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Shields Date Garden

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Mexican, American, Organic
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80-225 US Hwy 111, Indio, CA 92201-6599
17603477768
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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 and lunch with seating indoors and on our beautiful patio outdoors. On October first, will we open our restaurant for dinner. We are quite anxious and look forward to seeing you this fall. 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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  • 18
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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
Great time....

Loved the movie on the dates... very informative and the staff very helpful, I'm making plans to return with my family soon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Pomona
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Pomona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Loved the movie on the dates... very informative and the staff very helpful, I'm making plans to return with my family soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Loved Shield's Date Farm! It is really a living lesson on the science of date farming. A charming old film from the 50's is shown in a theater. Really cute & informative. Then, there is the tasting. Free samples of every kind of date not to mention the fun of ordering a date shake. Our group had lunch on the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

You must eat at Sheilds Date Garden if you ever visit the Palm Springs/Palm Desert area. Date pancakes for breakfast (breakfast served all day). Hours from 7AM to 2:30. Reopens for dinner at 4:30 with a different menu. Vast outdoor dining areas. Ourdoor dining areas are shaded with umbrellas and have heaters as needed. Small indoor dining area with informal... More 

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Temecula, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A lot of history and information on dates. Very quaint and bright. This place was highly recommended for their date shakes and it was spot on! It was delicious, nutritious, and very filling. This is a fun stop for both regulars and tourists alike!

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Indio, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Shake the dates in your pants, do the birthday dance! Love their shakes the best in the west. Flavorful and delicious yum

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

You really have to get a date shake here. On a week trip we will be here several times. We bought the date crystals and have made some at home but they are never quite as good. Fun place to be and a family memory for 30 years now for me, going into a fifth generation.

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Peoria, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Fresh food/beautiful patio setting. Enjoyed the walk through the Bible. Nice to see a place with great family values. Must try a Date Shake!

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I buy dates for healthful shakes regularly. They get a lot of tourists, but take care of the locals they come to know. Sorghum molasses is great for baking and for steak marination with lime juice. Love it.

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Eugene
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I was hoping for something special, it was not to be, the breakfast was good but nothing out of the ordinary. Very good portions.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Who knew? We thought we were going to see date palms.........oh the trees are beautiul, but they have a fabulous restaurant, gift shop, and a long walkway with the story of Jesus complete with statues. The resturant is outdoors and very beautiful....food was very good and the entire staff was genuine and nice. The grounds are very pretty, peaceful, unexpected....loved... More 

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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: 17603477768

Price and Cuisine

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

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 and lunch with seating indoors and on our beautiful patio outdoors. On October first, will we open our restaurant for dinner. We are quite anxious and look forward to seeing you this fall. 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
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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