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John Henry's

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1785 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-7101
+1 760-327-7667
17:00 - 22:00
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San Diego
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213 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a place best visited with a reservation. We were told it was very popular with the locals. The best and most likely seating is on the patio for the indoor dining room is very small. The patio is very attractive and comfortable. The menu is extensive and varied with lots of good options. I had the bacon wrapped... More 

Thank Jay A
Palm Springs, California
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122 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't been to John Henry's for ages. It is near our house, and nestled in an old service station off of one of the main streets. We returned a few weeks ago and were overwhelmed by the setting, the food, the service and the overall ambiance. The quality of the food is outstanding, and the prices some of the... More 

Thank PalmDeano
Mississauga, Canada
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife & i were looking for a place for dinner on Christmas Eve & after a 5 hr. Flight from Mississauga On. Can. to Palm Springs CA ....we were sort of tired, but hungry and wanted to go out for dinner & not for fast food. A Canadian friend had mentioned a local secret .....perhaps i'm letting the cat... More 

1 Thank somuchtosee22
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You go there and not expecting, but ALWAYS receiving the best - service, food, and atmosphre. Homemade changing daily specials and the fixed favorites. It is especially nice to dine outside under the trees and stars.

1 Thank Richard H
Palm Springs, California
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126 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

John Henry's is very popular with the local crowd, but I hadn't been there for a while. I prefer sitting inside, but the friends I was with asked for the patio. I hate getting baked under those heaters and fortunately was able to avoid the one that was warming our table. Menu seemed very much like the one I remembered,... More 

Thank Greg N
Saskatoon, Canada
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76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

It has been a few years since our last visit which was wonderful. Unfortunately not that good this time around. The macadamia encrusted sole was tasteless as if it had been frozen for an extended period. My wife hat the veal scaloppine and was served a steak knife to cut it. Veal should be so tender no knife is really... More 

Thank RalphSK
La Quinta, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I lived in PS for many years and enjoyed just about everything I tried at JH's, but my all-time favorite? I believe it's a Monday special: Free-range chicken (which seems to be an entire half of a free-range chicken) almost falling off the bone but not at all dried out, stuffed with a light, fluffy, perfectly seasoned dumpling--not "dumplingS," because... More 

Thank Gerg R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Excellent food , the guality superb and the staff professional and courteous and loyal. The price is the best in town for the guality of food and service. Like us u will want to go back the next nite also. Reservations helpful. Courtyard louder but charming. A wonderful experience that makes you happy u went out to eat.

Thank Dorothy M
San Diego, California
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510 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This modest restaurant has a wide variety of menu items. Your main dish includes two sides (no choice) and either soup or salad. Portions are pretty good sized. You can eat either indoors or out on the roomy patio. It's a lot less noisy out on the patio. The fare for these meals is usually 20 percent less than most... More 

Thank bsimosd
Mississauga, Canada
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41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This restaurant that is tucked away on a relatively busy street is an excellent find. Listening to the chatter, it would seem very popular with the locals. The cuisine ihas a good amount of comfort food. The escargot were well prepared in a mixture of garlic, mushrooms and bread crumbs. My crispy duck was as good as I have had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1785 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-7101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-327-7667

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Rancho Mirage, California
Palm Springs, California
Southern California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?