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The Counter

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American, Hamburgers, Vegetarian
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4786 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6905
310-827-8600
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great burger

The burger was great, probably the best burger around. We did the build a burger. There are a lot of options to put on your burger . You also have a choice of type of burger, it could be ahi tuna, beef, turkey, chicken, or vegetable . They also have a large selection of fries. My fries were cold... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
mary s
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The burger was great, probably the best burger around. We did the build a burger. There are a lot of options to put on your burger . You also have a choice of type of burger, it could be ahi tuna, beef, turkey, chicken, or vegetable . They also have a large selection of fries. My fries were cold but... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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47 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you like burgers, this is the best for a custom made meal. GOOD: Almost anything you can think of they will put on your sandwich. Not just cow but bison, fish, turkey. BAD: Service is slow. Parking is hard at peak times. COLD, I was her once in the summer and my wife wanted to leave because the A/C... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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68 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Counter has by far the best system for ordering, a piece of paper and a pencil, circle what you'd like. I love that the orders are never wrong! The selection here, from buns, protein, toppings, sauces...... is insane. It is easy to get carried away, but whatever I've ordered here, has been fantastic. Strongly suggest the onion strings.

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Chicago
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29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Went to the Marina Del Rey location and this is basically a burger shop where you can pick from twelve or so ingredients to customize your burger. They also have chicken, salmon, tuna and vegi options. The meat patties really weren't special in their own right so I couldn't see what made this place more special than any other restaurant.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I discovered this joint a few years ago and have been a fan ever since. For vegetarians, most burger options include either rubbery boca patties or black bean patties. This place has the best veggie patty in the US. Its well cooked, has carrots, corn, potatoes, etc. The choice of toppings and customization is really great with the Herb Cheese... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

After having this restaurant recommended to me, I was slightly disappointed. My wife and I had lunch at the restaurant during the week. The burgers and the selection of burgers were good, but I have had better. The service was good, but not excellent and the prices were high. In reading other reviews, I just cannot agree with the raves.

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Los Angeles, California
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58 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Great burgers here the you can build from the ground up. Their interesting method of construction means you can go back over and over and never have the same burger twice. Huge selection including some meats you don't normally find. I found the bison quite tasty. If you love burgers, then this is a must. Service is great, although a... More 

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Puget Sound
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

They only do one thing and they do it totally 100 percent right- BURGERS! If you need some delicious red meat, this is the place. There are maybe 10,000 combinations of toppings possible. Don't eat all the fries before your burger arrives is all you have to worry about.

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Culver City, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

If you love a good burger the counter is the place for you to go! First, you build your own custom burger with so many different options! Service is really good, the food is high quality, you don't wait too long before you get your food, prices are not bad at all and the taste is just amazing! The only... More 

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San Francisco, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Wow this is my first experience at The Counter. It is a super casual place and they tell me that generally there is a bit of a wait to get in, but it is worth it. I am a hamburger lover and this place has moved to #1 on my list. What makes it great? The meat is very good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4786 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6905
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marina del Rey
  • Phone Number: 310-827-8600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Vegetarian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?