Idyllwild, the center of which is Jo’An’s Restaurant, is an intimate community nestled in the San Jacinto Mountains above Palm Springs. Jo’An’s Restaurant is a family-owned American food restaurant that features a full bar and BBQ/beer garden (seasonally). Jo’An’s has been a fixture in Idyllwild for nearly 25 years. Patrons can order breakfast, lunch or dinner here and will find themselves emerged in Idyllwild’s prideful sense of history and community.

Idyllwild residents and visitors have made Jo’An’s their go-to bar and grill for town events, special get-togethers, and regular Sunday morning brunches. Additionally, this restaurant offers the best place for Idyllwild’s nightlife, withlive music/entertainment and regular karaoke (check our calendar for regularly scheduled and special events). Jo’An’s is also the home of one of Idyllwild’s tallest evergreens, which is transformed into the town’s Christmas tree during the holiday season– the tree lighting ceremony is truly one of Idyllwild’s most anticipated and magical nights.

Under new management, Jo’An’s has improved menu selections and will be undergoing major renovations in early 2015. The new owners are dedicated to maintaining Jo’An’s sense of small-town community, as this restaurant serves as a center-point landmark of the area. Jo’An’s Restaurant features an energetic and helpful staff that can make both menu, and sightseeing recommendations.

Idyllwild, California – the home of Jo’An’s restaurant, where you will enjoy food and entertainment. All complimented by a welcoming atmosphere, great company and a model train that circles the dinning area! Click here for a map our location.


Our casual outside dining with live music!

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Jo’an’s!