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Feeding The Burger Beast – Part 2

Feeding The Burger Beast – Part 2

We Heard – The Locals Have Spoken!

Yesterday we put out piece on 10 of Coachella Valley’s best burgers but some of you hammered us for leaving out your favorite. We will say that out of the 6 burger joints you all suggested, our curiosity has peaked the most with George’s Bar & Grill in Cathedral City.  The reviews are literally World Wide!  From Sweden to San Francisco to Palm Desert…..People are Raving about George’s.  I think it’s time for a Burger Run!!

SO, here they are… 6 MORE Burger joints to Feed The Burger Beast In You!!

1.The Habit

Not quite fast-food, and not quite restaurant, The Habit is relatively new to the burger scene but has true blue fans who won’t accept anything else. Getting straight to the point, the burgers are basic; the fries thick; the onion rings hand-battered and the real-ice cream shakes are thick and perfectly sweet. Sometimes simple really is better. The Habit claims to use the leanest beef of any burger, but still yields juicy and pleasantly greasy grub.

According to Steven K. of Palm Springs – There are tons of burger choices on this stretch of 111, not limited to Five Guys, In-N-Out and Red Robin, but The Habit is definitely the best. That’s some strong competition! The charburgers are juicy, with good browning from the open flame, and topped standard with grilled onions. The bread is buttery, lettuce crispy, cheese gooey. It’s a perfect burger. And the best part is it’s affordable. I don’t understand how a massive global chain like McDonald’s has to charge more than The Habit does for a far less flavorful “artisansal” burger. I’ll always love In-N-Out, but The Habit has become my habit. I’m glad another branch is opening closer to my office in PD.

The Coachella Valley is fortunate to have 2 Habit Burger’s to choose from

73393 HIGHWAY 111

79174 HIGHWAY 111

The Habit Burger

The Habit Burger

2. Five Guys Burger and Fries

Five Guys has been a Washington, DC area favorite since 1986 when Jerry and Janie Murrell offered sage advice to the four young Murrell brothers: “Start a business or go to college.”The business route won and the Murrell family opened a carry-out burger joint. Now over 20 years after Five Guys first opened, there are over 1,000 locations nationwide. They serve only hand-formed burgers cooked to perfection on a grill along with fresh-cut fries cooked in pure peanut oil. The little burger joint quickly developed a cult-like following.

3 Five Guys locations to choose from

71-800 Hwy 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

78-445 Highway 111
La Quinta, CA 92253

5200 E Ramon Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264

Five Guys Burger

Five Guys Burger

3. Burger Box

Going with what the locals say about the Burger Box! And you know if the Locals Like IT HAS TO BE GOOD!!!

Love this place!!! Really takes me back to when I was a kid. Foods good and not expensive. You get what you pay for ~ Pedro, Coachella

Ask for a pastrami burger. Awesome. Not on menu. ~ Scott M, Palm Desert

The fries are AMAZING!! Truly the best fries I’ve ever had. They’re cut short ways so you get these thick fried chips that are crispy but soft… it’s hard to explain! You just have to try them. I drive out of my way just to get some fries. ~ Lara D., Palm Desert

81201 Indio Blvd
Indio, CA 92201

Awesome fries along with a double cheeseburger with pastrami. Don't forget a date shake! Tom J. Burger Box

Awesome fries along with a double cheeseburger with pastrami. Don’t forget a date shake! Tom J. Burger Box

4. Smokin’ Burgers & Lounge

Smokin Burgers are made from 100%, never-frozen Angus Beef, the burgers have a unique flavor unmatched by any other burger in the Coachella Valley. All of there burgers can also be prepared with a chicken, turkey or a veggie patty. Smokin’ Burgers is located in the Smoke Tree Village on the corner of East Palm Canyon Drive and Sunrise. Serving the “Best Burgers in the Desert” since August 2012.

We love Smokin Burgers! Great menu and service. Emily and Katharine rock. Never disappointed. The awesome burger really is awesome. Try everything, they even serve tater tots. The patio is huge and has stunning mountain views. ~ Mark, Palm Springs

1775 E Palm Canyon Dr
Ste 220
Palm Springs, CA 92264

Blue Cheese Burger by Joshua M -  Smokin Burgers

Blue Cheese Burger by Joshua M – Smokin Burgers

5. Deli on Miles

Deli On Miles Hand Crafted Burgers! 1/2 lb 100% Lean Beef, with lettuce, Juicy Ripe Tomato and Pickle. Served with Fries.

Finally gave this place a try.. Great choice! Great bacon cheeseburger and cold beer!! ~ Maritza R, Coachella

The food at this place was amazing the staff was great and very helpful my son has celiacs disease and the gluten-free option they have are great he loved his meal I would recommend this place to anyone hands down the best smoked ribs we’ve ever had we will definitely be frequent customers ~ Alex, Palm Desert

Ribs, pulled pork, salmon & turkey burger! Everything was perfect & the waitress is super friendly! ~ Gloria, Palm Desert

82720 Miles Ave
Indio, CA 92201

Well hello there, Bacon Cheeseburger...Deli on Miles

Well hello there, Bacon Cheeseburger…Deli on Miles

6. George’s Bar and Gril

Know before you go that George’s does NOT have KETCHUP! That’s Right…Dont come here looking for ketchup cause your not going to get it on your burger and you won’t need it!

Good burgers and awesome chili cheese fries.” ~ Michelle, San Francisco

Great burgers, the best fries and we enjoyed the chili! Ice cold coors lites too! It’s definitely worth to stop by and have a simple meal. ~ Lorri, Oxnard

Now this is the burger joint you want to go to burgers and chilly are the best if you’re a cathedral city native and haven’t been here what are you waiting for 5stars. ~ Ray, Cathedral City

This place is a MUST for everyone who claim to be burgerlovers! The freshly ground 100% chuck was melt in the mouth good and had a perfect char to it. This my friend was made by someone who loves burgers!   ~ Stefan, Sweden

This is the most classic well made burger I’ve ever had done with fresh ingredients and cooked by the best for 40 years, the Man the Myth the Legend Ed. It is so Amazing with everything on it and grilled Onions (Oh and NO Ketchup here haha). Ed also makes his dads famous Chile best I’ve ever had and the fries are fresh to order hot and crispy! Then to wash it all down a cold refreshing Amberbock on tap or maybe 2 haha. Go check this place out for a slice of true Americana thats been around since 1969. ~ Cory, Indio

68885 Ramon Rd
Cathedral City, CA 92234
George's Bar and Grill

George’s Bar and Grill


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