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John's Char Burger

2917 Old First Street, Livermore, CA
+1 925-447-8372
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Diner
2917 Old First Street, Livermore, CA
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

I stopped by just out of chance, the burgers are fabulous and the fries outstanding. The old time quiet atmosphere can get rather hectic since everyone is catching on. Its a great place to have a reasonable meal .

Thank Daryle B
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Went here for the first time the other day and it was exactly what I was craving - a grilled burger with fresh onions, lettuce, tomatoes, etc. You could taste the grill/char and the burger was juicy and tender. They have burgers in 1/4, 1/3,...More

Thank PatriciaG-CA
Reviewed 30 July 2017

this place is definatley a dive joint but wow! they have the best burgers and fries! if you go in the day time i.e. lunch -weekdays, Tina the waitress is excellent.

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

This old burger joint, will always be around, because it has a great burger, fries, and shakes. Wish they served beer, but the food is probably better to go. I've gone there for years, and will continue to come, when I'm in the area and...More

Thank sirmeandt
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

...Which isn't a bad thing. I just should have ordered the single Char instead of the double. The meat was super juicy and everything is made to order. I would definitely go there again.

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 15 February 2017

we had dinner with friends. One friend was really craving a good burger- Johns is truly a really good burger. And they have something for everyone. FYI- this place is NOT fancy at all... home town dive but WOW! the food is juts really good

Thank asweet81
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Friends and I stopped in on a Tues night for a quick bite. 2 of us had hot dogs and a salad. The other had a burger. We all shared their onion rings. Yum! Food served hot and fast. Staff is friendly, building is old...More

Thank 2rollon
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I have no idea how long John's has been in business. I know it's many, many years. The atmosphere isn't enticing, the booth seats are broken down and the pictures on the wall are nothing to look at--but I keep going back. Why? The food!...More

Thank Pauline T
Reviewed 24 January 2016

This is the best burger in the area. They consistently deliver the same burger every time you visit. It is not healthy food so don't go here if that's what you're looking for. They also have the best fries.

Thank gogo_08
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I have been here many times for lunch with friends. This place should be on Diners, dives and drive ins. It is so cool and as I stated... Not fancy but Wow! the food is great and the service is the best. Tina- has been...More

Thank asweet81
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2917 Old First Street, Livermore, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Tri-Valley  >  Livermore
  • Phone Number: +1 925-447-8372
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