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The Counter
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Town Center Corte Madera 201 Corte Madera Town Center Corte Madera, CA 94925
201 Corte Madera Town CenterUSCaliforniaCorte Madera94925
(415) 924-7000thecounterburger.com
$Hamburger RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmSunday 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
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Voted Best Burger in the entire Bay Area. Custom built all natural burgers. Beef, turkey, veggie or chicken. Full bar, great music, full service. Kids menu, student meals, easy parking. Unique!
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Contemporary chain with customizable gourmet burgers, including vegetarian, plus beer & wine.- Google
"They also have a bar, with a "build your own drink" menu."
"Bison is Gouda!"
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Sally Elbassir
2 months ago
I'm a fairly picky burger eater in general, but The Counter is one of the few places I visit every so often for a consistently amazing burger. Why the counter? Well firstly, SO many options. I love options when it comes to burgers because frankly, it's one of those foods that just needs to be customized to each person's tastes. The meat itself is juicy, perfectly cooked, and has just the right amount of toppings. Did I mention it's also giant and filling? Despite the fact that the burger can feed a hungry caveman, the parmesan fries are still a must-order. One for the table should suffice (unless you're a giant group) and despite the large serving size, don't be shocked if your group eats the plate clean. Service is really excellent, despite the fact that this location is always busy. I can attest to delicious desserts and shakes from the morsels I've sampled, but I'm always too full to partake in my own. If you're looking for guaranteed high-quality gourmet burgers, look no further!
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Response from the owner - a month ago
Sally, Thanks so much for leaving such a wonderful review. Our staff works hard to make sure you love coming to dine with us. Glad it's working :)
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Alex B
4 months ago
Bison is Gouda! The bison burger in a bowl is outstanding with the market shake of the day. Delicious shopping day snack.
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
This review is gouda! Thanks! Glad you love the burger bowl, and we hope to have you back soon. -Peter
Colin Craig
a year ago
Gimmicky and not very good. I also hate when you have to order fries separately, but I guess that's beside the point. A little over priced as well.
Response from the owner - a year ago
Thanks for the feeback, Colin. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your visit with us. Our beef is 100% natural angus, so there aren't any hormones or antibiotics in it. Most folks find it's more than reflected in the taste, but of course everyone has different preferences. I appreciate you letting me know. Best, Peter
Leon King
2 years ago
Im a burger guy and thought that I would check this place out. I was impressed with the staff and the food. I live In Novato and am willing to drive to Corte Madera for their burgers. Rich always takes great care of me and my guests! Thank you and I will be a customer for life!!!
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Daniel Will-Harris
9 months ago
I call this place, "Build your own burger." If you're in the mood for a burger (and you want more than in-n-out), this is the place. Angus beef, antibiotic and hormone-free, tuna, chicken, turkey, veggie... On a bun (one of many kinds) or as part of a big salad (the backyard BBQ salad is great), you can choose every detail of your order using a checklist down to the kind of meat, including turkey, chicken, bison and veggie. If you don't want meat, you can even "build your own grilled cheese" The fries (both sweet potato and regular), and onion strings are excellent! The portions are large (I always have something to take home), the servers are always pleasant, and for what you get, the prices are reasonable. There are a lot of places selling $14 burgers that are wimpy and dried out--here's they're great and start at $11, with other sandwiches starting at $7. This is a great go-to place when you're really hungry and want something substantial--and GOOD! I just wish they were open later, as they close at 9 on weekdays, 10 on Friday/Saturday. GO--IT'S GOOD.
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Response from the owner - 9 months ago
Thanks for the five stars, Daniel, both here and on Yelp. Looking forward to your next visit! -Peter
Jason Nussbaum
2 years ago
I came here with my family. Here you can customize any aspect of your own burger. The fries are excellent as well. Fresh potatoes with seasoning. Restaurants seem to have difficulty with well done burgers. They are usually dry but not here. Will done was juicy. If you like garlic I would recommend the garlic aioli.
Response from the owner - 2 years ago
Thanks, Jason! We're so happy to get word that your well done burger was cooked just right and that you're a big fan of our fries. You also can't go wrong with garlic aioli! We Hope to see you back here soon. -- Peter
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Michael Hraba
2 years ago
Not much to say.... insanity in regards to the permutations of types of burger you can make. It's basically an overwhelming burger bar where you check stuff off on a checklist. The amount of choices for ever category is awesome, but if you rather, they have a menu with burger ideas, as well. It's a pretty simple place, affordable burgers that are high end and tasty. They also have a bar, with a "build your own drink" menu... wonderfully dangerous. Clean place, solid management, happy workers. Apparently, the televisions play "the sports" that kids are so hip on nowadays. We go back constantly, while watching the typical "this is way more food than we need" curse of the American restaurant. Go halvsies!
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Samantha Andow
2 years ago
Such great food! The options are endless and you can always get a new burger every time you come. Because everything is so customized, however, the service is very slow, especially if it's already very full. The turkey burger is great.
Response from the owner - 2 years ago
Thanks for reviewing us, Samantha. I'm glad you're a fan of our turkey and that you enjoy customizing your burgers. We hope you'll come back and see us again soon. -Build on, Peter