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Carlee's Place

€€ - €€€American, ,
660 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5001
+1 760-767-3262
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good48%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (79 reviews)
“grinder” (8 reviews)
“ribs” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
660 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5001
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After many years, Carlee's continues to provide a comfortable atmosphere and consistently good food for locals and visitors alike. There are fancier restaurants here, but Carlee's has good, basic American food, well prepared, with large enough portions to satisfy anyone, all at reasonable prices. The...More

Thank Cary L
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Great food and friendly staff. We had the Ruben and shrimp appetizer along with a couple drinks. Andy the owner was super cool to chat with about the history of the town. We’ll definitely be back.

Thank David K
Reviewed 9 May 2018

OMB, my dinner was the best I have ever had!!! Great large steak, baked potato and mixed greens salad... The best and very filling. Hubby had delicious French Dip with fries and he could only eat half of it.. Leftovers were great!!

Thank ShellyGlass
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

We celebrated my wife’s birthday at Carlee’s last Sunday and we both had fabulous steaks. Mine was a whooping 8oz Filet Mignon cooked to perfection and my wife had a T-bone that covered her plate. They served an incredible slab of cake with candle and...More

Thank Realtyhank
Reviewed 19 April 2018

I had the special which was two schrimp tacos, rice and black beans for $8. Could not beat the price and the food was fantastic. Just be careful, the hot sauce that was served was extremely hot. I poured it on my tacos not knowing....More

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Carlee's has great food, excellent atmosphere, and friendly employees. Great spot to have dinner and a drink

Thank shanef4084
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Great place! Packed on a Tuesday night! Wife & I both had the special: ribs, baked potato, corn on the cob. Too stuffed for dessert. Great service. Lively. I'd put this at Cheap Eats, but elevated to Mid-range because items & service will be costlier...More

Thank Brent7557
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We got the only seats available, at the bar. Place was understaffed for the customers load. Still had a great experience with some good repartee wth a staffer that turned out to be the owner. Tuna melt and Sculpin. Both excellent. Lots of locals and...More

Thank dewitthouse
Reviewed 8 April 2018

I have travelled so much to Borrego Springs and ate in this place at least 2 dozen or more times. Story is simple. I walk in, sit at the bar and watch waiter 100% ignore me. The people around me were shaking their heads. Two...More

Thank 321Travels_a_lot
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Nice watering hole in the desert. We found the food to be OK but not great. The bar had a nice atmosphere so we had an good evening.

Thank Hikonyan_Tom
Andrew M, Owner at Carlee's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Hikonyan_Tim, So glad you enjoyed the atmosphere! What exactly made the food “not great” to you? We are really well known for our food and would love for you to come back and give it another try.

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Questions & Answers
16 October 2016|
Response from Scott S | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was called the Circle Inn. Although we called it the Knife and Gun Club because of how rowdy it was. :)
5 July 2015|
Response from MNMaryMary | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know how to make Gazpacho.
5 July 2015|
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Response from Wilfredo48 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not a chef but the web will have lots of recipes. If you want Carlee's, I suggest that you ask them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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