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Palm Kabob House

6341 Adobe Rd, 2436 Armstrong Avenue, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-2647
760-362-8583
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Description: An unexpected find in an out-of-the-way place. The entry point for Joshua Tree National Park, 29 Palms is also known for its Marine base. For some reason, Middle-Eastern folks who really know how to cook have landed there. They serve plenty of kabobs, kafta & shawarma; we stuck with the vegetarian food: lemon lentil soup, roasted cauliflower salad, and the absolutely best stuffed grape leaves I've ever eaten. Easy to say, I know, but seriously, these people understand how to spice food in a way that's both subtle and complex. A very satisfying meal.
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Description: An unexpected find in an out-of-the-way place. The entry point for Joshua Tree National Park, 29 Palms is also known for its Marine base. For some reason, Middle-Eastern folks who really know how to cook have landed there. They serve plenty of kabobs, kafta & shawarma; we stuck with the vegetarian food: lemon lentil soup, roasted cauliflower salad, and the absolutely best stuffed grape leaves I've ever eaten. Easy to say, I know, but seriously, these people understand how to spice food in a way that's both subtle and complex. A very satisfying meal.
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English first
San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I love this place. They have delicious kabobs, hummus, pita is fresh, the lamb is so good! If you like Mediterranean food, you won't be unhappy. I typically get my food to go, but I know the service the couple times I have been there has been very good. Yummy!

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Menlo Park, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

As other reviewers have said, the decor is nothing to get excited about. Kind of felt like a very polite fast food place when we came in, but it was filled with Marines eating huge plates of food, and they looked happy. I ordered the sampler plate… ohmygosh… Mediterranean heaven on Earth. Hummos, baba ganoush, stuffed grape leaves, pita and... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I ate there this evening and was pleasantly surprised. On entering it may seem a little bit sparse but my order was taken quickly and efficiently. Bottle of Corona and I accompanied it with the Lamb Shank served with rice and a curried kind of sauce which was proceeded by a fresh tangy salad. Lamb was "fall off the bone"... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The nice lady at our hotel recommended this place as one of the best in town. It's a small place off the main drag and would not be easily spotted by tourist. The clientele seemed to be local this night. Big menu for a small place. Everything was super fresh tasting and the portions were huge. We ordered too much... More

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San Diego
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

What a find in Twentynine Palms! The food was very good and there was plenty of it (had leftovers for lunch the next day but if you are hiking, you might eat it all). It recognizes the nearby Marine Corps base so the decorations are all military-themed and patriotic. We city slickers thought the prices were reasonable.

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Netherlands (Europe)
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We are European and we’ve been more than once to countries like Slovenia, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, and so on. Being in Twentynine Palms for the Joshua Tree Park, we decided to eat here, a decision based on earlier reviews. We loved it! Partly it’s like being in Greece or Turkey, but others details give away that you are still in... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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209 reviews 209 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I am sad that I only visited Palm Kabob House on the second week fo a two-week business trip to the Marine Corps base. It was highly recommended by the active duty guys, so we went. I was only able to return one other time. The food was excellent! It was so appetizing that I forgot to take photos of... More

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Wilson, NC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The food here is great, the chicken is out of this world. I loved the rice etc. This is probably the best food in this area, hands down.

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Renton, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Stumbled on to this place while visiting the Marine Corp Base. I had the grilled Lamb with a wonderful side of rice and vegetables. Taste food at a pretty good price.

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Pa
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125 reviews 125 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We were anticipating a flavorful, enjoyable meal. Instead we got extremely slow service, overcooked meats, and below average fare. The salads were good for starters, but the waitress never removed the used salad plates after the main course (finally) arrived. The marinated meats were overcooked to the point of being nearly inedible. The chicken kabob was actually good, as was... More

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