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American, Mexican, Diner
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66121 Pierson Blvd, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-3664
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Yummy comfort food is what Sidewinder is all about. We arrived in the afternoon and my husband and I truly savored our breakfast and open-faced sandwich offerings. They serve diner coffee at its best!

Thank Chels98
Palm Springs, California
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've lived in DHS for 6 years and tried this place out as it always seemed popular with the locals. I was really disappointed. First of all it's run down and not particularly clean. Secondly, disappointed to see one of the servers outside smoking on the way in. Staff seems a little hurried. They were advertising Greek food outside which... More 

Thank John S
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, what's a Haboob? It's a giant dust cloud caused by weird weather patterns. If you ever saw The Mummy with Brendan Fraser, and you see a giant dust cloud with a face of an evil Mummy....it's that. Except no evil mummy. What we do have is a very tasty Patty Melt for me and a huge Sidewinder Omelette for... More 

Thank ttango1
Palm Springs, California
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place usually messes up all orders and can even be abominable at times, but it will probably never be shut down since it is and has been the chosen location for certain weekly service club and private group gatherings. The restaurant shows a lot of wear and tear and good use a good cleaning, but die-hards from the olden... More 

Thank mod-travellers
Desert Hot Springs, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The Sidewinder is DELICIOUS! They have big breakfasts that are to die for. They also have a plethora of other wonderful items on the menu. One of my favorite things about Sidewinder besides the food is the nostalgic photos of DHS from the 50's and up! I recommend the Sidewinder hightly!

Thank Jackie S
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Needs a makeover. Not very impressed. Other gave good reviews, not sure why. Seats were torn up. Server was not very pleasant. Food nothing great. Looked dirty. priced high for a rundown cafe.

Thank Erika L
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Great old fashioned diner that does amazing chocolate chip pancakes and you'll want the side of bacon.

Thank Tamazin S
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

My latest visit went as well as most of previous visits. I have enjoyed mutiple visits that included a good breakfast that does not break the bank! The pancakes are consistently good, nice and thin! Coffee is good and strong!

Thank Michael V
Ellensburg, Washington
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

We normally take a full parking lot as a sign of a great eatery. Today it was a sign of a weekly Rotary Meeting happening on one side of the restaurant- and happened to be a large ladies' group on other side. Only two servers that I could see. Took a long time to talk to the server. Some kudos... More 

Thank Sue A
Kent, Washington
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Menu is very diverse. We had spaghetti and pepper steak - nothing stood out as fantastic. Small local - bar license is 30 days out - Will be in by March/April. Good for folks that can't agree on one type of food. Decently priced.

Thank m2ozfan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Mexican, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66121 Pierson Blvd, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240-3664
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Desert Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: 760-329-7929

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?