Making the world a grater place

We are melting the hearts of those who love a gourmet, chef-inspired twist on the grilled cheese sandwich. Our goal is simple: We make every single sandwich the best one and take pride in what we make.


Dear valued community,

We at Grater are monitoring this evolving emergency with great caution. We want to ensure you that we will remain open for Online Orders/Phone Orders/Take Out and Delivery through DoorDash, Grubhub, UberEats, Postmates ONLY

Catering orders can still be placed from our website or through OfficeExpress at available locations.

No Dine In will be allowed in any of our locations until further notice.

One of our main concerns is to give our community the ability to nourish themselves and have our comforting food available for people who need it most. In order to accommodate that, effective immediately, we will offer a 10% Discount for Phone & Online Orders through our website (use promo code 10OFF on our website or mention over the phone – not applicable to 3rd party delivery services). We will also provide a Free Cup of Soup for Kids under 12 and Seniors over 65. You can claim your free soup at the moment of pick up.

We will be also giving you the option of Curbside pick-up for your Online/Phone Orders. All you need to do is call the store where you placed your order and set up the pick-up details with a Grater team member over the phone.

At this time, there have been no incidents of contamination reported in any of our locations. Nevertheless, we will be reducing the amount of staff in our locations to comply with social distancing directions from the CDC. Our employees’ health and well-being are of the outmost importance to us, and we are in direct communication with the State of California to figure out the best way to support them in any way possible as their livelihood is directly affected by this emergency. 

Let’s all help each other out and this will all be over soon. Now is the time more than ever to be kind to one another and support each other. Stay safe everybody!

The Grater Team

Grater greens now open!

we’re so excited to share our sister restaurant grater greens is officially open in mission valley. Just two doors down from Grater grilled cheese, it offers fresh nutritious salads and grain bowls, as well as a build your own option with tons of veggie options.
Visit for the full menu and more.
follow along on instagram @gratergreens

Family meals are here!

Created to save you time and money, our family meals will feed your whole crew! 

we’re excited to announce the launch of our Franchising program!


Mission Valley Grater


San Diego, CA

Tel: (619) 458-9611


Monday - Thursday:
11 am - 8 pm

Friday - Sunday:
11 am - 7 pm

Huntington Beach Grater


Huntington Beach, CA

Tel: (714) 536-3162


tuesday - wednesday:
12 pm - 5 pm

friday - sunday:
12 pm - 7 pm

Sand Canyon Grater


Irvine, CA

Tel: (949) 387-6455


Monday - saturday:
11 am - 6 pm

11 am - 5 pm

Our Story

Welcome to Grater Grilled Cheese!

It all started with a passion for the Great American Grilled Cheese Sandwich and a Food Truck…

Soon we began experimenting with multiple flavors of cheesy goodness and the next generation of Artisan Sandwiches started rolling off the grill. We are here “Making the World a Grater place, one grilled cheese at a time.” Believe us when we say, you will never be the same after trying our grilled cheese!

Grater Grilled Cheese La Jolla

now offering catering delivery!

Grater Grilled Cheese

Food has never been grater

Using all locally sourced ingredients

Grater Grilled Cheese aims to offer their guests only the best quality food.

Voted best grilled cheese in Southern California, guests will be able to delight in fan favorites such as the Lobster Grilled Cheese made with their secret five-cheese blend, butter fried lobster, crab, and their signature Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Beer Chipotle Aioli, and a variety of other selections such as soups, salads, mac ‘n cheese, pomme frites, and more.

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Grater Loyalty Program

Grater Perks

Happy Hour / Beer All Day


10% Military Discount

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