What can you say for a place like Pappy and Harriet's, other than that it's a truly special, one-of-a-kind place?
Located in the tiny, historical village of Pioneertown, which was originally established as a filming location for old western films, this restaurant does a remarkable job of upholding the town's colorful history and atmosphere. In 1982, a couple named none other than Pappy and Harriet established their namesake restaurant, transforming what was once a local biker hangout into a more family-oriented Tex-Mex restaurant featuring live music and noteworthy BBQ.
Today, Pappy and Harriet's still features all of these things, just on a much more popular and enhanced scale. Some of the nation's leading Indie music acts have performed here, and people continue to flock for the food. Steaks, burgers, ribs, quesadillas, tacos, fish, and of course BBQ pork are just some of the things you can find on the menu. Tex-Mex, right?
If you're traveling to Joshua Tree from L.A. (or vice versa), make it a priority to visit Pappy and Harriet's. It's a cultural and culinary experience that you won't want to miss.