By Daniel Paris

The Christos Family own four Goody’s restaurants in the Coachella Valley as well as two Alea Cafés in Anaheim and Long Beach. The menu provides a dizzying array of choices with comfort diner food as its core.

Now open for drive thru and takeout Goody’s is in the business of satisfying the most voluminous appetites.  The breakfasts barely leave you a glimpse of the plate.  There are over forty breakfast choices with a good representation of Mexican style plates.  My breakfast standard is the popular chicken fried steak fried to crunchy perfection bathed in a peppery gravy with three eggs, crispy hash browns and biscuits.  The breakfast meats include huge pieces of grilled ham, thick crispy bacon, sausage and chorizo.  The pancakes and French toast and pancakes are stacked high waiting to be slathered with butter and syrup.  They squeeze their own fresh orange juice on demand.

Lunch includes burgers, loaded salads, sandwiches, greek gyros, burritos, tacos and diner plate lunches. They make a really good patty melt with carmelized onions, a fat burger patty with a tangy Russian dressing on crispy grilled rye bread.


Dinner plates include fried chicken, fish and chips, steak and fries, meatloaf, enchiladas, chile verde, gyros salad, cobb salad.  Wash it down with a made to order shake.

The next time you embark on a long trip make Goody’s your first stop.

Nothing on the menu is over 15.00 and two entrees can easily feed a family of four.  Do not expect prime cuts of meat and crisp tender veggies, but do expect you will have fresh, well prepared food that will satisfy your hunger.

Buen provecho!

Goody’s Palm Springs, (also in Palm Desert, Indio, Thousand Palms)

500 E. Ramon Rd.

Palm Springs, Ca.

760 322-4663

Hours: M-Sun 5am-10pm.