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The Counter

369 California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
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United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The counter tries to give a new face to the burger, and in my mind it succeeds. We went to the Palo Alto and the Mountain View location, and both were good. What I liked is that the flavors are unique. They are not just the same old hat in new packaging. The flavors are actually new and unique, not... More

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Fleet, Hampshire
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92 reviews 92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We had lunch here and liked the feel of the place, modern and clean. Serving staff all efficient and working hard. Gluten free options plentiful and listed on a separate menu, gf buns provided. My salmon with herbs in a bowl of lettuce was a healthy alternative and tasted good. With a shake and two lots of chips, bill came... More

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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Ok so I wanted a burger .....hmmm looked around ....I never read reviews prior to trying a place It looked nice...looked expensive ....seems like yet another place trying soooo hard to recreate a burger Burger was fair ....not hot maybe pre-cooked . Nothing comes with it . Burger and TINY salad 15.50 Damn !!!! I will not return . Look... More

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Redwood City
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Many burger choices that are just delicious. Sweet potatoe fries are wonderful as well. Will definitely go back when an In & Out Burger is just not enough.

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Mountain View, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Build your own burger is risky, but keep it simple and you will do fine. Great for family with kids, very noisy so you won't mind the kids adding to the ambience. After about 4 visits have decided this is the best burger around. The fried pickles are good as well. If you can sit outside, yes on the camino... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Best burgers I have had in a long time. The service in one word... GREAT. The burgers are amazing and quick.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Ate here a couple of times during a 10 day stay and service was very good each time. Helpful staff willing to find out information concerning wine if they don't know and fast service. Food was good, no complaints with the burgers. Milkshakes are fantastic but probably contain your daily calorie allowance. Only one female toilet so can be a... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The restaurant is clean and bright. The build-your-own burger idea was a hit with our group - part of the fun was everyone brainstorming different combos. We had fried pickles and sweet potato fries for appetizers - both were good, not groundbreaking, but good. The burgers were yummy, as were the milkshakes (you can build your own milkshake too). The... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

The title says it all and the shoestring cheese fries are most delicious. They have an order form which you select to custom build your burger. What garnish what sauce and so forth. Onions and jerkins are always my favourites. Service is good too. Environment is great too. Everyone enjoyed the meal and prices are fair. Will return for more.... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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101 reviews 101 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Wow, I love it! Perfect burgers the way YOU like it and good shakes. I will come again for sure. Staff is also nice.

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