THE BEST STEAK PERIOD!!. I grew up around Kirks Steakburgers and I can safely say they have not changed the menu one bit. And that is most definitely a good thing! I had no idea they had a location in Campbell, Ca. Historically I had been to their location in Palo Alto, Ca. If I could meet Mr. Kirk himself I would shake his hand until it fell off! Since the immaculate discovery of this new Campbell location I have eaten there at least fourteen times in the last two weeks. OK that’s a bit of an exaggeration however I would eat it every day if I could!!
Decent burgers and attractive high school and college crowd. This place cooks up a decent burger -- nothing extraordinary -- with quality meat prepared made-to-order. The burger is pricey as burgers go but you do get unlimited access to an open condiments bar to top off your burger. Service can be a bit spotty and there is an unseemly solicitation of tips given that this is a fast-food joint. Cleanliness of the restaurant is also questionable if you take a quick peer behind the restaurant. However, the place enjoys a steady business from nearby Palo Alto High School and Stanford.
This joint knows how to serve a burger and has been doing it successfully for more than 50 years..
Don't come looking for ambience: Kirk's is a big cinderblock square obscured by a thick meaty fog. Order at the counter, take a seat at one of the blue vinyl booths, and wait for your number to be called. A small side patio with cafe umbrellas has significantly more charm, but you'll miss out on all of the drama out there.
It's burgers, burgers, burgers. Think single burgers, double burgers, burgers with cheese, burgers with pineapple, burgers with pineapple and cheese. They're called "steakburgers" here, and they do resemble filet mignon more than McDonald's. Western fries and scoop-shop ice cream round out the offerings.
Wonderful Splitters. I have been going to Kirk's for about 5 years. Every birthday my family has Kirk's food, and the employees know us by now. The staff used to be friendly, consistenly asking for high-fives from my daughter (6) and son (3). My family always enjoys coming, though there are no large tables and we usually have to push some tables together (which is very hard, considering that in one room, there is no space to do that, and in the other room, most of the tables are round). The hamburger is good, the splitter is wonderful, and I haven't tried anything else.
Duckwax. I found the place congested, grubby and over-priced. I didnt appreciate the general air quality and dont need to be smoked with the food to be convinced the fire is real. My vote goes to Kals on Mathilda ave. Same general offerings, much better environment.
Not Bad. I've only been to the Kirks on California Ave, and tho the restaurant itself left me cold, the Burger itself was very good. As it appears to me that the burgers are from fresh beef, not that frozen patties that you find at most fast food joints. Takes me back to my childhood and the hand pressed patties that made hamburgers a delight.
Steak lovers burgers. The best tasting beef patty of anywhere, regardless of what you put on it.
Great Burgers. Kirk's burgers are as good as they come. Order 'em no better done than medium. The meat mix (which I understand has tomato soup and some other tasty ingredients) is top knotch.
Thick and Juicy!!. I remember fondly the when I was 5 years old sharing my first cheese burger with my sister. Weekly, my parents would take us to the Kirk's located where the Moonlight shopping center now stands. Nothing has change -- the Kirk's on Bascom Avenue is the best!! Forget the chain restaurants and try the best. Kirk's cooks burgers to perfection.
Not so good as it may sound.. I was told this place has the best burger, so I went to try one. Well, I was pretty disappointed. It wasn't all that great to me. I think Nation's burger is tastier.
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