Babe’s BBQ and Brewery
WE’RE ALL ABOUT THE TASTE.
Babe’s BBQ & Brewery, centrally located at The River, opened its famous doors in 2002, the dream come true of founder Don Callender. Today, the family legacy continues under the passionate leadership of his son, Donald “Lucky” Callender.
“I look forward to personally welcoming you to Babe’s in the future.”
– Donald “Lucky” Callender
Check Out Our New Menu
Try our Baby Back Ribs, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Boneless Beef Short Ribs, Callender’s Skillet Cornbread and fresh pies and shortcake, made daily in our kitchen.
Complement your meal with one of our ice-cold, award-winning micro brews, perfect with any entree or by themselves. Brewed fresh right here at Babe’s.
The secret is in the smoking process! Enhance your next event with our award winning selection of BBQ and other delicious menu items.
It is with great honor and pride that I announce my purchase of Babe’s BBQ & Brewhouse at the River in Rancho Mirage from the Donald W. Callender Family Trust.
Growing up in Palm Desert, Babe’s was a large part of my life. I remember the moments I shared with my dad as a child exploring the restaurant designed to his liking and all the “experiments” he brought home from the kitchen.
When he first opened Babe’s in 2002 he would take me to “the shop” and I would walk around the kitchen wondering what every piece of equipment did.
To this day, I get a great sense of nostalgia walking in. The décor of pigs and family portraits make me feel as if my dad is still there in the restaurant. It is what he dedicated the last ten years of his life to. I now feel a calling to continue a family restaurant legacy and Babe’s is the gem and beginning of my career. I will embellish on everything I remember about him as well as my own taste. I am passionate about the restaurant business, and I will provide the resources to steer Babe’s into an exciting future that I believe my dad saw but did not have the time needed to make into reality.