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The Counter

11922 Democracy Drive, Reston, VA 20190
703 796 1008
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Ranked #13 of 130 restaurants in Reston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
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Visalia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The service was great and the food was alright. Myself and another stopped in for breakfast one morning. It was a nice clean environment, but the food was only ok. Just kind of there. We were in the area (from out of State) for a week and ate here on the first morning. We never went back. Not because it... More

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Oakton, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We love to go here as a family and its a good place to meet a friend. Great environment in Reston Town Center. The bar tenders always make my kids a fancy drink and they love it. Good kids menu and the staff is great and understanding of family needs. Food is great and good vegetarian option. Basically you create... More

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Herndon, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I like the idea of building my own burger at the Counter, the options are plentiful and the ingredients fresh. With choices of meat (beef, turkey, etc.) and some specialty burgers available you won't have problems pleasing everyone in your group. Be prepared though, the prices are pretty steep compared to other burger places nearby. Our lunch last week ran... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

came in with kids and sat on the patio. The sun got hot and the server very quickly put up another umbrella which was A+ for effort. The burger was great and so were the fries. Kids had grilled cheese and they like it a lot.

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Lansdowne, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Great atmosphere, fries and burgers! Staff takes good care of your group as well! Good beer selection as well. Lunch or Dinner!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Great hamburger place with adult beverages. Very informal and relaxing. My wife says their hamburgers are the best she has ever had. Perhaps I would not go that far but they are good. Try the fried pickles.

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Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I took my 11 year old grandson to The Counter for lunch today. Had never been there before. I ordered the Stacked BLT, not really knowing what that was. It was really stacked with about half an inch of the best bacon I have ever had. Not that much lettuce and tomato. Clearly it is for bacon lovers. My grandson... More

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Reston
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We decided to try The Counter and were pleasantly surprised at the wonderful quality of the food! The hamburgers were first rate and the fries were to die for.......

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Atlanta, Georgia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This place has the best adult shakes ever! Yes adult shakes and you can create your own burgers which are delicious by the way. This place is totally kid friendly.

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Denver, Colorado
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

When in the Reston area, I usually eat at The Counter one night. I really like the options for toppings that are available for a burger. The service is usually very good or better and I like the parmesan fries quite a bit.Of course, they are more expensive than a fast food place, but you can sit at the bar,... More

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