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“No pretense, just burgers & shakes done really well”
Review of Clark's Restaurant

Clark's Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Cosmopolis
Cuisines: American
Description: Clark's Restaurant is a cozy diner off Highway 101 who won best burger in the Daily World's "Best Of Twin Harbors" for 14 years, and has a full breakfast, dinner and dessert menu. Famous for our homemade ice cream, milkshakes, giant hamburgers and wild blackberry pie. Now serving beer and wine. Come on in! Located 7 miles south of Aberdeen, Washington on Highway 101.
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Description: Clark's Restaurant is a cozy diner off Highway 101 who won best burger in the Daily World's "Best Of Twin Harbors" for 14 years, and has a full breakfast, dinner and dessert menu. Famous for our homemade ice cream, milkshakes, giant hamburgers and wild blackberry pie. Now serving beer and wine. Come on in! Located 7 miles south of Aberdeen, Washington on Highway 101.
clearwater, fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“No pretense, just burgers & shakes done really well”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

So, we're driving from Seattle to Astoria, OR, and are starting to get hungry. As we make a turn, we see "Clark's" and "voted best burgers." It seemed liked we were out in the middle of nowhere and we weren't sure when we might see something else, so we did a u-turn and went back. There weren't many people in the restaurant (it was about 2 p.m.), and we went in and looked at the menu. It quickly became obvious that you should order a burger. Judging by the awards on the wall, this is their specialty. So, despite the fact that we weren't really that hungry, we each ordered a burger.

When our server took our order, she asked, most emphatically, "What ... you're not having a shake? Our ice cream is homemade!" Again, despite the fact that we weren't really all that hungry, once my husband heard that their chocolate milkshakes were made with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup (a classic "black and white"), we couldn't refuse. Well, the milkshake was perfect - creamy, vanilla-y, chocolate-y. We split a small, and it was wonderful and just right for 2 people.

Then the burger arrived. This is not the thickest burger you'll see, but it is flavorful and juicy. The "goop" that they offer as part of the regular toppings (including lettuce, tomato, sweet onion, and cheese if you like) is apparently what makes their burgers. It's a combination of mayo, mustard, and pickle relish. They're right ... it really does make the burger and I don't usually put all that on a burger. When the basket came to the table, it looked huge, but it was a soft, seeded bun that had been griddled. It had a nice crunch and balanced the tang of the goop and the crunch of the sweet onion. Sublime. Go here. Have the goop. Have the milkshake. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Cosmopolis, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great burger gluten free buns”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Great little restaurant outside of Cosmopolis...they have wonderful hamburgers with a gluten free bun alternative. My boys get their root beer floats and ask for more...I'ts a nice motorcycle destination as well, you can see your bikes from the window.

  • Visited April 2014
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Montesano, United States
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“OMG-they make their own ice cream!”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

The food is standard diner fare and is good. Reasonably priced. But, the shakes are to die for and worth every penny. They decide on a flavor for a period of time and do that one REALLY well and they always have vanilla ice cream. Blackberry, pumpkin, strawberry. Always with fresh ingredients and if you get a shake, they always put a large dollop of soft serve on top for a treat! Good service and friendly staff!

Visited December 2013
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Thank Boneta C
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“worth the stop”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Very good burgers...they had an old jukebox and the young servers do not even know how that machine works. It works, we tried it. The interior of the restaurant needs a little TLC. The home made ice cream was really good. Our stop was not a waste of time, we left feeling good.

  • Visited July 2013
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Davao City, Philippines
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Ice cream to die for”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

My wife and I only stopped in to try some ice cream and a shake while on our way from Long Beach to Ocean Shores but if the rest of the menu is as scrumptious as the ice cream, you'd better try it.

Clark's comes up on you suddenly if you're in the northbound lane of Route 101 so be ready for it.

We stopped in for a cone and a shake to help fortify our sprint to Ocean Shores. Service was attentive and the snacks came quickly.

I had a chocolate shake. Thick and creamy and solidly smooth. They put a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top of the tall glass of chocolate Heaven and then drizzle some chocolate syrup on top.

My wife had an Eat-It-All cone of chocolate ice cream. The home made ice cream is wonderfully dense and smooth and creamy with the right blend of chocolate to it.

  • Visited September 2013
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