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Richie's Real American Diner

) #149 of 210 Restaurants in Palm Desert ££ - £££ American,
72840 Highway 111, Suite 398, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3324
+1 760-773-2677
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“hamburger” (4 reviews)
“baby boomers” (2 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Diner
££ - £££
72840 Highway 111, Suite 398, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3324
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1 - 10 of 61 reviews

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Average quality family restaurant experience. Convenient for mall shoppers. The business is now gone from Westfield Mall.

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Sadly this location has closed since our last visit! Don't know the reason! It was a wonderful restaurant with great food, ambiance, and service and we are sorry to see it leave Palm Desert and hope there will be a new Palm Desert location in...More

Thank Rochelle L
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Sorry to see it go. Excellent comfort food. Great malts onion rings and more. Try other locations. Hope the open in another location

Thank Terry F
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This restaurant is located in a shopping mall and offers classic American food. The meals are large and I don’t believe that anyone will leave this place hungry. The food is OK, some dishes like hamburgers, steaks etc are good but the soup and the...More

Thank Joky80
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We were there mid week for lunch. Service was horrible. After waiting for 1/2 hr for our order, complaining and no one coming over we walked out.

Thank Sandi W
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Returning to the desert, we met clients at Richie's for a quick bite to eat First, let me say that ownership should be so grateful for their manager. I have never been to this restaurant when he is not there. They should provide him sleeping...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Nothing better than a real diner with the "standards" we remember--juicy hamburgers, frosty malts, real french fries. Menu is comprehensive, music was a treat, atmosphere was delightful--enjoyable for the baby boomers and the grandchildren. Service was great and always enjoy a "stop" at the table...More

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 18 June 2016

This restaurant was really nice. It had such a great atmosphere, and the service was great. The staff were super friendly, and the food was great. The dessert choices were so vast that it was hard to make a decision.

Thank TK K
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Diner doesn't open until 9AM on Sunday. Convenient mall location with easy access and close by parking. Decor is retro 50's and kind of cutesy! Breakfast menu is extensive and if not familiar with it, one must spend an inordinate amount of time reading in...More

Thank jaybeeFL
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Richie's is probably the worst execution of a 50s diner concept that I have ever experienced. The food is bad and the portions are skimpy. My "two biscuits smothered with sausage gravy" turned out to be one 2-inch Pillsbury biscuit cut in half and served...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72840 Highway 111, Suite 398, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3324
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-773-2677
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