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11922 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5624
+1 703-796-1008
11:00 - 22:00
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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

An almost mind-boggling selection of options for custom building your burger. Very friendly service. My only gripe was the soggy bun. Sweet potatoe fries with horseradish sauce were divine!

Thank Ross B
Sellersville, Pennsylvania
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309 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate dinner here tonight and it was awesome. Build your own burger and the meat is fresh, not frozen. Like 100 different toppings to choose from and they sell BEER. You can't beat an awesome burger and cold beer on a warm night. Will repeat if ever in this part of VA.

Thank heaterguy100
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The burger was excellent. They had a lot of choices to pick from and so I think there is something for everyone (including vegetarians). It's a little pricey (~$11 without any sides) but I think most of these places like this are at the same price point. The only slightly negative was that is was kind of slow service. They... More 

Thank pennstateshah
Centreville, Virginia
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101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Burger lovers welcome! Customize your favorite cheat meal. Hand crafted made fresh. You can't go wrong here. Not a fan of beef? No problem. Turkey and chicken options available. Dine in or take orders to go. Not a large place I had to sit at the bar because all the tables were taken. Full bar with tv's

Thank Stauffenecker
Reston, Virginia
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Wait staff were not very professional and food was nothing special. Better burgers can be found elsewhere.

Thank rlstites
Fairfax County, Virginia
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107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Expensive but good food. The ambiance leaves much to be desired. Harsh lighting, intrusive obnoxious music, and screaming children. Not pleasant at all.

Thank Su25bag
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

for years I stuck with their 1/3 pound burger until I recently tried the fried chicken. it is D-licious! Take out could use some work as nothing stays warm, and avoid it during the week unless you want to deal with the parking

Thank abramsma
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I do in her a couple of time per year when I'm after a good quick Burger. Not as expensive or time consuming as a pub or a fast food chain.

Thank Wdmcn
Reston, Virginia
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Have been looking for a good burger place and was really expecting to find it in walking distance, but there it was.... amazing customize gourmet burgers..... Beer and coctails...what more can you aske for... oh of course the company :) This is the place I will be going when craving for a burger

Thank cmejlbo
Lakewood, Colorado
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169 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Four of us enjoyed dinner at The Counter. We were greeted by a friendly hostess on entering and although there was no space available on the patio, she seated us inside immediately. We were brought waters (mine with lemon as requested) promptly. We were all given clipboards with a paper showing all of the menu choices and from there, we... More 

Thank jenniferlsylman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11922 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5624
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: +1 703-796-1008

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?