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The Counter

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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11922 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5624
+1 703-796-1008
11:00 - 22:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

for years I stuck with their 1/3 pound burger until I recently tried the fried chicken. it is D-licious! Take out could use some work as nothing stays warm, and avoid it during the week unless you want to deal with the parking

Thank abramsma
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I do in her a couple of time per year when I'm after a good quick Burger. Not as expensive or time consuming as a pub or a fast food chain.

Thank Wdmcn
Reston, Virginia
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Have been looking for a good burger place and was really expecting to find it in walking distance, but there it was.... amazing customize gourmet burgers..... Beer and coctails...what more can you aske for... oh of course the company :) This is the place I will be going when craving for a burger

Thank cmejlbo
Lakewood, Colorado
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169 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Four of us enjoyed dinner at The Counter. We were greeted by a friendly hostess on entering and although there was no space available on the patio, she seated us inside immediately. We were brought waters (mine with lemon as requested) promptly. We were all given clipboards with a paper showing all of the menu choices and from there, we... More 

Thank jenniferlsylman
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91 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The burgers at the Counter have an excellent flavor and are served up in countless combinations. You design your burger on a roll or as part of a large salad with a very large variety of options (toppings, cheeses, sauces, sides, etc). The ambiance of eating outside at the Reston Town Center is excellent just as the service is excellent.

Thank markj105
United States
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198 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

more than burgers, but go for the burgers! build your own burger or try their combination recommendations specialty burger. I LOVE THE GARLIC FRIES. Be careful not to fill up on fires. Drinks are great. Usually the beer selection is large. The staff is young and friendly. I often order the sliders. I had the chicken once. It was good,... More 

Thank Rudi R
Fairfax County, Virginia
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I had never heard of this place and my friend said they had pretty good burgers and they had beer. I like both! The staff were incredibly nice. When asked where we wanted to be seated, I said "surprise us" and we were seated outside, and luckily it wasn't too hot out and turning into dusk. So atmosphere got good... More 

Thank Marianne C
Reston, Virginia
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Been here a few times. Really good burgers and I like all the toppings that they offer. They offer gluten free buns for those guests that need them. Good milkshakes also.

Thank RustyinReston
Reston, Virginia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I would go here JUST for the Paremsan fries.. amazing.. none better anywhere else. The burgers are good, too:)

Thank loveeatingout2015
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Friendly and informative staff. Super relaxed atmosphere, clean and bright. Quality ingredients, you get what you pay for. Really like it.

Thank iolaagir

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?