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Cactus Jack's Bar and Grill

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$$ - $$$
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74450 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4112
+1 760-346-1565
08:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Penhook, Virginia
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209 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Been a regular at CJ Indio for years. Love the decor, waitstaff and friendliness of the Indio location. Had company headed to airport and we were close to PD location. Decor is bland, service is slow and the hostess was very unfriendly. The menu is the same but the prime rib sliders and patty melt just did not seem to... More 

Thank boatdrinks011
Indio, California
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157 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for a late lunch. Had Fat Tire on tap so it was a good start. My wife liked her house Chardonnay. It was a burger day. Blue cheese burger won the day. Fries were good. Standard bar and grill menu. Wings were tempting. Finished off with the bread pudding. That was outstanding. Great sauce. Took home a portion... More 

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Sacramento, California
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172 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Local favorite that serves wide options for all. I had ribs, my wife sand dabs, another halibut etc. Steaks, prime rib, and pasta to choose from. Full bar with generous pours! And moderate costs! Service was quite attentive. We would definitely return were we staying longer. Try it for it will not disappoint!

Thank HEC140
Gravenhurst, Canada
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We decided to walk to Cactus Jack's and try it out. We were not disappointed. We did not realize that this establishment is divided into 3 areas - pub, bar & fine dining. We ended up in the fine dining area which was great but we will try out the pub side sometime. In the dining room our server Amanda... More 

Thank Traveller0813
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

If you aren't white it will be awhile for service. Longer than we were willing to wait anyways. The white people looked like they were enjoying themselves.

Thank Travis H
Gold Canyon, Arizona
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This is a very popular place for locals. The bartender Lynne was very friendly. We had a couple drinks and ordered an appetizer which was very good (wings). Would recommend for a local spot

Thank laser127
Palm Desert,CA
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211 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Eight of us had dinner here and loved it. We all had their prime rib which was good...nice waiter...It was a birthday dinner and they were most accommodating.

1 Thank Offthebeatenpath011
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We went there for happy hour and a light dinner. We were very pleased. The drinks were great and the big fish sandwich (sole )was the best. To make things even better, they had a football special of bratwurst and fries for $5. We sat at the bar with an upbeat crowd and very pleasant waitstaff. The regulars who were... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a drink and food looked like a fun place. We sat in the bar area for about eight minutes without any service. Finally someone came by as we were leaving. It reeked of smoke so bad we had to leave. Not sure how anyone can stand the smell.

1 Thank Sharon D
Monticello, IL
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210 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

You know it's a good place to eat! The restaurant itself could use an update, but the staff are very friendly and the food is good. Our party had hamburgers and a BLT with avocado and everyone agreed their dishes were very good. We especially loved the sweet potato fries! Our server was Felicia and she was so helpful and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74450 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-346-1565
Cactus Jack's is a local's favorite specializing in steaks, seafood and pasta.

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