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Tack Room Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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81800 Avenue 51, Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA 92201-9702
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was ok. Service ok. hamburger small. The tuna sandwich was tasty. Average I would say. Took awhile to get fpod

Thank judy m
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went in Desert Trip weekend. Drinks were made perfect and service was very accommodating. Great patio for private events. I'm a local and will be back.

Thank Rudy S
Tustin, California
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105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Tack Room Tavern last weekend for lunch after being away for several months. We noticed that their menu has changed but still offers a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, and typical lunch fare. The new menu has a few more "different" choices. For example, I ordered the turkey sandwich but rather than just being... More 

Thank icyvelvet
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

The tack room is a quaint, interesting Tavern and Grill located on the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio. Their signature item is there BBQ ribs that has meat that falls off the bones. Very tender comma very delicious. Has a tendency to be a little crowded but the service is still good in spite of the quantity of people enjoying... More 

Thank Ray G
Indio, California
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112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Walked into the Tack Room after a 12 month absence - the place was poppin'! Friends had reserved a table for six and we were three couples. The combination of happy hour AND karaoke singing was unbeatable - we all had a good time and managed to have reasonable conversations, even while the singing was ongoing. Get back tot eh... More 

Thank Dennis S
Indio, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Went for a casual Sunday night dinner since we were not that hungry. Food was tasty, service excellent, and we will go back.

Thank Twirpo_13
Costa Mesa, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

it's a casual place for food, drink, fun atmosphere. we enjoy watching sports on the TV's provided. there is all sorts of seating---booths long tables, high round tables and a bar. as far as i know there is a band and dancing in the outdoor area.

Thank mrsgrig
San Diego, California
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

The bottom line: I went to bed after eating here truly expecting to wake up in the middle of the night vomiting due to food poisoning. It was that bad. Happily, I didn't contract food poisoning, but that's about the best thing I can say about my visit. Specifically: I ordered some sort of Southwestern-y type of salad. It sounded... More 

Thank MollyMcLolly
Chicago, Illinois
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183 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is a very cool, laid back spot in a unique polo-grounds environment. The place has polo stuff on the walls and lots of TV's. The staff is fun and really good at their jobs. Many of us had the ribs at the suggestion of our server and she was correct....excellent. This place is unusual, casual and fun.

Thank Alan S
Indio, California
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412 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

Stopped for a snack and a drink. The regular and bar menus have been really expanded. This makes for a really great place to stop for a bar menu-happy hour deal. The staff has changed for the better. Good service. Still lots of TV's for sports. The only drawback is that it has a high level of noise. Hard to... More 

Thank Jim K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81800 Avenue 51, Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA 92201-9702
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Indio
  • Phone Number: 760-342-2762

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?