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Shields Date Garden

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Love their Dates!

Shields is always a fun place to visit! They have a fairly good size store filled with a wide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SunnySandyMe
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You Must Stop Here for Date Shakes en Route to Joshua or Palm Springs!

I grew up in Southern Cal in the 60s and 70s and remember when the date shake stands straddled the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
PrairiePaddler
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Madison, Wisconsin
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*Thank you all for your understanding and patience during the construction of our Romance Theater. We are open and hope you get a chance to visit our renovated theater, where we continue to show "The Romance and Sex Life of the Date" film. Shields...more
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80225 US Highway 111, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92201-6538
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the nicest selection of packages dates and nuts in the Valley. Many other interesting things to buy for gifts or yourself. Not to be missed the delicious date cakes, try the samples and see for yourself.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MaureenE566
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great store with many date products, information, restaurant and friendly, competent staff. A must-visit for Palm Springs.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank wantok100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shields is always a fun place to visit! They have a fairly good size store filled with a wide variety of dates. They also carry date crystals and date sugar. And they have lots of samples to try, just in case you’re not sure what...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank SunnySandyMe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not as good as Hadley’s. Temperature of shake was not cold enough. Price of shake higher than Hadley’s, larger but with less flavor. Seemed the help was more interested in getting out product then making sure it was good

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank michaelbkolsky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up in Southern Cal in the 60s and 70s and remember when the date shake stands straddled the 2-lane state highway heading out to Joshua Tree. My family always stopped and I vividly recall as a child trying to suck the thick delicious...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PrairiePaddler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an hour to "kill" before our flight back home and decided to have breakfast here. The large outdoor seating area is really nice. Plenty of umbrellas to shield the sun. Food was good and the waitstaff was very friendly. Recommended!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank e1e2018
Reviewed March 19, 2019

There is a lot of hype, but it's not worth the trip. Dates are overpriced compared to the Village Fest on Thursday in Palm Springs. They are about twice the price at Shields.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SMITH F
Reviewed March 18, 2019

5-stars is for finding the best milkshake I’ve ever tasted - the Date Shake. The 24 oz. Date shake ($5.95) can be easily shared with friends, ask for free cups. The Date shake is delicious and rich, such a unique and scrumptious taste with the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kim_F_CA
Reviewed March 18, 2019

If you’re looking for a place to buy date related products, you could do worse. The theater with the film about date farming (salaciously entitled “The Romance and Sex Life of the Date”) was broken and closed. The store felt run down and cheap. You...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank SNedelka
Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

We made a quick stop in based on reviews. When we first walked in, it was confusing to figure out where to go (where was the door to the garden and outdoor cafe?, etc.). There were some dates on the counter, then packaged dates and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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DayTrip11074980422
March 6, 2019|
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Response from ShieldsDateGarden | Property representative |
If you google, "The romance and Sex Life of the Date" it will pull up the video that has been uploaded to youtube.
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Lauren N
March 3, 2019|
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Response from ShieldsDateGarden | Property representative |
Shields is located in Indio, CA on the corner of Jefferson and Highway 111. Our address is 80225 US Highway 111 Indio, CA 92201.
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Catherine D
June 15, 2018|
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