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Clarke's Charcoal Broiler

615 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2507
+1 650-967-0851
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (5 reviews)
“ribs” (8 reviews)
“burger” (33 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Barbecue
615 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2507
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On some visits, the food is outstanding and on others it is just average. We usually order the ribs. The french fries are normal restaurant fare meaning not worth eating.

Thank Ken R
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...More

Thank sbs28
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,...More

Thank Luv2Trvlcheap
Reviewed 17 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
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...More

Thank Coach443
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank mikexyz22
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank flatfootfoodie
Reviewed 28 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
Reviewed 28 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,...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 19 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....More

Thank Minnie Y
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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