The Counter

The Counter - Houston

Burger Joint and American Restaurant · Washington Avenue - Memorial Park
4601 Washington Ave (Fowler), Houston, TX 77007, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Anti-Established in 2003, The Counter® is the 21st century’s bold answer to the classic burger joint. Ushering in a fresh era of industrial decor, today’s music, cold beer, unique wines, cocktails, and burger options that are only limited by your imagination.


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    Caulfield R.
    "your own burger with great choices"(3 Tips)
    Sarah P.
    "Gluten Free bun, veggie burger and more."(2 Tips)
    Blake S.
    "Try the veggie burger, it's great!"(4 Tips)
    Liz B.
    "good beer selection"(3 Tips)
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  • burgers
  • french fries
  • milkshakes
  • happy hour
  • great value
  • family-friendly
  • outdoor seating
  • buns
  • cheeseburgers
  • authentic
  • cute
  • wine
  • casual
  • beer
  • chocolate brownies
  • desserts
  • pretzels
  • bacon
  • corn
  • beef
  • Clifton M.

    Burgers made to order with too many options for condiments. Ok wine selection. Daily specials.

    Clifton M · September 2
  • Patrick M.

    The fries and selection was great

    Patrick Mahon · July 16
  • Jared J.

    Went there 3 times last month and will keep going back. Bison with a Bite burger is the best, and you have to try the nuttela pretzel milkshake!

    Jared Jarvis · March 7
  • Atakan T.

    Beef is amazingly tasty, and you can customize your burger any way you like.

    Atakan Tamer · January 10
  • Liz B.

    This place is amazing! Great options for creating your own burgers, good beer selection, and very friendly and helpful staff. This is now one of my new favorite burger spots in Houston.

    Liz Burling · October 8, 2014
  • Katie B.

    Birthday cake milkshake

    Katie Butler · May 14, 2014
  • Rhi M.

    Super fancy burgers! They have turkey, bison, veggie and more. You can be gluten,dairy, corn and soy free here! They are very accommodating for food allergies. Their gluten free buns are very good!

    Rhi M · March 28, 2014
  • Talya A.

    Delicious but incredibly slow service (yes, on a Saturday night, but they weren't that busy.)

    Talya Arbisser · February 9, 2014
  • Lauren A.

    Awesome and tasty burgers in which you can customize to your own liking. Plus the servers are friendly!

    Lauren Aniess · September 29, 2013
  • Jessica R.

    Asian veggie salad is the bomb!! Healthy and yummy!

    Jessica Rangel · August 15, 2013
  • C Rachelle M.

    Best Turkey Burger ever!!

    C Rachelle McGuire · August 6, 2013
  • Jane C.

    You can get your burger "in a bowl", and choose your own toppings and extras. They also have gluten-free burgers. Not a lot of salads or non-burger choices though.

    Jane Cummins · July 30, 2013
  • Stephanie M.

    Try the Burger - Delicious custom burgers.

    Stephanie Manley · July 18, 2013
  • Bradley L.

    The Counter burger is a great burger to try on a first visit. The old fashion was also delicious!

    Bradley Luster · July 14, 2013
  • John C.

    Free burger on fathers day! Say bfd...

    John Clark · June 17, 2013
  • Justin S.

    ask for Justin. He's gives great service and is very social as well.

    Justin Sorenson · April 19, 2013
  • Sarah P.

    Gluten Free bun, veggie burger and more.

    Sarah Peacock 🎈 · April 17, 2013
  • mark m.

    The burgers are good, but a little on the pricey side for lunch when places like Christians and Lankford are close.

    mark matsusaki · January 30, 2013
  • Joshua J.

    So many choices. So good.

    Joshua Jagnanan · November 30, 2012
  • Daphne B.

    Veggie Burger is yummy. So is the spicy sour cream sauce!

    Daphne Bottos · November 9, 2012
  • Houston Press

    2012 Best of Houston Winner: Best Grilled Cheese.Check out more Houston Press Winners here: Or go moblie with the free Best Of app.

    Houston Press · October 17, 2012
  • David L.

    Great food but the music sucks and is too loud.

    David Lantrip · August 8, 2012
  • Caulfield R.

    Awesome! Build your own burger with great choices for sauce and toppings.

    Caulfield Rocha · June 6, 2012
  • Houston Press Street Team M.

    Check out The Counter's Happy Hour on the Go Time Happy Hour App! Download for free on iPhone, android and blackberry!

  • Veso K.

    Awesome food but really wish the service was faster...

    Veso Kossev · June 1, 2012
  • Nicole B.

    Like the burgers and options just fine - however... lemme warn you, don't come here on your lunch hour. This place is too laid back for a quick bite.

    Nicole Buergers · May 30, 2012
  • Laura C.

    Best of Houston 2011 - Top 10 Milkshakes - #9

    Laura Chan · May 30, 2012
  • Betty T.

    Perfect for people with a sensitive pallet like my mommas!

    Betty Thompson · April 21, 2012
  • Lindsey G.

    Service is exceptional!

    Lindsey George · April 9, 2012
  • Urban S.

    Try the Caramel And Chocolate Brownie - @thecounterHOU this was so good that we wanted 2 slap the shit out of somebody:-). Yes we r violent when we r happy.

    Urban Swank · March 10, 2012
  • CultureMap Houston M.

    There a selection of a dozen cheeses (gruyere! brie! horseradish cheddar!) plus 30 extras like a fried egg, guacamole, applewood smoked bacon and pineapple, and another 20 sauces.

  • Ned T.

    Fun menu system. Purely customizable options and delicious ingredients!

    Ned Turner · December 29, 2011
  • Social S.

    Happy Hour Monday - Friday 3-7pm $2 Mini Cheeseburger, Half off Starters, $2 off draft beer and wine

    Social Sully · October 21, 2011
  • Mimi G.

    Built Your Burger options so good that you'll overlook the sub-par service.

    Mimi G. · September 28, 2011
  • Kassidy M.

    Parmesan fries!! Drool.

    Kassidy Menace · July 12, 2011
  • From A_to_B

    Heaven on a burger bun and shakes to die for! Read more

    From A_to_B · July 6, 2011
  • Rick C.

    Good burgers, beer, and one cute hostess.

    Rick Carruth · June 10, 2011
  • Jeff B.

    Parmesan fries, period.

    Jeff Blickenstaff · May 30, 2011
  • Grace T.

    Veggie burger is delicious especially with the goat cheese spread and multigrain bun. Parm fries were easily the best french fries I've ever tasted in my life.

    Grace Taylor · May 30, 2011
  • Paula H.

    Don't even need to try to create your own burger...the taco turkey burger is perfect!

    Paula Hines · May 3, 2011
  • Maddy D.

    Yum! Pesto, feta, bacon delicious

    Maddy Desrochers · April 23, 2011
  • Chris A.

    This place is super yummy. For what is offered it is a great deal. I like it!

    Chris Allen · April 21, 2011
  • Joe D.

    Burgers are good. Love the music, but it should be illegal to charge extra for fries with a burger.

    Joe Dotson · April 16, 2011
  • Pat W.

    We liked it a lot. Chuck says best burger he's ever had that he didn't make. Huge portions. A splurge but worth it.

    Pat Wente · March 12, 2011
  • Tim

    Burgers in a bowl rock. Perfect for a low carb diet.

    Tim · March 12, 2011
  • Chad Y.

    Rocking burgers, good prices. Great new find!

    Chad Yates · February 19, 2011
  • Bob P.

    Cool atmosphere, good custom burgers, friendly staff. Try the sweet potato fries!

    Bob Palacios · December 3, 2010
  • Alyssa'MeanHarlow'

    Overpriced. Not that great. You have to pay $.50 for mayo. The fries and onion strings were good. Won't be going back.

    Alyssa'MeanHarlow' · November 22, 2010
  • Brooke J.

    Also - fries offered in 50/50 so you and a friend can try two kinds and desserts looked awesome and were only $5 bucks! Great value and very nice patio area!!

    Brooke Jacobs-Ross · November 6, 2010
  • Brooke J.

    Great burger - huge selections! If you don't feel like being creative they have burgers on the menu. Staff was very friendly and helpful! If you aren't sure, they will help!

    Brooke Jacobs-Ross · November 6, 2010

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