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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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Franklin, Michigan
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The ribs are supposedly one of their specialties. Not so much and I asked the waitress if they were baby backs but the bones did not indicate that. Had to give us new fries cause 2 of our dinners had come fries. Asked for bread 3 times. Finally brought. Shrimp appetizer was good but expensive. Then gave us salad and... More 

Thank Elyse B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went to lunch with two friend to celebrate our birthdays. Excellent service and the food was excellent.

Thank Patricia R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner after a golf game. Atmosphere is wonderful and the staff are extremely pleasant and efficient. All 10 in our group rated their meals highly.

Thank RosemarieVancouver
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great atmosphere, and great service. Four of us had our Valentine's Dinner at Arnold's place. Very special. Nostalgic to see table set for Arnold where he usually sat when he visited. Had their Rib dinner and it was terrific! Did not do desert as we were more than filled from the main course. Would recommend for any time,... More 

Thank Grant411
La Quinta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Happy Hour Sunday night. Pleasantly surprised to how good the food was. Would recommend Arnolds, Get there early because happy hour is only offered in the bar area not the dining room. Seating is somewhat limited.

Thank Leonard S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was started by the late, great golfer Arnold Palmer.the walls are covered with golf memorabilia. The atmosphere is lively and the food is great! When in La Quinta, you must try it! Make a reservation though.

Thank Irene F
St. George, Utah
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Happy Hour at Arnold Palmer's was delightful. The Happy Hour wines were very good, as were the appetizers that were on the menu.

Thank Werner B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arnold Palmer's features the extensive and interesting collection of memorabilia that would be expected in such a place and the facility itself is beautiful. However, the big surprise was the quality of the food. The portions were ample and the food was superbly prepared. The service was very attentive as well. This was by far the best meal we had... More 

Thank DiverDaveMinneapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tried sea bass, lamb chops, salmon. It was cool out, they made sure to move an extra heater near us when the wind kicked up all the food was great. Well seasoned and great presentation. I would definitely go back. The coconut cream pie was probably the best I ever had

Thank funmidwestmom
La Quinta,Ca
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60 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second and last time I will eat here. Six of last night had a great time with our table but not one had anything good to say about the food. My calamari was like rubber,my strawberry salad had no taste the $39 sea bass was just ok . Others ribs were soaked with the worst BBQ sauce... 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, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?