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Shields Date Garden

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Date Shakes!!! Shields Date Garden, Indio, CA

We went to Shields Date Shake garden. its a good place to taste dates, see the Sex life movie on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fremont, California
Two trips

We made two trips here. We had originally intended to tour the gardens, but given that the... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Cypress, Texas, USA
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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...more
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80225 US Highway 111, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92201-6538
+1 800-414-2555
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a quick visit to Joshua Tree, but wanted a good meal before heading back to the PHX. This place was a perfect place for couples, groups and families. The make their own bread, have specials with dates on hamburgers, and Adam was awesome even...More

Thank LISA R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love dates, the Shields Date Garden will not disappoint. Of course, we didn't take the garden tour for the reasons others have mentioned about it being predominantly Christian-themed rather than date-themed (it was also about 100 degrees). The 18 minute documentary is however,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Shields Date Shake garden. its a good place to taste dates, see the Sex life movie on the dates, and have a date shake. They only sell date shakes at 24 ounce size. So we ordered that It was very good -...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t walk around the gardens. The girls at the counter warned that it’s not a date farm/garden but a Christian-themed garden. We tried the date samples but no one explained the type of dates. There was even a fresh date (yellow bahri dates) to...More

1  Thank PrincessDumpling
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We made two trips here. We had originally intended to tour the gardens, but given that the thermometer was over the century mark we elected to come back earlier the next day. Day one was spent sampling the different date varieties followed with a date...More

Thank okididit2wo
Reviewed 7 August 2018

If you love dates (or maybe you've never even tried one before) this is the place for you! Not only do they have very tasty date shakes (which I believe is what they're known for), but they also have shelves filled with date flavored items....More

Thank The_Sharks88
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

The "freshly squeezed" orange juice was not freshly squeezed and was out of a carton, they had no coffee available but the date shake was good. The shop was nothing to write home about, and the gardens were not particularly good, a stroll around my...More

Thank tommoj
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Stopped here after dining at Jackelope Grill. First thing I noticed was a lad working behind the counter. I asked if he was 14? He said yes. Asked if he was part of the ruling family. Yes, again, he replied. Nothing I like more than...More

Thank rollo_orlando
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Watch the movie, as it tells so much, have the famous date shake that folks have talked about. It is truely my favorite now. The restaurant was closed for renovations but we walked the grounds quickly in the 118F heat. Interesting. But cool items to...More

Thank cdnemsguy
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The museum, grounds tour and restaurant were all wonderful. The best part was the date shake (plan on sharing one!). You can purchase the best dates I've ever eaten here and take home.

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Catherine D
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Hwy 111, Indio, Calif
Arne E
21 April 2015|
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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.