Frickleburgers in Cathedral City (68375 E. Palm Canyon Drive – Highway 111) makes one of the best hamburgers we have had anywhere – and the best we have found in the Inland Empire. In addition to making great burgers, it’s even fun to just say “Frickleburgers.”
Frickleburgers is a small place with big burgers and flavors. It was a good sign that while waiting for our burgers the worker who took the order was having a discussion with customers about burger joints and the quality of various burgers.
We had the The Mother Frickle ($7.99) topped with cheddar, slaw, fries and onion rings, and a Frickleburger ($6.99) topped with American cheese, slaw, fresh and grilled onions, ketchup and an onion ring. The self-designed Frickleburger was outstanding. The meat has Eastern European seasonings that give it a great flavor and despite being cooked to medium was incredibly juicy. The cheese and toppings combine to make this hearty burger one of the best we have had. The Mother Frickle was very good but the fries may have prevented some of the other toppings from making the burger reach its full potential. This little burger joint is world class.
There are some incredible sounding burgers designed by Frickleburger, but also and extensive list of toppings for customers to choose from to design their own. In addition to a great burger patty, you can choose chicken schnitzel, bratwurst, frankfurter, veggie burger or a grilled chicken sandwich. Cheese choices are American, Swiss, cheddar, blue, and Cheez Whiz. Toppings include most of the traditional choices along with cole slaw, brown gravy, chili, sautéed mushrooms, sweet pickles, grapefruit, black forest ham, fried egg, dill relish, and onion rings – along with many others.
One burger we did not get to that sounded especially noteworthy – and potentially deadly – is The Big Nasty ($9.99). No bun, but diners can choose between two Frickleburgers, brats or franks that are then put on a bed of fries and onion rings and covered with chili and cheese.
On the We Be Trippin web site, The Franci ranked this burger as a 10 out of 10 – and only the second burger priced under $9 to earn that ranking. It is about as good as a burger gets.
The Franci are John and Trenquilla Francis. We enjoy both traveling and food – especially hamburgers. Our blog can be found at thefranci.com.