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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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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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198 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The kitchen is on the small side to keep up with the crowds. Nevertheless, staff was friendly and available. Our meals were tasty.

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Thank TrudiC44
Andrew M, Owner at Carlee's Place, responded to this review

TrudiC44, Yes, unfortunately our small kitchen (or town for the fact) is not large enough to accommodate the thousands of people a day the "super bloom" has brought. Soon we will be back to normal business and we will get you that same tasty meal with friendly service in a more timely manner. More 

California
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293 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty good food at reasonable price. I had the dry ribs and they were good. Service was friendly and I definitely will go back. Write at Christmas Circle.

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

Alan K, Thanks for the kind words! We hope to have you back soon. More 

Maywood, California
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an older place but has a bar, tables and booths. I had dinner here and was surprised at the wide variety of selections. Meat, ribs, fish, pizza and different types of hamburgers. The portion was very generous. My mushroom cheese burger was delicious. I went back the next day for lunch. It was very busy and people waited... More 

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

Susan M, My apologies that the food was not up to our normal standard your second day. I hope you will give us another chance to realize your first experience was our normal standard. More 

Crestline, California
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice inside bar like atmosphere, all bikers and everyone else are welcome. Food is good and service is friendly.

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

Jerry B, You are correct sir! Bikers welcome and everyone else! Glad to hear our food and service were so good. Thank you! More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Carlee Burger with advocado and Bacon. It was fabulous as was the onion rings. IPA beer great too.

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Thank 792annk
Andrew M, Owner at Carlee's Place, responded to this review

792annk, Glad you enjoyed our Carlee burger! Love our Angus beef and those gourmet breaded onion rings are one of my favorites. Hope to have you back soon! More 

Chula Vista, California
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This small restaurant and bar has an extensive menu with something for everyone. The scallops and vegetables were delicious. Service was attentive and friendly.

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

Alagaria, Thank you so very much! We have tried to create a menu that caters to many pallets. It is so great to here that our staff is providing the friendly and attentive service we aiming to give on a daily basis. We hope to see you on your next trip to Borrego Springs! More 

Julian, California
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone has their best restaurants but Carlees is very popular with the locals and those that just want a drink. Reasonsble prices and good size portions. Think your general meat potatoes and salad type of place. Of course they have other selections. Check out their web page

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

JIM K, Thanks for the kind words! You are correct on the portions, we don't want anyone to leave hungry from here! Hope to see you back soon! More 

santa barbara
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was fine, simple bar food. However, the place was not equipped to handle the numbers who showed up during the superbloom and it was nuts. Took an hour to get food--but this was our experience everywhere in Borrego Springs.

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

cassismeg, You are completely correct. It is extremely frustrating to not be able to provide the service we pride ourselves on. Unfortunately the "Super Bloom" did not increase our kitchen size nor the employment pool here in Borrego. I hope you will return to our town during a "normal" period and we can provide you with the service you deserve.... More 

Palm Springs, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We often go to Borrego Springs with Palm Springs visitors to explore the desert. We've been there many times on day trips and found great food and friendly service.

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

countrydean, Thank you so much for dining with us and bringing those visitors! Great food and friendly service is my ultimate goal. Thank you for sharing that we are able to achieve that goal for you! More 

Fruita, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dine there often. Sometime the food takes a while but is worth the wait. Can be a bit noisy for us but I am sure the younger crowd can handle it.

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

Joan H, Thank you for the high praise of our food. It can be loud, especially at lunch. Maybe you can come see us on a Sunday or week night for dinner. Those periods seem to be a little more subdued crowd even when we are full. Thank you for your continued support! 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, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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