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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good burger

There are many good burger places in pasadena, and this one is definitely top three. The burger was juicy and to the taste, fries were generious. Vegen friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

There are many good burger places in pasadena, and this one is definitely top three. The burger was juicy and to the taste, fries were generious. Vegen friendly.

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Pasadena, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This place has some of the most unusual toppings, such as Brussels sprouts, spinach, and other veggies. In fact, I ordered the burger in a bowl (one option) and took the leftovers home for lunch the next day. The only downside is the service. It takes forever to get your food -- everybody in the restaurant was restless, and kept... More 

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48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Good burger, i ordered it medium and it was perfectly cooked. Amount of frys were generous and very friendly staffs.

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La verne
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 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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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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?