Danny’s Palm Bar & Grill for Craft Beer and Burgers
Name: Danny’s Palm Bar & Grill
Where: 965 Orange Avenue | Coronado, California
Cost: Pints $5.50 | Cocktails $6.50+ | Burgers $8.75-$9.75 | Sides and Appetizers- $ varies | Chips and Salsa- Free
About: Opened in 1907, Danny’s Palm Bar & Grill is a neighborhood bar in the village of Coronado. It has the feel of a quirky pub, with vintage neon beer signs, a large mural circa 1930s, and remnants of its original days as a speakeasy during Prohibition.
Today, the bar is popular with local Navy SEALS who have built a memorial to SEALS who died in combat after 9/11. Photographs of these fallen heroes are mounted on the wall behind the bar along with small American flags. Although Danny’s is a hangout for SEALS, tourists and Coronado residents are welcome.
Although there are plenty of bar stools to sit at the bar, Danny’s also booths and tables in back. There are several TVs for watching sports and a boxing game for entertainment. A juke box is always at the ready to play your favorite tunes.
Danny’s specializes in cocktails, beer, and hamburgers. It is well-known for its “Slamburger,” which has been voted the best burger in San Diego.
What I Ate: I ordered a “Slamburger” ($8.75) without any sides. It is a perfectly grilled, 1/4 pound lean beef patty on a fresh bun, served with a slice of melted American cheese on top, plus lettuce, red onion, tomato, pickles, and a pepperoncini. This classic burger is juicy, full of flavor, and simply delicious.
What I Drank: I paired the burger with a Chronic Ale (4.95% ABV) brewed by Pizza Port Solana Beach. Chronic is an American Amber with a wonderful aroma and great taste. Its unique flavors complemented those of the burger, making it an awesome beer for drinking with a well made hamburger two blocks from the beach.
Likes: The burger was well made and reasonably priced, and the beer was the same. Danny’s has a nice range of craft beers in addition to cocktails. Service was fast, friendly, and attentive. Free chips and salsa are a nice touch.
Dislikes: parking can be a problem
The Verdict: A great local place for local craft beers and well-made burgers at reasonable prices. Recommended.Share This: