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If you had to choose a burger in Palo Alto

Beehive Apr 22, 2008 10:39 AM

I have a dilemma. I can't make up my mind and I can't eat lunch twice in one day. If you had to choose between the Palo Alto Creamery or The Counter (both in Palo Alto) which would you choose and why? Thanks for steering me in the tastier direction!

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  1. MartyS RE: Beehive Apr 22, 2008 11:05 AM

    Kirks 361 S. California Ave Palo Alto, CA 94306 650-326-6519

    Hands down the best Steakburgers in town. Good condiment table.
    Been in the area since just after WW-II with several locations. Is in Cupertino on De Anza Bldv just past Hwy-85 and I think the Store in Town and Country on Embarcadero is still therfe even with this shopping center in a mess

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      xanadude RE: MartyS Apr 22, 2008 01:03 PM

      Kirks moved to Town and Country, and it sucks (now and has been for a few years).

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        Beehive RE: MartyS Apr 27, 2008 02:07 PM

        Marty thanks for the information. I had never heard of Kirks, they seem like they are worth at least checking out. Thanks to everyone else for their two cents.

      2. Sushi Monster RE: Beehive Apr 22, 2008 11:24 AM

        Please see this recent 30-post thread on exactly this topic:


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          YSZ RE: Beehive Apr 22, 2008 12:41 PM

          I would probably go for the Creamery - it's a more traditional hamburger. Counter burgers are huge and messy, though I do like their sweet potato fries.

          I completely disagree with MartyS about Kirk's. I was very excited to eat there, thinking it would be something excellent/old fashioned like the Apple Pan in LA, and was sadly disappointed. My burger was overcooked and tasted like char and gas. I have not been back

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            xanadude RE: Beehive Apr 22, 2008 01:03 PM

            I think The Counter's your best bet.

            1. Robert Lauriston RE: Beehive Apr 22, 2008 01:17 PM

              Discussion of The Counter on the Chains board:


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