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The Counter

The Counter - Houston

Burger Joint and American Restaurant$$$$
Washington Avenue - Memorial Park, Houston
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  • Social S.
    "$2 off draft beer and wine"(2 Tips)
    Sarah P.
    "Gluten Free bun, veggie burger and more."(2 Tips)
    Jamaica W.
    "Veggie burger and onion strings are both really good."(4 Tips)
    Liz B.
    "good beer selection"(3 Tips)
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  • Liz B.
    Liz BurlingOctober 8, 2014
    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.
  • Rhi M.
    Rhi MMarch 28, 2014
    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!
  • Jane C.
    Jane CumminsJuly 30, 2013
    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.
  • Jared J.
    Jared JarvisMarch 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • 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.
  • Grace T.
    Grace TaylorMay 30, 2011
    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.
  • Bradley L.
    Bradley LusterJuly 14, 2013
    The Counter burger is a great burger to try on a first visit. The old fashion was also delicious!
  • Brooke J.
    Brooke Jacobs-RossNovember 6, 2010
    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!!
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressOctober 17, 2012
    2012 Best of Houston Winner: Best Grilled Cheese.Check out more Houston Press Winners here:http://www.houstonpress.com/bestof/ Or go moblie with the free Best Of app.
  • Brooke J.
    Brooke Jacobs-RossNovember 6, 2010
    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!
  • Lauren A.
    Lauren AniessSeptember 29, 2013
    Awesome and tasty burgers in which you can customize to your own liking. Plus the servers are friendly!
  • Clifton M.
    Clifton MSeptember 2, 2015
    Burgers made to order with too many options for condiments. Ok wine selection. Daily specials.
  • Arthur L.
    Arthur LupkowskiOctober 2, 2010
    Been here for the soft opening. Loved it. Now back on my own. Very clean place, friendly staff. Good selection of beers. And shakes too! Great burgers and selection of toppings and buns
  • Urban S.
    Urban SwankMarch 10, 2012
    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.
  • Blake S.
    Blake SOctober 14, 2010
    So many selections for burgers. I have been three times and every time has been good and well priced. Try the veggie burger, it's great!
  • mark m.
    mark matsusakiJanuary 30, 2013
    The burgers are good, but a little on the pricey side for lunch when places like Christians and Lankford are close.
  • Pat W.
    Pat WenteMarch 12, 2011
    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.
  • 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! http://bit.ly/NkNt2M
  • Atakan T.
    Atakan TamerJanuary 10, 2015
    Beef is amazingly tasty, and you can customize your burger any way you like.
  • Caulfield R.
    Caulfield RochaJune 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome! Build your own burger with great choices for sauce and toppings.
  • Justin S.
    Justin SorensonApril 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    ask for Justin. He's gives great service and is very social as well.
  • Social S.
    Social SullyOctober 21, 2011
    Happy Hour Monday - Friday 3-7pm $2 Mini Cheeseburger, Half off Starters, $2 off draft beer and wine
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole Buergers 🐝May 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Ned T.
    Ned TurnerDecember 29, 2011
    Fun menu system. Purely customizable options and delicious ingredients!
  • Chris A.
    Chris AllenApril 21, 2011
    This place is super yummy. For what is offered it is a great deal. I like it!
  • Joe D.
    Joe DotsonApril 16, 2011
    Burgers are good. Love the music, but it should be illegal to charge extra for fries with a burger.
  • Paula H.
    Paula HinesMay 3, 2011
    Don't even need to try to create your own burger...the taco turkey burger is perfect!
  • Bob P.
    Bob PalaciosDecember 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Cool atmosphere, good custom burgers, friendly staff. Try the sweet potato fries!
  • Jamaica W.
    Jamaica WhiteJanuary 10
    Veggie burger and onion strings are both really good.
  • Mimi G.
    Mimi G.September 28, 2011
    Built Your Burger options so good that you'll overlook the sub-par service.
  • The C.
    The ChadOctober 23, 2010
    atmosphere is cool, beer selection is good, build your own Burger... what could be better?
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RangelAugust 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Asian veggie salad is the bomb!! Healthy and yummy!
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary RandFebruary 26
    The short rib burger is excellent.
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChanMay 30, 2012
    Best of Houston 2011 - Top 10 Milkshakes - #9
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah Peacock 🎈April 17, 2013
    Gluten Free bun, veggie burger and more.
  • Veso K.
    Veso KossevJune 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome food but really wish the service was faster...
  • Betty T.
    Betty ThompsonApril 21, 2012
    Perfect for people with a sensitive pallet like my mommas!
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie ManleyJuly 18, 2013
    Try the Burger - Delicious custom burgers.
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick MahonJuly 16, 2015
    The fries and selection was great
  • Chad Y.
    Chad YatesFebruary 19, 2011
    Rocking burgers, good prices. Great new find!
  • Katie B.
    Katie ButlerMay 14, 2014
    Birthday cake milkshake
  • Tim
    TimMarch 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Burgers in a bowl rock. Perfect for a low carb diet.
  • From A_to_B
    From A_to_BJuly 6, 2011
    Heaven on a burger bun and shakes to die for! Read more
  • Talya A.
    Talya ArbisserFebruary 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Delicious but incredibly slow service (yes, on a Saturday night, but they weren't that busy.)
  • Rick C.
    Rick CarruthJune 10, 2011
    Good burgers, beer, and one cute hostess.
  • John B.
    John BakerOctober 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Been here 10 minutes and I am unimpressed. This place belongs in Miami. The staff is not friendly, the decor is a bit too euro, the music is awful, & everyone around is complaining about the service.
  • Maddy D.
    Maddy DesrochersApril 23, 2011
    Yum! Pesto, feta, bacon delicious
  • John B.
    John BakerOctober 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I must have been in a mood. The burger was excellent and the music doesn't suck. I'll come back.
  • Nicholas B.
    Nicholas BalsamoOctober 9, 2010
    Vince Balsamo provides the best service and the best food in H town
  • David L.
    David LantripAugust 8, 2012
    Great food but the music sucks and is too loud.
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