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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Hotel
“A quirky high desert must visit restaurant. Delicious food, drinks and nightly music around the pool. Tour the onsite garden while there and see just how fresh the salads are. One of my favorite days is driving through the Park to the North exit, having lunch at the 29 Palms Inn, visiting the historic school house and the 29 Palms Art Gallery (all in walking distance) and driving back to the Quails Nest via the Park. ”
  • 97 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“If you’re visiting the national park this is a great place for dinner - it’s a bit of a drive but totally worth it, quirky and adventurous food in a homemade kitchen ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Authentic middle eastern food. Kabobs and fresh squeezed juices. Great family place... gtes really busy around 6pm”
  • 10 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“If you're vegan or vegetarian, there are tons of places in the High Desert to suit your needs. However, for the carnivore, no place is better than The Rib Co for smoked-all-afternoon-ribs!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The chips and salsa are addicting, the atmosphere and staff are always awesome. It is a busy place on Friday and Saturday nights. The bar seems to be popular. The tacos are pretty good, but the burritos and enchiladas are great and the beans and rice seemed quite authentic. The margaritas are excellent also.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tip:Not as fancy as most of the other places on the list. This a traditional diner style joint the serves up great piles of cheap/pretty tasty food for breakfast and lunch. The chicken quesadilla is pretty stellar.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“We usually take out great pizzas and meatball and sausage side dishes and make our own Pasta. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tip: A surprise in… A BOWLING ALLEY. Twentynine is full of surprises. This is some cheap, but high quality Mexican street food. As someone who lived in Mexico for 10 years, I can say it’s pretty legit. Plus you can go bowling.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“wonderful diner with great salads, burgers and don't forget to try the fried zucchini and mushrooms. Reasonable prices and great food”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Soul Food in the Desert! Chicken and Waffles! Must try their Steel Magnolia Martini!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Thai and Vietnamese food. We really enjoy this place. Good wine also and very reasonable ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“No where to sit and eat but if you prefer Dom's Pizza over Hut or Ceaser's we have it, too! They deliver!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
“Wonderful kitsch and unique Americana accompany this delicious house of sinful frozen treats.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends