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The Counter Santana Row

3055 Olin Avenue, Suite 1035, San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 423-9200
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Ranked #40 of 1,924 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Diner, Hamburgers
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Was there for the first time with couple of friends on Sunday night. They do not accept invitation by phone so we waited outside 45 minutes! Eventually dinner was great, by the fact you can actually choose almost what ever you want with your burger. You get a paper with many many choices and a small pencil to mark your... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Counter is the best burger place around, and lives up to the label "gourmet." The specials are good, but you really want to try the custom made burgers.

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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Absolutely the best burger in San Jose. I wish they would bring their steak burger special back again. Good selection of wine and beer and fabulous fries in an awesome setting. Please bring back the rombauer merlot. I love the burger medium rare topped with egg and cheese.

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San Jose, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I read many reviews for this place have to agree with most of them that the burger is good. I love the sweet potato fries its out standing. But the service is not that good. We pay a good money for a meal and we deserve a better service. We didn't come here for free food. The lady with the... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

From the size of the crowd waiting to eat, we decided to get carry out here. They were pretty good about answering questions about the extensive menu and getting our order and having it ready in about 25 minutes (10 mins later than they said, but we expected that based on the crowd). Its pricey for burgers , but they... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten here twice, and the food is good. There are a seemingly endless amount of choices and combinations to make your perfect burger. However, that being said, the service is friendly but slow. One time we waited over an hour for a table and when we inquired about it, we were told we had already been called, but... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

You can build a salad or burger any way you like, with a crazy list of options, including a great vegetarian burger. Choices include a multitude of different toppings, cheeses, and sauces. Different bun types or no-bun options available. The fries are great too. I highly recommend the sweet potato fries that come with a side of one of the... More 

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San Jose, CA
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

If you are in the area, check it out. I would say it's a good burger but for the price it's not to die for and not super sized. Service was a little hit and miss. Waited about 10mins after sitting down to get our order. The burger is good, they have some nice sauces. There is also the burger... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Our family dined here early on a Monday. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the cool morning. since it was our first visit, the waiter took his time explaining the menu and various options. We throughly enjoyed our meals. The onion strings were a little greasy. They probably need to add a napkin to the bottom of the bowl... More 

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Saratoga, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Nice out side seating. Make your own burger/ salad menu, so really great to personalize. Love the sweet potato fries. Kids menu great too.

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Additional Information about The Counter Santana Row

Address: 3055 Olin Avenue, Suite 1035, San Jose, CA 95128
Phone Number: (408) 423-9200
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Diner, Hamburgers

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