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“Best Ribs Around!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cactus Jack's Bar and Grill

Cactus Jack's Bar and Grill
74450 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4112
760-346-1565
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Ranked #66 of 234 restaurants in Palm Desert
Cuisines: Bistro, Grill
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cactus Jack's is a local's favorite specializing in steaks, seafood and pasta.
Palm Desert, California, United States
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Ribs Around!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Yes, I love ribs! But as you may well know, most places serve the kind where the bones are the most prominent feature. Kinda like rib strips. Not here! You have to look for the bones cuz there is so much MEAT! I don't know where they buy from but it must be from some place in the Amazon. Usually a full rack of ribs leaves me a feeling of "that was nice". At Jack's it's a feeling of "gawd I'm full!" But wait! There's more! The prime rib - melt-in-your-mouth divine! All the food is good but these 2 meat selections are over the top. And all for a fair price.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice Local PLace”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Came in for lunch and had their hot dogs which was great after a round of golf and a cold draft. the next day tried the burger but it was bland at best. over cooked and no flavor, same with the fires.
The Cobb Salad was okay, nothing spectacular, but their service is great. during the day, at night its iffie.

Visited June 2013
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“My go to place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Cactus Jack's is my new go to restaurant. I've eaten there many times and have taken all my guests. All the meals are excellent and the service superior. You feel like you are going home every time you dine there. Cactus Jack meets all your needs from white tablecloth dining room to high top tables in the bar. The prime rib is outstanding and if you not that hungry try the prime rib sliders. Both delicious and tender. But Cactus Jack's offers lots more from burgers, done the way you want them, to salads. On the weekends the breakfast is superior. Don't miss this one you won't be sorry.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Food Accompanied By Lots Of Fun !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We've now been to Cactus Jack's twice; once closing the place down in the dining room and once for dinner at the bar. Both times, the service (Kimi in the restaurant & Mike in the bar) was great and the food and drinks were superb !! This atmosphere is "Steak-House Comfort Food" in terms of style & menu......The bar pours are heavy and the menu has a lot of variety. The customer base ranges from 20-somethings to 80-somethings......all having lively conversation that sometimes goes from table to table and certainly travels around the bar. We love it !

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

A bit pricey but very good . very professional staff. Nice decor and confortable seating. No music to disrupt your conversation.

Visited February 2013
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