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The Grill on Main

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78065 Main St, Ste 104, La Quinta, CA 92253-3409
+1 760-777-7773
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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La Quinta, California
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Grill on Main is an indoor outdoor restaurant, so bring the pooch for outside eating if you like. Food is good to very good, we are always happy with what we select. On the days when I am feeling decadent, I will have the oh so crunchy fish and chips. And on those maybe not days the salads are... More 

Thank DrAudreyReed
Thegrillonmain, General Manager at The Grill on Main, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. We put a lot of time and effort into making sure our guests are well taken care. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts. More 

Lincoln, California
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112 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

A favorite with the locals and visitors who stop to read the menu, The Grill as a well known spot to meet for breakfast or lunch. They have inside and outside seating - - we always select outside so we can see the "beautiful" people as they stroll by.

Thank Ronald P
Thegrillonmain, General Manager at The Grill on Main, responded to this review

Wow, "the best ever". We love hearing that! We put a tremendous amount of time and effort into making The Grill the best it can be. Thanks for your support as well as, taking the time to share your thoughts. See you again soon! More 

Downers Grove, Illinouis
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

An inviting patio welcomed our visit on a hot March afternoon. Service was friendly and prompt. We both ordered salads and were well pleased with them

1 Thank jtc1043
Thegrillonmain, General Manager at The Grill on Main, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experience. I'm glad to hear we took good care of you and that you enjoyed your salads. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Riverside, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We waited an hour to get our food. Finally had to summon the manager. The food was good, but not worth the hour wait. Lots of customers had the same problem today. Restaurant wasn't full, so not sure what the problem was.

Thank Karen R
Thegrillonmain, General Manager at The Grill on Main, responded to this review

Sounds like we dropped the ball during your visit. My apologies for the poor service we provided. That is uncharacteristic of our staff as they are usually spot on. I would like to invite you back for a "do over", on us of course. In addition, I would like to get a little more information so I can research what... More 

Tolland, Connecticut
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Sat at the bar and had attentive service from Christi. I ordered the special Bison Burger which was tasty but over done and dry. My wife had the salmon burger and it was very good and well prepared. The environment was pleasant and lunch enjoyable.

1 Thank Robert M
Thegrillonmain, General Manager at The Grill on Main, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in and for the feedback. It sounds as though you enjoyed your visit despite the overcooked burger, my apologies. If ever something is not to your liking please let us know so we can correct the issue. It's important to us that we take care of our patrons on all levels. Again, thanks for taking the time... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We eat here every year because my daughter loves their turkey burgers . Last night she decided to switch it up and try the trout with risotto. Risotto gets its creaminess from slow cooking with arborio rice . This was long grain rice resulting in an unappetizing flabby runny mess . The trout was a frozen warmed up filet .... More 

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Mount Olive, New Jersey
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375 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Obey one seat at the bar open for a late Sunday lunch, I started with the tomato basil soup which was rich, creamy, full of fresh flavors. The fish tacos were highly recommended and did not disappoint. Service food. Slightly noisy but not an issue. All in a good lunch with quality service.

Thank RDCononver
Thegrillonmain, General Manager at The Grill on Main, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed yourself during your visit. In addition to working hard at providing some of the best dishes in La Quinta, we strive to create a friendly, fun environment for our guests. We are fortunate to a fantastic staff that I am quite proud of. Thanks for noticing and sharing your experience. More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I frequent The Grill on Main a lot. I probably dine there twenty times every season. Everything is delicious! I usually order a salad with grilled salmon on the side. They serve great fish tacos, burgers, salads with shrimp, chicken, steak or salmon on the side. They will cook the meat almost any way you ask. The only downside to... More 

Thank ginawood
Thegrillonmain, General Manager at The Grill on Main, responded to this review

Your loyalty is greatly appreciated. Unfortunately the noise level when we have a full house increases a little. The upside to this is that it is a result of our patrons enjoying themselves in a comfortable environment. Your insider knowledge is correct in that our patio is a bit quieter and we are always happy to accommodate table requests. Thanks... More 

Blind Bay, Canada
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Dinner reservation handled nicely. Food was good. The noise level inside the restaurant was deafening. The Happy Hour gang was still there when we left after 7 p.m. We had to lean across the table to be able to say somethig to each other. The worst dining atmosphere we ever encountered.

Thegrillonmain, General Manager at The Grill on Main, responded to this review

Sounds as though you were well taken care of and enjoyed the food. We are a popular destination in La Quinta for many reasons. Unfortunately a restaurant full of people having a good time will generate a little noise. Thanks for stopping in. More 

Crystal River, Florida
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Another nice outdoor setting in La Quinta. Food fresh and delish! Rotiserrie chicken, tacos, and chicken parm very good

Thank vivavacations11
Thegrillonmain, General Manager at The Grill on Main, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. We put a lot of effort into making sure the "foodies" of the world are not disappointed when they dine with us. Hope to see you back soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78065 Main St, Ste 104, La Quinta, CA 92253-3409
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-777-7773
There's something for everyone at The Grill on Main! Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner, Weekend Brunch & Live Music. Enjoy the relaxed, casual atmosphere, a fresh take on CLASSIC AMERICAN FARE, specialty micro-brews, an interesting wine list and full bar. The menu includes a wide variety of cuisine including appetizers, fresh salads, traditional American favorites, fresh seafood, pasta, steak and specialty sandwiches and burgers. Live Music on Friday & Saturday evenings featuring popular local musicians.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?