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Kirk's Steakburgers

855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2305
+1 650-326-6159
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good51%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (32 reviews)
“fries” (7 reviews)
“condiment bar” (4 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse
855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2305
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate lunch here and got burgers and shakes. The avocado bacon burger was excellent and the regular steakburger was pretty good. The chocolate shake was average. The staff was very friendly and service pretty quick considering it’s made to order. Plenty of seating inside...More

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Across from the local high school, Kirks is jam packed at lunchtime. The kids know good food!! The burgers, salads, and sandwiches are huge and so tasty. Pricing is right— good value. I go whenever possible. Its a great place to meet friends for a...More

Thank Lu3ma
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Kirk's has been around a long time, but is still the best burger. In addition, they fed our non-cow-eating family member a tasty, fresh green salad. Options to mix the sides, such as sweet potato fries and onion strings meet everyone's tastes.

Thank cmdevlin64
Reviewed 22 November 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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