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Grill-A-Burger

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American, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs
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73091 Country Club Drive, Suite A2, Palm Desert, CA 92260
+1 760-346-1870
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: At GRILL-A-BURGER, Palm Desert, we have a passion for hamburgers. We make...
At GRILL-A-BURGER, Palm Desert, we have a passion for hamburgers. We make our trendsetting burgers the old-fashioned way using only the finest and freshest ingredients available. Our hand crafted, grilled-to-order, moist and juicy patties are made daily from fresh (never frozen) 100% all-natural USDA Inspected Choice Beef, free of artificial hormones, antibiotics, and other things that don't belong in hamburgers. And we have nice buns, too! They are freshly baked daily at a local bakery. Buns are slightly toasted and garnished with garden crisp lettuce, hand-sliced red onion, vine-ripened tomato and sliced kosher pickles. Our homemade French fries are never frozen and are only made with fresh Idaho Russet potatoes that are hand cut, double-fried and lightly salted without any processing steps in between. And we change our zero trans fat oil every day! Clean oil = crisp, great-tasting fries! Our authentic soda fountain milkshakes and malts are hand-dipped, hand spun and made with premium vanilla bean ice cream, whole milk and natural flavorings. All served in a place that considers our environment by using food packaging that is all natural and made from annually renewable resources by buying from as many local vendors as possible and, of course, by using energy efficient equipment and recycling. We hope this is everything that you have been looking for in a burger place and MORE! Again, welcome and enjoy! Awards include: Best Burger Desert Sun 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, Best Burger Palm Springs Life 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, LA Times Best Burger in the Inland Empire 2012, TRIPADVISOR TOP 10 BURGER JOINTS IN THE USA 2014
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  • 172
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Damn that burger was great.

OK, this was a pleasant surprise. I was looking for a family friendly spot to feed the kids and discovered this gem using my phone. Since this was the first time, I wanted to judge the quality of the basic cheeseburger to measure the place. I was not disappointed. Damn that burger was great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

OK, this was a pleasant surprise. I was looking for a family friendly spot to feed the kids and discovered this gem using my phone. Since this was the first time, I wanted to judge the quality of the basic cheeseburger to measure the place. I was not disappointed. Damn that burger was great. Juicy, big, and full of flavor.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Based on the reviews we thought this place would be Amazing. The venue is small and the servers seem hurried. The food was fresh and the burgers juicy, though. The avocado fries were good but too rich tasting for us.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The burgers are OK but nothing special. The sweet potato fries were the best we have ever eaten. We did not have the regular fries, but I am guessing they are also excellent. This is a busy place so going an an off hour provides faster service. It was $30 for two burgers, one sweet potato fries and one soft... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

With all the hype around this restaurant, we decided it was worth a try. First time we stopped by it was crazy busy and there were no waiters or staff around to ask about wait times so we left. Second time we walked right in, but our group of 6 had to be seated at separate tables. Not a big... More 

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calinadian, Manager at Grill-A-Burger, responded to this review

Dear Addicted2theWorld, Glad you made another effort after not being able to get in the first try! We're sorry we couldn't have "wowed" you a bit more. You're right this restaurant is a busy little place, especially during dinner (or lunch) hours and seating can be challenging. But, I do believe the only way we would have split you up... More 

Sunnyvale, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

If I were driving by this place I probably would not stop to investigate, but after reading TripAdvisor reviews we decided to seek it out. We were in the mood for a good burger and this place fills the bill. Lots of choices. I have teen age boys who are self-proclaimed experts on burgers and they both named Grill-A-Burger the... More 

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calinadian, Manager at Grill-A-Burger, responded to this review

Thank you William A for your great review! We love that your teenaged boys gave Grill A Burger their endorsements! Teenaged boys eat a lot, so they definitely know their food, we take it as a high compliment to be named the best by connoisseurs. Glad that you came in and we'd love to have you back anytime! More 

rancho mirage
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I go to the Palm Desert one off of Monterey. They have vast variety of really good and inventive burgers and I also love their Greek Salad. Fast service and good vibe.

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calinadian, Manager at Grill-A-Burger, responded to this review

HI dinibell! Thanks for coming into enjoy Grill A Burger recently! We appreciate your feedback and kind words. The Greek Salad is one of my "go to" choices too, so I'm glad to hear you like it! I hope to see you again soon as happy customers always give off a good vibe! Best Wishes to you! More 

Winnipeg, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Sure it was okay...Cramped, kooky - I get it but the food was just okay. The milkshakes are not worth the calories. The fries are very good and the thrill of the burgers comes in the endless array of choices I guess because, flavor-wise, the burgers were no better than any other burger. I would not rush back because, although... More 

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calinadian, Manager at Grill-A-Burger, responded to this review

Hi pinkrules123! Thank you for visiting Grill A Burger recently. We are glad you were somewhat satisfied with our place, sad that we couldn't knock it outta' the park for you! It's always nice to hear feedback about the place and we do try and continuously improve to meet the needs of customers. As for flavour, we don't have a... More 

Middle Amana, Iowa
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We selected Grill-A-Burger based on the reviews on this site and it didn't disappoint. The food was outstanding but the service was even better! Our server and the entire staff sure gave the impression that they like people and that they wanted to be there. They were fast, friendly, and did a great job. The burgers were great and came... More 

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calinadian, Manager at Grill-A-Burger, responded to this review

Hi David R! Thank you so very much for your smile inducing review!! Your words were timely and we really appreciate your compliments! Our staff certainly love the ego strokes especially after a record breaking busy holiday season! The Blu Job Burger has to be one of our most popular choices (especially with all the giggles that come with ordering... More 

Spokane, Washington
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We received a gift card to Grill-a-burger for Christmas so had to give it a try. Wasn't sure what to expect based on mixed trip advisor reviews. Overall we liked it. The decor is definitely tacky tiki...but I think that is what they were going for. Don't expect fancy...it is small, the tables are a bit too close together, but... More 

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calinadian, Manager at Grill-A-Burger, responded to this review

Thanks 2goldensgirl for your recent review. I'm hoping this response gets published as I've noticed some of our responses are not coming through, including the last few recent reviews (technical glitches?). Your feedback is helpful especially the suggestion to change the font on our menu. We actually are hoping to revamp our menu in the near future as the font... More 

Louisville, KY
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My family carried out burgers and fries from here based on the good reviews. Sadly, our experience did not match most of the other reviews. The burgers were OK, but nothing special. The fries were disgusting (both regular and garlic). The food preparation was slow, but that would have been OK had the food been worth the wait. I think... More 

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calinadian, Manager at Grill-A-Burger, responded to this review

Hi pick6king! We wanted to reach out an apologize to you for a less than excellent experience at Grill A Burger. We are so disappointed that you were not happy with the speed of the food preparation and service. We are a local, small, independent restaurant that doesn't have a lot of the beeps and buttons in our kitchen as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 73091 Country Club Drive, Suite A2, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-346-1870

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs

Description

At GRILL-A-BURGER, Palm Desert, we have a passion for hamburgers. We make our trendsetting burgers the old-fashioned way using only the finest and freshest ingredients available. Our hand crafted, grilled-to-order, moist and juicy patties are made daily from fresh (never frozen) 100% all-natural USDA Inspected Choice Beef, free of artificial hormones, antibiotics, and other things that don't belong in hamburgers. And we have nice buns, too! They are freshly baked daily at a local bakery. Buns are slightly toasted and garnished with garden crisp lettuce, hand-sliced red onion, vine-ripened tomato and sliced kosher pickles. Our homemade French fries are never frozen and are only made with fresh Idaho Russet potatoes that are hand cut, double-fried and lightly salted without any processing steps in between. And we change our zero trans fat oil every day! Clean oil = crisp, great-tasting fries! Our authentic soda fountain milkshakes and malts are hand-dipped, hand spun and made with premium vanilla bean ice cream, whole milk and natural flavorings. All served in a place that considers our environment by using food packaging that is all natural and made from annually renewable resources by buying from as many local vendors as possible and, of course, by using energy efficient equipment and recycling. We hope this is everything that you have been looking for in a burger place and MORE! Again, welcome and enjoy! Awards include: Best Burger Desert Sun 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, Best Burger Palm Springs Life 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, LA Times Best Burger in the Inland Empire 2012, TRIPADVISOR TOP 10 BURGER JOINTS IN THE USA 2014
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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