Place!!!

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DeniseH
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The band was enjoyable but way too loud. We were inside and had to keep closing the door to hear at a reasonable level.

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vipRickyB
Palm Springs
188 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

The food is reasonably priced and good, but not great. But the singer they had on the night we were there made it a memorable evening.

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darin
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place. Music (classic rock) was good. People were very nice and food was good as well (prime rib on Saturday)

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vipHawaiiFam
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Thanksgiving Feast. We had a wonderful time. Thank you so much.

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ShelleyK
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Be sure to go on Friday or Saturday night as they have a live band outside on the patio for dancing and enjoyment.

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vipStNick
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Greeting by staff when we arrived was extremely poor. Shown to our table and we waited for almost 10 minutes for the waiter to even inquire about drinks which never happened. It was so extremely noisy that you couldn’t even talk. Would not recommend.

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Gumby
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience4

The live entertainment and ambiance is what made our visit 4 stars overall. Although we had made reservation on line, we waited in the middle of the dining room for several minutes while no one seemed to know where to seat us. Awkward! The online reservation did not specify indoor or outdoor seating. We wanted outside seating to listen to the band, but there were no tables available except for a tiny little side table in between two chairs in smoking section. Server came right over to get drink order, but never came back to ask if we wanted to order food- had to flag him down. Ordered fish tacos off bar menu and it took about 40 minutes just to get them delivered to our tiny table. They were quite delicious I will say, especially since we were extra hungry after waiting so long. The band played a nice selection of tunes, so we'll probably go back sometime when they have entertainment, but we shall make sure to call ahead and ask for outdoor seating reservations.

JR
JRWarrior
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly."

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MikeSween
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our family celebrated Mother’s Day at The Cactus Club. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the restaurant. Food selection and quality was very good. The real star however was the service. We wanted for nothing during our visit, the staff was very attentive and polite. Highly recommended!!

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LindaD
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Made dinner reservations at 6:15pm to see the band Dysfunktion. Were seated on-time then no server ever came to our table after 20 mins. Went to the bar to get drinks, no server to take our dinner order until after 7pm. Our dinner came at 8:15pm...COLD. Never got our salads.

The band however was TERRIFIC!!

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DanG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We (4) all had the fish and chips, $15.00 per and it was terrific, two HUGE pieces of fish, salad or soup, french fries and coleslaw. On the weekends they have local bands entertain, some are better than others, but it seems everyone enjoys whoever is playing.

The negatives are they allow smoking on the patio and of course the smell filters into the restaurant, and the noise level is LOUD. We'd love to see them just ban smoking everywhere in the evenings when dinners are served as it seems just a very few do smoke, but then again it doesn't take many smokers to spoil it for all.

I recommend this place because the food I've had in all my visits has always been good, the value for the money is good, and the entertainment just adds to the evenings enjoyment.

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BrianA
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Noise levels were high, but it was happy noise, so it wasn’t annoying. We enjoyed the experience and will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Just a fun easy place to eat. The chicken Florentine is good as are most things. I’d avoid the steak but everything else has been great

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It is a nice fun place. Great service, good food and great value. I had the rib-eye which wasn’t the best. Someone else got the chicken Florentine and it was fantastic so I would definitely go back and have that. I like this place a lot

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vipPetie
Kansas City
40 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, staff and food were excellent. I had the salmon and my husband had the prime rib. There was also live music and they were very good. I rated the noise level a 4, rather than a 5 due to the speaker/sound problems.

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Martin and Nora are always outstanding! Food is good and reasonably priced.

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irisR
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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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GeraldT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience3

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

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vipsteveportmoody
Palm Springs
74 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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tcInPS
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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BruceC
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipRomadiner
San Joaquin
62 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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LYDa
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

JB
JoanneB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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vipPare10s
Palm Springs
44 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLoreeM
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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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DixieD
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall1food1service2ambience2

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

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karinM
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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JenniferL
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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

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vipPare10s
Palm Springs
44 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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CoryA
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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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vipPare10s
Palm Springs
44 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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The Cactus Club in Palm Desert offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 345-0222.

The Cactus Club in Palm Desert is rated 4.3 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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