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Shields Date Garden

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80225 US Highway 111, Indio, CA 92201-6599
+1 760-347-0996
Today
09:00 - 17:00
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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Robbins, North Carolina, United States
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Started in 1924 by Mr and Mrs Shields this place is very popular, be sure to see the free movie which will give you good insight to how difficult dates are to grow. Take the tour and take time to see all that is there, especially the 14 things depicting the life of Christ.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I decided to go to Shields for breakfast based on a friend raving about how good a lunch they had there. We had stopped in a week ago to get some dates but had no idea they had a fine restaurant. When checking, found they served breakfast and dinner. We stopped in Sunday and we both had... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While we did not dine here, but we did sample their dates and enjoyed a Date Shake, and everything was delicious. They have a short film with the history of the place and the steps involved in growing and harvesting dates which was quite interesting. The dates are fresh and come in a multitude of varieties and variations. Wonderful walking... More 

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Vancouver, WA
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104 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been hearing about this place for years. It is world famous and it didn't disappoint. Interesting and educational film about "the romance and sex life of dates" is a must see. We yielded to temptation and split a date milkshake and it was everything people say about it. It had a hint of chocolate favor and was to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came for breakfast a nice variety of choices Date pancakes good with date butter 3 types of potatoes We walked in the garden It said to pay $5 but waitstaff told us yo enter I'm guessing free with breakfast Nice walk love the label telling you what plants were Also enjoyed the religious information about Jesus and his life

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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped first for the breakfast at the Garden. The coffee as a state was freshly brewed, hot and tasted very good. We ordered date pancakes and sorry to say, could not finish them! We ate all the date filled parts, along with a date spread and maple syrup. But no room for any more! Everyone is so kind and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is in a nice place with some tables outside. The waiters were very friendly and the good was great.

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Incline Village, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

1927 icon that makes uses dates in all kinds of food products, exterior of place is unimpressive but gift shop, restaurant, and botanical garden are very nice, various trees are high lighted with informational signs explaining fruits, nuts, olives grown, inside and outdoor seating, service is prompt and friendly-could be trained better(want to take plate away before your finished), very... More 

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Moorpark, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

A must do when in the area of Palm Desert. Get the date shake, it's truly a treat. If you are someone that likes dried fruit and nuts this place carriers stuff that is unbelievable. I bought some dried balsamic beets, although I didn't care for them, the fact they had them was crazy. You can sample just about everything... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

My husband and I went to Shields Date Garden today to purchase some medjool dates. We also tried a sample of the date cookies and they are delicious They are a soft, chewy cookie that taste like ginger snaps. So good. On our way out we decided to get a date shake. Best I have every had. You must try... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
16:30 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80225 US Highway 111, Indio, CA 92201-6599
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Indio
  • Phone Number: +1 760-347-0996
Description
In 1924, a history of quality began when Floyd E. Shields planted his date grove in the Southern California desert. 90 Years later Shields Date Garden continues to grow the finest freshest dates and date products in the U.S.A. Preserving a tradition of hard work and excellence. As we continue to celebrate our 90th anniversary, we wanted to update everyone about our exciting year. Our newly remodeled Cafe at Shields continues to serve breakfast,lunch and dinner with seating indoors and on our beautiful patio outdoors. Are you planning a special event? We offer an outstanding opportunity for parties up to 250 people. Our patio is unequaled in its beauty and seclusion. We have also finished The Walk at Shields. This garden path winds through our 17 acres of towering date palms. Underneath their majestic canopies are 15 scenes that include 23 statues chronologizing Christ's life. We invite you to tour our magnificent garden. Finally we would like to sincerely thank all of you for your gracious support. We could not do this without you.

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