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1699 North California Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
+1 925-935-3795
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Walnut Creek, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Counter has very good food, with quality ingredients. You can order off of the menu or custom design your meal on a bun or in a salad. Note that they do not serve hot drinks like tea or coffee. When the place is crowded (often), service can be slow and it gets loud. The staff is friendly. You can... More 

Thank Sunhopes
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650 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a casual build your own burger place with a full bar. Bison, fried chicken, beef and amazing choices to add to your burger. Great side dishes. I had a basic burger and it was cooked perfectly. The sweet potato fries were wonderful as well.

Thank legsbell
Walnut Creek, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Love that you can build your own burger with several of selections. Service was great and attentive, food was prompt and did not have to wait to long. Burger was amazing and my partner got the Turkey burger which he says is his favorite. Highly recommend

Thank Daniel H
Methuen, Massachusetts
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We were psyched when we called this place and found them knowledgeable about food allergies and willing to accommodate our kids peanut, tree nut and egg allergies. The kids got cheeseburgers and fries, we got a little more fancy and enjoyed the fresh veggie toppings and sauces. Yum! Would highly recommend.

Thank j d
Helena, Montana
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113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

After three days of rain the sun finally broke out and allowed us to go out for lunch. We sat outside and our dog was accommodated with her own bowl of water. The choices are many and you can design your burger any way you want it. I found the service to be very friendly and the food was exceptional.... More 

Thank CharlesS916
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Great burger restaurant - casual dining, TVs, outdoor seating, Vegan/gluten free options. I got a vanilla milk shake and it was good. I will also recommend the vegan patty - an assortment of veggies bound into a quinoa patty. It's a different texture than a black bean vegan patty but it's still very tasty. I had it on a burger... More 

Thank DrummerElders
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337 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I think that I've reviewed The Counter before, but after another dozen visits, it's appropriate to do it again. When they offer a 1/3, 1/2 or 1 pound hamburger, that's the weight when it comes to the table! The meat which is hormone and antibiotic free is as good as one can find anywhere. In the late afternoon, "Happy Hour"... More 

1 Thank markmd
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248 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

On my third visit, it confirmed the first two....it's a place for burgers and fries, your way. They've added some good IPAs and creative cocktails and you can go vegetarian, gluten free or vegan with some of their sandwiches and sides. Fun atmosphere at the counter seats and good service. Lightweight for foodies but good enough for a simple and... More 

Thank LaBernardi
San Francisco, California
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190 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Great hamburgers. The only reason I gave four stars is because of the confusing menu. I thought it comes with three sides but the sides were there dollars each. There was no dollar sign next to them. The menu also has soooooo many choices of breads, condiments, sauces, etc. Too much in my opinion. But still great burgers.

Thank GZCS
New Braunfels, Texas
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165 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Actually they have more than just sandwiches. There is a little for gluten-free people, vegetarians and vegans. There is dining inside and out. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Service was good and prices reasonable.

Thank marksw12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1699 North California Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 925-935-3795

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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?