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“Best Hamburgers Ever”

The Counter Santana Row
Ranked #21 of 2,485 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed March 31, 2018

Oh man, I've been coming here dozens upon dozens of times. There's literally hundreds of hamburger places within ten square miles of this place, along with many upscale hamburger places.

This place is the king in terms of delicious burgers. You order exactly what you want, down to each and every topping. It always comes out exactly as ordered.

Lots of places get squeamish legally and won't serve rare hamburger. Not this place! I order a rare burger and it comes out bloody. Nice and thick too. It's just consistently the best burger I've had in my life and we've been back dozens of times.

Thank jasondY6824LS
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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

You can mix and match your burger and sides with wide variety. Meat is very tasty with different sizes. You can enjoy your beer with the meal. Price is very good compared to taste. Mid day easier to find table.

Thank Gurkan G
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

The counter is a build-your own burger restaurant. It is very trendy and attracts a wide variety of clientele. It also serves numerous beverages and alcohol. Our food was delicious and the service was good.

Thank photograher
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

Just left there after a delicious lunch. Burgers are made to order which is nice. There is a set menu option or you can simply check off what you want off of a paper option list. You can choose the weight of the burger along with all of the toppings. Certain ones like bacon are extra. I would recommend just ordering the Parmesan fries for everyone to share. There were more than enough for 3 people. You can order fries with each meal but the shoestring fries to share were generous and delicious.
Parking is fairly abundant at Santana Row. You just have to be patient. Great to walk around afterwards after eating your weight in food.
Would definitely eat there again. Enjoy

Thank RjessMMM
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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

I stopped by early (1130 AM or so) before the crowds started coming in and ordered a pound bison burger with sautéed mushrooms, Swiss cheese and fresh jalapeño cooked medium.

Excellent flavor. Not too many topping really brought out the meat. The burger was lean but still very tender and juicy.

To make the pounder they put two of the 1/2 pound patties together and then cook it as one. It’s a very thick burger but makes for a very nice ratio of bun to meat. I was pleased to see that it was not a monster bun.

Bring an appetite or get one and split it with someone. The thicker burger makes for a different experience when compared to a 1/2 pound patty..... especially if you like more meat and less bread.

Enjoy.

Thank Bacinac
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