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Ruben & Ozzy's Oyster Bar

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241 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6432
+1 760-325-8800
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were seated adjacent to the sidewalk and though it was 85 degrees we were in the shade and it was very comfortable. Our waitress was there immediately to check on a drink order. We ordered the Reubin's special Mussels, clams, shrimp, scallops and crab served over linguini with a couple of huge prawns in a light sauce. The seafood... More 

Thank Mayo G
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217 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unassuming cafe just off the main street in downtown Palm Springs.  Our server Luis was really accommodating and helpful. Highly recommend the Campechana (bit like gazpacho) with its superb fresh flavours and the tasty fish taco combo plate.  Really good food, great service and excellent value.  A perfect place for lunch. 

Thank ilrich
Brooks, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far the best meals we had in the area over 3 weeks. All meals were outstanding, fresh and prepared perfectly. Wish we would have tried it sooner. Very reasonable prices and great service.

Thank smurf2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best to arrive before 6 or be ready to wait but if you have to wait it's worth it. We sat inside n watched the owner, Ozzy work his magic in a tiny kitchen but dam he's good. If u want sea food in Palm Springs this is the ONLY place

Thank David K
Palm Springs, California
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57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulously, charming restaurant. Very limited indoor seating. The ambiance, service is beyond reproach. The food, cocktails are all moderately priced. We were celebrating a birthday. The food was excellent. Wonderful sea food as well as non-seafood. If you desire you can sit at the bar and watch the chef prepare your meal. I love this place.

Thank Richard F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to go here and were not disappointed. Great atmosphere and good food, we had a really good server too, she was great. We had a Tuna appetiser, which we shared then had Crab Enchiladas for main which were both good. All in all and good experience and would recommend.

Thank Ian H
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

haven't had a bad meal here. The calamari is very good. I would say get the calamari. I don't eat raw oysters so can't comment on those. I hear their fish is very good as well.

Thank pspoker
San Francisco, California
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111 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have eaten here several times on our visits to Palm Springs and keep forgetting to write a review. I love this place for a fun evening out. We love the delicious martinis to begin with. For starters try the Mexican Poke and the Campechana. So fresh. The calamari is also very good. The fish and shrimp tacos are always... More 

Thank 180michaelm
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289 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Stopped to make sure this location still has the high quality and friendliness we remembered and were right! Lite plate menu is great!

Thank Dick292
Gullane, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We've been coming to Palm Springs every February for ten years (to escape the Scottish winter), and have almost always gone to Shanghai Reds at least once. This year we were told about Ruben and Ozzy's - doing the same thing, only better.If you like oysters, it's a must. It is larger, more comfortable, and has a bigger menu, though... More 

Thank ericmyra

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6432
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-325-8800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?