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The Counter

41 W Hillsdale Ct, San Mateo, CA 94403-3405
+1 650-212-3200
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good53%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (37 reviews)
“mixed greens” (2 reviews)
“fries” (8 reviews)
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41 W Hillsdale Ct, San Mateo, CA 94403-3405
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

1  Thank RoadWarrior_LG
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 13 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 16 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
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Have eaten here and at several other Counters over the past 7-8 years. The best, juiciest, highest quality meat and supporting cast of extras in the business. Also the highest prices. Almost always very good service by young,hip folks in upscale areas. You get what...More

Thank MikeandSarah
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I was in San Mateo to visit family. My sister had a great coupon for The Counter so we went there for a take-out dinner. When we walked in, about 7 p.m., the place was busy but not overly crowded. The waitress at the take-out...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

There are a lot of burger places in San Francisco - lots of good food But I actually crave The Counter! They have several locations in the city and on the peninsula I usually go to the one in San Mateo. None is like the...More

Thank chazkatze
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Like a zillion choices all fresh and natural ingredients. Full bar too! I also like that you can do on a bun or in a bowl.

Thank sandpip6
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
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: 41 W Hillsdale Ct, San Mateo, CA 94403-3405
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-212-3200
A Burger for Every Lifestyle. Gluten Free and Vegan Options. Milkshakes. Specialty Fries. Happy Hour M-F 3p-6p Patio Seating
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