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Wally's Desert Turtle

71775 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92270-4444
+1 760-568-9321
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good15%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“dover sole” (24 reviews)
“souffle” (16 reviews)
“escargot” (11 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
71775 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92270-4444
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There is a very good reason this restaurant has been a favorite for more than 40 years: good food, great drinks, attentive service and excellent value. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Having arrived at 6 we were able to use a very reasonably priced prix...More

Thank Hedonicus
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I recently celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at Wally's. It was our first visit to this establishment. The place is very quaint and elegant. The service team did an outstanding job. They have an extensive wine list. My wife had a horseradish-crusted...More

Thank Lancburm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We met up with a couple of friends here and really enjoyed it. Just a heads up that everyone in the restaurant was dressed up, and I was wearing a hoodie, so try to wear something nice so you don’t look out of place. The...More

Thank Darcy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten many times at Wally's, and while it is an "old style" place (feels like where The Rat Pack may have eaten in the 60's), the food and service is excellent. Definitely an older crowd, but it is consistently very good.

Thank SanDiegoW_traveler
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Dining in the Coachella Valley doesn't get more old-school than Wally's. Stepping through the door is like passing into a time-warp where people still dress for dinner and the staff treats everyone with the same courtesy that once greeted Hollywood royalty. The menu may not...More

Thank Kirk E
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

I thought I had been good all year but Santa brought me a lump of coal in the form of a pork tenderloin for dinner at Wally’s. My husband brought me here for dinner on Christmas Eve, and, to give Wally’s the benefit of the...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

We come to PS twice a year, and we have never dined at Wally's until this visit. It was our 5 year anniversary and we came on the night for dinner. We arrived early and were seated straight away, which was fabulous. Lovely table, a...More

Thank Hobdeb
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Feels like you are dining with Frank Sinatra or Bob Hope. This is not your national fast food restaurant. Enjoy a superb, leisurely meal in a fine restaurant.

Thank Art046
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

There are several sections to the dining room, but all of them provide an elegant setting while making you feel very comfortable. Dress is business casual, sport coats were worn in equal numbers to non-sport coat gentlemen. The bar is rather small, but adequate for...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We had a family dinner for 8 at Wally's the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and almost everything was as good as it gets. My escargot was splendidly presented and tasted even better than what it looked. The rack of lamb was also a thing of beauty...More

Thank Fay M
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Questions & Answers
Howard H
25 December 2015|
Response from Glen K | Reviewed this property |
Well, it's a pretty fancy place, and good for special occasions, so I suggest you might like to get dressed up a bit. You don't have to over-do it. A golf shirt, cardigan and khakis would work. "Country-club casual" is what... More
Janice O
5 November 2015|
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Response from RaePalmSprings | Reviewed this property |
No I do not think so.
3 August 2015|
Response from Michael B | Property representative |
Please do, as we can't wait to see you! We know that you are going to enjoy the Wally's Desert Turtle experience. Please remember that we re-open for season on Friday, October 9th, 2015.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$27 - US$75
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71775 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92270-4444
    (Rancho Las Palmas)
  • Public Transportation: A public transit stop is directly across the street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Rancho Mirage
  • Phone Number: +1 760-568-9321
  • E-mail
Wally's Desert Turtle is NOW OPEN for our Thirty-Ninth Season and we are honored to announce the return of our celebrity Executive Chef Pascal Lallemand. With a focus on “farm to table” and sustainable practices, Wally’s Desert Turtle takes great care in sourcing the finest ingredients from local vendors and are proud to support ranches, farms, and fisheries that practice earth friendly and ocean friendly methods of production. The finest local ingredients, classic service, and exceptional surroundings always make for "A Great Night Out" at Wally's Desert Turtle.
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