Where to Eat in Thousand Palms: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Jacquiline Delozier

Thousand Palms is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Coachella Valley of Riverside County, California, United States. The population was 7,715 at the 2010 census, up from 5,120 at the 2000 census.
Things to do in Thousand Palms

1. In-N-Out Burger

72265 Varner Rd, Thousand Palms, CA 92276-3342 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 26 +1 800-786-1000
Excellent
61%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 169 reviews

In-N-Out Burger

At In-N-Out Burger, quality is everything. Stop by to enjoy our menu of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, french fries and shakes. In-N-Out makes fast food the old fashioned way.

Reviewed By matthewmZ6999QV - Cathedral City

How on earth could you go wrong eating some of the best western states fast food burgers on the planet. I suggest you try to show up "off" time. 11am 1:30 pm times like that. If they are super busy in drive through, WALK IN!!! you can still take out, but faster service. They still have 4x4's. Check web sight, they have other options for your food. Like Animal style, Protein style, and a lot of other cool options to try.

2. Sherman's Deli

73161 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-2350 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 760-568-1350
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Sherman's Deli

Reviewed By gary c - Hugo, Minnesota

Sherman's deli always has a steady stream of customers. So one day we decided to drop in to see what all the fuss was about!. Well to start this was probably the best Deli I have ever been in. The food was amazing everybody eating had a smile on there face.When i wasn't smiling I sinking my teeth into a very delicious Hot Pastrami sandwich, nothing but goodness oozed from this offering. other friends were eating Matso Ball soup which was the best they have had! Another couple had the Hot Turkey Sandwich which they exclaimed was awesome! We were so impressed we had to try breakfast which did not disappoint either. The Omelets where on point, they looked better than the pictures. Do not miss a chance to go to Sherman's you will be glad you did!

3. Grill-A-Burger

73091 Country Club Dr, Suite A2, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-2338 Outdoor Seating, Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 760-346-8170
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 711 reviews

Grill-A-Burger

At GRILL-A-BURGER, Palm Desert, we have a passion for hamburgers. We make our trendsetting burgers the old-fashioned way using only the finest and freshest ingredients available. Our hand crafted, grilled-to-order, moist and juicy patties are made daily from fresh (never frozen) 100% all-natural USDA Inspected Choice Beef, free of artificial hormones, antibiotics, and other things that don't belong in hamburgers. And we have nice buns, too! They are freshly baked daily at a local bakery. Buns are slightly toasted and garnished with garden crisp lettuce, hand-sliced red onion, vine-ripened tomato and sliced kosher pickles. Our homemade French fries are never frozen and are only made with fresh Idaho Russet potatoes that are hand cut, double-fried and lightly salted without any processing steps in between. And we change our zero trans fat oil every day! Clean oil = crisp, great-tasting fries! Our authentic soda fountain milkshakes and malts are hand-dipped, hand spun and made with premium vanilla bean ice cream, whole milk and natural flavorings. All served in a place that considers our environment by using food packaging that is all natural and made from annually renewable resources by buying from as many local vendors as possible and, of course, by using energy efficient equipment and recycling. We hope this is everything that you have been looking for in a burger place and MORE! Again, welcome and enjoy! Awards include: Best Burger Desert Sun 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, Best Burger Palm Springs Life 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, LA Times Best Burger in the Inland Empire 2012, TRIPADVISOR TOP 10 BURGER JOINTS IN THE USA 2014

Reviewed By Marty911 - Palm Desert, California

We went to Grill-a-burger for lunch. The menus are updated and the service remains attentive. I had grilled avocado slices and a great blue cheese burger and my wife had a gluten free burger (including gluten free bun) and fries. The burgers are well prepared. The food was fresh and tasty. Cost was modest for great burgers. We will be back.

4. Si Bon

40101 Monterey Ave, Rancho Mirage, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92270-3261 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night 760-837-0011
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 477 reviews

Si Bon

Reviewed By judi2 - Catskill, New York

My husband and I had an early reservation through Open Table because they were booked. We both had the frog legs appetizer. Delicious. I think our server was Ivan. He was very good. We had excellent Manhattans. We both ordered the filet of sole stuffed with lobster. The portions were huge. One of the best soles we have had. The place filled up around 6 p.m. I ordered the gelato in two flavors. What a treat. We are definitely going back.

5. Tony's Burgers

35903 Date Palm Dr, Cathedral City, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92234-6658 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner SGD 16 - SGD 39 +1 760-832-7794
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 152 reviews

Tony's Burgers

We gather the freshest ingredients to bring you the best burgers in town. With 25 years of experience, Tony has developed and mastered the best burgers in the Coachella Valley. He has decided to open Tony’s Burgers to fully share his passion in the kitchen. Our vision is simple, great service, burgers and atmosphere from our family to yours.

Reviewed By Maureen S - London, Canada

I have heard so much about this burger restaurant and we decided to give it a try. Not only do they have burgers but service breakfast items and sides. We decided on burgers and fries and were amazed. I have never seen so many choices for both burgers and fries~~~ I ordered the The Love Hater. (A Garlic Delight)
Served with extra Roasted Garlic, Grilled Onions, Roasted Red Pepper, and Boursin Cheese. Lettuce, Tomatoes, Pickles Chips, and Garlic Aioli on a Sourdough Bun.
with sweet potato fries and it was melt in the mouth delicious, my husband had the The Godfather. (Sourdough Italian)
Served with Crispy Bacon, fresh Avocado, and Mozzarella Cheese. Lettuce, Tomatoes, Pickles Chips, Pesto and Basil Mayo on a Sourdough Bun. and the 50/50
Half order of fresh Homemade Fries and half order of signature Beer Batter Onion Rings. It was a lot of eating but enjoyed every bite. A little on the pricey side but the quality and quantity is worth it. We'll be back!!!

6. Brandini Toffee

42250 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92270-4432 Seating, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American Dinner SGD 176 +1 760-200-1598
Excellent
92%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 125 reviews

Brandini Toffee

Brandini Toffee is a manufacturer of gourmet almond toffee sold online and through our retail stores in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs and Cabazon, CA. We also serve coffee, ice cream bars hand dipped in dark chocolate and rolled in toffee, vanilla and chocolate toffee shakes, toffee popcorn, toffee and chocolate covered pretzels, and more. Ask about our private label program for your business or event.

Reviewed By beeperVancouver - vancouver

I was invited to a 10:30 tour of Brandini Toffee. Paul, a fantastic guide who knows the background of the company, leads tours Monday - Friday. I didn't expect to be amazed at the story of its founding, and the absolutely fantastic products used to make everything, and the quality standards throughout the business. Brandon Weimer first started making toffee at 12 years old. Then, he and Leah Post needed to raise money for a trip to Italy in their sophomore year of high school, and they were astounded at how fast their delicious toffee sold, and that they raised more than they needed to pay their share of their trip (their parents paid for half and they had to pay for the other half). Not the usual story of the beginning of a business--right?

Today their clients include Ralphs Grocery Stores, Costco, Whole Foods, their outlets, on-line, and stores worldwide. The cleanliness of the manufacturing facility shows quality perfection standards. The products used in producing the products are top quality. There is real butter--no oil substitues--, yummy chocolate, and wonderful popcorn with several types of toffee and other things added so that there are several popcorn varieties. The popcorn is made in a machine, but basically, this is a hands-on operation and definitely there are no robots...just hardworking employees. Join the well known stars like Oprah and Martha Stewart who have the products on their "A" lists. You can join the "frequent shopper" list to get points, and rewards.

Once you try the products, you will never want to stop enjoying them, and sharing them with family, friends and clients. I usually have a lot of willpower, BUT, not with the Brandini Toffee products. This is an A+ company that is run with high standards, creativity and love to produce the best toffee products available in the world.

The business and store are in Rancho Mirage, and are in the shopping center across from The River on Bob Hope. Lots of free parking, and 10% off after the tour. This is an award winning company. After our tour, Brandon came to meet us--very unique and wonderful to have the boss come to meet the tourists.

7. Taqueria San Miguel

72450 Ramon Rd, Thousand Palms, CA 92276-3399 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Latin Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 760-343-7340
Excellent
52%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 65 reviews

Taqueria San Miguel

Reviewed By X9289ZNharryd - Cathedral City, California

A friend and I go here once a week for the Companchana and a Michelo. This place has the freshest sea food anywhere in the Desert. I have not had any fresher even in San Felipe BCN!

8. Denny's

72248 Varner Rd, Thousand Palms, CA 92276-3341 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 760-343-3739
Excellent
21%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
12%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 32 reviews

Denny's

Reviewed By Davidb1057

Filthy! Filthy! Filthy! – Never Again!

We haven’t been to “America’s Favorite Diner” for awhile and we certainly won’t be going back to the Varner Rd., Thousand Palms, CA location again. At first glance all looked normal. Then we sat down and begin to look around and you start to notice just how bad the state of cleanliness is in this location.

Looking under the table in the booth you could tell the floors hadn’t been cleaned in a VERY LONG time. Caked on sludge, napkins, old stale and moldy food was the norm. The floors in the carpeted areas were filthy and you knew they too hadn’t been cleaned in a very long time too. The floor had numerous things such as used napkins, old food, straws, and the carpet so soiled that you knew it could never be brought back to a respectable level.

When I asked the young man that was working the reception cash for a business card of the location he asked me why and I told him the level of cleanliness at this location was unacceptable and that I wanted to let their corporate offices know it. He said, “we certainly are open for criticism” and gave me their business card. It's not that I want to criticize - it's that obvious filth is a generally a pretty good indicator that there are more serious problems that aren't readily apparent. What should have taken place is he should have sent over the manager to investigate our concern so that I could express our concerns face-to-face but he didn’t seem to think the problem was all that important.

We ordered but more and more we really were having problems with staying and then the meal arrived so we felt obligated to eat. I will say the clubhouses we had tasted fine and the food was fresh. So from that point of view things were fine but I just kept thinking about the state of cleanliness in the kitchen. What dirt and shortcuts were being taken there? Food poisoning kept coming to mind. How could it not when the customer dining area was in such a bad state of cleanliness.

The restaurant also has a legal case just waiting to happen. By this I mean, there is a transition strip that goes from the tiled area in reception to one of the dining areas that has warped and stretched. It’s just a matter of time where a lady catches a heel or a senior, or anybody for that matter, catches a toe and goes down and breaks a leg or hip… What’s going on here? Poor. The manager of this location should be relieved of his/her duties and put someone in there that truly wants to do a good job.

9. Del Taco

72325 Varner Rd, Thousand Palms, CA 92276-3362 Mexican +1 760-343-1391
Excellent
60%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 10 reviews

Del Taco

Reviewed By Willy W - Portland, Oregon

We were traveling through after Christmas and saw this Del Taco. Sometimes when we're on the road I get hungry for some greens. I ordered their taco salad. It was delicious. The greens were crunchy and even the avocados fresh.

The staff was super friendly and the place clean. There was a little goof with getting my order together. The salad was done but the other part of it not seen so there was a little longer wait than expected but all was good.

We would definitely return.

10. Goody's

72246 Varner Rd, Thousand Palms, CA 92276-3341 International +1 760-343-7710
Excellent
20%
Good
80%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Reviewed By Glen K - Thousand Palms, California, United States

Armed with a 20%-off coupon my wife and I stormed the gates of Goody's! Well, not quite, but we were pretty hungry, anyway. I guess not quite hungry enough. I was hankerin' for some pastrami, and they sure have it here. I opted for the regular sandwich instead of the fancy kind with tomatoes and all that other stuff that doesn't really belong on a proper pastrami sandwich anyway. It came on a white roll which was quite large, and a heaping pile of fries. But I'm getting ahead of myself.

My wife ordered up the fish and chips. For $9.99 you get a lot - three fish pieces, and lots of fries. Before that came a big salad, of which she offered half to me. It was pretty good.

She wound up eating one and a half fish tenders and a bunch of fries; I ate half of the sandwich and maybe half of my fries. We were stuffed and asked for boxes to take the leftovers home. We warmed up those the next day and I STILL couldn't finish off the fries!

If you want a HUMONGOUS amount of food at a good price (it came to $5.00 per person for two meals) just come here! Goody-goody for Goody's!

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