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Shields Date Garden

80-225 US Hwy 111, Indio, CA 92201-6599
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Ranked #8 of 114 Restaurants in Indio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $50
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Ice Cream, Organic
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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.
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Marietta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We toured the Date Gardens and found it to be beautiful. You are given a brochure and numbers to follow. Each area is a magnificent statue(s) depicting the life of Christ and the brochure gives Bible verses as well as Commentary. I was very touched and amazed at the beautiful quality of the large statues. We went through twice. the... More

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San Marcos, California
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109 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

You can't pass Shields Date Garden if you are a date lover. Not only do they have great Date Shakes, they have a great gift shop and they a have an informative movie they show on how dates are grown and cultivated called the "Romance and Sex Life of the Date", old school, but gives you insight into what takes... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Every time I get a chance to stop in for a date shake, it's always made fresh, right in front of me. I've read some other reviewers that had a different experience. The date shake always tastes the same and I had my first one some 15 years ago. I love to split a shake with a friend and shop... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Who knew dates came in so many varieties!! And they are very delicious. You can taste as many as you like. It was a fun stop on the way from here to there.

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Prosser, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I was told to drive out of my way to stop here. So I did. I can't say it was one of the best experiences of my life, but it was worth the drive. I thought the shake was good, if a bit too large, I see some folks find them disappointing now. But I will also admit to being... More

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los angeles
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

When you are in Palm Springs area, you've got to stop here. The shakes are a bit too large, so split it between 2-3 people. The dates are awesome also. So have some free samples and take some home with you.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My parents were super excited to come here since they had been here before, and said that the date shakes were the best in the world. It was very disappointing for us all to see that the shakes were pre-made and pretty flavorless. Not at all impressed.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Had not been to Shields for a few years and went today, 7/14/2014. Really disappointed in the date shakes. They used to be great, made fresh in front of you with real ice cream, milk and date crystals. Today I ordered three date shakes and the guy pulled what looked like three pre-made shakes from a freezer compartment. He mixed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A great place to visit and learn all about dates. The premises were a bit crowded but that was because of the popularity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

When staying in Palm Desert, we ran over to check out Shields. We are glad we did. It is a little touristy, but very educational. We learned so much about the life of a date. The movie is a must when visiting Shields. We did not eat there but they did have a cute little restaurant with outdoor seating. The... More

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Additional Information about Shields Date Garden

Address: 80-225 US Hwy 111, Indio, CA 92201-6599
Phone Number: 760-347-7768
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Indio
Average Prices: USD 5 - 50
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Ice Cream, Organic

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