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Kal's Bar-B-Q

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425 N Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085-4222
+1 408-739-5271
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 21:00
Sat 06:30 - 14:30
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Bay City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

The aroma that welcomed us when we opened the car door was great. The food was not as good as the smell. Potato salad was dry and the coleslaw was okay. Service was great. They did accommodate one gentleman who wanted breakfast after they were done preparing that meal. Atmosphere is haphazard with boxes stacked in the eating area.

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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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196 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Not a bad burger, but no much left to this place. I think once it was state of the art in burger making. Do not predict long-term survival.

Thank Paul D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2015

I've passed this place on every single trip I've made to Sunnyvale and always said, "I gotta try it" to myself as I went to a business meal or meeting. Finally, I had the opportunity to stop in. It smelled wonderful from the outside and I was really looking forward to an awesome BBQ (Pulled Pork, Ribs, or Smoked Brisket).... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2014 via mobile

I was really interested to try this "hole in the wall" place during my visit to Sunnyvale. However, I found it was really just mediocre. The gentleman who greeted me was very friendly but I was cashed out by an older man with no smile and not even a thank you. As for my meal, the pulled pork was good,... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2013

Kal's is no barbeque restaraunt. I was with a group of 6. We got a variety of burgers and barbeque sandwiches all with fries. The burgers and fries were nothing special. The barbeque seemed to have been some type of premade barbeque; definitely not made on site. The condiment bar was nice. I also felt the prices were high for... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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151 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2012

I had a pork bbq sandwich. I expected pulled pork and my choice of sauces. I was served what I would call a pork sloppy joe. It was kind of stewed in the sauce. I think the ownership may have changed and the new owners may be better off at burgers. Service is minimal.

Thank daSVGrouch
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88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2008

I had the Kal Burger which was cooked perfectly - and they had a nice little topping bar which I used to add pickles etc... Husband had pork sandwich. kids had foot long hotdog which they split. Everything was good, icy beer mugs are a nice touch. This is not the best place - but it was good and it... More 

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Reviewed 17 June 2008

Great steak sandwiches.

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Reviewed 26 May 2008

Great Steak Sandwiches

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Reviewed 9 January 2008

Excellent steak sandwiches. Get the special for salad and fries.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 N Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085-4222
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: +1 408-739-5271

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?