Sherman’s – Palm Springs’ Star-Studded Deli

When in Palm Springs dining at Sherman’s Deli & Bakery is an absolute must. And if I’m honest, sometimes I stop here multiple times during our week long stay each March.

Exterior of Sherman's, featuring Sherman's spelled out in green diamonds.

The cake offerings at Sherman's.

This classic New York style deli restaurant features the fare you would expect, like pastrami and corned beef, along with a wide selection cakes and pies that are massive. I mean, we are talking like six inches tall. My personal favorite? The chocolate cream pie. Although you’ll see me digging into a slice of strawberry short cake in this post. All of their desserts are fantastic!

Sherman’s is named after, you guessed it, a man named Sherman, Sherman Harris to be exact. After returning home from World War II aboard the Queen Mary, complete with a German shepherd puppy he rescued, stowed way in his duffle bag, Harris moved to Palm Springs and entered the restaurant industry. Opening Sherman’s Deli & Bakery in 1953, Harris designed the kitchen and dining areas himself, and quickly became an institution, eventually having five locations, although only two remain today, one in Palm Springs, the other in Palm Desert.

Exterior of Sherman's, featuring Sherman's spelled out in green diamonds.

Sherman’s became a hot spot for the celebrities who came to frolic in the Palm Springs sun, including Frank Sinatra, Red Skelton, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Bob Hope, and one of my personal favorites, Adam West. The walls of the restaurant are lined with autographed photos of celebrities who have dined there over the years.

The walls of Sherman's featuring autographed photos of celebrities who have dined there.

Myself looking at the menu.

Digging into a huge slice of strawberry shortcake.

Close-up of a piece of white chocolate that features "Sherman's" spelled out in green and tan diamonds.

A classic deli and bakery wouldn't be complete without black and whites.

A vintage menu from Sherman's, framed.

In addition to dishing up spectacular food, Harris was active in the community of Palm Springs, including the Stroke Recovery Center and the Living Free Animal Sanctuary.

While Harris passed away in 2008, his children now own and operate Sherman’s and continue his legacy of great food, and staying active within the community by participating and sponsoring Walk to End Alzheimers.

Harris’ impact earned him a star on Palm Springs’ Walk of Stars.

Sherman Harris' star on the sidewalk in Palm Springs.

Exterior of Sherman's, featuring Sherman's spelled out in green diamonds.

Dig into something delicious at Sherman’s Deli & Bakery, located at 401 E Tahquitz Canyon Way in Palm Springs.

What’s Nearby?

La Plaza

Palm Springs Aerial Tram

Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs Village Green Museums

Moorten Botanical Garden

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