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Clarke's Charcoal Broiler

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615 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2507
650-967-0851
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Charcoal grilled deliciousness!

This old fashioned burger shack has been doing it right for 70 years now (since 1945). Very gracious staff even though we arrived 15 minutes before closing on a Thursday night. Patient to take our orders even though one in our party was Slooow to decide. We all loved our burgers! Yummy, old school... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
janisw
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Palo Alto, CA
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Palo Alto, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This old fashioned burger shack has been doing it right for 70 years now (since 1945). Very gracious staff even though we arrived 15 minutes before closing on a Thursday night. Patient to take our orders even though one in our party was Slooow to decide. We all loved our burgers! Yummy, old school, & grilled to perfection with fresh... More 

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Los Altos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This place used to be fantastic, but in the past couple of visits the burgers seem to be getting smaller and smaller. Though the prices are quite high. I don't mind paying for an excellent burger, but this just isn't getting it done. Definitely no longer my go to hamburger spot.

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Mountain View, California
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great burgers and plenty of add-ons to make this a more than full meal. Founded in 1945, frequented by me since 1965, friends and relatives always request that we eat at Clarke's. My favorite hangout in Mt View. Staff is very helpful, price is right and the burgers are so good.

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San Luis Obispo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I'd heard excellent things from so many people about this 70(?) year old burger joint. It definitely had a good feel to it. Prices were a bit steeper than I'd figured ($11-13 for a la carte), with a side of fries and one malt and we were already well over $50. 25 minutes later our food arrived. Bland, even with... More 

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Martinez, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We came here after spending a day waiting for my dad to come out of surgery at the hospital around the corner. We were hungry and drove here to get a quick burger. So glad we came here instead of in and out. It is a cool old restaurant that looks like it hasn't been updated in a while. It... More 

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Mountain View, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Clarkes is a Mountain View tradition. Flame broiled hamburgers served up any way you want them, including Veggie patty, turkey patty or traditional all beef. French fries and oh-so-delicious milk shakes will definitely blow your calorie budget, but at least you won't care. One bite of that juicy mouth-watering hamburger and you can close your eyes in tastebud heaven. Try... More 

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been a long time fan of Clarke's. Really good burgers, fries and milkshakes. I always take out-of-town family and friends here. Highly recommended.

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Murrieta, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The best food you can every wish for. A small shop in a big area that you would never guess is the best place for a burger, chicken, or ribs. This place rocks the food is cooked to your order and the smell is to die for. great value for the amount of food you get cant finish a meal... More 

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california
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Grilled on an open flame right in front of you! Ahhh real burgers. Great do it yourself condiment bar. We also enjoyed the fries - small basket is pretty big! Good drink options as well. Nice outside patio space, good for groups with big tables. Right on El Camino, but doesn't really matter that much. Semi-enclosed space makes it nice.... More 

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've been coming to this little place for decades. Its conveniently located on El Camino so it's easy to find and usually has ample parking in its small lot or on adjacent streets. I love the make your own burger with a condiment bar that is always fresh, even if I drop in just before they close. It's not the... More 

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Additional Information about Clarke's Charcoal Broiler

Address: 615 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2507
Phone Number: 650-967-0851
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 615 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2507
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: 650-967-0851

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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