Long considered one of the Coachella Valley’s finest restaurants for steaks and chops (on the bone), lobster and fresh seafood by diners, The Chop House at Jackalope Ranch will open in Indio as a destination dining spot.

As a dining experience, The Chop House in its previous location in Palm Springs and its current location in Stadium Two at The Indian Wells Tennis Garden during the BNP Paribas consistently garners the highest of praise from guests and national and local press.

 “Since we closed the Chop House in Palm Springs, our guests have clamored for us to open another location. They love the menu, food and experience,” said Morcus whose family has owned Kaiser Restaurant Group in the Coachella Valley for more than 25 years. The Chop House will be a select, premium experience for guests who will enter through Jackalope Ranch, and then move through to the intimate, private setting of The Chop House in the beautifully remodeled Appaloosa Room.

The room features a lovely, dramatic new interior along with the classic stone-covered walls, turquoise jewel tone accents, wood beam ceiling, fireplace and Western art.


Coming from a Colorado background where Morcus grew up on the family ranch and in his grandfather’s and father’s butcher shops, he has searched the world to find the finest sustainably-raised grass-fed animals that are untainted by industrialization from around the globe. He brings that knowledge and passion for fine food at reasonable prices to all Kaiser Restaurant Group projects, and especially to The Chop House, where it’s all about the highest quality steaks, chops and seafood.

Much of the restaurant’s beef is single ranch province, raised by ranchers who maintain a strong commitment to simply breeding and raising the best and healthiest cattle. The cattle and other livestock are raised hormone and antibiotic free with no industrial by-products in the cleanest of environs; lamb is from New Zealand, another country with a nearly pollutant-free atmosphere; wild and sustainable fresh fish and seafood are brought in daily from around the world. The menu is rounded out with organically raised free-range chicken and locally grown vegetables which are sourced from farms in Southern California. Seasonal specialties will feature the finest ingredients changing with the seasons.  

 While located in the Jackalope Ranch building, on Jackalope Trail, The Chop House will operate with its own elite staff of servers, mixologists and kitchen staff to give guests the ultimate steakhouse experience.

 The Chop House will open for dinner service at 4:30 p.m. daily and seat until 10 p.m. Reservations are suggested. Chop House at Jackalope Ranch, 80400 Highway 111, Indio.

Information: The Chop House at Jackalope Ranch,; (760) 342-1999