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The Counter

) #14 of 242 Restaurants in Palo Alto $$ - $$$, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
369 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1830
+1 650-321-3900
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (95 reviews)
“fries” (18 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
369 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1830
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Reviewed 6 days ago

They have an enormous variety of burgers; different sizes/combos and smaller ones too. You can make your own which is also great.

Thank RF2303
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to have some burgers and milkshakes! I had my own version of the famous BBQ, but without bread! Yes! You can have it on a delicious salad!

Thank LuisFabiano S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can create your burger masterpiece at The Counter. Excellent menu! Was here for lunch and tried the WTF - Why the Face. I loved the Hawaiian Bun. So much to choose from. There is inside and outside dining available. Cool location on California Ave....More

Thank Pizazzle
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Let's just start off.. Build your own burger is great fun until it arrives and your wondering how do you eat this?! I'm always trying new things on my veggie burger... Cranberries, apricot jam, goat cheese, grilled onions, sautéed mushrooms, avocados and grilled peppers! I...More

Thank m r
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Crowded place, but the burgers really deserve a stop here. Cooked to order, very good, fresh ingredients, served with a smile.

Thank Luca S
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I like the way you can build your own burger, with quality ingredients and a really good brioche bun. Prices are ok considering that you get what you want in the burgers.

Thank Larry v
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Kind of expensive for a burger and fries, but you can select all sorts of option toppings. I like the sweet potato fries. A good burger and decent bar.

Thank billcScottsdale
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Visited this location of The Counter my very first week in California and since then it has been my favorite location. While I've had OK burgers at other Counters, this one reigns supreme continuously for not only its great food but more importantly for its...More

Thank T Lynn R
Reviewed 15 December 2016

While The Counter is a restaurant chain, the food is very good. What makes this restaurant business different is the option of building your own burger.....adding whatever you want. Or, you can choose from the regular list of items. The burgers and sandwiches are very...More

Thank mrpeterssports
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

A mixed review. The good: burgers certainly are good, and toppings individualized (and can order for less than $1/ounce a larger size; and string potatoes are indeed excellent as are onion rings. Not so good: on this Saturday evening, sitting outside, service was extremely slow....More

Thank travelerSFBayarea
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 369 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1830
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-321-3900
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