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Clarke's Charcoal Broiler

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615 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2507
11:00 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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San Jose, California
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132 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first thing I noticed when I pulled into this place was an amazing smell. It was open-flamed goodness drawing unsuspecting passersby in like only the Pied Piper could. Very excited at this point. The good... The burgers were appropriately sized and I loved the dress-it-yourself bar for all the onions, jalapeños and pickles anyone could want. I really enjoyed... More 

Thank flatfootfoodie
San Jose
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Old time burger joint. Hamburgers and ribs are fantastic. Building is very casual. Love the garlic fries, sweet potato fries, and onion rings. In door, out door seating that is rustic and cozy. Friendly staff.

Thank JudyH432
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I enjoy a hamburger about once a quarter. I've checked out places they never measure up to Clarke's. You get a large hamburger and can add any extra ingredients. This place is always busy, inside or outside. This place is a landmark in Mt. View, they have been in Mt. View for at least 50 years.

Thank Jon R
San Francisco, California
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245 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Clarke's has been at this location since 1950's and we have been coming here for years. I am not a burger person but my husband is a Clarke diehard. The decor is not fancy; a old craftsman house converted into a restaurant with booth seating. The smell of years of grilling burger penetrates every single nooks of this place. The... More 

Thank Minnie Y
Long Beach, California
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50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Clarke's was a great find on our last trip to the Bay Area. We were looking for lunch before a hike, and found this on Google Maps (usually not helpful). We got there just as they opened at 11:00. The cheeseburger was excellent: cooked exactly right and TASTY. I don't know why that should be something exceptional, but I don't... More 

Thank ratboy1
Bay Area, CA
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

After eating at Clarkes tonight, I went to their website. Their homepage says, in part, "Our friendly staff will cook your food to perfection at which time you can put any number of toppings on yourself..." I did my best to put my toppings on my burger, still I ended up getting a lot of them on myself! So it... More 

Thank NLK2220
Mountain View, California, United States
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

lots of great addons and very fresh you do yourself. with very good and a generous amount of fries. Have never been disappointed since 1956 after my brothers baseball games.

Thank Susanne L
Mountain View, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I have been coming her for over 45 years and have never been disappointed in the food or the service.. All the burgers meat or Chicken are very good and cooked the way you want. they also serve breakfast and I did go once and it was good.

Thank Maria R
Clayton, Missouri
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Clare's is a fun place. The burgers and fries are yummy but they are not cheap. On the weekend they serve breakfast and that was super yummy. Indoor and outdoor seating

Thank DebMey11
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

If you love pork ribs, this is the place to visit. Go for the dinner meal or pork ribs and grill chicken combo alongside a can of bear and chill out :-) They serve the best pork ribs in Mountain view.

Thank KanchanRoy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Fast Food, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?