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Cactus Jack's Bar and Grill

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74450 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4112
+1 760-346-1565
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Gravenhurst, Canada
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank TandS1740
Kihei, Hawaii
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59 reviews
49 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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203 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 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 

Thank Beachlover1989
Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We happened on the place across the street from our hotel. We were there for 3 days for Desert Trip. We had breakfast/lunch sat and sun and it was GREAT!!!!!!!!!!! nice find! And Tammy was sooooooooooooo helpful. Thank you Tammy! We had omelettes, beef dip and a burger (different days :)) All were excellent, but the best part were the... More 

Palm Desert, California
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115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Always great. Better when you eat st the bar. Melanie has been a staple at the bar for a long time. It isn't really about the good. The atmosphere is a cross between grand central station and Cheers Bar. Melanie is excellent st her job and she makes the lunch experience fantastic. Try it

Thank Robert H
Las Vegas, Nevada
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I'll add this lovely little place to my list of places to stop when in the area. The food was great, the bartender made our evening & even suggested a tour of a brewery for an on tap we fell in love with. I can't say enough about how lucky I was to happen upon Cactus Jacks. Everything & everyone... 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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, 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?