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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
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar, Grill
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Television, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very welcoming, and staff are friendly Mens not to big , which is great , ordered 4 burgers which were ok , their best seller and one with a pepper stuck on top this place is recommended by some guy on tv...I just wasn’t feeling itMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sat outside on a very pleasant evening, great burgers and fries/onion rings. Wide selection of different burgers from big to heart attack size, with all different types of toppings. Been to Grill-A-Burger three times while vacationing. Just down the road from Marriott Shadow Ridge.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As billed the burgers are off the charts and when you order the Trifecta you will round out an amazing and memorable experience. Trifecta is a combo of fresh fries, sweet potato fries and the best onion rings ever!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 10, 2022

Burgers are burgers right? Not at this restaurant. The burgers are delicious, juicy and quite the selection! If you like avocados...you have to try the California avocado fries! I still am craving them and have tried them at other places and these are the best!!!...Big portion, so save room or share.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022

We were intrigued by the positive reviews on TripAdvisor to give this place a try. The ambience is funky faux tropical and comfortably inviting, with indoor and outdoor seating. Service is efficient and courteous. Food presentation was simple but attractive. Ingredients were well chosen and...composed. My husband had the Dracula's Dilemma Garlic Breath Burger and I had the Salmon-chanted Evening, which we each enjoyed.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 8, 2022 via mobile

Amazing people and amazing food. The service was super friendly and attentive. The food was truly exceptional with huge portions. We love each and every thing we tried. Must try items include the root beer brain freeze, Tuscan burger, OMG burger, fish tacos, and poutine....We are in town for a week and have already planned to go back again.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 5, 2022 via mobile

This place consistently serves the best burgers by far... The service and workers are second to none. Donna, Cicelio, the cooks and entire crew are fabulous. Thanks Guy for the hook-up..

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 10, 2022 via mobile

The burgers were done perfectly, as were the fries and onion rings. The selection of burger combinations was endless. Great value for your dollar as well. Staff was fast and friendly as well.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 26, 2022

We enjoyed our visit to this very casual burger joint. We both ordered turkey burgers and shared a basket of fries and onion rings. Everything was delicious. The portions were actually too big and we'd have been fine splitting a burger. We learned later you...can ask for a "petite' version. Friendly waitstaff. Will definitely go back.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 24, 2022 via mobile

A hamburger store. Not the best hamburger, but priced like it was. Service good. Nice clean and friendly. It’s in the mall with Bristol Farms Grocery and Deli, and on the corner. I actually prefer the burgers served at In and Out or FIVE GUYS...BURGERS, to be blunt. The location is handy with lots of parking.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 13, 2022 via mobile

Lots of unique combos on the hamburger menu, had the pretzel burger smothered in cheese, really good. Hint make sure you split the fries very hot but a large greasy Portion but again really good.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 18, 2022

The four of us all ordered mini-burgers, well done. All were perfectly good an oh so good! We also ordered a basket of fries, onion rings and sweet potato fries. Luckily we noticed it served 4 to 6 people so we only ordered one. All...three types of fries were excellent and we think it could serve 8. Our server was Donna and she was great! She gave us just the right amount of attention and she was so funny. (She still reminds us of our cousin!) Fun atmosphere, great food at reasonable prices...we'll be back!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 16, 2022

We stopped in on our first night in Palm Desert. It was a Friday night and the place was hopping! There are two rooms in a fun, tropical decor indoors with an outdoor patio of maybe half dozen tables. They do the best they can...with the space they have. The staff was very attentive and friendly. My spouse and I split a Naughty and Nice burger and fries platter ($15.75) . They brought an extra plate for us, and no extra "splitting" fee! The food was excellent and the atmosphere was fun!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 31, 2022

Burgers any way imaginable!! Delicious!!!! The Titanic Wedge Salad was a winner too. Don't miss this place it's worth every bite!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 23, 2022 via mobile

In town for a Concert at a nearby Casino. What brought us here is they offer “Lettuce Wrap” on any of their Burgers & Sandwiches plus that offer lots of different Burgers & Sandwiches . We both got Bacon Cheeseburgers & Garden side salad &...Cole Slaw. The Salad & Slaw both were a generous amount. The Cheeseburgers were everything we hoped for Big, fresh vegetables and filling !More

Date of visit: January 2022
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OnlyWifey
November 13, 2019|
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We serve beer and wine and do have a small 10 seat bar area within the restaurant area.
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Leon Lorraine M
September 6, 2018|
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Yes! It is not on our main menu, so ask your server for it. We make the gravy fresh, so it’s limited availability.
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Leon Lorraine M
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Yes!! We have poutine. Fresh cut fries, housemade gravy and cheese! It’s delicious! It’s not on the menu but, the staff all know about our secret menu!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grill-A-Burger

Yes, Grill-A-Burger offers takeout services.

Grill-A-Burger is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4