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The Counter

1699 N California Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4151
+1 925-935-3795
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (23 reviews)
“fries” (16 reviews)
“tots” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1699 N California Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4151
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

The counter is a low-key place to enjoy a good hamburger, fries, and a shake. The burgers are good and served with a variety of toppings. I would recommend the shakes as they are made with real ice cream-great for a hot day!

Thank markltennis
Reviewed 17 December 2017

The Counter is a fun upscale burger chain. I consider it upscale because it has a full bar. This a build your own burger place by checking boxes on a menu card for meat selection, bun/roll choice, toppings, sides, etc. You then hand the card...More

Thank dragonrees
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Sat at the bar, service was very friendly and attentive. Allowed for changes and customization. Drinks are good and prices are mid range. Good option if you want really good burger.

Thank psbun
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Had dinner there with 20 people after a sporting event on Saturday night. The manager went out of her way to accommodate us outside on the patio on a very busy night. Her staff set up the heating lamps and tables so that we could...More

Thank sreshy
Reviewed 12 November 2017

I ordered the counter burger but did not want the fried onion that comes with it. The bun was not fresh. The burger tasted well but could not detect the garlic aioli as given in the description. One would need to get a side order...More

Thank 614abdelghanie
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Our first visit was very quiet and easy going. Our second visit is a whole different feel. The crowd is lively and full of smiles. Our server is full of energy and ready to make sure her guests are having a great time. When we...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Good place to go if you want to dine casually. I had the turkey burger as a salad. You add all the tops you want from a generous list. Don’t miss the Parmesan fries or sweet potato fries. They are also known for their shakes....More

Thank golf4edie
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The Counter serves the best burgers in Walnut Creek, but they also have really good salads as well. Upon returning from vacation, we headed straight to the Counter and the food didn't disappoint. However, even though we were there during happy hour, and the place...More

Thank YayaShare
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Tried The Counter for a late lunch/early dinner and my wife and I both liked it a lot. Great selection of salads, burgers and sandwiches. I had a fried chicken sandwich--which was really good. Wasn't a fan of the coleslaw--too many green onions. Ample selection...More

Thank pr7169
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I love the counter. Super tasty if you know how to order. The counter gives you an option to order a tried and tested combination or you can build your own. I like everything my own way so of course I had to do the...More

Thank josies334
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27 February 2017|
Response from legsbell | Reviewed this property |
I was there for lunch so I don't know about their happy hour.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1699 N California Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4151
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 925-935-3795
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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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