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The Counter

41 W Hillsdale Ct, San Mateo, CA 94403-3405
+1 650-212-3200
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good49%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“burger” (43 reviews)
“chicken bowl” (2 reviews)
“mixed greens” (2 reviews)
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41 W Hillsdale Ct, San Mateo, CA 94403-3405
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hope we get The Counter in Oklahoma! Any burger you can think up, you can make here. Custom build a burger clip boards allow you to go plain or elaborate with your toppings. My choice was Pretzel bun, goat cheese and avocado 😻😻 My vegetarian...More

1  Thank Ladeebug918
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

As a vegetarian of five years I thought I didn’t miss hamburgers. However, having this perfectly cooked, juicy, Impossible Burger has given me a new restaurant destination. I’ve now had this burger elsewhere, but The Counter burger just prepares it better. I look forward to...More

Thank Carolyn W
Reviewed 31 May 2018

We were looking forward to eating at the Counter as there were none where we used to live. What a disappointment. First we were greeted with the news they now served the Impossible Burger (a vegan burger). I am a vegetarian and had never tried...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 8 February 2018

I had dinner alone. As the name suggests, it got a large counter in the center. I had Diet Coke, the Counter Burger, and Beef Chili. I liked the Counter Burger, but I liked their Beef Chili very much (sour cream on top made it...More

Thank Ryusuke M
Reviewed 25 November 2017

The service is very very slow. Burgers are pretty good. Fries are good. My kids aways ask when our food was going to come. I like the fact that you can build your own burger.Over all a pretty good burger place.

Thank James M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I do like my burgers and have eaten at many a burger restaurant (fast food and gourmet eat in) around the globe on my travels. When recently on business in California I decided I fancied a burger and so I headed for the first time...More

Thank Roberts69
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Had a meeting at The Counter and would rate the experience positively. Service was attentive (before and after ordering), food was above average to good, and price was reasonable. My only objections are that things that should not be are considered extras - gluten free...More

2  Thank RoadWarrior_LG
Reviewed 11 August 2017

You can build your own burger or have one of their pre-defined burger combinations. The burgers are good- though on the pricey side.

Thank LoveMahaulepu
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Our family visited this restaurant. We could order burger to our specification. The burger is really good. If you add a milk shake, nothing like it. You will enjoy. Good place to visit.

Thank Subbarao K
Reviewed 14 July 2017

As someone who doesn't eat red meat, this might not have been the best place to eat--given its burger focus. That never deters me; I tried it anyway. I was there during happy hour; therefore, I was torn between choosing from the mini menu (to...More

Thank T H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 W Hillsdale Ct, San Mateo, CA 94403-3405
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-212-3200
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Quality meats, inventive sauces, toasted buns, melted cheeses and blended shakes that shout flavor.We’re on a mission to challenge the way people think about burgers. We’re about creative construction. We think life is about experiences. Trying stuff. Learning. Being Inventive. Show us what you’ve got.
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