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“Great Place for a Burger”

Charlie Clark's Steak House
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Get a "taste" of history at Charlie Clarks Steakhouse in beautiful Pinetop-Lakeside, located in Northeast Arizona at an elevation of 7,200 feet. Nestled away in the largest stand of Ponderosa pine trees in the United States, the atmosphere at Charlie's is one of western elegance. Since 1938, Charlie Clarks has been specializing in the finest Mesquite-Broiled Steaks and Chicken, Prime Rib and Seafood in the White Mountains.
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Charlie Clark's is a White Mountains legend; and to think of what it would have been like to dine there when Charlie owned it during the Depression makes one long for a time machine. It is certainly not the restaurant of old by any means, but it serves one of the better hamburgers I've had: substantial, well-priced, on a bun that doesn't fall apart so soon that you eat most of it with knife and fork instead. And the chips are amazing (fries aren't bad either). It's been a while since I've been for dinner and had the beef ribs but they used to be good as well. Yes, this is a touristy place in the summer especially; but it's a decent meal for a fair price. The thoughts of what the place must have been like years ago is just a bonus.

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tgibson1893, Public Relations Manager at Charlie Clark's Steak House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

We appreciate your review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit

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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

On a road trip with friends, we stopped for lunch based upon good TA reviews and recommendation from friends. Well established steak house with a comfortable feel in the bar area. Outdoor barbecue area was not open but it looked like an appealing option when open. We all had burgers and they were excellent especially the deep fried version. Would likely return for dinner at next opportunity.

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Management response:Responded 6 June 2017

Thank you for such an excellent review! We are happy to hear that we met your expectations, please do come back to see us next time you visit!

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Reviewed 1 June 2017

If you have never visited Charlie Clark's Steak House, I would recommend going at lunch time. It is less crowded and is a well established restaurant in Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ. There is something for everyone there, a menu with a wide variety of meals and price ranges. Go at least once, even if you are not interested in steak. They have indoor and outdoor seating. On holidays, Charlie's sponsors an art fair and serves wonderful pulled pork BBQ sandwiches. Check it out! It is always crowded in the evenings and on holidays.

Thank Ruth H
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Management response:Responded 6 June 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words. It's wonderful to get excellent reviews like this, thank you again for visiting!

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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Great place, friendly staff, food is exceptional. Best in the White mountains , they have live music and dancing and a home atmasfier, this is a must visit I had the prime rib and quail for dinner where else can you find grilled Quail!!!

Thank Barry H
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Management response:Responded 6 June 2017

Thank you so much for your comments about your visit. We appreciate our customers and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner and were immediately confronted by a voice of thee dining options...bar tables, porch or dining room...and we close the bar tables. The atmosphere was fun and allowed us to get a truer feel for the area and it's people.

Our service was initially slow as there appeared to be some confusion over who was assigned to us, but after that got ironed out we were very well taken care of. The steaks were grilled with mesquite which gives them a subtly different ( but very good) flavor.

Would certainly come back if we ever passed this way again.

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Management response:Responded 6 June 2017

We appreciate you taking to time to write us an excellent review. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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