10 Best Restaurants in Rancho Mirage for Memorable Dining Experiences



If you're staying in Palm Springs on your next vacation and are looking to dig into some of the desert's best flavors, you'll want to make time for a few meals in Rancho Mirage. This desert city packs a powerful culinary punch, offering some of the desert's finest and most memorable dining experiences.

One of the Coachella Valley's top-rated restaurants is Wally's Desert Turtle, and you'll find it on Highway 111 in Rancho Mirage. Wally's offers an impeccable French menu in a dining room with Peruvian artifacts and a mirrored ceiling. If you're looking to make an impression on your date, Wally's will make it happen. Nearby, Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine offers a taste of the Hawaiian islands in the desert. Roy's signature Roasted Macadamia Nut Mahi Mahi and Misoyaki Butterfish are popular dishes, as are the U-10 Sea Scallops. But if you'd rather get your hands dirty while feasting on seafood, head to the Crab Pot. Armed with a bib and mallet, you can dig into your seafood spread (with shellfish, sausage and corn) that's laid out right on your table.

Speaking of messy eating, you'll find the city's best barbecue over at Babe's Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse. This Western-style joint is also renowned for its award-winning craft beers, which are brewed on site.

No matter what you're in the mood for, Rancho Mirage has a restaurant to fit your tastes. Check out Rancho Mirage's 10 best restaurants below.




After an afternoon of shopping at The River or before you catch a movie at the theater next door, pop into The Cheesecake Factory for some American classics. This popular chain's New American menu features a broad array of dishes, from avocado...  Read More




This steakhouse nestled in the heart of The River shopping center is known for its hearty steaks and modern dining atmosphere. Fleming's serves quality cuts of USDA beef, cooked to perfection and served with crisp salads and decadent sides. The...  Read More




If you've ever wanted to play with your food, head to Kobe Japanese Steak House for dinner and a show. This Japanese grill and sushi bar offers all of the fun of teppanyaki-style cooking, and you'll have a front row seat to all of the fun....  Read More




With a focus on good barbecue and good beer, Babe's is a popular Western-themed restaurant in Rancho Mirage. From St. Louis-style ribs to pulled pork sandwiches, Babe's has you covered on all the barbecue fronts. You'll find pork, beef and...  Read More




Located at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, Pinzimini is an upscale restaurant serving Tuscan-style cuisine. Opened in 2012 and headed by Chef Shawn Aoki, a long-time chef at the Westin property, Pinzimini serves up Italian entrees and...  Read More




A much-loved standard for many years, Shame on the Moon offers upscale dining without off-the-chart prices. You'll find an intimate dining room inside, perfectly matched by the outstanding service. Locals return again and again for the excellent...  Read More




Under the masterful tutelage of chef Roy Yamaguchi, this restaurant's menu is a skillful fusion of European and Asian cuisines. Here, Roy's standards are joined by dishes created by the resident chef, and the place has a reputation for lively...  Read More




One of the desert's most-awarded restaurants, Wally's boasts a curious name but promises an impeccable experience. The elegant establishment is given to fine dining, and murals, a mirrored ceiling, and ancient Peruvian artifacts set the scene....  Read More


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Meet Marissa Willman

Marissa Willman moved to the Coachella Valley in 2001 and loves discovering the best that the desert has to offer. As a Palm Springs local, Marissa enjoys sharing her knowledge of this desert...  More About Marissa

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