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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 - 21:00
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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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Hagerstown, Maryland
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Great little place offering burgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken and fries, plus other charcoal grilled goodies. Fresh lettuce and tomatoes, condiment bar. Guacamole burger was good too. Super casual, so don't dress up. Breakfast only served on weekend mornings. A bit expensive for burgers but considering the location and the area, it's probably typical. We would definitely return!

Thank sbs28
Los Altos, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

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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137 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 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 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 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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43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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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220 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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
Reviewed 27 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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289 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 

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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, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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?