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Clarke's Charcoal Broiler

615 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2507
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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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7 reviews 7 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Clarke's was exactly as billed - nothing fancy, but outstanding hamburgers and a pleasant, casual atmosphere. We were looking for a simple, quick dinner out and Clarke's met our goal. There are plenty of other choices on the menu, but burgers grilled over a charcoal fire are the centerpiece. They have plenty of "fixins" for people who like to pile... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Been coming here for years. Moved out of the area but always come here when I'm in town. this is not your burger on a grill type place. real charcoal grilled burgers. Fresh ingredients, excellent condiment station for all the fixings. Great fries and outstanding shakes. I always go for a burger so I can't comment on the rest of... More 

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Woodland, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I consider Clarke's and Kirk's the best burger joints in the greater south Bay. I give Clarke's the edge on sentimentality if nothing else. Not cheap but worth saving your pennies for. One of the finer splurges in the casual dining universe.

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Milpitas, California
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159 reviews 159 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

This place has been around for a while, and man, what a good burger/chicken sandwich they make. I think it is the sauce. Throw in a milkshake, and oh boy! I don't get up here anymore now that changed jobs, and sure miss this place. I'll have to make it back again soon.

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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 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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