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72248 Varner Rd, Thousand Palms, CA 92276-3341
+1 760-343-3739
00:00 - 23:59
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Yorba Linda, California, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were seated and waited for luke warm coffee. then our food came out it it was luke warm. I ordered pancakes with fruit but not fruit - ugh

Thank NICKYV01
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family came to visit including the smaller toddlers and a pre teen. This is great for families with small kids. Great menu selection for everyone. Service was adequate and friendly. The fries were so good and the club sandwich was very good. The carpet needs to be replaced as soon as possible. The carpet is old, dirty and raggedy. Staff... More 

Thank Anita P
Phoenix, Arizona
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111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like Denny's for a quick bit (breakfast, lunch or dinner) and their food is really improving overall. I had a great omelet for breakfast and it is always reasonably priced.

Thank angied764
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121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Filthy! Filthy! Filthy! – Never Again! We haven’t been to “America’s Favorite Diner” for awhile and we certainly won’t be going back to the Varner Rd., Thousand Palms, CA location again. At first glance all looked normal. Then we sat down and begin to look around and you start to notice just how bad the state of cleanliness is in... More 

Thank Davidb1057
Lakeside, California
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161 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had a meal at the Thousand Palms Denny's and everything was as expected. Good food, (especially the breakfast menu at dinner time) at a good price. Service was a bit slow but it was all good.

Thank ccrowe3
London, Canada
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562 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

My husband and myself are Canadian snowbirds who go to Denny's once a week while staying in Palm Desert for 5 months over the winter months. We take 6 days to drive down from Ontario Canada and another 6 days driving back and stop @ Denny's across many states during that time. My husband is a big eater so usually... More 

Thank Maureen S
Brentwood, California
Level Contributor
66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Dennys was close to the hotel where we are staying. The food (turkey dinner) was excellent and the service was outstanding. Plus with an AARP card the net cost is very good for seniors.

Thank dburd
Level Contributor
32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We go through Thousand Palms every 3 months to go to our condo and the last three times stopping at this place has not been pleasant and we are done! First time waited 15 mins. to be seated and they were not busy. Second time, again waited at least 10 mins. and finally was seated, waited almost forty mins. to... More 

Thank Laurat111
1 review
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I've been on Denny's for late dinner and ordered a steak with veggies. The food was fresh and the price was fair. The service was fast and waiter was efficient and kind. I would Highly recommend this place. Bad side was that they have no fresh juices or mineral water.

Thank Katarina D
Level Contributor
345 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I stopped in here for lunch, places convenient right off I-10, food was fresh and delicious, service was great, the bathroom could use a good cleaning but other than that I was very pleased .

Thank Monseyfire

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72248 Varner Rd, Thousand Palms, CA 92276-3341
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Thousand Palms
  • Phone Number: +1 760-343-3739

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?