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“Best Burgers in town”

Frank's 17th Street Grill
Ranked #30 of 79 Restaurants in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Salinas
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66 reviews
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“Best Burgers in town”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

So I found myself playing the tourist in "downtown" Pacific Grove and realized that I'd never tried the 17th street grill. The open patio and the casual atmosphere make it seem very inviting, so I let myself in.

I ordered a burger and onion rings. I was expecting an ordinary burger, grilled or fried, with the usual condiments and so forth. It took a while to cook, but not extra long. The burger was fantastic. Obviously good meat, with great flavor, and the onion rings were perfect. The breading cooked up into almost a pastry shell, nice and crisp, around a perfectly done ring of onion. The burger was tasty and well-cooked, beef at its best.

The meat wasn't hidden in sauces or condiments. It was right up front, "The star of the plate." I will definitely be back, for another of those fantastic burgers.

  • Visited May 2013
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Des Moines, Iowa
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151 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Local flavor”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Stopped here late sunday afternoon, not much open in town for food. Good burgers and fries, casual atmosphere and food made fresh and served hot. Tried the turkey burger and traditional one.

  • Visited June 2013
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice pet friendly patio, super friendly staff and darned good burgers!”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

We can't state that the 17th Street Grille has the best burgers in town because we were in Pacific Grove for only 6 days. However, we did eat there twice and each time we had cheeseburgers with cheddar, fries and soft drinks. Both times the burgers were darned good and the fries were crisp and hot. The service was fast and friendly and we will go back when we visit PG again!

  • Visited May 2013
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Portola Valley, CA
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“NOT what it claims to be”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Beware. This place does NOT live up its claim of "best burger in town". Also, as another reviewer reported, they try to trick you into upgrading your order. We ordered just the basic "classic burger" (which is advertised as being 8 oz and cost $8). The girl taking the order then asked ... "What kind of cheese do you want?" ... as if cheese was part of the deal. When we questioned that we found out cheese would add $1 to the price! This attempt to get us to upgrade was no accident; it's a calculated ploy. To top it all off, the burger we got was only "fair", and we did NOT think it was 8 oz in size. Probably only 6 oz. Outdoor patio seating was main attraction to this place.

  • Visited April 2013
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Great fries and tacos”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

This is a consistenly good place for burgers, fries and tacos. The family likes it because there is good variety and food quality. Mostly fried but there are plenty of restaurants around the area if you want something healthier. The grill is a grill - and good.

Visited March 2013
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