By Denise Ortuno

With traditional diner style eats, you can definitely satisfy you comfort food cravings at JT’s Diner in Palm Desert.

There is nothing quite like hearty food to give your body and soul comfort, a big ole food hug so to speak. And with the success of JT’s Diner in Palm Desert, it seems like owners Todd Flood and Barbara Boyajian, got it right.

The diner is located in the University Park Center off of Cook St, and has a modern feel. From its high ceilings, to stream lined pendant lighting, it has a “diner of the future” air about it, but still retains an essence of hominess, which is no doubt attributed to their delicious food.


Open for breakfast and lunch, JT’s menu is vast. For breakfast, there are many selections to choose from, such as their Hawaiian Portuguese Sausage Scramble (two eggs scrambled with diced green onions and chopped Portuguese Sausage), Todd’s Eggs Benedict (two poached eggs, English muffins, double smoked bacon and their homemade hollandaise sauce), Pancakes or Waffles, Jack’s Famous Croissant French Toast (cinnamon vanilla egg wash and grilled) or even build your own omelet, plus many more selections.

Looking for lunch? Try a plate of JT’s Classic Fries with our choice of dressing for dipping, or one of their salads such as their Grapefruit Chicken and Avocado (butter lettuce, shredded chicken, sesame vinaigrette, with grapefruit segments, avocado, and honey roasted walnuts). Perhaps a burger or hot dog is more your thing, such as their BBQ Bacon Cheddar Burger, Chili Cheeseburger made with their homemade chili, or ¼ lb. Hot Dog, among others.

JT’s sandwiches are equally impressive with their Tarragon Chicken Salad Sandwich (homemade tarragon chicken salad with dried cranberries, walnuts, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on a croissant), Grilled Steak Sandwich (grilled thinly cut New York steak, French roll, Swiss cheese, mayonnaise and fried onion strips), just to name a few. They also have a variety of Grilled Cheese and Melts, just in case you’re feeling a little cheesy.

They also offer Blue Plate Specials, such as their Chicken and Waffles (crispy fried chicken breast with their sweet waffles), which comes with a choice of salad or cup of French Onion soup). For something sweet, top off your lunch with one of their shakes, for an extra cool time.

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a little comfort food to give you the warm and fuzzy’ s, and with JT’s diner style delectable, you’ll be feeling good in no time.

JT’s Diner is located at 37-011 Cook St, Palm Desert 92211