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The Counter

Burger Joint$$$$
West Los Angeles, Santa Monica
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  • Clean Bay R.
    Congrats to The Counter for passing their Clean Bay Restaurant Certification 4 the City of Santa Monica! They're doing their part to keep the Santa Monica Bay clean! Learn more: www.santamonicabay.org
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityApril 29, 2011
    With four types of patties, 12 types of cheese, 33 toppings, 21 sauces and six types of bun, exactly 312,120 different burgers combos are possible. (House-made guac and tangy tzatziki are two faves.)
  • Privy.net
    Privy.netMarch 23, 2013
    "Check this burger out: provolone cheese, mixed greens, tomato, avocado, grilled onion and a third of a pound of burger. Sounds good, right? The best part is, the beef within the burger may be enhance Read more
  • Brad H.
    Brad HallMarch 5, 2013
    For GF options, burger in a bowl, or GF bun. As of 3/3/13, they now have a Gluten Free menu. Some places have dedicated fryer for GF french fries and sweet potato fries.
  • Clean Bay R.
    This Counter Burger is a certified restaurant of the Clean Bay Restaurant Program, helping to reduce stormwater pollution in Santa Monica Bay! Learn about or find more certified restaurants at Read more
  • Time Out Los Angeles
    The Sprouted Veggie ($10) is a hefty meat-free burger made with a housemade veggie patty, sliced red onion, mixed greens, roasted red peppers and alfalfa sprouts.
  • David G.
    David GatdulaAugust 8, 2010
    ‎2/3 beef. Grilled onions. Brie cheese. Grilled green chilies. Apple smoked bacon. Sun dried tomatoes. Chipotle aioli. w/ a side of sweet potato fries & Belgium seasonal beer = YUM!!!
  • Kadrian A.
    Kadrian AlvarengaFebruary 7, 2010
    1/3 lb. beef, honey wheat bun, soft ripened brie, coleslaw, tomatoes, corn and black bean salsa, jalapenos, and whipped avocado! its like the French-Spanish War with cheese Read more
  • LIVESTRONG_COM
    LIVESTRONG_COMSeptember 16, 2010
    With all the healthy add-ons (grilled pineapple, roasted peppers, sprouts & more), even a juicy burger can be nutritious. Bonus - whole wheat buns and vegetarian-friendly patties.
  • Ron B.
    Ron BeyersOctober 15, 2011
    Really good taste in beers (9 taps), one of the best burgers in L.A. And the parmesan fries are ridiculous. Even better than sweet potato.
  • Karina L.
    Karina LipnyagovaOctober 17, 2015
    Create your own burger, get your best burger 😊 Try their grilled vegetable skewers with pesto and grilled corn! Delicious!
  • Sean A.
    Sean AlvaradoJuly 28, 2010
    Order this: 1/3 beef burger with organic greens, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, grilled onions, avocado, honey mustard and some sweet potato fries.
  • Austin P.
    Austin PassyAugust 22, 2015
    The veggie burger turned out to be extremely tasty. It was even better with an egg on top.
  • JH H.
    JH H-DOctober 20, 2015
    Customizing can be overwhelming, so don't be afraid to go with a preselected burger. They're preselected for a reason!
  • Setra M.
    Setra MusicDecember 16, 2012
    Great Build-Your-Own burgers! And the milkshakes taste like they did when I was a kid! They even have gluten-free buns!
  • Zach G.
    Zach GonzalezOctober 19, 2012
    Fantastic burgers made exactly how you want them. Don't want a burger? They can make it in a bowl for you as well.
  • Chris J.
    Chris JohnsenOctober 14, 2011
    Excellent custom built burgers. Make sure to try the crispy onion strings and for those with a sweet tooth, their shakes.
  • Shawn H.
    Shawn HermesOctober 16, 2010
    2/3 lb. beef, medium, multigrain bun, applewood bacon and tillamock cheddar, with sweet potatoe fries! so good!
  • Claudia P.
    Claudia PereaAugust 25, 2013
    Add bacon to the Parmesan fries or bacon and jalepeno to the chili cheese fries. Bomb! :-D
  • Mario W.
    Mario WitteFebruary 12, 2013
    Great burgers - it may look complicated, but definitely try building a custom burger, it won't get better than that
  • Jessie H.
    Jessie HogueMay 18, 2012
    You can add stuff to the grilled cheese and its amazing! I like bacon and tomatoes, but anything goes!
  • Ami B.
    Ami BatmanSeptember 18, 2011
    Definitely ask for Beth to be your server! She's sweet, super fun, and one of my closest friends!
  • Jay T.
    Jay TNovember 15, 2009
    Burger pretty damn good, and you get to pick from a ton of shit to put on it. And the sweet potato fries are even better. Read more
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KoontzSeptember 12, 2014
    A fun way to put together a burger. Their ingredients are vast and allow unique combinations.
  • Pam S.
    Pam SeverJanuary 28, 2010
    The yowza coupon worked flawlessly and the to go service (at counter on left as you walk in) was awesome.
  • DC Dining Adventures
    No matter how you get your burger, add Fried Onion Strings to it. Trust me on this one!
  • Oscar Z.
    Oscar ZaldanaDecember 1, 2010
    The best burger ever! Come on Tuesday from 4-10pm and order The mini burgers with 4 beer pairing for just $12.
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SugarmanJune 10, 2012
    Beware medium-rare here it's rarer tan rare at many places. Otherwise awesome burgers
  • Tyler S.
    Tyler StarrineMarch 28, 2010
    The chili cheese fries are amazing + you can order them with turkey chili instead of beef chili.
  • Jeff
    JeffFebruary 22, 2011
    Order the multi-grain bun toasted "well". Otherwise it will be too soft to hold the burger together.
  • Adrienne
    AdrienneOctober 28, 2011
    Really fun burger joint: customize every ingredient of your hamburger via a hand-marked order form-- be careful, the burgers are HUGE!!
  • Kevin
    KevinSeptember 3, 2011
    AKA "build-a-burger", choose your ingredients very wisely...or you may end up with a homemade disaster for your palette.
  • Alistair J.
    Alistair JeffsFebruary 12, 2011
    Build a burger. This month's (Feb 2011) ciabatta bun is recommended! Beer here too.
  • Steve L.
    Steve LJuly 9, 2010
    Amazing build-your-own burgers. Get the Parmesan fries as well.
  • AD N.
    AD NysJuly 3, 2011
    Share an off-menu "Trio" plate of regular fries, sweet potato fries and sweet shoestring fried onions.
  • William R.
    William ReardonJune 12, 2011
    Great fries and great onion rings -- get the half & half.
  • Katie F.
    Katie FujarskiJune 25, 2013
    Nutella milkshake. And for the gluten-free crowd, there is GF bread!
  • Peter K.
    Peter KallmanDecember 12, 2011
    The fried pickles here are way more breading than pickles. They're really not very tasty. Unless you're into that sort of thing.
  • Mónica H.
    Mónica HidrovoNovember 14, 2011
    The sweet potato fries are to die.... One order is big enough to share.
  • David I.
    David IwanowJanuary 28, 2011
    Order anything it's all amazing, best burgers by far!
  • Morgan E.
    Morgan EastJanuary 9, 2013
    It can be very echo-y when the windows are shut. I wouldn't suggest it for a lunch meeting.
  • brandie
    brandieMay 19, 2012
    I love their Unique Veggie, one of the best!
  • Eric H.
    Eric HammondJune 15, 2010
    Confused about your topping options? Just ask for "old school" and you will be pleased.
  • Joshua L.
    Joshua LandsbergMay 4, 2010
    No Birthday specials and the host was not very friendly. The food was great!
  • Christian R.
    Christian RamirezJune 17, 2014
    I love that I can build my own personal and perfect burger!
  • Bravo
    BravoJanuary 28, 2010
    Great burgers! Build your own. -Michael Voltaggio, Top Chef
  • Nancy
    NancyAugust 17, 2010
    I order the veggie burger every time, and I'm not even a vegetarian. It's that good.
  • Tom O.
    Tom OdellFebruary 7, 2012
    One of the best burgers you'll find in Los Angeles!
  • Nicole G.
    Nicole GrubbsDecember 31, 2010
    the fry portions are GIANT - split between 3-5 ppl
  • Jazmin B.
    Jazmin BobbyOctober 4, 2011
    Try the Veggie On Multi Grain With Hot Wing Sause - #Veggie #Sauce #Burger
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