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Clarke's Charcoal Broiler

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615 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2507
+1 650-967-0851
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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Los Altos, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just popped out to dinner with my College age son, who is a big burger fan, and introduced him to one of my favorite old burger haunts - Clarke's. What a pleasant surprise to find it better than ever. If you are visiting the area, don't miss it. On El Camino Real, a short walk from Castro St./downtown Mtn. View.... More 

Thank Luv2Trvlcheap
Palo Alto, California
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130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been to Clarke's in ages but was able to stop by to get one of their Clarke's burgers with fries. It was as good as ever and I am glad I stopped off to try one again.

Thank ochump
Bozeman, Montana
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On El Camino Real in Mountain View. Don't miss the chance to taste the best burgers and shakes on the planet. Unassuming, reserved, you'll drive by if you're not 'in the know'. It looks like a dive, because it has a loyal, local following that loves great burgers and shakes. My weakness is a traditional cheeseburger, with cheddar, and a... More 

Thank Coach443
Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Needed a quick dinner after a long flight. Chose Clarke's based on reputation as best burgers in Mountain View. The atmosphere is very basic with nothing fancy. Order at a counter, pick up order when your name is called. Burgers come with a tomato slice other toppings and condiments on a condiment bar. We all had 8 oz cheese burgers... More 

Thank mikexyz22
San Jose, California
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185 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 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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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 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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83 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 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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260 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 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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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 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 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast food, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 615 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2507
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: +1 650-967-0851

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