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66121 Pierson Blvd, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-3664
+1 760-329-7929
07:00 - 21:00
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Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Nice stopping point on your way to high desert. Breakfast egg and cheese sandwich was delicious. Staff is friendly.

Thank BenRunInBay
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Food was alright. Nothing knocked my socks off. Have been there for breakfast lunch and dinner. Nightly dinner specials are a great deal. Service was alright.

Thank Bill S
Coachella Valley, CA
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This used to be a great place but new management has not maintained the same quality of food that we were accustomed to

1 Thank Smidty28
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

:( maybe its more of a bar than restaurant. We went in for dinner about 6pm and only two people sitting at the bar in the whole place. Burger was gross:( they didn't have ranch. I notice they have many community meetings here..members of the community are still trying to hold on to this OLD establishment. Lots of old city... More 

Thank Georgia S
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Yummy comfort food is what Sidewinder is all about. We arrived in the afternoon and my husband and I truly savored our breakfast and open-faced sandwich offerings. They serve diner coffee at its best!

Thank Chels98
Palm Springs, California
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

I've lived in DHS for 6 years and tried this place out as it always seemed popular with the locals. I was really disappointed. First of all it's run down and not particularly clean. Secondly, disappointed to see one of the servers outside smoking on the way in. Staff seems a little hurried. They were advertising Greek food outside which... More 

1 Thank John S
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2016

So, what's a Haboob? It's a giant dust cloud caused by weird weather patterns. If you ever saw The Mummy with Brendan Fraser, and you see a giant dust cloud with a face of an evil Mummy....it's that. Except no evil mummy. What we do have is a very tasty Patty Melt for me and a huge Sidewinder Omelette for... More 

Thank ttango1
Palm Springs, California
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This place usually messes up all orders and can even be abominable at times, but it will probably never be shut down since it is and has been the chosen location for certain weekly service club and private group gatherings. The restaurant shows a lot of wear and tear and good use a good cleaning, but die-hards from the olden... More 

Thank mod-travellers
Desert Hot Springs, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The Sidewinder is DELICIOUS! They have big breakfasts that are to die for. They also have a plethora of other wonderful items on the menu. One of my favorite things about Sidewinder besides the food is the nostalgic photos of DHS from the 50's and up! I recommend the Sidewinder hightly!

Thank Jackie S
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Needs a makeover. Not very impressed. Other gave good reviews, not sure why. Seats were torn up. Server was not very pleasant. Food nothing great. Looked dirty. priced high for a rundown cafe.

1 Thank Erika L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66121 Pierson Blvd, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-3664
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Desert Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-329-7929

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?