Palm Springs Area

Restaurants in Palm Springs Area

The décor may be outdated, but one of the area’s best restaurants serves satisfying Italian classics such as eggplant parmigiana and Sicilian chicken.

Splurge at this eclectic small-plates restaurant where the menu might include ahi sashimi with napa cabbage and sriracha.

Rancher-turned-restaurateur Daniel Placencia dishes up trophy winning chili with chunks of pork and a fiery, thick sauce. Cowboy Way in Palm Springs serves fall-off-the-bone pulled pork, baby back ribs, tri-tip, and chicken with crunchy Kansas City coleslaw, too.

The fresh-made multigrain pancakes and cheddar-jack omelettes are popular with breakfasting climbers.

Drinking alfresco will have you seeing stars in the cabanas. The ambitious cocktail menu includes nine fruit-infused mojitos and a martini with muddled jalapeños (ouch!).

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.

Christopher Malm and Bruce Bloch named their American bistro Jake’s after their West Highland Terrier. Located in the Uptown Design District, this eatery’s dining room is bright with glossy white walls and beige banquette seating.

Kids (and parents) with a sweet tooth will appreciate the charming Old Town Root Beer Company, which serves 185 varieties of the nostalgic drink.

This Old Town restaurant is known for its hickory-smoked ribs, pulled pork, and brisket, all served with two homemade sauces—one sweet, one spicy—and traditional sides, like mashed yams and baked beans.

Mister Parker’s is an eclectic bistro located just off the lobby of the Parker Palm Springs hotel. Beyond the velvet curtain entrance is a dining area that is more gentleman’s club than restaurant, with dark-wood paneling, a mirrored ceiling, and seductive artwork.

Enjoy fajitas and crab enchiladas at The Bank Mexican Restaurant, housed in a historic bank building.

Breakfast at Norma’s in the Parker Palm Springs is now as much or more an institution as it is in Le Parker Meridien in New York. Go healthy (egg-white shrimp frittata) or over-the-top (foie gras brioche French toast).

Head to the 24-hour Wheel Inn truck stop, overshadowed by massive dinosaur road sculptures, for prime rib and Dijon dill salmon.