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The Counter

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Fried Dill Pickles
Apricot sauce. (540 cal)
Loaded Tots
Pimento cheese, applewood smoked bacon, scallions, buttermilk ranch. (1500 cal)
All-Natural Beef Chili
Cheddar, red onion, sour cream. Available in Cup (290 cal) or Bowl (650 cal)
Turkey Chili
Corn, dried cranberries, scallions. Available in Cup (150 cal) or Bowl (290 cal)
Sweet Potato Fries
Horseradish aioli. (1170 cal)
Shoestring Fries
(850 cal)
Fried Onion Strings
Hickory bbq, buttermilk ranch. (1650 cal)
The Fifty-Fifty
Can't decide? Pick 2 of the above. (1080-1560 cal)
Hot Wings
10 wings finished on the grill sweet sriracha or buffalo. (1030/1140 cal)
Chili Cheese Fries
Beef chili, cheddar, red onion, sour cream. (1450 cal)
Antibiotic-free. No added hormones. Made with 100% all-natural, responsibly raised and handled angus beef, cooked to order and true to weight, give or take. Add a side to your signature burger (adds 80-600 cal): shoestring fries, sweet potato fries, fried onion strings, coleslaw, side salad, quinoa salad, beef chili, turkey chili, grilled veggie skewers. Make it 1/2lb (240-340 cal)
The Counter® Burger
All-natural beef*, provolone, tomatoes, lettuce blend, fried onion strings, sautéed mushrooms, garlic aioli, brioche bun. (1110 cal)
The Impossible™ Burger
Impossible™ burger*, herbed goat cheese, organic mixed greens, tomatoes, grilled red onion, avocado, garlic aioli, brioche bun. (1020 cal)
The Purist
All-natural beef*, brioche bun. (630 cal)
Chipotle Turkey
All-natural ground turkey, jalapeño jack, lettuce blend, dried cranberries, scallions, chipotle aioli, brioche bun. (870 cal)
Sprouted Veggie
Vegan veggie, organic mixed greens, red onions, roasted red peppers, alfalfa sprouts, dijon balsamic, multigrain bun. (590 cal)
Beef & Blue
All-natural beef*, danish blue cheese, organic mixed greens, tomatoes, bacon onion jam, garlic aioli, brioche bun. (910 cal)
Old School
All-natural beef*, tillamook® cheddar, lettuce blend, tomatoes, red onions, pickles, the counter relish, brioche bun. (770 cal)
Bacon BBQ
All-natural beef*, tillamook cheddar, applewood smoked bacon, tomatoes, fried onion strings, hickory bbq, brioche bun. (1060 cal)
Bison is Gouda
Organic bison*, smoked gouda, bacon onion jam, sunny side up egg*, baby spinach, scallions, house-made thousand island, brioche bun. (960 cal)
Honey Dijon Chicken
Grilled chicken breast, swiss, organic mixed greens, tomatoes, scallions, honey dijon, brioche bun. (710 cal)
Sonoma Bowl
All-natural beef*, herbed goat cheese, quinoa, roasted grape tomatoes, grilled red onions, organic mixed greens, basil pesto. (710 cal)
All-natural ground turkey, feta, cucumbers, pepperoncinis, tomatoes, mixed olives, lettuce blend, lemon vinaigrette. (820 cal)
Classic Cobb
Grilled chicken breast, danish bleu cheese, applewood smoked bacon, chopped egg, tomatoes, red onions, lettuce blend, dijon balsamic. (1060 cal)
Grilled Mahi Mahi
Quinoa, green cabbage, cucumbers, marinated artichokes, mixed olives, tomatoes, tossed with lemon vinaigrette. (810 cal)
Asian Veggie
Vegan veggie, carrot strings, red onions, grilled pineapple, roasted red peppers, scallions, organic mixed greens, sesame ginger vinaigrette. (450 cal)
Bison & Goat
Organic bison*, herbed goat cheese, dried cranberries, fresh jalapeños, carrot strings, kale, lemon vinaigrette. (570 cal)
Add a side to your salad (adds 80-600 cal): shoestring fries, sweet potato fries, fried onion strings, coleslaw, side salad, quinoa salad, beef chili, turkey chili, grilled veggie skewers. Add grilled chicken to any Salad (adds 240 cal)
Simple Salad
Organic mixed greens, cucumbers, carrot strings, red onion, tomatoes. (30 cal); choice of dressing adds (90-600 cal)
The Kale Salad
Kale, feta, dried cranberries, carrot strings, tossed with lemon vinaigrette. (400 cal)
Hippie Salad
Organic mixed greens, lettuce blend, herbed goat cheese, alfalfa sprouts, roasted grape tomatoes, quinoa, garlic croutons, tossed with dijon balsamic. (370 cal)
Caesar Salad
Lettuce blend, aged parmesan, garlic croutons tossed with caesar. (660 cal)
Add a side to your sandwich (adds 80-600 cal): shoestring fries, sweet potato fries, fried onion strings, coleslaw, side salad, quinoa salad, beef chili, turkey chili, grilled veggie skewers
The Meltdown
Grilled chicken breast, provolone, sautéed mushrooms, grilled red onions, basil pesto or house-made thousand island, griddled sourdough. (1010/1100 cal)
Southern Fried Chicken
Buttermilk brined, jalapeño jack, tomatoes, coleslaw, fresh jalapeños, honey dijon, brioche bun. (820 cal)
Applewood smoked bacon, lettuce blend, tomatoes, avocado, garlic aioli, griddled sourdough. (870 cal)
Veggie Club
Grilled zucchini, red peppers, carrots, avocado, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil pesto, griddled sourdough. (610 cal)
Grilled Cheese Trifecta
Tillamook cheddar, provolone, american griddled sourdough. (670 cal); Add Applewood Smoked Bacon (100 cal)
Store selection may vary
Draft Beer
Available in 16 oz | 20 oz
Bottles & Cans
Red Wine
Available in 6 oz Glass | Bottle
White Wine
Available in 6 oz Glass | Bottle
Pom Berry Lemonade
House-made with fresh sparkling lemonade, pomegranate, blueberry. (170 cal)
Peach Mint Fresca
Fresh mint, peach, lime, agave, soda. (250 cal)
Blackberry Iced Tea Fizz
Blackberry, fresh lemon, sparkling iced tea. (60 cal)
Skinny Soda
all-natural lemon elixir and soda; available in: cucumber (100 cal) or blueberry (110 cal)
All-Natural Lemonade
Available in: regular (180 cal), arnold palmer (90 cal), strawberry (225 cal)
(0-170 cal)
Diet Coke®
(0-170 cal)
(0-170 cal)
Fanta Orange®
(0-170 cal)
Barq's Root Beer®
(0-170 cal)
Pibb® Extra
(0-170 cal)
Sprite Zero™
(0-170 cal)
Coke Zero™
(0-170 cal)
Fresh-Brewed Iced Tea
(0-170 cal)
Acqua Panna®
(0 cal)
Quality meats, inventive sauces, toasted buns, melted cheeses and blended shakes that shout flavor.We’re on a mission to challenge the way people think about burgers. We’re about creative construction. We think life is about experiences. Trying stuff. Learning. Being Inventive. Show us what you’ve got.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

I don't like posting negative reviews but the ridiculousness of the service situation needs to reach both The Counter and their customers. Let's start with the positive side first: The Counter has a great menu selection with excellent burgers, toppings and sides. However, how long...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Cee B
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Taken here by locals who really rate the burgers. Perfect place to build your own burger to you own specifications. Tasty and perfectly cooked.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Ruth C
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Stark dining area, full bar. House white $5.00 was nice. Draft beer, $5.00 was stale with no foam. Hamburger, with bacon, egg and cheese, $12.50 was perfect, medium rare and our other order, medium was a Korean BBQ style with the hint of Kim Chee,...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank bill s
Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

Came with high hopes for a great burger experience. Lettuce wilted. Service slow. Freezing cold in restaurant. Burgers dry. French frys not hot. Suggest in & out.

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Steve H
Reviewed January 12, 2017

while we have eaten at 'the counter' before, this was our first visit to the location in corte madera and we were not disppointed. my meltdown was scrumptious. hubby's blt w/avocado on the side was very good - i especially enjoyed the avocado on the...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank dmc50
Reviewed January 9, 2017

I was on business staying at the Best Western across the street, as I was checking in I smelled the aroma of grilling burgers. The BW front desk staff told me it was "The Counter". I decided to go over and investigate, I was glad...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank nukelz
Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

We have stopped here several times but each time we say Never Again. Service is poor as well as slow. Guy next to us came after us and his burger came out first. We had placed our order 10" earlier. We ordered medium rare. Burgers...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank DebbieG2648
Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

The food was good. Very nice and happy to see kids. Will go there again. Had various burgers and sandwiches. Great fries which the kids loved. Papers and crayons to keep kids happy. Very nice experience

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank 513margaretb
Reviewed November 17, 2016

Short answer - the service was almost impossibly bad this evening. They literally got everything - everything - wrong. As a result it took almost 75 minutes to get milkshakes, burgers and fries. Potentially comical, but also the place was freezing, which took any hope...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank swb_muir_beach
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Choose your meat (and size). Choose your bun - or a bowl. Choose your free or premium toppings. Choose your sauce. Choose your side(s) and beverage. Building your own burger is SO empowering!! The choice is yours, but I recommend you head there quickly!!

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank MaryM718
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