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12117 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
+1 818-980-0004
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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179 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Right across from La Brea Tarpits, we were starving so went to The Counter to grab some lunch. I had never been to one of these places before and WOW was I impressed. Luckily we got in right before the lunch rush so no need to wait for a table. The meal was fresh & delicious, the staff friendly, fast... More 

Thank TheVillaHermosaCR
New York, NY
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565 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were four adult and four young children there for lunch. Several of the entrees came out only warm when they should have been hot; not all arrived at the same time. That said, my burger was exceptionally tasty AND the manager cut the bill at least in half because of their mistakes -- much appreciated and only appropriate.

Thank Trup
Los Angeles, California
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156 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

We ordered a 1/3 lb beef burger and 1/3 turkey burger, 1/2 order fries and 1/2 onion rings.+ one coke. The waiter asked if we would like to get the onion rings and fries first, to which we gladly accepted but we just waited and waited. The place was not busy, about 30% full. After nearly 25 (!) minutes we... More 

Thank Elie B
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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441 reviews
428 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Took my dad here for his birthday dinner - he used to love The Counter in Chicago and was so disappointed when they closed. I jumped at the chance to take him to the Counter again! They just make great burgers here. You can pick size, type of burger, bun or salad style, cheese, sauce, toppings, bun, and side. $10... More 

Thank Meredith B
Waikoloa, Hawaii
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234 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

A whole menu built around burgers, and they are pretty darn good. We particularly enjoyed the " burger in a bowl", a hamburgr salad mix. Sound level not too high, and pleasant staff. Gourmet fast food. Yummy.

Thank Muadib84
Burbank, California
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783 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

The Service: Our cute server, Augie, is AWESOME!!! Super friendly and entertaining~ Great customer service!! He gives great recommendation on the menu. He knows the menu very well. Lucky to have him as our server! The Food: Knife + Fork burger - hormone and antibiotic free beef, baby spinach, oven-roasted tomato, parmesan fries, signature steak sauce & brioche style bun.... More 

Thank travelercass
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

We went there last year for the first time and it was just as good this year. A little pricey but very good!

Thank califdrm
Mahwah, New Jersey
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211 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Brought my grandson here at his recommendation, now I know why he likes it. What fun. This custom built burger restaurant also offers salads,sandwiches,and snacks. The burgers are anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 pond of tasty beef. Come Tyrone,you'll love it!

Thank darylmarx
vandenberg village, ca
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367 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

Seven of us went to celebrate a birthday. The options were so many that it was very hard to decide. Don't think anyone had the same entry but all were prepared exactly the way ordered. the french fries, sweet potato fries and rings were some of the best. Service was outstanding and everyone friendly and efficient. Servers were great as... More 

Thank billkathy88
Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

I really liked this place. My boyfriend and I tried (and failed) to see a taping of "Whose Line Is It Anyway", and when we got out unexpectedly early, we wanted to find something local to eat. This place is right by the CBS Studios, on Ventura Blvd. We scored a meter right in front, but I wouldn't be surprised... More 

Thank kungfoofighter82

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12117 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: +1 818-980-0004

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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?