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

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious old school burger joint

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
karansimoni
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Martinez, California
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Martinez, California
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180 reviews 180 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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11 helpful votes 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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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Cameron Park, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This small grill has served several generations- I've been going for over 60 years! It is a landmark on the peninsula... Great charcoal grilled burgers, wonderful condiment bar lets you build it your way, friendly service and a fair price. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy a locally owned/ non-chain gem.

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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Had a great burger, You get to customize your burger with fresh lettuce, condiments, etc. worth the trip to this shack on the side of the road.

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Seattle, Washington
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

When I travel to new places I try to find places that the locals go to and aren't chains that I could experience at home. I found Clarke's while looking at Google Maps and it had lots of good reviews and seemed to be a favorite of the locals. It wasn't too far from my hotel and so decided to... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Clarke's is from another time. You won't find $13 burgers like at Umami Burger, you won't find Hand Formed Artisinal Beef you will find a big pile of charcoal and some pretty tasty burgers. The meat is kind of thin, but the whole experience hangs together, especially if you come with a group and sit outside on a nice day.... More 

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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 1 - 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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