A food essay about Pappy and Harriet's Restaurant in Joshua Tree, California by James Bonner

Pappy + Harriet's: A Culinary Oasis and Musical Haven in Joshua Tree, California

Roughly twenty miles outside the desert town of Joshua Tree, California, Pappy + Harriet's is a culinary wonder that impresses locals and visitors. Stepping into Pappy + Harriet's feels like entering an old town retreat where time slows down, and worries dissipate. The rustic decor, warm lighting, and welcoming staff create an inviting atmosphere that instantly feels like home.

From the outside looking at Pappy + Harriet’s is exactly what you hope it to be. Serving hearty burgers to fresh salads and decadent desserts, Pappy + Harriet's menu offers a diverse range of options to satisfy that exact craving. Don't miss the signature dish, the “Harriet's Special Burger,” a mouthwatering masterpiece that lingers.

Far more than one of the best restaurants within a hundred miles in any direction, Pappy + Harriet’s is that family-friendly biker bar you never knew you were looking for, and one of the best music venues in the country, featuring everyone from Paul McCartney to Patti Smith, Lizzo to Bell & Sebastian, and Ani Defranco to Coheed & Cambria

Pappy and Harriet's is the place to be whether you are enjoying a meal with friends and family, savoring a solo drink at the famous bar, or gearing up to see Devendra Banhart on stage, Pappy Harriet's ensures that every visit is a memorable one. Discover Joshua Tree for yourself, but don't even think of leaving without an experience at Pappy & Harriet’s!

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