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Shields Date Garden

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Mexican, American
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80-225 US Hwy 111, Indio, CA 92201-6599
17603470996
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: In 1924, a history of quality began when Floyd E. Shields planted his date...
In 1924, a history of quality began when Floyd E. Shields planted his date grove in the Southern California desert. 90 Years later Shields Date Garden continues to grow the finest freshest dates and date products in the U.S.A. Preserving a tradition of hard work and excellence. As we continue to celebrate our 90th anniversary, we wanted to update everyone about our exciting year. Our newly remodeled Cafe at Shields continues to serve breakfast,lunch and dinner with seating indoors and on our beautiful patio outdoors. Are you planning a special event? We offer an outstanding opportunity for parties up to 250 people. Our patio is unequaled in its beauty and seclusion. We have also finished The Walk at Shields. This garden path winds through our 17 acres of towering date palms. Underneath their majestic canopies are 15 scenes that include 23 statues chronologizing Christ's life. We invite you to tour our magnificent garden. Finally we would like to sincerely thank all of you for your gracious support. We could not do this without you.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sweet time

The garden, the dining patio, and the interesting movie made a fun afternoon. The delicious discovery of the date shake made us ask for the recipe and buy the ingredients to share with our family at home.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Toni H
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The garden, the dining patio, and the interesting movie made a fun afternoon. The delicious discovery of the date shake made us ask for the recipe and buy the ingredients to share with our family at home.

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Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Surprise surprise. You would never guess from the front of this building what is waiting in the back. lovely tables with white table cloth and garden whit fountain in the back not to mention the fantastic service. Being back there for numerous times the service never fails to excel. Kudos for the manager who training this crew. And the food... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My third time to the area and have visited here each time...and had the date shake! Love browsing and sampling. This time watched the movie "Sex Life of a Date." Quite a history to this business. And we enjoyed lunch on the patio...recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our visit here. Pleasant scenery, nice walk through garden. Lovely outdoor cafe open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Thank dbs1024
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Shields date Garden decided to get into the restaurant business a couple years ago. I was not sure if this is can be a good idea or not. As their main focus has been growing dates, selling dates, in anything date related. The restaurant set up is a pleasant surprise as it is behind the main building in a brand-new... More 

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Thank Gary K
Indio, California
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The breakfast is very good no matter what you order. The patio is just charming. Service is friendly and good. The garden is very unique and quite unexpected. Be sure to do that and I thought the movie about the dates is very interesting.

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Victoria, Canada
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great breakfast in the garden! We had a delicious breakfast on a glorious sunny morning in the Shields Date Garden. The service was friendly and professional and very present in spite of a demanding busy time. Date pancakes YUMMY! Date milkshake also YUMMY! Do I usually have a milkshake for breakfast? NO. But, someone was going on & on about... More 

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Indio, California
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

take the tour of the garden then try on of there awesome shakes and you,ll see why everyone keeps coming back

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White Rock, BC Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When in the Palm Springs area we always stop for date shakes here. Delicious! They are on the sweeter side, so if you don't like a sweeter milk shake, then you should pass on these shakes.

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Los Angeles, California
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103 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh man. The date shakes here are just sublime. You can order one and split it between 2 people, they are so decadent. But this is a fine place for lunch, too. Sit outside if the weather is nice. I will do the Jesus walk next time ;)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 80-225 US Hwy 111, Indio, CA 92201-6599
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Indio
  • Phone Number: 17603470996

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 50
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

In 1924, a history of quality began when Floyd E. Shields planted his date grove in the Southern California desert. 90 Years later Shields Date Garden continues to grow the finest freshest dates and date products in the U.S.A. Preserving a tradition of hard work and excellence. As we continue to celebrate our 90th anniversary, we wanted to update everyone about our exciting year. Our newly remodeled Cafe at Shields continues to serve breakfast,lunch and dinner with seating indoors and on our beautiful patio outdoors. Are you planning a special event? We offer an outstanding opportunity for parties up to 250 people. Our patio is unequaled in its beauty and seclusion. We have also finished The Walk at Shields. This garden path winds through our 17 acres of towering date palms. Underneath their majestic canopies are 15 scenes that include 23 statues chronologizing Christ's life. We invite you to tour our magnificent garden. Finally we would like to sincerely thank all of you for your gracious support. We could not do this without you.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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