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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
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Raytown, Missouri
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50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the "build your own burger" thing, and found all the components to be fresh, carefully prepared, and tasty. The fried onion straws were good, and their beer selection is decent. A nice choice for we Midwesterners who don't have access to this particular global chain of restaurants.

Thank Elspode
San Luis Obispo, California
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250 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Great little place on Ocean Park Blvd. in S.M. Great burgers, great service, good beer choices. Try the fries both Potato and Sweet Potato. Done perfectly, salted like I like 'em. You can custom build (order) your burger, so thousands of combinations from which to choose. Try the spicy tomato jam (really home made catsup). They also have house made... More 

Thank SledMan
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 December 2016 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 

Thank silatglen
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

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 

Thank geckobvi
Los Angeles, California
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130 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 

Thank BJBrew
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank Hermit55
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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

Thank andrewsanders82
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 :)

Thank happyk8e
Durango, Colorado
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206 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 

Thank Sharon M
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234 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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.

Thank Steve M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
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: 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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