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“Expensive, at best average”
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The Counter
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Ranked #42 of 364 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
Description: 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.
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Description: 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.
Reviewed November 20, 2012

There is a lot of hype about this place - must be the price that convinces the clients that they are getting something worth paying for. Frankly, this place is very expensive and, at best, average. It is just a burger - you can get it in a bowl, on a bun, with a few options, but at $14 or $16 a piece, it is not remarkable for anything else, but the price. The gimmicks do not make for good food or good dining experience, the food fell short. The service is not that good either - hard to understand why anybody would get exited about this place. Save your time and money and avoid this place, there are many more worthwhile places to spend both.

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Thank europeanbabeM
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Our son and his wife turned us on to this throwback burger joint which was quite busy on a Friday night foe a good reason. Lots of options on burger size, extras, sauces, bun type etc. We had fun just chatting about the crazy combinations which helped pass the time during our 45 minute wait. Well worth it!

Thank GEOAHC
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

I don't eat that many burgers, but I do love them, so when I do, I go to the "best" place(s). I was introduced to this place by my son, and the good thing is: I live on the East Coast! If I lived near Stanford, I'd be going to this amazing restaurant all the time. You pick your size of burger and how you want it cooked, plus from a wide variety of cheeses, toppings, buns, and sauces. So instead of having to order what someone ELSE thinks is a good combination, you decide. I heard the shakes are fabulous, but didn't have on. Although I wouldn't pick The Counter for a "special occasion," there WAS a party of 12 college-age "kids" celebrating a birthday.

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Thank Steve T
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

My family and I do not eat beer, so why do we go here? Their turkey burgers are wonderful! We come all the time to get our turkey burger fix.

Thank Chris101264
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

My kids love the milkshakes and the exactly-how-you-want-them burgers. I love the sweet potato fries--how crispy they make them, and their Mexican salad with a burger on it. Yum!

Thank Rubylaserjules
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