Danie's Dining Guide to Palm Springs.

11:37 AM Daniella Bella 0 Comments


I love Palm Springs for so many reasons. I feel when I tell people it's my favorite spot to vacation, they think I'm a bit strange...there's no ocean they say, isn't it boring? The answer is a big fat NO!

Palm Springs is such a glorious place, it's got an awesome cool laid back vibe, all the while offering everything you need to make life pleasant and comfortable. One of my favorite things to do there is check out all the awesome dining options. here are some of my favorites:

For Breakfast:

Cheeky's offers a cool healthy alternative to your typical Denny's style greasy breakfast. They source local ingredients, make their biscuits and many items from scratch as well as offer fresh juice and a unique bacon sampler plate. Make sure to go early as there's always a line up!

Elmer's is a larger scale family restaurant. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. My favorite thing about Elmer's is you can order pretty much anything you're craving! I love getting their crepes and then splitting a savory dish as well with my man. They have fantastic omelets and their service has always been prompt. It can get busy on weekends, but the wait is usually no more than 10 mins.

For Lunch:

There are so many great choices so it's really hard to decide whats great for lunch as apposed to dinner. These places I suggest for daytime people watching and great patio drinks. Places that also put you in the heart of Palm Springs so you can check out some chic shopping before or after.

Lulu California Bistro

Lulu's number one sell to me is the beautiful large patio in the heart of Palm Springs perfect for people watching. They offer many great healthy dishes and their menu varies from Avocado Tuna Towers to excellent burgers and pasta. Sit back, relax and take in this gorgeous restaurants decor and scenery. Highly recommend! This place can get busy near weekends so keep that in mind.

Trio is another restaurant on the strip in the heart of the action. here they offer happy hour and great deals on 3 course meals. I couldn't believe how low the bill was for all the food we received. It's another great spot for people watching.

For Dinner:

Shanghai Reds
I really feel this place is a must! I recommend sitting at the bar as the experience is really cool. They cook everything right in front of you and it's incredible to see how organized and fast paced this kitchen is! Everything is great here as we've tried almost everything on the menu and I've never been disappointed. My favorite dish is the Shrimp scampi and Linguine, but what they're really famous for are their fish tacos; an absolute must!!

Roy's is a bit of a drive out as it's in Rancho mirage. It will take about 10-15 mins to get there from down town Palm Springs. It's a bit more of a finer dining restaurant then the others I've mentioned, but it's a really nice dinner experience. Their food is Hawaiian fusion, with many seafood offerings with a tropical twist. Their drinks are stiff and incredible. Highly recommend for a special occasion.

Eight4Nine is a newer addition to the Palm Springs dining scene. This restaurant is conveniently located on Palm Canyon Drive  near some excellent shopping. The decor in this restaurant is fabulous, all very white and pink. It's a bit more formal of a restaurant so feel free to dress up. They have a beautiful bar to sit at as well as outside courtyard sitting.

All of my recommendations have been tried tested and true. you can check out their websites, along with ratings on TripAdvisor. I would never recommend anything I didn't fully believe in!