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The Counter

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American
41 W Hillsdale Ct, San Mateo, CA 94403-3405
+1 650-212-3200
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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good51%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (42 reviews)
“chicken bowl” (2 reviews)
“mixed greens” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
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LOCATION
41 W Hillsdale Ct, San Mateo, CA 94403-3405
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking forward to eating at the Counter as there were none where we used to live. What a disappointment. First we were greeted with the news they now served the Impossible Burger (a vegan burger). I am a vegetarian and had never tried...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 8 February 2018

I had dinner alone. As the name suggests, it got a large counter in the center. I had Diet Coke, the Counter Burger, and Beef Chili. I liked the Counter Burger, but I liked their Beef Chili very much (sour cream on top made it...More

Thank Ryusuke M
Reviewed 25 November 2017

The service is very very slow. Burgers are pretty good. Fries are good. My kids aways ask when our food was going to come. I like the fact that you can build your own burger.Over all a pretty good burger place.

Thank James M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I do like my burgers and have eaten at many a burger restaurant (fast food and gourmet eat in) around the globe on my travels. When recently on business in California I decided I fancied a burger and so I headed for the first time...More

Thank Roberts69
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Had a meeting at The Counter and would rate the experience positively. Service was attentive (before and after ordering), food was above average to good, and price was reasonable. My only objections are that things that should not be are considered extras - gluten free...More

2  Thank RoadWarrior_LG
Reviewed 11 August 2017

You can build your own burger or have one of their pre-defined burger combinations. The burgers are good- though on the pricey side.

Thank LoveMahaulepu
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Our family visited this restaurant. We could order burger to our specification. The burger is really good. If you add a milk shake, nothing like it. You will enjoy. Good place to visit.

Thank Subbarao K
Reviewed 14 July 2017

As someone who doesn't eat red meat, this might not have been the best place to eat--given its burger focus. That never deters me; I tried it anyway. I was there during happy hour; therefore, I was torn between choosing from the mini menu (to...More

Thank T H
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Perfect place for both picky eaters & those who like their burgers fully loaded. Either choose from the many kinds of sandwiches, as well as fried chicken, salads, or start with a patty, pick your bun and individual garnishes. Beverages include milk shakes, floats, beers,...More

Thank carol22b
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The burger and fries we each had (regular fries and sweet potato fries) were very good. The service was definitely lacking. Our server acted like she didn't want to be there. Manager had to take our order instead of her

Thank Aaron S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 W Hillsdale Ct, San Mateo, CA 94403-3405
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-212-3200
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Description
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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