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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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You must try the date shake

My first date shake was memorable: deliciously rich (one can be shared among two people. It costs... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ElisabettaR17
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Florida
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I had planned this trip a while ago and had planned to have Sunday breakfast and some date... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ed M
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Amityville, New York
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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” (17 reviews)
“free samples” (27 reviews)
“gift shop” (51 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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"garden walk"
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"free samples"
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"gift shop"
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"stuffed dates"
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"delicious dates"
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"short film"
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"outdoor restaurant"
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"dried fruit"
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"food items"
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"garden tour"
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"for sale"
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"palm trees"
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"coachella valley"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My first date shake was memorable: deliciously rich (one can be shared among two people. It costs $6). They also sell date ice-cream. It was liking traveling back in time sitting at the 50’s style diner-like desk sipping the shake. The cafe’ looked great,but it...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had planned this trip a while ago and had planned to have Sunday breakfast and some date pancakes. Unfortunately, the Cafe is closed for July and part of August for kitchen renovation. The store however is still open. They have 5 or 6 varieties...More

Thank Ed M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped because we decided to try the date shake. It was better than I would have expected although it gets overly sweet and the only size is 24 oz. The cafe was closed the month we were there. They are very generous with their...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing like a date shake! Actually, they aren't bad. The restaurant has outdoor seating, so that's always a good thing. Nice place for lunch.

Thank Beth S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard about the Date Shake and just had to try it, we were ona family road trip and we ended up here, the shop is rustic and one of those feel good places. i enjoyed sampling the dates and got some goodies as well...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place! Our whole family love to visit date sheids. The date shakes are the best here! I bought hot sauces and cookbooks. The outdoor cafe was so beautifully landscaped and well shaded. Enjoyed the views and fantastic service! The food selection on...More

Thank MORAL004
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want nostalgia, this is it. The gift store stocks items other than food products that may bring back memories for some....especially, if you are into the 1950s, 1960s. The movie highlights how complex it is to grow dates, and how much patience and...More

Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a landmark for Indio residents! Love the freshness and healthy options that often features their home grown dates!

Thank 256lilliant
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shield's was a fun stop - we went there on friends' recommendations and were impressed with everything, including the restaurant, gift shop (we missed the movie), the walking trail in the back, and the date shakes, of course!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really didn't know there was that many Dates. This place has great date shakes and they are really great. They have a nice garden that you can see the different date trees. This place also has a Cafe to get food to eat out...More

Thank Joseph I
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Catherine D
15 June 2018|
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Response from ShieldsDateGarden | Property representative |
Hi Catherine, The Cafe will be closed for the month of July due to maintenance, but will re-open in August. Hours are from 8am-2pm. During July the Walk will be open from 9am-4pm. Once the Cafe re-opens the Walk will be... More
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Bronwen L
3 October 2015|
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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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