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The Counter Palo Alto

Burger Joint, Ice Cream Shop, and Bar$$$$
Palo Alto
  • Sierra S.
    "Who doesn't love create your own burgers and cocktails?"(6 Tips)
    Anya C.
    "Sweet potato fries are a must, ask for a small if by yourself."(31 Tips)
    Arno G.
    "Bison Burger with Avocado and Artichoke Hearts is hella good."(4 Tips)
    Nathan K.
    "Love the shoestring fries!"(3 Tips)
139 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • sweet potato fries
  • milkshakes
  • family-friendly
  • casual
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  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GM4 days ago
    Pretty quick turnaround for takeout burgers and milkshakes.
  • Alex B.
    Alex BosworthJanuary 2
    Rare here is medium rare. Don't be afraid to load up on toppings on the custom burger
  • Ahmet D.
    Ahmet DouasNovember 12, 2016
    Nice burgers but kind of overpriced. Hey it is Palo Alto though !
  • Doug B.
    Doug BaerAugust 20, 2016
    Ask about the burger of the month.
  • Tom J.
    Tom JacksonJune 10, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Burgers burgers and more burgers. Order a starter of half fries and half onion rings
  • Charles S.
    Charles SandersJune 3, 2016
    Sweet potato fries are delicious
  • Janus R.
    Janus RasmussenApril 25, 2016
    Their veggie build your own burger is awesome! Great flavors and all the toppings you can imagine!
  • Gowri Shankar
    Gowri ShankarApril 24, 2016
    Anaheim jack and sweet potato fries
  • Karolina 🦄
    Karolina 🦄March 27, 2016
    The food was great but the service not so much. They run out of cashews for my salad and instead of telling me, they served it without. They also forgot half of my order.
  • Devdatta G.
    Devdatta GangalFebruary 23, 2016
    Terrific food here!
  • heidi h.
    heidi harmanDecember 31, 2015
    Great design-your-own burgers!
  • Manny S.
    Manny SamDecember 24, 2015
    The chicken sandwich is delicious
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiDecember 19, 2015
    Solid burgers. I like the make your own ones since they have so many sauce and topping options.
  • M T.
    M TDecember 18, 2015
    Everything is awesome here! The milkshakes are great and the service is outstanding. The waitstaff is fantastic. A little bit slow but totally worth it!!! 🍔 Would definitely come again!
  • Mahir K.
    Mahir KurtNovember 6, 2015
    Great burgers and pommes frites..!
  • Vivian V.
    Vivian VoOctober 12, 2015
    There's vegan options here
  • Andrew  "drunkenkorean" K.
    Sweet potato fries. Done right.
  • Adam W.
    Adam WJuly 25, 2015
    Favorite "make your own burger" place. Sweet potato fries!
  • Armelle G.
    Armelle GoreuxJune 10, 2015
    Burgers and shakes are delicious! Careful, service is slow though
  • College Hunks H.
    Come hungry best burger in the bay area! Guacamole on the burger is a must!
  • SPQR
    SPQRMay 15, 2015
    Great burgers! Love the "build your own" format
  • Lenny L.
    Lenny LesserApril 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit at counter if you want to watch a game.
  • Renee T.
    Renee TeefiveApril 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great burgers, chicken burgers and vegetarian burgers too. Be sure to get the fries!
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinApril 4, 2015
    Ask about the special burger of the month.
  • Laurissa
    LaurissaMarch 24, 2015
    Love the gluten free burger! And the garlic aioli was delicious.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MillerFebruary 27, 2015
    The 50/50 with sweet potato fries and onion strings is a must
  • Veronica C.
    Veronica CaglioFebruary 24, 2015
    Try the apricot sauce, it's amazing
  • isaac g.
    isaac garzaFebruary 21, 2015
    The hamburger meat is delicious! I reccomend to take the hamburger with a milkshake!
  • Mohsin A.
    Mohsin AmjedFebruary 11, 2015
    Awesome organic burgers that leave you happy
  • Greg
    GregJanuary 15, 2015
    The UNIX of burger joints. Even if you shouldn't, they'll still let you do it.
  • David K.
    David KleinNovember 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try putting pineapple on your burger. Trust me.
  • Woods B.
    Woods BuckleyNovember 6, 2014
    The bison burger really good! Also sweet potato fries onion ring combo is critical, decent selection of beers
  • Thomas H.
    Thomas HolstOctober 10, 2014
    Good value for money and perfect service
  • Chris H.
    Chris H.September 28, 2014
    They have Devil's Canyon on tap. Try the Scotch Ale.
  • Marc R.
    Marc R?erSeptember 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best burger places in the area, order fries and customize your burger
  • Adelia R.
    Adelia RahimSeptember 19, 2014
    The wagyu burgers! Lookout for the specials too. The milkshakes are delicious!
  • Carl Johan R.
    Carl Johan RisingAugust 30, 2014
    The fries are a bit too thin, but the burgers are spitzen.
  • Mateusz Amĸðcz B.
    Make your own burger!
  • Michael T.
    Michael TchouAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Bison burger is worth the extra cost and the guacamole here is excellent. Sweet potato fries are thin and crispy with an excellent dipping sauce.
  • Alan Y.
    Alan YouAugust 10, 2014
    The build-your-own burgers are great, but don't forget the onion strings and sweet potato fries.
  • Spencer W.
    Spencer WiseAugust 7, 2014
    Bacon and guacamole cheeseburger. So good. As are their sweet potato fries!
  • Gabe S.
    Gabe SumnerAugust 6, 2014
    Parmesan herb fries
  • Alyssa F.
    Alyssa FooteJuly 17, 2014
    Get the sweet potato fries and a birthday cake shake while you let the reality of type II diabetes sink in.
  • Phoebe V.
    Phoebe VenkatJune 17, 2014
    Get four-way side (shoestring fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings and fries pickle chips
  • Emily A.
    Emily AllenderMay 29, 2014
    Instead of everybody getting their own sides, get a big basket to share -- you get a bit more for less money!
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SalinasApril 21, 2014
    The onion strings are delicious but not that good for dipping. The pro move is to get shoestring fries and a sauce flight!
  • G.E. A.
    G.E. AndersonMarch 24, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Worst customer service I've ever experienced tonight when they made me and my 7-year-old wait an hour for a plain cheeseburger in the takeout line. The cashier told us it would take 10-15 minutes.
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    Uber SVNovember 20, 2013
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  • Ashutosh A.
    Ashutosh AgarwalNovember 8, 2013
    Try the Veggie burger with 2/3 lb patty - comes in the form of 2 patties, so one for each side of the bun !
  • RJ C.
    RJ CastanedaOctober 26, 2013
    Great food but the worst service ever. You'll be seated and then wait about 5-10 minutes before a waiter comes to your table. Hasn't improved in the several times I've been here since they've opened.
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