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Arnold Palmer's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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78164 Avenue 52, La Quinta, CA 92253-8909 (Washington Street)
+1 760-771-4653
00:00 - 00:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

One of my favorite places to eat while visiting La Quinta. The meatloaf is GREAT!! I was so sad they were closed during my most recent visit. But, never fear, I WILL be back!

Thank Megan M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Well frequented but I wasn't that impressed. The food was average and overpriced. If you are just going in for a drink it is fine and of course you can say you have been to Arnold Palmers.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

I thought I'd try this again given the high rating even though disappointing performance in the past. I went to the website and clicked through to the happy hour menus and times. Showed up at 4:00pm only to met by a sign "closed until October 1". The home page of the website has no information about the closure but if... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Where else can you putt outside while you're waiting or during you dinner. Lots of Palmer memorabilia (photos, trophies). Very good steaks and attentive service. If you are looking for a place for dinner with your golf buddies after a round look no further. This restaurant will fill the bill.

Thank Travellinman26
La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

The fixed price menu is amazing and incredible affordable for what you get. We sat out on the patio and the views are spectacular. Bring your putter so you can practice on the putting green beside the patio.

Thank d0nk69
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

My wife and I have been here for happy hour many times and we love it! If there's a big game on the bar has a great vibe. The service from the valet team to the hostesses to the servers was excellent and personable. We can't wait to go back!!

Thank Puma2323
San Diego, Ca. USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

When you first walk in you get the feeling you're in an older worn out place! When you look thru the menu I see all the unhealthy items that will help clog the arteries. We just had a snack and moved onto Morgan's! P.S. I'm 70 and the other peeps are in their sixties!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

We visit Palm Desert on business once a year and almost always go to Arnold Palmer's. Friday night was another great evening! We were seated on the beautiful patio --- what a gorgeouuus setting plus a spectacularly talented guitarist was the entertainer for the evening, Mark Linford. He was terrific! Our waiter, Cesar, greeted us immediately, offered several wine suggestions,... More 

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La Quinta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

The Sunday night special of prime rim is outstanding and so is the price. The Monday night specials are excellent also. We live here year round and has become a favorite. The patio dinning is perfect for small or large parties.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

Early Mother's Day dinner and early 91st birthday for grandmother. Beautiful dining room with great memories of Arnold Palmer(Posters and awards), fabulous bar area and another outside eating area. Complimentary Valet Service; almost fell over! Food delicious all of us enjoyed: ribs, prime rib, hangar steak, drinks, yummy. Waitress terrific and brought over alittle birthday cake dessert. We loved it.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78164 Avenue 52, La Quinta, CA 92253-8909
    (Washington Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-771-4653
Summer Closure June 12 through Sept 22 Arnold Palmer's Restaurant features Progressive American cuisine, including fresh seafood, steaks, and some of Arnie's great comfort foods. This one-of-a-kind restaurant features an impressive wine room that houses 2,500 bottles of wine and an exclusive Chef's Table for special events. A variety of live entertainment in the evening in Arnie's Pub sets the atmosphere for guests to enjoy a unique dining experience. The extensive newly remodled patio offers stunning views of the Santa Rosa Mountains, a cozy outdoor fire pit for guests to gather and a putting green where visitors can work on their game.

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Aptos, California
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Salt Lake City, Utah
La Quinta, California

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