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“We enjoyed this restaurant better than the others in this area.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Counter

The Counter
Ranked #101 of 676 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Lake Zurich, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“We enjoyed this restaurant better than the others in this area.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Friendly staff. Good food. 3 omnivores and a vegetarian in our family and we were all happy.

Nuff Said

  • Visited July 2013
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Syosset, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great family place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

Terrifc build-your-own burgers that are actually cooked the way you order them. Good beef or grilled chicken as your burger, even Ahi tuna. Great fries, sweet potato fries, and fried onion strings. Friendly, quick service. VERY loud, but great for the family.

  • Visited July 2013
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Culver City
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Burger good, fries skinny, Dillion professional”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

Just had lunch at The Counter on Ocean Park, in Santa Monica. Good burger. Meat was exceptional. Fries were those skinny little nubbins, so they're not my favorite. I like FRENCH FRIES, not these. Didn't notice they had coffee milkshakes, or I would have had one. Deserts are on an anemic list. Our waiter, Dillion, was very professional and gave us excellent service.
All in all, it's OK. Personally, it's a good burger, but it's not In n' Out.

  • Visited June 2013
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Santa Monica, California, United States
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124 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great versatile Burgers.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

I know there are a ton of new burger places opening up everywhere, The Counter is one of the jewels of the burger restaurant chains. The Counter has a menu where you can custom build your burger, the variety of choices is what makes this place rock. Fresh ingredients, gourmet toppings, and a wonderful atmosphere are some of the perks. You can choose the size, type of meat or no meat. You can add whatever toppings you like pineapples, dried fresh cranberries, or sauteed onions. It is a long list so be prepared to take a minute to choose. Premium toppings add more customization to your burger making it your one of a kind feast. Choose your bun and the great assortment of sauces and chances are if you are in a group not many of you have the same burger choices. The fries are delicious and you can split it and get both regular fries and sweet potato. There is a variety of Counter sides and options so take a good look at the menu as there is going to be something you will want to try. The brownie for dessert is to die for. This is on my top ten of Brownies list. Service is excellent, you can watch your favorite sports game on the TV behind the bar, but it can be a little loud. Oh yes, and no outdoor seating. The Counter is located across from Clover Park, so you can enjoy a walk in the park after your meal. Ocean Park is a nice street to shop, and only a mile plus from the Beach, Pier, and Promenade.

  • Visited November 2012
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Canberra, Australia
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Your dream burger awaits....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

If you want a decent burger you can't go wrong with The Counter. There are lots of choices for fillings, condiments and sides. The ingredients are modern, fresh and tasty. We really enjoyed our meals here and found the staff to be very helpful. We loved the variety on the menu and the ability to make your own burger but also choose from the signature range too. We had been trying to find the best burger during our trip to the USA and this is where we found it.

  • Visited March 2013
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