Clarke's Charcoal Broiler

★★★★☆
  • 615 W El Camino Real

    Mountain View, CA 94040

    Map & Directions
  • 650-967-0851

About Clarke's Charcoal Broiler

Categories
  • Restaurants
  • Hamburgers
Details
  • $
  • Family Style Dining
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Group Dining
  • Local Favorite
  • Outdoor Dining
Hours
M-Th 11am-9pm, F 11am-10pm, Sa-Su 8am-9pm
Special Offer
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Emails
  • corporate@clarkes.com
Phones
  • Fax (650-967-5191)
Year Established
  • 1945
Products
  • Dine In
  • Take Out
  • Gift Certificates
  • Senior Discounts
  • Handicapped Accessibility
  • Casual Dining
  • Late Night Dining
  • Family Friendly
Specialties
  • Charcoal Broiler

Food

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The burger tastes absolutely amazing. I live in San Francisco and have easy access to top of the line burgers, THIS place rivals even the best of the city!

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★★★★★

The burger tastes absolutely amazing. I live in San Francisco and have easy access to top of the line burgers, THIS place rivals even the best of the city!

Pros: Amazing burgers, original to novel creations

Cons: may need to find street parking

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i'm a big hamburger fan, i eat burgers at least 3 or 4 times a week. this place is ok, definitely a solid burger but nothing to rave about. fries are so so and the place itself is a little shabby. ok to go once in a while if you feel like having a "charcoal grilled" burger, but don't expect anything mind blowing.

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★★★☆☆

i'm a big hamburger fan, i eat burgers at least 3 or 4 times a week. this place is ok, definitely a solid burger but nothing to rave about. fries are so so and the place itself is a little shabby. ok to go once in a while if you feel like having a "charcoal grilled" burger, but don't expect anything mind blowing.

Pros: it's charcoal grilled

Cons: charcoal grilled should taste better than this....

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This place has a great selection of burgers, classics like bacon cheddar and teriyaki pinnapple. The onion rings are huge and the dies are thick cut. The parking can be challenging but if you get there a little early for lunch (11:45) then you shouldn't have a problem.

5
★★★★★

This place has a great selection of burgers, classics like bacon cheddar and teriyaki pinnapple. The onion rings are huge and the dies are thick cut. The parking can be challenging but if you get there a little early for lunch (11:45) then you shouldn't have a problem.

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Let's make this simple:

Burgers: 10
Fries: 6
Milkshakes: 6
Chili: 1
Parking: 3

Bottom-line, go for the burgers and skip the rest. Consider dropping someone off to pick up your order and taking it home since the parking is very limited. The burgers really are charcoal grilled and taste freaking amazing. The South of the Border burger is actually spicy - most salsas in this area end up being boring and bland. Strongly recommend.

The chili is awful. Avoid it in all situations at all costs.

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★★★★★

Let's make this simple:

Burgers: 10
Fries: 6
Milkshakes: 6
Chili: 1
Parking: 3

Bottom-line, go for the burgers and skip the rest. Consider dropping someone off to pick up your order and taking it home since the parking is very limited. The burgers really are charcoal grilled and taste freaking amazing. The South of the Border burger is actually spicy - most salsas in this area end up being boring and bland. Strongly recommend.

The chili is awful. Avoid it in all situations at all costs.

Pros: Burgers

Cons: Chili

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We are new to the area and stopped in to Clarke's out of curiosity. What a find!!! Hamburgers grilled on a charcoal grill! Better than my backyard hamburgers and those are fantastic. Cooked to perfection. Mushrooms are killer and many cheeses and toppings to choose from.
I brought a burger home to hubby and he loved the fries so much, it took him a while to get to the burger. When he did, he was amazed.
Took my son there while he's visiting from out of town. His words were "Awesome" and "Oh, my God".

2
★★★★★

We are new to the area and stopped in to Clarke's out of curiosity. What a find!!! Hamburgers grilled on a charcoal grill! Better than my backyard hamburgers and those are fantastic. Cooked to perfection. Mushrooms are killer and many cheeses and toppings to choose from.
I brought a burger home to hubby and he loved the fries so much, it took him a while to get to the burger. When he did, he was amazed.
Took my son there while he's visiting from out of town. His words were "Awesome" and "Oh, my God".

Pros: Best hamburger I've ever tasted. Fries are fresh and shakes are real ice cream!

Cons: More expensive that fast-food, but who cares?

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I do not have a doubt in my mind that this is the best burger joint in Mountain View! I had to write a review because those people reviewing Clarke's Charcoal Broiler and giving it a below average or average score obviously haven't tried their double burger with cheese. This place is awesome, can not even compare it to a burger at McDonalds or Burger King, it?s like it's a whole different burger. Trust me I come here every weekend to get the double burger with cheese and it doesn't disappoint. The only down side is the parking. So do yourself a favor and try this place out, you won't regret it.

2
★★★★★

I do not have a doubt in my mind that this is the best burger joint in Mountain View! I had to write a review because those people reviewing Clarke's Charcoal Broiler and giving it a below average or average score obviously haven't tried their double burger with cheese. This place is awesome, can not even compare it to a burger at McDonalds or Burger King, it?s like it's a whole different burger. Trust me I come here every weekend to get the double burger with cheese and it doesn't disappoint. The only down side is the parking. So do yourself a favor and try this place out, you won't regret it.

Pros: Hamburger is the best you'll ever taste

Cons: Parking and not enough seating

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Although this place is kind of pricey, the burgers are great! The burger choices are endless, and lots of fresh condiments are available. My kids love the chicken nuggets and milkshakes. Everything is cooked fresh, but the wait is no longer than 5-10 minutes.

4
★★★★☆

Although this place is kind of pricey, the burgers are great! The burger choices are endless, and lots of fresh condiments are available. My kids love the chicken nuggets and milkshakes. Everything is cooked fresh, but the wait is no longer than 5-10 minutes.

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tiny parking lot, but the food is pretty good. The burgers are huge, and there is seating both inside and out. Additional parking is along the side on the street.

4
★★★★☆

tiny parking lot, but the food is pretty good. The burgers are huge, and there is seating both inside and out. Additional parking is along the side on the street.

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The hamburgers are delicious. They have speciality burgers in which you can build your own burger and I love it! The enviroment is average, but suits the type of food offered. Service depends on who is being hired at the time, and like any other restaurant, can be bad or good.

2
★★★★☆

The hamburgers are delicious. They have speciality burgers in which you can build your own burger and I love it! The enviroment is average, but suits the type of food offered. Service depends on who is being hired at the time, and like any other restaurant, can be bad or good.

Pros: build your burger, moderately priced

Cons: crowded at times, parking...not enough

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Clarke's basically has burgers, fries, onion rings, etc. Well, the food there is all really good. It tastes pretty fresh too. It can get a little pricey though--expect to spend about $10 per person!

4
★★★★☆

Clarke's basically has burgers, fries, onion rings, etc. Well, the food there is all really good. It tastes pretty fresh too. It can get a little pricey though--expect to spend about $10 per person!

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I used to live walking distance from this place and I miss it. They offer one of the best burgers ever, great fries, chocolate shakes, good prices, great service, and more. Actually, just writing this review makes me want to have one of their burgers! I used to order the cheeseburger with mushrooms, fries, and a shake or even the vegie burger was hard to beat. Whenever I'm in the Bay Area I try to make it back to get my fix!

2
★★★★★

I used to live walking distance from this place and I miss it. They offer one of the best burgers ever, great fries, chocolate shakes, good prices, great service, and more. Actually, just writing this review makes me want to have one of their burgers! I used to order the cheeseburger with mushrooms, fries, and a shake or even the vegie burger was hard to beat. Whenever I'm in the Bay Area I try to make it back to get my fix!

Pros: Great Burgers, Inexpensive, Good parking

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Much like the 49ers football team, this burger was disappointing and overpriced. For almost $8, this burger was small, and not loaded with mushrooms as stated. The taste was ok, but didn't quite live up to the hype. Should be renamed the John York Burger.

1
★★★☆☆

Much like the 49ers football team, this burger was disappointing and overpriced. For almost $8, this burger was small, and not loaded with mushrooms as stated. The taste was ok, but didn't quite live up to the hype. Should be renamed the John York Burger.

Pros: tasty fries, huge menu, very clean

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I was expecting more.....the hamburger patty didn't have enough texture......it just didn't make it.

1
★★☆☆☆

I was expecting more.....the hamburger patty didn't have enough texture......it just didn't make it.

Pros: good fries

Cons: expensive

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I have been going to Clarke's burger since I lived in Mountain View in the 70's. It is and I hope it will continue to be one of the BEST places to get a great hamburger. I now live down in San Diego On one of my trips up to Sacramento I stopped in San Jose to see some friends, and made sure I stopped at Clarkes on my way out of town. I wiould like to have one down here.

2
★★★★★

I have been going to Clarke's burger since I lived in Mountain View in the 70's. It is and I hope it will continue to be one of the BEST places to get a great hamburger. I now live down in San Diego On one of my trips up to Sacramento I stopped in San Jose to see some friends, and made sure I stopped at Clarkes on my way out of town. I wiould like to have one down here.

Pros: Great Food, relaxing, reasonable prices

Cons: parking

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Huge, meaty burgers are the norm here. Check out their condiment bar! Add a malt & fries,...

2
★★★★★

Huge, meaty burgers are the norm here. Check out their condiment bar! Add a malt & fries,...

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Very greasy hamburgers and there ribs were below par for taste and amount and very expensive for what you get

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★☆☆☆☆

Very greasy hamburgers and there ribs were below par for taste and amount and very expensive for what you get

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Best hamburger around and cooked just the way you want it.

2
★★★★★

Best hamburger around and cooked just the way you want it.

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Big, juicy, char broiled...blue cheese, jalapeños...simply the best! (They have malts and onion rings too!) Seating inside and out.

2
★★★★★

Big, juicy, char broiled...blue cheese, jalapeños...simply the best! (They have malts and onion rings too!) Seating inside and out.

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Burgers are good, but for $6.50 from a fast food joint?? If you get fries and a shake, you've just plunked down $12. NOT worth it.

The fries really are nasty. WELL below standard. The shakes are good, but there are so many places that are better.

By the way, the burger meat does have a bit of a barbecue sauce flavor, so stay away if that might bug you.

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★★★☆☆

Burgers are good, but for $6.50 from a fast food joint?? If you get fries and a shake, you've just plunked down $12. NOT worth it.

The fries really are nasty. WELL below standard. The shakes are good, but there are so many places that are better.

By the way, the burger meat does have a bit of a barbecue sauce flavor, so stay away if that might bug you.

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