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“Awesome” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carlee's Place

Carlee's Place
660 W. Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA
760-767-3262
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Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012 via mobile

All I have to say is that it was great. You have to go there.

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London
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“very good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Do have the the t-bones, they are to die for.
Very nice menu and such a friendly staff.

Visited May 2012
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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great burgers and margaritas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Great place to head to on a Saturday night for top quality burgers, great margaritas and on the night we were there a very entertaining band.

Visited March 2012
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San Diego
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“More Than Expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Carlee's isn't really a restaurant - it's a bar with a full kitchen. There are no windows, lighting is dim even at midday, there is a pool table and a large bar. However, one side of the room features restaurant-style booth seating, and there are lots of tables.

You might expect a place like this to have a pretty decent burger, and you'd be right. They're served up big and hot, with a variety of toppings and a huge pile of seasoned fries on the side. My personal favorite is the Carlee Burger, which features bacon, cheddar cheese, and slices of fresh avocado.

However, that's only the beginning. The extensive menu features steaks, ribs, pasta dishes and more. The steaks are tender and nicely grilled, the baby back ribs come falling off the bone in a tangy sauce, and Sunday's fried chicken special is crazy good.

The staff is friendly and helpful, although the kitchen can be a little slow at times.

Be advised (warned?) that Thursday and Staturday are karaoke nights. Borrego Springs is a tiny town, and the talent pool can be a little shallow. Of course, if you can really sing, don't be shy!

Visited April 2012
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Guelph, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Nice fresh food, huge portions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

We stopped in here for a late/light lunch after hiking in the desert park. The staff are super-friendly and very obliging. We opted for large glasses of iced tea to cool off, and split a Cobb salad (the staff-person warned us that their portions were enormous). He also made us a couple of slices of garlic bread each to go with it (this was not on the menu). He split the salad into two plates for us, and it was indeed huge, but of very high quality. The greens and other ingredients were very fresh and tasty, and it was nicely prepared. They have a bar there as well, and we gathered from the locals that it is a very popular spot for drinks in the evening, or a steak dinner. For a small place (pop. 3,000), we were surprised to find that Borrego Springs' restaurants and cafes were great, with tasty, freshly prepared food. There are no chains of any sort here, everything is locally owned and operated, and both locals and visitors patronize all of the establishments.

Visited April 2012
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