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Hey, CH people! We are heading to Palm Springs for Mother's Day weekend, and I was wondering if you had any recommendations for dinner places that would be good for little ones and adults that are suckers for good food. We'd try for an early seating so as not to bother serious diners. I guess what I'm trying to say is that we are looking to avoid Olive Garden and CPK type corporate food.

Thanks for the input!

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Olive Garden Restaurant
1025 Dana Dr, Redding, CA 96003

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  1. Check out Matchbox in the middle of downtown Palm Springs. Good thin crust pizza and sliders, but plenty of other stuff too. It's got a great view of the main strip and a bar with fire pit.
    Also, El Mirasol for Mexican. Great mole and patio.

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    1. Isla has two really fun and good restaurant suggestions - I'll add two more: Tyler's Burgers.. Lunch only (close at 4pm) but you must try their potato salad with a burger. 60's music mostly outside seating..Fishermans Wharf.. Excellent fresh fish/seafood combos .. kid friendly and fun.

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      Tyler's Burgers
      149 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

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      1. re: Maggie19

        Thanks for the suggestions! I will add them to our list.

      2. Where did you end up going? Maggie's ideas of Tylers and Fisherman's were spot-on. Love Fisherman's fish tacos! (served after 8pm at the adjacent Shanghai Red's for just $2.50 as well)

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        1. re: lsla

          We went to Tyler's and loved the American fare. Thanks for the rec! Our new favorite, however, was Cheeky's on the Strip. It is on a corner with a lovely patio where the kids ran out their wiggles. The food was fresh and interesting - not your usual pancakes and salads. We went there after renting bikes at the PS Bikes on the corner. Really great experience...I hope it will do well because we plan on going there every time we return to Palm Springs.

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          Cheeky's
          622 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

          1. re: liza.calderon

            Ah yes, Cheekys is a fave breakfast and lunch spot. I believe they're currently closed but opening again soon for the season.

            1. re: liza.calderon

              Actually, Liza, you're original post requested dinner recs (which is why I didn't give you Tylers or Cheekys since they're not open for dinner). I'm interested to find out where you went for dinner and what you thought ...