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The Counter

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Santa Monica
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2901 Ocean Park Blvd, Ste 102, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2919
+1 310-399-8383
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Today
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If your looking for something to eat which keeps you in line with your diet or your a healthy eater The Counter offers you a choice to build your own burger. Personally I had crab cake and spinach in a multigrain bun ( you go salad too if your off carbs) the choice then is up to you with toppings... More 

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Thank silatglen
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were craving hamburgers and the The Counter was recommended and we are glad we listened. The Counter 's focus is the letting you build a custom hamburger just the way you like it. They have a superb selection of meats (turkey, beef, bison) and veggie, choices of breads, wide selection of cheeses and too many toppings to list. So... More 

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Thank geckobvi
Los Angeles, California
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110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

There's been a lot of hype about the Counter, a place that I've eaten at a number of times for a number of years. Believe the hype. I pretty much eat a burger when I'm there. You can build your own burger or you can order one off the menu. I do try to stay within a budget as the... More 

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Thank BJBrew
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This place just gets it. You want cheese? They have like 10 to choose from. Don't like beef? Get chicken, bison, crab or veggie patty. Different buns to choose from too. Brioche is excellent. Plus tons of toppings and sauces customize your own master piece. Nice hip vibe, cool customers from all walks of life.

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Thank Hermit55
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Awesome diy burgers. Big portions. Fries are delicious. Fried onions are a must add. And the service was quick and friendly. Would do again

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Thank andrewsanders82
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Huge burgers, even veggie! I love how you choose everything by checking boxes, because it would be impossible to make your special burger trying to remember all their choices. Breads, condiments, toppings, sauces everything you could possibly want :)

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Thank happyk8e
Durango, Colorado
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196 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Our burgers were excellent. I had a veggie patty and built the rest from the listed choices. It was quite tasty. I ordered sweet potato fries and another in our party had the onion strings...both were very good. My son had a chocolate milkshake which he said was great. The online ordering takes a bit to choose all the fixings... More 

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Thank Sharon M
Bothell
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206 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Great hamburgers, onion rings and fries. Good menu includes turkey and veggie burgers as well. Fresh ingredients cooked well. Worth a visit when you need a good sandwich or burger. Try burger in a bowl as well.

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Thank Steve M
England, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We love The Counter and visited the Santa Monica restaurant twice on our recent trip to LA. We love the concept (build your own burger/salad) and the food is fresh and tasty. Service is fast and friendly and they have a great selection of shakes and floats, plus beers. They don't serve coffee (what?!) but the apple crumble dessert is... More 

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Thank superwrong
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

After reading the reviews we decided to try this place. We built our own burgers and we were not disappointed. Totally fresh and delicious. Would highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2901 Ocean Park Blvd, Ste 102, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2919
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-399-8383

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

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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