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“Awesome! Friendliest staff. Made me feel like wee were old friends. The customer service and food quality was just as good!”
Review of Grill-A-Burger

Grill-A-Burger
Ranked #2 of 295 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch
Description: 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
Reviewed February 19, 2013

We had a party of 11 on a holiday weekend and gave then only 45 minutes notice. They greeted us when we arrived, kept us engaged and had our table waiting as promised. The food was awesome with a wide variety of burgers and fries to please everyone! Even our vegan guest! The portions were huge with generous portions of cheese and sides! Even the salads were phenominal. Total wait time from order to food was less than 20 minutes and every order was correct! The prices are very reasonable! A must if you are in the area.

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Thank Padro65
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calinadian, Owner at Grill-A-Burger, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2013

Hi Padro65! We remember you guys! It was such a hoot to meet you all! Thanks for the great review! It's easy to have fun at Grill A Burger, we have the BEST customers! Our kitchen staff and servers/bussers all work really hard to make sure the food comes out in good time and correctly. It's always tricky when it's busy and there are large parties, so we want to make sure we check in on you and ensure all is good! Glad to hear you guys had fun (we sure did!). See you all soon (maybe a bit more notice this time, heh? lol!).

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

This is hands-down the best place for hamburgers. The menu itself is worth the trip- kept us in stitches reading all the puns. If you are staying in the neighborhood (Monterey and Country Club) make sure to check this place out.

Thank misswilltravel
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calinadian, Owner at Grill-A-Burger, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2013

Hi misswilltravel! Thanks for your feedback. We think the menu is pretty funny too! It sure is entertaining and extensive, huh? Glad you enjoyed the food and your visit. Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

Loved the selection of burgers I had their turkey burger and it was fabulous. The service was horrible it took forever to get my water they never checked on us. We were a party of six they forgot 4 of our orders but fixed it and gave us free fries and onion rings. I asked for a to go box but they never brought it we had to go get it ourselves. Still the food was great

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Thank Hawaiianbee
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calinadian, Owner at Grill-A-Burger, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2013

I'm so sorry Hawaiianbee that you didn't receive our signature service on your visit! It really is our mission to provide excellent food (glad you enjoyed the turkey burger!) with GREAT service. I hope you give us another try and please let your server/manager know that you're coming in after a rough experience the first time, we'd like to make sure we get it right this time (and all the time!). Thank you for taking time to review us and we look forward to seeing you again...

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

On the way home from the Imperial Valley, the wife and I discovered this little place in Palm Desert. Grill-A-Burger, hmmm, sounds like a 'Five Guys' or 'In-N-Out' wannabe. Boy, were we wrong. The service was professional, but still very human and personable. But the food is definitely the star. Can we say "garlic bacon cheese fries?" And the Double Trouble Cheeseburger Stack is pure tastiness on a bun at least six inches high. After dinner, we split a banana shake. Now most places just dip a banana in some vanilla ice cream and call it good enough, but this was one of the best I've had in a long, long time. Yumminess on a plate!

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Thank Steve C
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calinadian, Owner at Grill-A-Burger, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2013

Wow Wraithdude! Your review brought on some serious smiles! Thank you! Glad you gave us a try. Although the chain burger places around here are good, we think we've got them beat! Glad you agree! The banana shake is awesome and definitely a crowd pleaser, our milk shakes are hand spun, made with pure vanilla bean Dryden's ice cream (no ice milk jugs here!) and real bananas! Now… you've got me all hungry just writing this! We'd love to see you again anytime!

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

I enjoyed my Greek burger with get cheese and black olives. A small order of their excellent fries was plenty of the two of us. A few more draft beer selections would be a welcome addition.

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calinadian, Owner at Grill-A-Burger, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2013

Thanks RealDesertFox for Palm Desert for your kind words! You've got great taste (love the Greek burger!) Our portions are big, so I'm glad you were able to share the 1/2 order of fries. I agree we need more draft beer options… problem is space! We're working on it though! Thanks again for your time and feedback! Look forward to serving you again!

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