After a hearty day exploring the natural wonder of Joshua Tree National Park, visitors can nicely quench their hiking thirst and satisfy their rock-climbing hunger with a vast and varied selection of unique places to eat near Joshua Tree and throughout the central desert.

Barbecue and music aficionados line up for mesquite wood barbecued meat and a pint of beer at Pappy & Harriets, a watering hole inhabited equally by hipsters, local cowboys, bikers and music lovers. Live music livens a bill ranging from indie and folk to honky-tonk and rock and roll to classic punk rock—with the appearance of some famous-name entertainers from time to time.

Other restaurants near Joshua Tree National Park include natural food in this oh-so-natural setting, such as the Natural Sisters Café, celebrated locally for its changing seasonal menu of vegan breakfast and lunch creations. Other surprising places to eat near Joshua Tree include a spot revered for its New York-style pizza, Pie for the People, where the pesto pizza specialties take center stage.

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Be sure to visit the Joshua Tree National Park Service page for alerts and conditions before hiking.