BY SARA TABIN
Daily Post Staff Writer
Clarke’s Charcoal Broiler at 615 W. El Camino Real is shutting its doors after 75 years of serving what some have deemed the best burgers in Mountain View.
The Blach Family, who have owned Clarke’s since the late Jim Blach purchased it from Bill Clarke in 1975, announced their decision on Facebook on Saturday.
“We have made the difficult decision to close our restaurant as of March 31, 2020,” the post reads. “Due to the COVID-19 and the current shelter in place, it has made it impossible for us to continue on.”
Fans of the eatery expressed their dismay in comments on the Facebook post.
Jen Herman-Russell said she grew up eating at Clarke’s and is sad to see it go.
Rachel Johnson said they have the “best burgers ever.”
Brian Keith added that the shakes are “incredible.”
“You are hands down the best burger joint in the area, and your milkshakes are unmatched,” said Bud Christenson. “Life won’t be the same without you.”
“Thank you so much for so many memories over the years, and of course all the good food,” wrote Ari Multhauf. “You’re my children’s favorite, and you’ll be dearly missed.”
There was a Los Altos Clarke’s location but it closed a number of years ago.