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Address: Indio, CA
Phone Number: 800-414-2555
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Stop in for a date shake

So many people were recommending I try a date shake, but I was hesitant because honestly, if it doesn't have chocolate in in, I'm generally not that interested. Boy, was I wrong... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Scarlett S
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Vancouver, Canada
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Indio, California
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My friends told me to go here so we did have breakfast there one sunny weekend. The atmosphere is fine casual, tablecloths and cloth napkins and nice silverware. But the service was slow for the amount of people in the restaurant and the food was a disappointment as we expected something much, much better than we got. When you have... More 

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Thank Arnold C
RW
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Gift shop is pricey. But the dates, oh so delicious! Great Restaurant. Enjoyed walk through Stations of the Cross.

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Thank dbs1024
Calgary, Canada
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127 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were out hiking all morning, my friends suggested to stop for something to drink. I have never heard of a date milkshake before but my friends heard of this famous date milkshakes place called Shields. Definitely was not disappointed. (Tip: you might want to share one for two people).

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Thank Nancy C
Vancouver, Canada
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159 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So many people were recommending I try a date shake, but I was hesitant because honestly, if it doesn't have chocolate in in, I'm generally not that interested. Boy, was I wrong! The shake was subtly sweet, ridiculously creamy and downright delicious. Their "gift shop" was all things date and offered a lot of interesting and unique treats and souvenirs.... More 

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Thank Scarlett S
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

see movie "sex life of a date! NOT "IMAX",NOT "2 D" "COLOR?, NOT NECESSASARILY! air conditioned theater? we had benefit of two fans,not that bad in december,caution in summer months,facility with free samples is comfortably air conditioned,movie of interest,suitable for children,don't let "sex scare you,it invited me!ACTUALLY "FREE SAMPLES", AND "DATE SHAKE" MADE WHOLE TRIP WORTH IT.GREAT PLACE FOR GIFTS... More 

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Thank Richard M
Smith Mountain Lake, VA
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138 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had already visited the showroom once, to get the date shake...It was unique and good. Most everything else in the showroom, aside from date items, were tourist-trap stuff. As we passed it today I mentioned that I would really like to see the movie that was advertised. It is "The Romance and Sex Life of the Date", and I... More 

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Thank MrsKerren
Saskatchewan
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51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have never been to Shield's Date farm, but our visitors today had read about it and asked if we'd take them. It was a great experience! The store is large, and there are all the different kinds of dates to taste test before you buy, plus many other interesting items including books, towels, t-shirts, hats and toys to name... More 

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Thank nancybteach
Regina, Saskatchewan
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must if you're in the Indio area. It can be a quick drop in, or a longer leisurely visit. We spent about 1.5 hours here. First we stopped in the Gift Shop area and bought one of their famous Date Shakes, yum! Only comes in one size (large) so if you're a family, easy to share. We then spent... More 

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Thank zpd2da
Olathe, Kansas
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to go here as we were passing through Indio because we love dates and well, why not? First thing we did was watch the "Romance and Sex Life of Dates" film, which was an interesting glimpse into the date farming process. I expected to go out into the garden and learn some more about it, and see the... More 

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Thank Mary F
Anoka, Minnesota
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53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely try the date shake- rich enough for 2. The walk was leisurely and enjoyable. The movie was informative- never knew anything about dates before our visit. Free food samples at the counter.

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