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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue
USD 15 - USD 40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
American, Seafood, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Buffet, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 18 July 2021

This excellent restaurant is now permanently closed. Across from Shield's Date Garden, the place was completely fenced off. Their website no longer has content. Yelp and others confirm the closure.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 16 March 2021

Very fun place to go and sit outside. Food and service was consistently good. We ate dinner there one night and it was a train wreck. It was very busy and service was terrible! They had run out of wine glasses and the food was...not good!! We'll stick to lunch or happy hour!! I don't think they've been open since the virus lockdown. Thanks Needless Newsom!More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed 23 December 2020

While vacationing in Palm Desert, this became our favorite place for happy hour and delicious food. We went here 3 times in one week, we loved it that much. It was outside seating only, but with the beautiful sunsets, this was the place to be....The food and presentation was great. I highly recommend the ribs. They are meaty and cooked just right. The side of freshly baked potato chips are delicious as well. Of course, the drinks were well prepared as well. We had mojitos and wine.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 25 May 2020 via mobile

We went there for dinner after opening after the covid-19 on. Found the atmosphere warm the waitresses and staff very pleasant even though these are frustrating times. The service was good. The food was good as well. I recommend it for a family

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 1 April 2020

This is a nice place and they have nice patio dinning. The place is busy early as they have early dining specials. The service was good and food was good also, Good portions.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 31 March 2020

Over the two months we were in the Coachella Valley this past few months, we frequented JR four times for happy hour (once just the two of us and three times with one or two other couples) and were never disappointed once. We will be...back next winter.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 15 March 2020

Business was a little off due to the weather and coronavirus, so the service should have been smooth and fast. Nope. Our waitperson seemed to disappear, or he would spend a lot of time with his buddies at the neighboring table. My drink was cleared...off the table without any inquiry. I was not done. I had a filet which was done the way I like and the mashed potatoes were also nicely prepared. We were outside in a fairly cool evening, so they lit the warming torches which helped the comfort level. But the marginal service was the bummer for us.More

Date of visit: March 2020
RobS4700, General Manager at Jackalope Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2020

Dear fftravelers, I am very sorry to hear about your less than excellent service. Please accept my sincere apologies for the fact that your server did not dedicate his time to you as you deserved. I do hope that this singled out incident does not...More

Reviewed 10 March 2020

Had dinner with friends and enjoyed the amazing happy hour and early bird dinner specials. A beautiful setting with comfortable seating. The calamari fries were amazing. Our waiter Andrew was welcoming and helpful with his recommendations. A wonderful menu with many options. We will definitely...come back.More

Date of visit: March 2020
RobS4700, General Manager at Jackalope Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2020

Thank you for your kind comments and rating. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 8 March 2020 via mobile

Loud, busy, crazy, fun and very average in food! No one here worried about the Corona Virus - except us. Oh well, food ok - ribs, chicken , sea bass, steaks, salads and cornbread. We tried to eat outside but they don’t take reservations for...that. Loved the visit from the clown.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 8 March 2020 via mobile

We recently had an after the wedding brunch hosted at Jackalope Ranch for 278 guests. Jackalope did an amazing job, the buffet was delicious and visually beautiful. The staff was friendly and efficient in every way. A big shout out to our event planner Cher...who was a pleasure to work with on the event. Highly recommend Jackalope RanchMore

Date of visit: March 2020
RobS4700, General Manager at Jackalope Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2020

Thank you so very much for your business and the lovely comments as well as the rating. We are always happy to please and Cher will be extremely grateful for your compliment. Sincerely yours Heinz

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13 May 2020|
Response from lmorcus | Property representative |
Hello, We are working on creating Father's Day and Graduation Day Packages. They will be posted on our website once these programs are finalized. Thank you again.
2 February 2019|
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Response from brother2004rich | Reviewed this property |
It is a nice place to eat...you will enjoy yourself.
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Response from Craft54 | Reviewed this property |
Casual is fine, especially while eating outdoors.
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Yes, Jackalope Ranch offers takeaway services.

Jackalope Ranch is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5