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Jackalope Ranch in Indio Reopens Under New Ownership, Bringing Fresh Flavors and Excitement Back to the Coachella Valley

After an almost three-year hiatus, the beloved Jackalope Ranch Bar and Grill in Indio has flung open its doors once again, this time under the stewardship of a mystery owner who has poured substantial resources into its revival, as announced by the city.

Located just off Highway 111, east of Jefferson Street, this iconic eatery had been shuttered since early 2021, but now it’s poised for a spectacular resurgence. The refurbished space, unveiled to the public this past Thursday, boasts a host of enhancements. The landscaping has been meticulously revamped, the woodwork and furniture have been lovingly refurbished, and contemporary light fixtures now grace the interior. Additionally, the restaurant has invested in new air conditioning systems, refrigeration, and top-of-the-line kitchen equipment, ensuring a dining experience that’s both comfortable and exceptional.

Jackalope Ranch General Manager Charlie Christos couldn’t hide his excitement as he welcomed patrons back, stating, “We are thrilled to reopen the doors to this beautiful dining haven and welcome back the community of Indio and the entire Coachella Valley. The city of Indio has provided monumental support throughout the process of getting reopened, and we sincerely thank the city.”

In addition to its grand reopening, Jackalope Ranch has some enticing offers for its patrons. Daily happy hours, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., provide the perfect opportunity to unwind, while dinner service extends until 10 p.m. As an extra treat, the restaurant will soon be launching a to-go market for barbecue enthusiasts, although the opening date remains a delicious mystery.

For those unfamiliar with this culinary gem, Jackalope Ranch is more than just a restaurant; it’s a destination in itself. Spanning a whopping 21,000 square feet, it boasts several inviting patios with scenic views of lush landscaping and twin waterfalls. The establishment houses three impressive kitchens, including a Southern Pride smoker, which fills the air with the tempting aromas of apple, cherry, and hickory woods.

While renowned for its exceptional meats and signature barbecue, Jackalope Ranch offers an array of menu items, including a notable selection of seafood, ensuring there’s something to satisfy every palate.

Whether you’re in the mood for a fine dining experience at the Chop House, a delightful Prime Rib Sunday Brunch, or a relaxed gathering at the Saloon, Palapa Bar, or outdoor patios with flowing fountain lagoons, Jackalope Ranch caters to all occasions. It’s the perfect venue for lunch, dinner, happy hour, early dining, and so much more.

Indeed, there’s always something happening at the Ranch. The reopening of Jackalope Ranch is not just a return to business as usual; it’s a revival of cherished flavors and a testament to the enduring spirit of community in Indio and the Coachella Valley. So, gather your friends and family, and savor the unique charms of this culinary haven once again.

80400 California Highway 111, Indio,

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