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“Burgers were nothing special and atmosphere was a blah...”

The Counter Custom Burgers
Ranked #55 of 715 Restaurants in Irvine
Price range: $3 - $20
Cuisines: American
Description: We’re on a mission here in our native Orange County to challenge the way people think about burgers. We’re about creative construction. We think life is about experiences. Trying stuff. Learning. Being Inventive. So we’ve searched for ingredients, chosen quality meats, inventive sauces, toasted buns, melted cheeses and blended shakes that shout flavor. Show us what you’ve got. Cheers!
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Description: We’re on a mission here in our native Orange County to challenge the way people think about burgers. We’re about creative construction. We think life is about experiences. Trying stuff. Learning. Being Inventive. So we’ve searched for ingredients, chosen quality meats, inventive sauces, toasted buns, melted cheeses and blended shakes that shout flavor. Show us what you’ve got. Cheers!
Reviewed January 25, 2013

I heard about this burger joint a while back and the were 2 locations nearby and we chose to go to the Irvine location. This was is located in a big plaza with lots of other fast food restaurants. The Counter is known for their custom made to order burger. We had gone on a Saturday night around 5:30 and there was a line just to get in. It took about 20 minutes to get a table and while waiting, there was hardly room in the waiting area. It was too cold to wait outside. Out server was really friendly, explained how the menu works. Basically, you pick your patty, pick toppings, sides, etc. The food was decent, kids loved the sliders and towards the end the service went out the door because our server got busier. The place could use a little designing, they had 1 small flat screen TV on the wall and the lighting was bad (another dark place). We don't plan to go back :(. I just drove by a new location next to Ruth Chris on Michelson and I can already tell that location is much well designed and lit. We will try the new location next time we have a craving for burgers.

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Thank 911wife
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Love this place, the food, the people, the beer........did I mention the food. My only complaint is that I hate the metal chairs.

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1  Thank Kari L
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Awesome that you can build your own burger, but for that much money id expect more than just a burger

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Thank mark k
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

I love their sweet potato fries. Love the variety of things you can put on your burger...things you've never thought of before. Don't love the bill at the end of the meal. Somebody better be proposing cause this is one expensive burger meal!

Thank canubelieveit
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

We like the whole thing about THE COUNTER. All beef is grass feed and you can build your own burger. Definitely recommend

1  Thank chollylee
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