The Cactus Club in Palm Desert

4.3
50 reviews
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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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MS
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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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LD
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

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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DG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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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BA
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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OT
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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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Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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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P
Kansas City
28 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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R
Palm Springs
5 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
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 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 30, 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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OT
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 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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s
Palm Springs
69 reviews
Dined on March 17, 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 9, 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
18 reviews
Dined on March 9, 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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OT
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 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
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 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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R
San Joaquin
54 reviews
Dined on March 3, 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 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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

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OT
Palm Springs
11 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
39 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
8 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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OT
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
7 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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P
Palm Springs
39 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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P
Palm Springs
39 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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M
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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P
Palm Springs
39 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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P
Palm Springs
39 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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OT
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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CH
Palm Springs
84 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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h
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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