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Ernie’s Bar & Grill

55-955 PGA Blvd. Send to Phone
760-564-7125
Stylish gastropub doubles as a 19th hole, with great views of the verdant fairways.
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Breakfast Fri.-Sun., Lunch & Dinner daily (closed Tues.-Wed. July-Aug.)
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Ernie’s Bar & Grill Restaurant Review

: This PGA West eatery is the unofficial 19th hole of the Nicklaus Tournament Courses and TPC Stadium. Come late afternoon and early evening, it’s packed with tanned golfers who belly up to the island bar for some good food and better drinks. It’s a collection of booths, tables and high-tops; flat-screen TVs and friendly staff are appealing to non-golfers as well. Beyond the glass wall is a living room-style patio with views of the fairways. During the day, the space is cooled by sun shades; come evening, it’s warmed by a pair of gas fire pits. Executive chef Fernando Cruz’s all-day menu features a selection of starters, sandwiches and salads. Signature dishes include the "Cubano," a layering of pulled pork, Black Forest ham and Swiss cheese tucked in a baguette. The summer farmers' salad is reminiscent of the popular caprese, with added cucumber giving it a more distinctive flavor. At night, chef Cruz highlights a handful of comfort foods, such as a savory chicken potpie and hearty meatloaf. The full bar is stocked with a limited selection of mostly Californian wines, and draft or bottled beers.

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