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John's Char Burger

2917 Old First Street, Livermore, CA
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English first
Livermore, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

John's has been a favorite of locals here in Livermore for years now. Although it has changed owners a couple of times, the quality and value have remained the same. Great burgers, tasty & crispy fries, and thick milk shakes take me on a trip down memory lane to a time when little burger joints were the haunts of all... More

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We were in Livermore for a Lacrosse game and needed a quick meal so we started driving around and saw John's with quite a few cars there so we stopped in. Nothing to look at inside, a little run down but the burgers were the best and the fries also very good and a huge portion, if every driving through... More

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Central Valley of California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I told a friend of mine that it was too bad that where we live it's a six-hour drive to No Brand Burger Stand in Ferndale and said that if it were closer I’d take him to lunch there someday. That’s when he told me about John’s Char Burger in Livermore, which is a much more pleasant 45-minute drive. John’s... More

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Sterling, VA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I have been to this restaurant just twice, but that is only because it is 3,000 miles from my home! The outstanding flavor of the burgers, coupled with the "Happy Days" ambiance at John's Char Burger is like taking a step back in time. The charcoal flavor is extraordinary, the fries done to a golden perfection and the lemonade cold... More

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Livermore, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Excellent burgers, sandwiches, and fries.They also have salads, and Oriental ribs. the booths and counter stools are some what worn, The bathrooms are small and old, but clean. It is a family run older burger bar.

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Turlock, California
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224 reviews 224 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Stopped by as promised for a second meal and it was better than the first. The cheese burger is excellent with fresh ingredients and cooked perfectly. Excellent fries and a wonderful chocolate malt. My husband had a double cheese burger, vanilla shake and fries. He stated that the meal was superior to anything that the fast food chains offered.

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Turlock, California
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224 reviews 224 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

A good meal indeed. Hamburgers like they used to make them. Fresh ingredients tailored to your tastes. Perfect fries and milkshake made with real ice cream-not some non fat, non dairy concoction. A tastey combination that should be enjoyed from time to time. This establishment also features a wide varity of burgers in different sizes. The fries can be "super... More

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