Step Back In Time To Cactus Jack's

My husband Bill and I decided to visit Cactus Jack’s at their original location in Indio for dinner (Bill's photos here are of the newer Palm Desert location), as we hadn’t been there in a few years. No matter, it’s like stepping back in time, and nothing much has changed!

Cactus Jack’s specializes in Prime Rib and large cocktails and on a Tuesday evening the joint was jumping. We found an eclectic crowd of mainly regulars, many who seem to know each other.

A Gathering Place For Friends Old & New

Cactus Jack's Palm Desert Dining RoomWe had dinner at the bar, and the gentleman next to me was a luxury RV (Prevost) salesman that Bill and I had met in Bend, Oregon a few years back. At the other end of the bar was a past client of mine whom we were delighted to see.  He’s a 747 pilot, and Cactus Jack’s just happens to be his 93-year-old mother’s favorite restaurant. It’s just that kind of place.

Bill enjoyed the BBQ Baby Back Pork Ribs with BBQ Beans and Cole Slaw. He said they were the best ribs he’d had here in the desert. Very meaty and juicy! I ordered the Cobb Salad, which was very fresh. The only thing I’d change would be to order the dressing on the side next time, as the salad was a bit overdressed to my taste.

A Good Variety Of Menu Selections

Cactus Jack’s offers all types of Steaks, a good selection of Pasta and Seafood along with a large selection of appetizers and Entrée sized Salads. They also offer a nice Bar Menu as well 

Here, you’ll find a nice selection of wines, both by the glass and the bottle. We enjoyed a Washington State favorite of ours from 14 Hands Winery.

Cactus Jack’s is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Palm Desert and the original Indio location.

Stay Connected To The Desert: Sign Up For Sheri's Monthly Newsletter