There’s nothing like a burger on a sunny afternoon or on the way back to the hotel after a great night out. While a hamburger is still a wonderful thing, there are several options out there, both in the style of meat used (meatloaf, turkey) or the absence of meat altogether (veggie burgers, Beyond burgers, or mushroom burgers).

A truly great burger is a tricky thing to pull off.  The condiments need to work together. The bun itself needs to compliment the burger, not overwhelm it, and you need a good bun-to-burger ratio. With these things in mind, check out the round up of some of the best burgers in Greater Palm Springs. 

Burgers in Indio

Tack Room Tavern at the Empire Polo Grounds

Tack Room Tavern at the Empire Polo Grounds is one of the few restaurants on the list that isn’t exclusively burgers, but that doesn’t mean they don’t make a great burger. They offer a Beyond burger vegan cheeseburger that is plant-based and gluten-free, as well as a Kobe beef burger and a cheeseburger. The burger may bring you in, but the fun atmosphere and the massive, leafy outdoor patio will keep you coming back.

Burgers in Indian Wells

Vue Grille and Bar

The toppings on these burgers will have you wanting more. Add truffle fries as a side to your wagyu burger and enjoy! Enjoy outdoor, patio dining when you grab a bite to eat here and soak up the views.


Eureka! specializes in all-American craft food, and nothing is more all-American than the burger. They offer a number of upscale burgers like the 28 Day Dry-Aged Bone Marrow Burger, a Bison Burger, a Truffle Mushroom Burger, the Fresno Fig Burger, and a Crispy Veggie Beet Burger.

Burgers in Palm Springs

The Heyday Palm Springs

The Heyday now has a permanent location after spending time as a pop-up venture. The Heyday grills up their specialty Smash Burger, Magic Mushroom Burger, and even a delicious crispy Fried Chicken Sando. They focus on fresh, simple ingredients and use humane grass-fed beef.

Tyler’s Burgers 

Set in a unique building built in 1936, Tyler’s Burgers aims to bring you the nostalgia of sitting on the boardwalk and enjoying a burger and a soft drink. Tyler’s offers traditional burgers but also different options like their turkey burger, bacon cheeseburger, veggie burger or sliders.

Smokin’ Burgers and Lounge

Smokin’ Burgers and Lounge uses never-frozen Angus Beef and offers two happy hours (3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. to midnight). If beef isn’t your thing, you can substitute chicken breast or a turkey patty for no extra charge. They have an extensive burger menu, including the Smokin’ Jalapeño Diablo Burger, tropical Aloha Burger, and the “Big Wow” One Pound burger.

Burgers in Palm Desert

Gastro Grind Burger

Gastro Grind Burgers

The list goes on and on: Gastro Grind Burgers have the Bison Builder, the Oinker (a pork belly burger), a turkey burger, Beyond Fabulous (a Beyond Beef patty), and a Wild Game burger made from different meats. Pork belly and bacon can be added to any burger. The burgers are perfectly cooked and the cozy room and friendly service make it feel like you’ve gone to a friend’s for a barbecue. 

The Habit Burger Grill

The Habit Burger Grill has been making burgers since 1969. They have locations all over the country and offer a variety of burgers, including the Char, the Impossible Char, a Portabella Char for vegetarians, and the Teriyaki Char. Don’t forget to try the Tempura Green Beans as a swap for regular fries; they’re exceptional.

Keedy's Fountain & Grill

Keedy’s Fountain & Grill offers that “blast from the past” feel, with ‘50s decor and authentic nostalgia, including old-fashioned milkshakes, floats, and malts. You won’t find many variations on the burger here, just a straight-up cheeseburger, French fries, and the Keedy’s experience which includes fast and friendly service in a bustling joint. 

Burgers in Rancho Mirage and La Quinta

Burgers and Beer

Burgers and Beer offer fresh, never frozen ingredients. Along with the standards (cheeseburger and bacon burger), they have a turkey burger, a vegetarian black bean burger, an open-faced chili burger, plus a light and tasty shrimp burger.

In-N-Out Burger

In-N-Out Burger is always a classic when in California. They provide quick service, great food, and a lot of options for a reasonable price. As well as the traditional favorites, you can order from the ‘Not-so-secret-menu’ including the double meat, the 3x3, the 4x4, grilled cheese, protein style, and animal style burgers.

Hungry yet? These are just a few of our delicious options in Greater Palm Springs. If you are looking for more mouthwatering finds, visit