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11922 Democracy Drive, Reston, VA 20190
703 796 1008
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great selection of toppings

Great burgers and Great selection of toppings to customize them. Nice beer list that changes seasonally. Nice outside seating.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great burgers and Great selection of toppings to customize them. Nice beer list that changes seasonally. Nice outside seating.

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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We've been to The Counter many times, and I usually do a Build You Own Burger, but this time I tried the Veggie Club from their Sandwich selection. It was delicious. My son did the Build Your Own Burger, and as usual, he said it was a better burger than at any of the other, many burgers places. I think... More 

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SF, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I joined friends and family on a Sunday afternoon. The food was good. We had grilled chicken, salads, sweet potato fries. The burgers were excellent. The lack of regular French fries was a disappointment. The restrooms had an overpowering smell of bleach, you could even smell it in the restaurant. We might return.

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Inwood, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The Counter has an incredible menu to build a burger that is mouth watering and to die for. There are a number of delicious sides and old school milkshakes, too. Sit inside, outside, or at the bar. Great place in Reston Town Center!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My friend told me it was a well rated burger joint and convinced me to check it out. They have a build your own burger menu and a pre-defined burger menu. I wanted to try something different and ordered the 1/3 lb Korean BBQ burger. It was cooked to order and featured pickled carrots, daikon and Korean BBQ sauce. I... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I loved The Counter in Charlotte, thus I excitedly went to the location in Reston, VA. Waited 10 minutes with no help... Looking for somewhere else to eat tonight.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Awesome burger joint (with plenty of non-beef lover options). Build your own or choose a perfectly crafted one from the menu. Fresh meat, aides, and toppings. Perfect sides (fries/onion straws). Milkshakes looked awesome and I will definitely try to come back to enjoy a beer! Service was friendly and quick. I will definitely be back!

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Reston VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There a many burger joints around, but we really like the counter. Their protein offerings are very good (beef, turkey, veggie, chicken breast, bison, and they usually offer a special - on our visit is was carni asada) with sizing options available. Their topics are extensive and can be a bit eclectic (jicima and others). Unfortunately, some of our favorite... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The service was slow and they forgot to put the cheese on my burger. Unfortunately, by the time I got my burger, I was in such a hurry that I didn't have time to send it back. I think it would be a decent burger if I had more time. I would not go again for lunch during the week.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Best burgers in the area. The1/3 lb burger most be weighed after cooking as the burgers are bigger than other places and the meat tastes great. Their are a very large assortment of topping so you can make a burger you want. I have had the onion straws, regular fries, sweet potato fries all are good. I tried the quinoa... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11922 Democracy Drive, Reston, VA 20190
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: 703 796 1008

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
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

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