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American, Grill
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73091 Country Club Dr, Suite A2, Palm Desert, CA 92260-2338
+1 760-346-8170
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great burgers, service and beer. I know this brief but verbose and loquacious isn't necessary when describing Grill a Burger.

1 Thank Brad B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good burger, not the best ever, but very good. Great staff, I believe the owner was the one that helped us, she was great. I ordered a double which was a bit too much that day.

1 Thank unsung
Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We decided that burgers would fill the bill for a latish dinner for kids and adults. Grill-a-Burger (Gorilla Burger!) did it. The burgers were thick, juicy and perfectly prepared as ordered. There was a wide variety of options and we tried several. Every one was a delicious success. From my plain - lettuce, tomato, onion on a nicely toasted roll,... More 

1 Thank RenaM65
Lincoln, Nebraska
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531 reviews
361 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love a good burger...and these are great. Big menu of burgers, hot dogs and sides. Love the chili burger. Good bar selection. Milk shakes. Huge order of homemade fries. Just perfect.

1 Thank MikeKerrey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Consider ourselves somewhat of burger connoisseurs. Grill-a-burger was recommended by a local that I was paired with playing golf...Wow real quality burgers and shakes! Highly recommend this place!

1 Thank Scott W
Rosamond, California
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can always count on having an absolutely delicious burger cooked exactly as you desire at Grill-A-Burger! The selection is outstanding and the half & half basket of fries and onion rings satisfies everyone. Shakes & Malts are yummy and not to be missed. Its "high season" right now so it can be busy but the wait is usually not... More 

1 Thank Sandra G
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are frequent visitors to Palm Desert. And, when we do visit, a trip to Grill-A-Burger is always on the agenda. Quite simply, it is the best place for a burger around. Many have heard of California's In and Out burgers. I think Grill-A-Burger is even better. The burgers are fantastic and they make a large variety of burgers. The... More 

1 Thank Thomas K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the food, the place, the service . . . Everything was perfect. We had a vegetarian (me) and someone with Celiac Disease (my son) and even so we all had wonderful huge burgers and garlic fries to die for. Everyone there was incredibly nice. We felt like we were being welcomed into a family! I just wish we... More 

1 Thank Claire L
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hugh burgers as advertised. Probably too bug for my wife and l. Our fries were limp and onion rings were too greasy. To be fair we didn't feel like complaining so l don't know what the standard is. Fun atmosphere. Good service. The management seemed very attentive.

Thank Rick W
Palm Desert, California
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567 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Grill-a-burger again with our family. Plan to go early as a line up forms quickly for this place known as the best burger restaurant in southern California. They have a large list of different types, styles and tastes of burgers and many different kinds of fries and other accompaniments. Do not go for a large wine list but... More 

1 Thank Marty911

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73091 Country Club Dr, Suite A2, Palm Desert, CA 92260-2338
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-346-8170
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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