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John Henry's

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1785 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-7101
+1 760-327-7667
17:00 - 22:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is my absolute favorite restaurant in Palm Springs. Great food, great drinks, and great service. You may eat in doors or out, definitely eat outside on the very private patio. Parking is very limited. Reservations required. Finding the place a bit of a challenge but well worth the effort. You cannot go wrong at John Henry's!

Thank Ron J
Palm Springs, California
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137 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a hidden gem except among the locals. The food is always good and substantial for the money. It is a small local place with a lovely patio for dining. The service is good and the food always well prepared and tasty from the salad to entrée and dessert! The Gin and Tonic very good also.

Thank RaePalmSprings
Wells, ME
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Off the strip of downtown. Food and atmosphere were great. Such a friendly place, everyone was terrific!

Thank Lauren C
Palm Springs, California
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a reservation for 7:30 and were finally seated at 8. The waiting area is an old table and some chairs next to the alley. They said they would come our for a drink order but never did.The tables are so crammed together that you have to turn sideways to get by. We were seated just outside the door... More 

Thank RicT137
Rochester, New York
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229 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for an early dinner as needed to get to bed early and head to Joshua Tree the next morning. However, the restaurant that bills itself as the best kept secret in Palm Springs is anything but that (except to tourists like myself perhaps). We arrived without a reservation at 5:20 on a mid-week evening, and we literally got... More 

1 Thank traveltime841
White Rock, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You cannot beat the food, ambience and service at this restaurant. We've eaten at a number of restaurants in Palm Springs and oh my gosh, this is one that is added to my "have to eat here every year" list. I had macadamia nut crusted sole and my husband had rack of lamb......Both Superb.....

1 Thank Myra M
Brentwood, Tennessee
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160 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had heard of John Henry's Cafe from two of our friend sources, so this trip to Palm Springs we chose to try it for an early dinner. We ate on the patio, but there are also tables inside. The patio was quiet, charming, and the plantings added to the pleasure. They have butane heater lamps for the cold night... More 

Thank happyretireds
Victoria, Canada
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has been around for ages but we had not been back in a couple of years. It was a windy night with a light spattering of rain. The outdoor area was still fine... a thick canopy of trees and heaters to warm the area. Our party of 5 thoroughly enjoyed our meals.... have the escargot if you are... More 

Thank suzanne s
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking through the gate I was not sure what to expect. Sat outside among the trees and lights, great ambiance! Tables are small and not a lot of room getting to tables but the food made up for it. Went with a party of 6 and not one of us were disappointed. Our meals were on the table quite quickly... More 

1 Thank tammylL6735EA
Woodbury, Minnesota
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bit of a hidden spot that may be tough to find and we weren't too sure of what entrance to check in. Walk through the gate and enter the building and you will be warmly greeted and seated. It's a bit crowded and a bit loud but good service. Food was ok and is more comfort food than fine... More 

Thank James E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1785 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-7101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-327-7667

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Rancho Mirage, California
Palm Springs, California
Southern California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?