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Review of Carlee's Place

Carlee's Place
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed May 19, 2012 via mobile

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

Thank Kathryn Z
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“very good food”
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
Thank ArnaudGagneux
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great burgers and margaritas”
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
Thank Peter S
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San Diego
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“More Than Expected”
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
Thank spidey9
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Guelph, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Nice fresh food, huge portions”
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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