Palm Desert Dining

Discover the Best Restaurants in the Palm Springs Desert

Foodies! Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to experience some of the best restaurants the Valley has to offer. Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week is the perfect time to visit your favorite restaurant or try something new, as chefs prepare delicious 3 courses meals for your dining pleasure at special pricing, along with valley wide discounts for rooms with a unique opportunity to explore the Coachella Valley. Eat, See, Stay: Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week

From desert casual to your finest outfit, Palm Desert dining offers more than 150 restaurants to suit every occasion and taste. The staff at Shadow Mountain Resort recommends the following restaurants, not only for their close proximity to our hotel, but also for the atmosphere, quality of food, and service – some of the best in Southern California. These and other fabulous restaurants are located along El Paseo, just a few short blocks from the resort.


Can’t decide where to eat? Join Desert Tasty Tours, a walking food tour along El Paseo and sample six different restaurants/specialty shops during this 3-hour tour. In addition to sampling a variety of foods, learn about the art, history, and culture of Palm Desert and the surrounding area. Tours are held Wednesdays – Saturdays, October through April.

Hotel guests, we hope you will use this guide to sample some of these and other great Palm Desert area restaurants.

Beach House Frozen Yogurt

frozen yogurt

Beach House Frozen Yogurt serves dozens of flavors of frozen treats, including non-fat yogurt, premium yogurt, gelato, sugar-free, and non-dairy sorbet. This self-serve yogurt shop has a rotating selection of Read more…

Holey Scoops

Holey Scoops offers 12 ice cream flavors, root beer floats, milkshakes, and more in a traditional shop in Palm Desert.

Great Shakes


Great Shakes is a family owned and operated spot that opened its first location in April 2013, and they have since opened an additional location.


kreem ice cream

Kreem serves unique artisanal ice cream and coffee made with organic, non-GMO ingredients that are free of additives and preservatives.


ice cream cones

Nitroinfusions serves some of the freshest ice creams around. Using liquid nitrogen, Nitroinfusions freezes your ice cream right in front of you, which eliminates air and minimizes ice crystals for smooth and fresh tasting ice cream each time.

Lappert’s Super Premium Ice Cream

lapperts ice cream

Walter Lappert opened Lappert’s Premium Ice Cream in 1981 in Kauai, and since the company has grown to have locations throughout California and in Nevada and Arizona. There are three locations throughout Palm Springs. 

JC’s Cafe

JC's Cafe

Located on El Paseo in Palm Desert, JC’s Cafe is a family-owned and operated restaurant since 1987. JC’s is known for their Saturday and Sunday brunch, and fresh food and Read more…

Desert Fox Bar

cocktail lounge

Located just a few blocks from the famous El Paseo shopping and dining district, the Desert Fox Bar is one of Palm Desert’s best bars. The cozy cocktail lounge originally Read more…

Toucan’s Tiki Lounge

tropical drink

Toucan’s Tiki Lounge is one of the hottest gay bars in Palm Springs, and it’s well known for its drag queen shows and events. Toucan’s Tiki Lounge hosts events and Read more…

Copa Nightclub

dance club

The Copa Nightclub is one of the hottest nightclubs in Palm Springs. This is the place for parties and celebrations, and you’ll almost always run into a birthday party or Read more…