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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
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
Good food

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..

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Ernest C
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Pasadena, California
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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218 reviews 218 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I love this place! It's a lot of fun to design your own burger and get it exactly the way you want it. They offer tons of options in regards to all aspects of a burger: the bread, meat, cheese, toppings and sauces. Most of their sauces are made in-house, along with their milkshakes. And you can really taste the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

You go through a series of check-offs to order the burger here--how big, what cheese, toppings, trimmings, sauces, and so on. If you order a 1/3 lb., it is one patty; 2/3, it is two patties; 3/3 it is three patties. That seems strange, but if you order medium rare, each comes that way, stacked. If you ordered a single... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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263 reviews 263 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
741 helpful votes 741 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Not as good as the one in Century City in respect to both ambiance and food quality. I do not like that each Counter restaurant has different market selections (for example, in CC I like the fig sauce with brie and Pasadena did not have that available. I was here as I had an appointment immediately following lunch. I do... More 

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Restaurant Details

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?