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“More Than Burgers” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Market Grill

The Market Grill
Ranked #21 of 134 Restaurants in Monrovia
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating
Los Angeles, CA
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“More Than Burgers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

A local friend recommended this place to us for the burgers. They were amazing! And they didn't agree with me at all. However, I felt this family run little hole-in-the-wall, that literally occupies half a neighborhood corner market, deserved another chance. I was not disappointed. This time I had the carrot ginger soup with a side salad, sugar-free blackberry lemonade, and a bacon chocolate-chip cookie. Everything, even the ranch dressing for the salad, was made from scratch, and all absolutely wonderful. A large tattooed man asked how I liked the soup, and then explained how he had adapted his vegan recipe from a much richer, butter and cream-laden recipe. The staff is very friendly and exude their passion for good honest food. I don't get to patronize The Market Grill as often as I'd like, but I highly recommend a visit to anyone in the area.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
California
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58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“One of the best hamburgers ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

Found this place by reading great reviews nearly a year ago and have been a regular since. The burgers are fresh! They grind the meat daily and give you a one-third pound patty. The buns are baked fresh daily, so good one friend waxed poetic by saying they "must have been made by unicorns with rainbows"! LOL! Well, they are good! The chili dog is huge with a very spicy and tasty chili. Try the "Angry Beast" sandwich, it is roast beef with green chili, a spicy chili condiment, jack cheese on grilled bread and huge. They have baked goods freshly made daily, but a little overpriced even though they're delicious. The rest of the food is a great value considering the quantity and quality. For $9.75 I get a huge bacon burger with enough French fries for two, a pickle wedge, and a refillable drink. The staff seem a little intimidating, but don't let that fool you, they are nice and helpful. It is busy at lunch and very small, so you may have to eat at the park across the street. One other thing, it is called "Market Grille" because it is in an old neighborhood market. I'll be there again in a few days.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Los Angeles
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best burger in town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

One of my favorite burgers ever. Not anything exotic, but it just works. There are other things that look great, but I just seems like a sin not to get that burger. The fries are great too. Get it to go and eat at the park across the street.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank cnr128
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