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Oceans

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67-555 East Palm Canyon Drive Suite C-101, Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 324-1554
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh seafood in the desert!!

This is a very lively restaurant with a quaint european look. The seafood is fresh and perfectly cooked. I had the lobster cocktail and the sea bass. Portions are generous and very attentive servers. Even the complimentary bread with garlic olive oil is delicious. On a Saturday night it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Carol4travel
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Palm Desert, California
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Palm Desert, California
Level Contributor
32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very lively restaurant with a quaint european look. The seafood is fresh and perfectly cooked. I had the lobster cocktail and the sea bass. Portions are generous and very attentive servers. Even the complimentary bread with garlic olive oil is delicious. On a Saturday night it was packed so I suggest a reservation.

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2 Thank Carol4travel
Washington state
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We selected the blackened Ahi and grilled prawns. The Ahi was well spiced and perfectly rare; the prawns were enormous, meaty and juicy. A variety of steamed vegetables were a welcome addition to the entrees. Our only concern was the condition of the restroom which needs updating and refurbishing. It is well below the standards expected in a fine restaurant.

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2 Thank otis_8
Rancho Mirage, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic fresh fish, great service. It's in a strip mall, not great location and there is no view. When we were there there was a huge fish tank that was empty which really did not help the decor. I heard they were going to fix it and refill it. Which be really pretty and a bonus for the ambiance.

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Thank Mary H
mission hills ks
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Was in the area visiting a sick friend. Found the restaurant on the Internet. Was expecting a glass and chrome place in a fancy strip center. Turned out to be a quaint place. Italian and fresh seafood. Had the abalone and grilled scallops daily specials. Delicious. Professional service. Good wine list. Will go back when next in town.

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1 Thank tbplaw
Palm Desert, California, United States
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Three stars, only because this tiny Euro Bistro is pricey and cramped. My meal was not paid by me and I find no compelling reason to return, from Palm Desert. My Lobster Salad was good - but I find better meals for less, closer to me.

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Thank Zachary A
Acapulco, Mexico
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150 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We stopped for lunch at this quaint resturant called Oceans Wow! are we glad we did Oysters, fresh fish and a great wine list. We had the Greek Salad Yum! and the Blackened Ahi Salad. The food is so good we came back for seconds the next day. I would defiantly recommend Oceans for lunch or dinner you won't be... More 

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1 Thank AcaSusie
Palm Springs, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Oceans: excellent, daily fresh seafood including abalone prepared with or without excellent sauces .Good wines, great service, comfortable atmosphere.

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2 Thank Bart224
Oro Valley, Arizona
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Had just arrived in Palm Springs and needed a good place to get some good food - found Oceans and was pleased with our experience. The staff was attentive and friendly and we both ordered a lobster cocktail to share and then the Barramundi from the specials board. The lobster cocktail was good with a tangy cocktail sauce. The fish... More 

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2 Thank FolksfromTacoVista
Ellensburg, Washington
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155 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Greeted by very friendly server. We all enjoyed a wonderful glass of wine than on to our tastings of pan fried oysters to start off with. On to dinner of Oceans salad, Sea Scallops, and Alabaster which just melted in your mouth, the best I've ever tasted! Will be back.

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2 Thank Bob55555
Mount Vernon, New York
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Fresh and creative seafood dishes. I had sea scallops with grapes... who knew! A very small, intimate restaurant with great service.

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3 Thank Madametravelalotta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 67-555 East Palm Canyon Drive Suite C-101, Cathedral City, CA 92234
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Cathedral City
  • Phone Number: (760) 324-1554

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 22
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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