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Shield's Date Farm

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80225 US Highway 111, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92201-6538
+1 800-414-2555
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Great Food and Shake at Shield's Date Farm

It is well worth the time to stop by the Shield's Date Farm for breakfast or lunch with a date... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
FJSAnnandaleNJ
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Annandale, NJ
Truly fun

This place has mind blowingly delicious and enormous date shakes, a marvelous gift shop, a fun film... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bearwife
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Seattle
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Shields Date Garden has been part of the Coachella Valley for more than 90 years. Although many things have changed, Shields commitment to excellent quality and customer service remains. We invite you to visit our store/restaurant. Tour our beautiful gardens or view the iconic "Romance & Sex Life of the Date" movie.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“garden walk” (16 reviews)
“free samples” (26 reviews)
“gift shop” (49 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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80225 US Highway 111, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92201-6538
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+1 800-414-2555
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is well worth the time to stop by the Shield's Date Farm for breakfast or lunch with a date shake for desert. Friendly staff, great food and plenty of things to buy for family and friends. A great spot before or after a hike...More

Thank FJSAnnandaleNJ
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place has mind blowingly delicious and enormous date shakes, a marvelous gift shop, a fun film about dates and the farm founders, and a delightful garden walk. The cafe looks nice too.

Thank Bearwife
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for breakfast on the way to the Joshua tree park. What a beautiful outdoor restaurant to have breakfast at. The food was great, big serving and our waiter was very nice. I had a famous date shake and it was delicious! Big...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the date farm for lunch at the adorable restaurant. Food and service was great. Low key, very casual atmosphere. We finished our lunch and then went for the walk in the garden which was lovely. I believe it was set up for Easter with...More

Thank watsonstacey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This historic date farm and store is really interesting. Watch the movie first to understand more about the products. Lunch outside was delightful, if you have the time. Word of warning: dates are very high in fiber and can act as a laxative. 24 ounce...More

Thank JohnInItaly
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on the way back from hiking painted canyon. Needed to try a date shake. Lunch in the cafe was TERRIFIC. Got a salad with curried chicken & papaya that was perfect. Date shake? Meh. Fun to try once but not a...More

Thank Lauralanglois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Farm fresh dates available for sampling and for purchase. All product is exceptional top quality. You must enjoy the delicious Medjool, Honey, Barhi, Blond and Brunette and Honey dates. There are even more varieties to sample and purchase. This place provides a historic view of...More

Thank daluguy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved it! I had no idea about how dates were produced. The milk shake was great but too big. Heads up ask for a courtesy cup and one would serve three kids easy! The movie was good and the shop was a blast from...More

Thank Delta5076
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were just passing through and needed a rest stop. It was well worth the drive off of the interstate. Besides the usual gifts, they have excellent fruit and a fantastic variety of dates.

Thank 436Terry68
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I was a kid my family came to Indio on occasion to buy grapefruit and to visit the date farm. That was 60 years ago. An assortment of dates, honey and a few other things were sold there at low cost as I recall....More

Thank Marshall D
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Bronwen L
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Response from SueVirginiaBeach_Va | Reviewed this property |
Hwy 111, Indio, Calif
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Arne E
21 April 2015|
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Response from Richard M |
easy to find:on hwy 11 1,east of monroe ave,across fro"jackalope restaurant big signs on 111 east of monroe ave.,on right hand side of 111,huge parking lot directly in front of"shield's date farm,hope this helps,richard m.
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