Here are all of the Palm Springs restaurants featured on television shows

It’s always nice when the Food Network, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel or any television channel drops by Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley to document the desert’s tasty eats.  Here are all of the restaurants, diners, bars, and everything else that has been featured on television shows.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Note: be sure to check out our post here – as it has much more info on Triple D in the Palm Springs area. 


Guy Fieri visits Frankinbun in Palm Springs

Guy had a veggie dog and Frankinbun’s delicious chicken and waffles while at the Palm Springs spot.

Frankinbun, 540 S. Indian Canyon Dr., (760) 318-4841

Grill-A-Burger – Palm Desert

Guy Fieri at Grill-A-Burger taping his show Diners Drive-Ins, and Dives in Palm Desert, California

Guy tried out the Devil’s Revenge burger and the Buddha Burger at the Palm Desert hamburger spot.

Grill-A-Burger, 73091 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, (760) 346-8170

Sherman’s Deli and Bakery – Palm Desert / Palm Springs

Guy learned how to make turkey pastrami, homemade rye bread, and a latke brisket sandwich.

Sherman’s Deli and Bakery, 73161 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA (760) 568-1350 / 401 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, (760) 325-1199

Wilma and Frieda’s – Palm Desert

The owners of Wilma and Frieda's with Guy Fieri
Guy Fieri at Wilma and Frieda’s (Facebook)

Guy visited the Palm Desert restaurant on El Paseo – where he ate a short rib melt and the W & F Breakfast Tart.

Grill-A-Burger, 73575 El Paseo #2310, Palm Desert (in the Gardens on El Paseo), (760) 773-2807

Zobo and Meester’s – Cathedral City

Guy Fieri enjoys the grub at Zobo and Meester’s in Cathedral City

Guy enjoyed the Three Meat BBQ Sandwich and the Flamethrower Panini at the Cathedral City breakfast and lunch spot.

Zobo & Meester’s, 68703 Perez Rd, Cathedral City, (760) 832-6104

No Reservations

Anthony Bourdain took a trip (in more ways than one) to the High Desert and the Coachella Valley – visiting numerous restaurants along the way with Queens of the Stone Age frontman, Josh Homme:

(You can watch the episode here)

On a separate episode of No Reservations, Bourdain visited the Ski Inn in Niland (Salton Sea).

$40 a Day

Rachael Ray had just $40 to spend for her entire day in Palm Springs. She chose to do so by dining at these three spots:

Breakfast: More Than a Mouthful (Closed)
Lunch: Fisherman’s Market and Grill
Dinner: Kaiser Grille

Restaurant Impossible

(Food Network)

Robert Irvine and his crew transformed the menu and decor of this Cathedral City barbecue joint.  Sadly, Eileen Smith, the restaurant’s owner, passed away a few months after the episode aired and the eatery has since closed.

Bite This With Nadia G

(Cooking Channel)

Nadia and her last initial paid a visit to a few spots while in the Coachella Valley:

King’s Highway at the Ace Hotel – she had Green Eggs and Ham.
Workshop Kitchen and Bar – she had Duck Confit Cannelloni.
Over the Rainbow Cupcakes – she had a “Nachos Del Rey” cupcake.

Guilty Pleasures

Food Network filming at The Purple Room (Image: Purple Room)

Ross Matthews was more than happy to share his love of a certain Shredded Chicken Burrito fromLas Casuelas Terraza and a Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake with Rum Caramel Sauce at The Purple Room.

Carson Kressley was also featured on the show to chat about Chocolate Decadence French Toast at Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien.

Man V. Food

Man V Food filming at Manhattan in the Desert in Palm Springs
(Instagram / Manhattan in the Desert)

Host Casey Webb took on the challenge of a massive sandwich at Manhattan in the Desert.  He also had some fish tacos at Shanghai Reds in Fisherman’s Market and Grill and enjoyed Frank Sinatra’s favorite meal, the “Steak Diane,” at Melvyn’s at the Ingleside Inn.

Check out the full recap of Man V. Food here.

If there is anything I might have missed, let me know.