When you’re looking for a vacation destination where the scenery is exceptional, Joshua Tree has a way with landscapes that’s truly unsurpassed. A trip here comes with plenty of options for fun and outdoor adventure and just as much in the way of discovering delicious dining options too! The following are the top five local only restaurants in the Joshua Tree area that you’re going to want to be sure to try when you’re in the area
Tiny Pony Tavern
When you’re in the area and in the mood to indulge your sense of fun while enjoying fantastic flavors too, a meal enjoyed at Tiny Pony Tavern promises to please. Located at 57205 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA 92284, Tiny Pony is a one-of-a-kind tavern where guests can enjoy a unique menu as well as an atmosphere. The dive bar vibe thrives in this locale and guests love it even more for exactly that reason! Tiny Pony Tavern is open daily and serves up everything from savory sandwiches and steaks to seafood dishes and burgers as well. Stop by for a great time and don’t forget to pair your plate with one of Tiny Pony’s handcrafted cocktails too.
When a modern take on chic dining experiences near Joshua Tree is exactly what you’re looking for, a meal at La Copine will check every box on the list. Situated at 848 Old Woman Springs Road in nearby Yucca Valley, La Copine features minimalist décor and a menu that’s anything but minimal! Guests who dine at La Copine can enjoy a robust selection of New American fare to choose from. From shrimp rolls and ceviche to buttermilk chicken and stir fry, La Copine pairs unexpected flavors with style and flair. Both the rice pudding and key lime panna cotta are well worth trying when your plan is to end your experience on a sweet note.
JT Country Kitchen
Sometimes when you’re traveling, a home-cooked meal is what would really hit the spot. Fortunately, you can find exactly that at JT Country Kitchen! Situated at 61768 Twentynine Palms Highway, JT Country Kitchen is a well-loved eatery among locals and visitors that’s been serving up delicious home-inspired dishes since opening their doors in 1977. JT Country Kitchen is open from 7:00 am until 2:00 pm Wednesday through Monday and is a great place to enjoy eggs and bacon in the morning and homemade chili or soup of the day in the afternoon and evening. Settle in and find yourself in good company at JT Country Kitchen with just as much good food to go around!
For an all-day savory experience complete with breakfast favorites and home-cooked fare, make your way to Crossroads Café the next time you’re in Joshua Tree. Crossroads Café is located at 61715 Twentynine Palms Highway near the park entrance and is conveniently open daily between 7:00 am and 9:00 pm. From the rustic decorative touches indoors to the friendly service you’re sure to encounter, don’t be surprised if Crossroads Café is a place you’re looking forward to returning to enjoy a time or two. The menu at Crossroads Café hosts everything from buttermilk pancakes and fried egg sandwiches to breakfast burritos and French Toast too. Breakfast is served until 2:00 pm so if you find yourself here as part of the lunch or dinner crowd, be sure to make the most of the mouthwatering burger options, toasted sandwich selection, or tacos too! Crossroads Café hosts a full kid’s menu if you’re in town with the little ones and before you go, you’re going to want to try one of their triple chocolate brownies. This is definietly one of the best places to eat in Joshua Tree!
Kitchen in the Desert
This charming cafe prepares New American fare with a Caribbean influence, and even offers some delicious juices and smoothies! The ambiance, gorgeous views, and delicious food all come together to create a perfect dining experience – definitely one of our favorites!
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