We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Counter

11922 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5624
+1 703-796-1008
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (127 reviews)
“beef” (15 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11922 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5624
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (170)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 169 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably my new favorite place to eat in Reston! My family and I stopped in for lunch and were not disappointed. The kids shared a kids portion meal (PB&J and fries), and both the wife and I made our own burgers. You can...More

Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We order my daughter the kids chicken tenders and the brought out some that were obviously over cooked and burnt. No biggie it happens but instead of accepting their mistake the manager came out and tried to convince us that they are cooked perfectly and...More

Thank shatterah
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The Counter is great for a quick bite and has great food. It is great for breakfast or lunch and I have dined here many times. They have a great selection of sandwiches, soups and other items. The food is alway fresh and they have...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 13 May 2017

My son wanted to try this place, as he heard it was good from friends. He ordered the One Pound burger and it was more than he could eat, nearly. He enjoyed it and the fries and milkshake. The flavor of the burgers were good,...More

Thank wine4more
Reviewed 27 April 2017

An almost mind-boggling selection of options for custom building your burger. Very friendly service. My only gripe was the soggy bun. Sweet potatoe fries with horseradish sauce were divine!

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Ate dinner here tonight and it was awesome. Build your own burger and the meat is fresh, not frozen. Like 100 different toppings to choose from and they sell BEER. You can't beat an awesome burger and cold beer on a warm night. Will repeat...More

Thank heaterguy100
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The burger was excellent. They had a lot of choices to pick from and so I think there is something for everyone (including vegetarians). It's a little pricey (~$11 without any sides) but I think most of these places like this are at the same...More

Thank pennstateshah
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Burger lovers welcome! Customize your favorite cheat meal. Hand crafted made fresh. You can't go wrong here. Not a fan of beef? No problem. Turkey and chicken options available. Dine in or take orders to go. Not a large place I had to sit at...More

Thank Stauffenecker
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Wait staff were not very professional and food was nothing special. Better burgers can be found elsewhere.

Thank rlstites
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Expensive but good food. The ambiance leaves much to be desired. Harsh lighting, intrusive obnoxious music, and screaming children. Not pleasant at all.

Thank Su25bag
Nearby Restaurants
Jackson's Mighty Fine Food & Lucky Lounge
630 reviews
.03 km away
500 reviews
.11 km away
Clyde's of Reston
617 reviews
.18 km away
Bartaco Reston
251 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Reston Town Center
506 reviews
.19 km away
NextStop Theatre Company
46 reviews
1.39 km away
Bow-Tie Cinema
34 reviews
.12 km away
Aslin Brewery
18 reviews
1.39 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
28 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from cmejlbo | Reviewed this property |
I have only had great service.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor 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 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11922 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5624
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: +1 703-796-1008
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing