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“Seriously, #1 in Palm Desert?”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Grill-A-Burger

Grill-A-Burger
Ranked #3 of 272 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: American, Grill
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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
Plainfield, Illinois
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“Seriously, #1 in Palm Desert?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

This is an average burger restaurant. Now, coming from Chicago, we know good burger places, so I thought we'd give this a try do to it's high ranking. The burgers are cooked pretty well done (my fault for not ordering it less so), but there wasn't a lot of flavor to the beef. Two of us each had a burger and we split the tri-fry, which is regular fries, sweet potato fries, and onion rings. You get plenty of each of the fries and a small amount of rings, all of which were very good. But it's the lack of flavor in the burger that has me wondering how this place achieved the top ranking. No burger place should be ranked higher than steak houses. Sorry, but that's my opinion. Total bill, including tax and tip was $36 for two of us. Trust me, there are many better places to eat at out here than this place.

  • Visited October 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

Great atmosphere, friendly on the ball staff & amazing food! Blue cheese fries incredible! Family had the #29 double cheesburger, the DraculaGarlic burger & the #27 Gagalalaoppza with avocados and pesto. Soo much food, left in a food coma!

  • Visited October 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Excellent Tasting Burgers the Way You Want Them!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

On a recent trip to Palm Desert with several family members, we decided at the last minute to eat out rather than cook a meal in our timeshare. Someone suggested Grill-A-Burger for something quick. Grill-A-Burger had burgers fixed pretty much any way you wanted them and all said "theirs" was delicious. Their fries and onion rings were delicious too. I can see this becoming one of our standard restaurants on our annual trips to Palm Desert.

  • Visited August 2013
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Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
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“best burger in the valley”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

excellent place to eat,great burger,good price,jungle theme,locals eat there.All the fixings are fresh .Highly recommend this place.

  • Visited March 2013
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“Great service, great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

Cute little jungle theme restaurant. The servers were very efficient and friendly and the food was delicious and hot. Giant burgers with fresh cut fries at a very reasonable price. You can't go wrong here!

  • Visited September 2013
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