Charleys Famous Hamburgers
8213 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945, United States

Review №1

I remember eating here as a young girl. Now I take my daughters here, Charley's does not disappoint. They still has THE BEST milkshakes, fries, and hamburgers hands down. Peanut butter cookies and cream and peanut butter banana are favorites!! Fast service and great hospitality. Definitely a place to try if your in the mood for good American food!

Review №2

My brother recommended this place and it's a great mom and pop shop. The food is good, I am just used to another place. He, my brother, really loves the shakes. So, if you want to try this place out, definitely try one of the shakes.

Review №3

Food is not made until you order. Top quality ingredients. Meat and veggies always fresh. They give you a large amount of fries, and my kids love their family loved the kabobs and also the chili cheese fries...definitely a classic spot for good burgers and good food on the go.

Review №4

Classic burgers and fries are always good when you're in the mood. The drive thru is pretty quick too.

Review №5

I'm a transplant from Ohio and this is the closest thing I can find to my hometown burger place. Food is amazing. Bacon is crispy and has amazing flavor. Once you bite into a burger and get that grilled onion flavor with the beef and bacon. Its perfection on a bun.

Review №6

My Husband and I moved here in Lemon Grove since August 1998. The Charleys was so good and meat is moist and fries was so good be size fresh cook. Just lately, we noticed the quality is going down and it was not as fresh like before.If the owner of Charleys Burger is reading this!! You may need to talk your employees whats going on!!

Review №7

Sorry Charley's but after spending 35.00 on 3 burger combo's and 2 shakes I thought these would be the best hamburgers ever and from your reviews believed that also. I knew the drive through would be crazy right now and can understand that but when we got home 2 miles, the hamburgers were already cold and very over cooked not moist at all. Fries are frozen which I figured but cold and dry. The milkshake my grandson had he loved but my black raspberry I was hoping maybe some fresh fruit but just flavored. Thanks for the effort but I'll keep looking around.

Review №8

Great hamburgers and shakes and fries. Gyros sandwich and onion rings are delicious as well. The only change I would make is using green leaf lettuce or something similar instead of iceberg lettuce. Happy they don't use styrofoam though. Always try to support our local businesses as much as possible.

Review №9

Their burgers are great. I live in North County, but every time I'm in Lemon grove, I go by and grab a burger. I wish I lived closer.

Review №10

Very well kept and convenient restaurant. They offer large meals and for inexpensive prices. I loved the meals a lot and the staff were very attentive and explanatory. Highly recommended.

Review №11

Love the food, but they need to pay attention at the details from the orders. Many times I ask for no ice on my drink and they'll do the opposite. Also I had asked to get 2 orders in separate bags, and they did the opposite, not 1 nor 2 times, many times! I feel like you guys do it on purpose.....

Review №12

It was ok. The shake was the best part. I ordered strawberry banana shake. Delicious

Review №13

My mom loves to go here for cheese fries and super thick shakes. Yum

Review №14

The staff is very friendly. The food is great! My man loves going there on weekends. We will continue to go. I do recommend this little hole in the wall. They are the best. They wear their face mask and gloves always. It makes a difference these days.

Review №15

Food is bomb af. They give you so much French fries & great friendly service. Definitely wanna come back here

Review №16

One of my favorite fast food businesses. I have been going there for forty years.

Review №17

Firstly, the girl on the speaker taking my order was rude, but caught her self. Nobody has on gloves. I seen a worker come out of the building and got right back in and start fixing an order. Noooooo! I'm good off of this food place

Review №18

The best shake orange crush wish they came in a larger cup and there burgers are one of the best in town there fries are off the hook and they give you more than enough I recommend this place to all burger lovers

Review №19

Great burgers love how they don't have burger Patty's cooked and waiting for assembly always recommend this place

Review №20

I always have good food. Help out that little shop. go eat! It'll be worth it.

Review №21

Banana peanut butter milkshake is awesome. Super thick!

Review №22

This is a small place but the burgers are good and the price is right. Like them better than the other commercial burgers.

Review №23

Best little drive thru burger joint in east county. Amazing array of fantastic shake flavors!

Review №24

The food is freshly made to order and service is great also. Very good burgers!

Review №25

Grew up in Skyline/Spring Valley area, best burgers! A small fry fills half the bag! I love the chocolate peanut butter shake too!

Review №26

Not so great chicken sandwich was dry. The burger was dry. The outdoor seating was dirty

Review №27

Place is a relic of a lost time. It is nice to see an independent burger place that still has quality food at a reasonable price. The breakfast sandwhich is ridiculously good, everything so good and the people are very nice.

Review №28

This place was the business I liked it a lot and will visit again when I come back down to San Diego

Review №29

Best burger around #dirtybombscc #socalkustomkulture #hellrod66619

Review №30

I guess they don't know what a double cheeseburger is, the food is good, yet the last 3 times I've ordered a double cheeseburger they've only given me one patty and write double on it, and still charged full price. Famously shorting your order is more like it.

Review №31

Great burgers! All the food here is tasty.

Review №32

Great food and service, very polite individuals that work here

Review №33

Little hole in the wall hamburger joint. Great fries, better burgers, and amazingly affordable. What more could you ask for?

Review №34

First time coming and now my new favorite burger spot. Prices are better than most fast food burger chains and the quality is incomparable!

Review №35

Great and delicious burgers and corn dogs. Been coming here since 1990 love this place ...

Review №36

I love their cheese fries nd bacon burger. #5 if u get lost.

Review №37

Large double bacon burger combo is only $13.05, that should speak for itself

Review №38

Good food. They no longer have soda caddies. So you have to bring the tribe if you're get food for more than 2.

Review №39

Excellent burger (double bacon cheeseburger), exceptional fries. Worth every penny!! ️️

Review №40

There's always a line here, which should tell you they are goodt. Everything is made as it's ordered so its always hot! Got the #5 combo double bacon cheeseburger with fries. Yum!

Review №41

Great food, taste like old fashioned burgers everything fresh and hot. Most definitely a keeper!

Review №42

Recently discovered this little spot and I love it! The fiancé had the Triple Bacon Cheeseburger and I had a Grilled Chicken Sandwich. Both had a delicious flavor.

Review №43

I love the food love the shakes but I can only afford so much.

Review №44

They are really good in my opinion they are better than IN-0UT BURGERS

Review №45

Great food and good customer service

Review №46

Who would of thought that some of the best burgers and milkshakes are so close to my house!!!! This place is a must if you love a fresh burger and a thick delicious shake and happen to be in this area

Review №47

They hurried the process and smashed our crossiant sandwiches. They forgot the fries and we were the only people in line.

Review №48

Great burgers, fries are not the best though. Loved the orange crush shake!

Review №49

Their shakes are the best. Love the peanut butter and banana shakes!! The burgers on the other hand are only marginal. Go for the shakes!!

Review №50

For the first time I enjoyed my meal.

Review №51

Loved it ️ the Guys are awesome / my food was delicious, thank you

Review №52

Great bacon cheeseburger & peanut butter shake. Fries were a little disappointing.

Review №53

So underrated. Easily the best burger in San Diego!

Review №54

Decent hamburger for the price. Convenient online ordering.

Review №55

A little expensive for a lack of flavor. Relying a lot on the salt with the fries, flat soda. Despite this, love me a local shop, happy to support

Review №56

Its ok food is good but not great.

Review №57

Delicious burgers but wished the fries were crisper. Wonderful service though!

Review №58

I've been coming here since I was little. Their burgers are delicious, the fries are hot and they load the bag, and their shakes are bomb. They're THE BEST what I like to call mom and pop burger joint around town!

Review №59

Best burger I've had in along time from a fast food its all so good peanut butter shakes yum

Review №60

Overpriced for a mediocre meal. $17!fir a burger and fries...smh

Review №61

Absolutely Incredible Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Review №62

This place is always good.

Review №63

Nice quick spot where we had a good burger and fries and is not far from home.

Review №64

A little pricey and there's a little bit of a wait but definitely a nice place to try out

Review №65

Gave me and my wife the runs. Tasted like they did not clean the grill before cooking our meal. We also waited like 20 m United for our food and we where second in line.

Review №66

TERRIBLE DRIVE THRU. DO NOT order thru the DRIVE THRU. Food is alright but drive thru common guys. TRIM THE PALM TREES. They in the way of cars.Wait till cars clear before squeezing by with the trash and boxes. Park and order on the window.

Review №67

The food is so great, the selection is awesome, but don't get the chicken salad. It's $6.50 for shredded lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, grilled onions, and chicken with American cheese. It's a burger thrown in a box. I'm disappointed.

Review №68

Food was better first time around than the second. Maybe because it was a hot day the service was not as friendly

Review №69

Got 2 plain hamburgers, 2 fries and a large chocolate shake...$19.55!!!

Review №70

It works when I'm hungry

Review №71

Got home to find out fries had been redipped when cooked, instead of fresh. They were so hard and not edible. We were not pleased, called and spoke to someone we apologized for the service, but have not gone back yet to fulfill makeup order.

Review №72

1 star just because the food was ok, service & prices terrible. My first time here & I got over charged the lady told me 20$ didn't give me a receipt I checked my card and they took almost 30$ for just 3 burgers. Don't recommend & not coming back, only seen 1 guy wearing a mask the others didn't & weren't wearing gloves.

Review №73

It's better than In & Out hands down!

Review №74

Their burgers are always amazing!

Review №75

So far everything we've tried from this place is amazing. It's nice to find a great neighborhood burger joint. We'll definitely keep coming back. :)

Review №76

This has been one of my favorite fast food places since I was a kid. Can't beat their classic greasy burger with a bag of fries.

Review №77

You can never go wrong with Charlie's.... ask for your fries to be well done.

Review №78

Always fresh and full of flavor. Love this place!

Review №79

My order is ALWAYS fresh! They serve the biggest small fry ever. Always polite.

Review №80

Their milkshakes bring all the boys and girls to the yard!Darn right, it's better than yours!I recommend the bacon cheeseburger over the excess of double or triple bacon for the mere fact that you should just order a BLT at that point. If there's a line of cars, just park and order in person if you don't want to wait long.There can be a wait because everything is made to order so freshness is there. Customer service keeps it real. Not overly fake, but pleasant and respectful.

Review №81

Always good old fashioned food

Review №82

Great hamburgers & kabob pita sandwhiches!

Review №83

Had a cheeseburger and onion rings. Didnt care for the onion rings. Didnt like the batter that was used.

Review №84

I have been here many times over the years and have never been disappointed! Highly recommend.

Review №85

Hands down best burger with chilli cheese fries portion is great

Review №86

I really paid $7 for just a burger all the way from Chula Vista just so they can forget the bacon , it isn't the first time they do this

Review №87

Fresh,fast & friendly hamburger joint I had #2 combo w/sourdough & avocado!awesome!

Review №88

Hole in the wall place but the burgers are good and the fries are perfect. Avoid the drive thru, the wait can be long.

Review №89

This place is fun and has alot of options asked for avacado didnt put on and we waited a long time no one else was in line probably just one of those days worth checking out

Review №90

Burgers are awesome!

Review №91

Good milk Shakes and chicken kabob sando and good fries

Review №92

The food is always delicious and this is one of our favorite go to spots. We love the burgers and the chicken sandwiches. The cheese fries, oh and the grilled cheese, the hot dogs... Mmmmmm.. only complaint would be the parking lot. Sometimes the drive thru line goes out into the street and other nights a car club or bike club will fill the parking lot to the brim making it hard to get in and out of there. Busy nights the drive thru and the wait for the walk up window can be a little while, so I recommend using their online ordering system. It's easy and allows you to customize everything and anything- you can even specify if you want your burger cut in half. Definitely a local favorite.

Review №93

Great old fashioned hamburgers and a shake yummy

Review №94

This place is a little Food is always delicious! I always get the kabob sandwich the burgers and shakes are also so so good!! If you haven't tried them your missing out!

Review №95

When to Charley,s Famous Hamburger on Dec 28 2019. The cheeseburger was for a Child the Onions Rings was taste like been good in Lard bad taste left in your mouth. Just plain terrible,

Review №96

Always a good burger!!

Review №97

I've been a patron of Charley's for years and have always enjoyed their hamburgers..but today I was disappointed as the meat had a different weird flavor that was not good !

Review №98

The amount of fries you get is crazy so be ready. The burgers are solid and the shakes... try the black raspberry. Overall, great place for simple burgers and fries

Review №99

There burgers are good as hell good service and plus the cutie that takes your order

Review №100

Great place!

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  • Address:8213 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 619-460-2690
  • Fast food restaurant
  • Hamburger restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:8AM–9PM
  • Tuesday:8AM–9:30PM
  • Wednesday:8AM–9:30PM
  • Thursday:8AM–9:30PM
  • Friday:8AM–9:30PM
  • Saturday:8AM–10PM
  • Sunday:8AM–9:30PM
Service options
  • Outdoor seating:Yes
  • Delivery:Yes
  • Drive-through:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Dine-in:No
  • Fast service:Yes
  • Rooftop seating:Yes
Popular for
  • Breakfast:Yes
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Kids' menu:Yes
  • Late-night food:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
Dining options
  • Breakfast:Yes
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • Restroom:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Historic:Yes
  • College students:Yes
  • Family-friendly:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
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