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The Counter

4786 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-6905
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Ranked #24 of 117 Restaurants in Marina del Rey
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Vegetarian
Most recent review
- Sep 4, 2014
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English first
Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
3 reviews 3 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Los Angeles, California
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299 reviews 299 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I love burgers so when I saw build your own burger, I was immediately interested. The place is small with a very casual atmosphere. You can choose to sit at the counter or at a table or booth. The menu has several burgers already customized but you are welcome to build your own. I picked The Counter burger and it... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The Counter is kind of like a diner-style burger restaurant, with some other sandwiches and salads on the menu. The build your own burger menu (also includes chicken and a couple of other options besides beef) is excellent, with a wide range of toppings. They also serve wine and beer. The food and service were great. I would definitely recommend... More

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