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Carlee's Place

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American, Bar, Pub
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660 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5001
+1 760-767-3262
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11:00 - 21:00
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Kamloops, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped for lunch, really buSsy, so took a LONG time for our food. The Borrego burger was basic, but good. The southwestern chix salad was unimaginative. Chix was not blackened, just grilled. Shredded cheese, black beans, a couple slices of avocado, and a ton of lettuce. Service staff were good. We did not see the beer menu, so ordered 805... More 

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New Haven, VT
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came for the burgers because we heard great things about this place. Took forever to get out food. FOREVER! When it arrived, our food was cold, but we ate it anyways.

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Thank JulieNewHaven_VT
santa monica , ca
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Not too much going on in sleepy borrego, but Carlee's rocks w/ their band. The food is also great & plentiful! Have some grub & groove!

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Thank noswitt
Andrew M, Owner at Carlee's Place, responded to this review

noswitt, Very true that Borrego can be a little "sleepy". That is why we will keeping the bands rocking and provide great food while we do it. Thanks for groovin' with us. More 

Indio, California
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us stopped for lunch while looking at the Sculptures around Borrego Springs. Food was Excellent, Service was good, but it took a long time for the food to come out. Burgers with one side are $11.95

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Thank Jim B
Andrew M, Owner at Carlee's Place, responded to this review

Jim B, my apologies that our kitchen was on the slow side. We will continue to improve that. Glad our food was excellent and that our service was good. Thanks for stopping in. More 

Seattle, WA
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, this is a bar, not really a restaurant. That's fine if you're drinking, but it's not really suitable for families. However, the burgers are good, big and messy, and the service was fine. Probably not our first choice in Borrego Springs, but it has a funky charm.

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Thank schaferpho
Andrew M, Owner at Carlee's Place, responded to this review

schaferpho, I hope we can earn the right to be your first choice during your next visit to Borrego Springs. Look forward to having you back. More 

Los Alamitos, California
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten at Carlee's a handful of times over the past 5 years. Sometimes, it's really busy; sometimes not so much. I've grazed over the entire menu - from seafood salads to burgers to ribs to fish and chips. The food is always a solid good and sometimes really good. The service is always mostly good to very attentive.... More 

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Thank 7Eileen7
Andrew M, Owner at Carlee's Place, responded to this review

7Eileen7, We are striving to move those observations to "really good" and "very attentive" all the time! Thanks for the input. More 

San Diego, CA
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199 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place is dark, noisy, very popular, and has very good food! Service is excellent even when they are busy (Saturday night). You can reserve a table for larger parties.

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Thank Connie B
Andrew M, Owner at Carlee's Place, responded to this review

Connie B, Glad you enjoyed our food and service. We will definitely take those reservations for large parties. More 

Elk Grove, California
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the local hot spot with something for everyone, from babies to senior citizens. Great for people-watching, friendly helpful staff, wide menu

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Thank California_Graeme
Andrew M, Owner at Carlee's Place, responded to this review

California_Graeme, So glad you pointed out that we have something for everyone. We aim to please the entire spectrum. Hope you can come back soon for good service and people watching! More 

Cotati
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here on our first night in Borrego Springs. Enjoyed our meals so much that we went back the next night as a treat after a crazy long hike. Very much a small-town diner and bar. Friendly staff, plentiful portions of tasty food.

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Thank Donald L
Andrew M, Owner at Carlee's Place, responded to this review

Donald L, Thank you for the kind words and return visit. Glad we could provide such great food it brought you back. I also appreciate to hear that my staff created such a friendly atmosphere. More 

Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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372 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was delicious, beer tasty and service was absolutely superb. The diner's ambience was so good, full of local people. We loved it.

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Thank gill h
Andrew M, Owner at Carlee's Place, responded to this review

gill h, Thank you so much. You have definitely nailed all of my favorite qualities about the place. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 660 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Borrego Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-767-3262

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