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“Jammed on a Saturday night”
Review of 29 Palms Inn

29 Palms Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $45
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Join us in our relaxed, art-filled restaurant for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch. Our menus feature fresh seafood, steaks and prime rib, pastas, salads and delicious vegetarian dishes. We take pride in baking our own sourdough bread daily, and making all of our own soups, dressings and desserts. When available, we incorporate fresh & organic fruits and vegetables from our own Faultline Farm. Dine poolside, or indoors, and enjoy live acoustic music seven nights a week. Visit our blog to see our monthly music schedules. Our restaurant seats on a first come, first serve basis. We strongly recommend calling ahead 30-40 minutes before you plan on arriving to speak with our host. We will be happy to give you an update on how busy we are, and if there is a wait list, put your name it. To keep things flowing in our small dining room, we will direct large parties of 10 or more to make arrangements with our Restaurant Manager.
Baltimore, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Jammed on a Saturday night”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

It's small and funky, with a piano vocalist and muted trumpet player performing in a small corner, wedged back by the bar. Service was charming. Food was pretty average. but there isn't much to choose from in 29P. My sirloin was overcooked but tasty. My companion said her strip steak was tough and not great meat. Salads and vegetables showed they made an effort. Wine list was small but reasonably priced. Bread was locally made and while not world-class, showed that they cared. As good as it gets, I think.

Visited December 2012
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great Place to Eat in Twentynine Palms, CA”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

We discovered this restaurant last year whilst in Twentynine Palms doing research for one of our photo workshops. We instantly fell in love with this place. The service is prompt, the food imaginative and delicious, and the ingredients fresh, often from their own garden. They even have a reasonable wine selection, albeit small. There is a full bar. We had Julie wait on us most of the time this year and last, and she was terrific. When we brought our workshop there this year, everyone was as enthusiastic about the fare as we were, and all of them are world travelers.

It is also a hangout for locals, and there is live music almost every night.

Their lunches are fabulous, too!

  • Visited December 2012
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Oakland, California
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“OK, probably as good as it gets here”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

I'd read the reviews and was expecting something better. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great.
Their house-baked bread was OK, not as good as you would expect from the description. They
had a tomato soup that was quite good. We had shrimp scampi and pork tenderloin. Both
were over-cooked.
Service was quick and attentive. The price was fine, about what we paid in Death Valley for
not quite as good meals.
So I guess the bottom line is that it's better than you would expect in the area, it's not fantastic, it's probably much better than you can find elsewhere in town, and the service is great.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank jjbong
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“What a gem!”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

I certainly was not expecting much when I was told about this place, boy was I in for a wonderful surprise. 5 of us came for dinner as a send off for my boyfriend's Marine son and his buddy.
The service was very friendly and efficient. Excellent fresh salads, veg from their garden when available. Fresh baked sourdough bread! Two of us had the Trout special, omg so fresh. Grilled, fillet with a wonderful maitre d' butter. My boyfriend had a wonderful hanger steak I believe, what ever type, it was really good. Tender and seasoned excellently! The Marines had 2 pasta dishes which they thoroughly enjoyed :o). For dessert we ordered cheesecake and carrot cake both were very good.

  • Visited November 2012
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
246 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

We were in 29 palms on our anniversery and went to the resteraunt here.
We sat outside with the misters on, a fantasic evening, the food was excellent, the service was excellent and there was even live music, cannot recommend this dinning experience enough, a little quirky but is'nt that what most people want, something a little different

Visited October 2012
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Thank Paul W
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