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11922 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5624
+1 703-796-1008
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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“burger” (129 reviews)
“beef” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11922 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5624
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Custom built burger joint. Have been here multiple times over the years with family and solo. Always fine-good-very good. A good place for an out-of-town visitor to sit at their bar and grab a good burger. They have expanded their menu with more variety but...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is ok I guess. I felt it was dirty however. Floors, table tops, bathrooms... Had a smell as well. The food, I can't complain other than the price for what it is, however if the customer areas were dirty, I wasn't thinking positively...More

Thank Steve O
Reviewed 1 week ago

This burger place offers you a sheet to fill out with what you want on your custom made burger. There is a lot of variety offered and the burgers themselves are the best in the town center. The fries are also very good (shoestring).

Thank Dan D
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is probably my new favorite place to eat in Reston! My family and I stopped in for lunch and were not disappointed. The kids shared a kids portion meal (PB&J and fries), and both the wife and I made our own burgers. You can...More

Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We order my daughter the kids chicken tenders and the brought out some that were obviously over cooked and burnt. No biggie it happens but instead of accepting their mistake the manager came out and tried to convince us that they are cooked perfectly and...More

Thank shatterah
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

The Counter is great for a quick bite and has great food. It is great for breakfast or lunch and I have dined here many times. They have a great selection of sandwiches, soups and other items. The food is alway fresh and they have...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 13 May 2017

My son wanted to try this place, as he heard it was good from friends. He ordered the One Pound burger and it was more than he could eat, nearly. He enjoyed it and the fries and milkshake. The flavor of the burgers were good,...More

Thank wine4more
Reviewed 28 April 2017

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
Reviewed 14 April 2017 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...More

Thank heaterguy100
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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...More

Thank pennstateshah
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29 April 2017|
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Response from cmejlbo | Reviewed this property |
I have only had great service.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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