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“Best Burger Ever”
Review of The Counter Burger - CLOSED

The Counter Burger
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed 30 January 2013

Located on 6th Avenue,just on the edge of Gaslamp Quarter, this diner offers custom made burgers using homemade, fresh ingredients. You pick your meat and then your bun or on a bowl of fresh greens. They vegetarian and gluten free options as well.

The biggest challenge will be making your decision on toppings from the variety and seemingly endless combinations (mayos/sauces, to fresh greens to cheeses to salsa's to pineapple to dried cranberries just to name a few) they offer. Take your time (staff will not rush you and offer suggestions as well). No matter what you decide on you will be rewarded with good, fresh, hot food that was worth the effort you took in creating your custom burger.

It is a place that you cannot pass up if you are a burger lover.

Oh and try the Parmesan French fries (mixed with parsley, rosemary and garlic aioli). They are fantastic.

Staff are friendly and customer service is very good. They are attentive but do not hover.

Definitely a place I will return to.

Thank wendym001
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

We had been scoping the downtown area on a recent visit to San Diego. Came across this restaurant and we were happy we tried it out (customers inside the restaurant shouted out the window as we were looking at the menu "just come in and eat!" Good enough incentive for me!)

You want a burger your way, this is the place for you. Pick your meat (or vegetarian), pick your bun (including gluten free) or have it on your choice of greens, add toppings, mayos, dressings, cheeses... your creativity will be your only hangup... ok so will the numerous choices, but you'll be happy with whatever you pick. It's good fresh, hot food!!

Be mindful, with so many choices ordering might take you a while, but the service staff are patient and suggest you take your time. They offer suggestions and guide you through the ordering process. Have some fries while you're choosing your burgers and make them the parmesan rosemary ones. Delish!!

It wasn't hopping busy when we were there, but there seemed to be some regulars and plenty of people grabbing take-out. Service was friendly, even laid back, but attentive.

Unfortunately, we did not have room for dessert on this trip. We'll save some space for our next visit!

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Thank Leigh-Calgary
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

The burgers are wonderful. We stopped not once but twice we liked it so much. Cook the burgers to perfection pink throughout.

Thank Tom P
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

Been here 3 times sinced it opened on October 1st 2012. I live just above and i think the first thing that impressed me the most was the staff, They are all awesome and so much fun and you could not ask for better service. The prices here are also great for the quality of food, The beef burgers are grass fed with no hormones added to the meat, so you know its a decent bite. They also do a great Veggie burger. I love the fact you can build your burger from the start and you can pick almost anything to go in it. I also really like it when you get take out, as they package the burger really well, not like some places where is wrapped and all wet and soggy by the time you get home.
I love this place.

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1  Thank Jayda L
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

I live in downtown SD and have been waiting for this place to open. It was amazing!!! You get to build your own burger! You get to choose from a variety of buns, meats, toppings, sauces and sides. You truly get to order your perfect burger with everything you want in it. The burger tasted amazing, and the chilly cheese fries were delicious and big enough to share. The service is amazing and the staff is constantly checking up on you. The place has great energy and it is in a good location. The only bad thing is that you have to try and look for parking on the street. I love this place and I definitely recommend it to everyone!

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Thank soccerchik804
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