by Tracy Dietlin

Sometimes some of the best food is found in smaller hole in the wall restaurants off the beaten path or less than fancy unassuming diners and in the case of this weeks featured review….Sports bars like Tilted Kilt.
While many gentlemen and ladies too, enjoy Tilted Kilt for its enjoyable eye candy that their lovely waitresses offer, there is more to this Pub and eatery than meets the eye (no pun intended).
Upon entering you will be greeted by the sexy hostess who will engage in friendly conversation while seating you. Next up is your personable waitress who will make you feel comfortable by chatting with you like your old friends regardless of whether you are male or female. Tilted Kilt only hires the friendliest waitresses with the extra outgoing personality to make your experience there a fun one.
Tilted Kilt is one of the largest Sports Bars in the valley and has 2 pool tables, darts and a couple of arcade games along with a large rectangular bar with seating all the way around. They also boast 47 large screen TVs throughout the bar for your viewing enjoyment.
They also have an extensive mixed drink menu and offer more than 30 draft and bottled beers to choose from. But wait, even with all of that, the best part is still the food.
The first time I ate at Tilted Kilt I really wasn’t expecting the food to be as good as it was. I have since eaten there several times and it never disappoints. I always get the chicken tender salad with honey mustard dressing and because it’s so amazing. I order it every time, swearing that next time I will try something else. They are without a doubt the best chicken tenders anywhere, ever!! They are large, tender, moist and flavorful, prepared in a light, tasty batter and placed on top of a fresh, crisp romaine lettuce salad with, red onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and mandarin orange slices.
My husband, Philip, always gets the ‘Kilt Club which has turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and sun dried tomato pesto mayonnaise on toasted sourdough bread. I’ve had a couple bites of this and it is truly amazing. There’s something in that mayonnaise and the honey mustard dressing that are absolutely addictive, making us both not want to let more than a week go by without getting our fix. The sandwich is served with some of the best thin cut firm fries you can find with just a light dusting of another one of those secret ingredients.
We have actually tried their signature wings and they are definitely worth bragging about as they do have more meat on them than the average wing and Philip loves them in the Kilt Burner sauce.
Don’t think that we don’t order other items because there’s not a lot to choose from; quite the contrary. Their menu is quite extensive and includes everything from typical bar items like ‘big arse’ burgers, fish n chips, shrimp baskets, wraps, flatbread pizzas and Irish stew to fresh salmon, steak, chicken fettuccini, shepherds pie and lasagna just to name a few. I’ve heard from our friends that all of these selections are just as tasty.
I’ve made a commitment to my taste buds to try the Atlantic cod fish n chips on my next visit and Philip the ‘big arse’ burger. And for dessert the Tilted Guilt; a partially baked chocolate chip or white chocolate macadamia nut cookie served hot from the oven, topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup……sigh.
If you’re looking for delicious food that won’t break the bank (most items range from 8.99 to 12.99) in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere where you can kick back and watch your favorite event, then get on down to the Tilted Kilt and get your good grub on.
Tilted Kilt is located at 72-191 Highway 111 in Palm Desert (760-773-KILT)
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Hours are: Mon-Thurs 11am-11pm
Fri & Sat 11am-midnight
Sunday 11am-11pm

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