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Kirk's Steakburgers

855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2305
+1 650-326-6159
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good50%
  • Average23%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (24 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
“condiment bar” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Steakhouse, Fast food
855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2305
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1 - 10 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, 40 years ago I went here on California Ave. Now it is in Town and Country Village. More high toned. But still the same ethic. Really good hamburger meat grilled and you make your own dressings. Beer also. It was fine but not outstanding.

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Been going to Kirk's since 1980, starting at the Campbell location on Bascom ave. Then often went to the Palo Alto location on California (which is now at town and country shopping center). The burger used to be so good that when I inquired, I...More

Thank peter g
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This place was awesome - exactly what you're looking for in a burger place. The hamburgers were well prepared and tasty and the fries were exceptional. The parking lot in the shopping center was a bit of a mess, but otherwise when visiting the area...More

Thank Rob K
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Kirk's was started in the 1940's by a WWII Vet. He originally had two or three restaurants in the mid-peninsula. The one I first visited (decades ago) was located on California Avenue. It was a big favorite of Stanford studentsd (like me<g>). Strangely, Mr. Kirk...More

Thank Harry W
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Better than fast food joints for sure Kirk's is a local standard for good burgers at a reasonable price.

Thank Breakfast-42D2
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Kirks has been around forever. They serve real, old fashioned hamburgers and fries. This is not a "fast food" joint.

Thank Brenton h
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Big, juicy burgers that are cooked to order on charcoal grill. Orders take about 15 minutes or so to pickup as they are made fresh. There is a bar for additional toppings like lettuce, tomatoes and peppers. Shakes, beer and wine are available too. We...More

Thank Leslie C
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is a very unassuming place. It's set up like a fast food restaurant, but the burgers are really, really good and there is a "fixings" bar where you can pile up your plate with whatever you wish to add to your burger. Kind of...More

Thank Timbre
Reviewed 23 December 2015

I've been going to Kirk's since it opened and was very disappointed that the place is so shabby, and the quality of the food has seriously gone downhill. This used to be my go-to burger place, and was sad to see how lacking it is.

1  Thank Linda C
Reviewed 15 March 2015

I first went to Kirk's when it was on El Camino out by L'Omellette Restaurant. Place was smoky with grilled burgers but very homey and friendly and you put all the stuff on after you got it handed to you in a basket. We moved...More

Thank MikeandSarah
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-6159
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