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Joshua Tree National Park

Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace

53688 Pioneertown Rd.
Pioneertown, CA, 92268, United States
TEL: (760) 365-5956

Located off the beaten path in Yucca Valley, this historic “canteen” was first built in the 1940’s as part of Pioneertown, an elaborate movie set for some of Hollywood’s most famous Westerns. Today, the restaurant draws an eclectic crowd with its Old West theme, Santa Maria—style barbecue, and free live music (past performers range from Robert Plant to Sonic Youth). The exposed-brick dining room is decorated with colorful Christmas lights and old band flyers, while the outdoor patio contains picnic tables and a mesquite-burning grill, where the staff prepares house specialties like the baby back ribs with homemade barbecue sauce.

Insider Tip:

Given the restaurant’s isolated location, you might consider reserving a room at the adjacent Pioneertown Motel, especially if you plan to have a few Mason jar drinks from the bar.


Open / Closes
  • Bar Dining
  • Dinner
  • Full Bar
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Historic/Legendary
  • Live Music
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Parking Available
  • Tuesday - Closed
  • Take-Out Available
  • Views
  • Wednesday - Closed

Cuisine Type:: BBQ


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