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The Counter

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140 Shoppers Ln, Pasadena, CA 91101-2618
626-440-1008
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Custom Built Burgers. This is a 'chain' restaurant with outlets in many...
Custom Built Burgers. This is a 'chain' restaurant with outlets in many other cities and states... but we very much like the reliability of the hamburgers!
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This is a fun place to eat with friends. They use really fresh ingredients and I think that's what makes them especially good. They have a normal menu of burgers and frys but when you come here you have to build your own burger. They hand you a list of breads, meats, and condiments to choose from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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La verne
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a fun place to eat with friends. They use really fresh ingredients and I think that's what makes them especially good. They have a normal menu of burgers and frys but when you come here you have to build your own burger. They hand you a list of breads, meats, and condiments to choose from. The possibilities are... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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85 reviews 85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

You get a list of ingredients and can build your own burger. The meat is really good quality and the portions are big. Its a good place to go if you don't want a burger from one of the fast food chains as it is actually really tasty.

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Pasadena, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Counter is one of my favorite places to eat. Building your own burger seems like a simple concept, but there is no way anyone imagines the options this restaurant offers for a burger. Each month they have their "market selection" and it is spectacular. From corn beef in March to lamb or ahi burgers, you are rarely disappointed. My... More 

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Pasadena, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very good food if you like Hamburgers .. their menu is limited but what they offer is great... Service is good and I have never had a bad experience..

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Amazing BIY burgers, super fresh, veggies were perfect, fresh veriety of buns, malts were fabulous! Fries are great, lots of incredible sauces, oh and the meats are great! Perfect selection of wines and beers to pair with. We litteraly couldn't think of anything we would change!

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Los Angeles, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Been to several "Counter", but this one is by far the one with the best location, atmosphere and service. We were three people and had two dogs, we got seated outside and service was great. Sitting outside - lot of space around you and the area is nice and calm outside the restaurant even though there is a small street... More 

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Singapore
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126 reviews 126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I had never visited here before and I am not a huge burger fan, BUT this was really good and the food well cooked and tasty. I had the half piund beef patty and a medley of interesting toppings and sauce on a bun of my choosing. It was tasty and freshly cooked and their beer menu was small but... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Everything that I've tried at this restaurant is really good, but one of my favorites is the bison burger. Delish!! Must try!

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Los Angeles, California
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230 reviews 230 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Love it. In addition to tasty food, it is reasonably priced and has great wait staff, even when it is hectic and busy. It is a terrific choice for a meal with children. Milk shakes are enormous and enough for two.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

There's something for everyone here. Park in the lot behind Walgreens where parking is free for 2 hours. Vegetarians and meat eaters alike will like this "burger" joint.

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Additional Information about The Counter

Address: 140 Shoppers Ln, Pasadena, CA 91101-2618
Phone Number: 626-440-1008
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Diner

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 140 Shoppers Ln, Pasadena, CA 91101-2618
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-440-1008

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Diner

Description

Custom Built Burgers. This is a 'chain' restaurant with outlets in many other cities and states... but we very much like the reliability of the hamburgers!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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