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The Counter

3055 Olin Ave Ste 1035
San Jose, CA 95128

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(408) 423-9200


  • Sunday: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Monday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am - Midnight
  • Saturday: 11:00 am - Midnight

Cuisine: Burger Restaurants, Dog Friendly Restaurants

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4.5 of 5.0 from 113 reviews

price range:$11 to $25

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The Counter Reviews

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  • Kevin M.It stores up the burger grease scented smoke, blows it out in huge gouts to attract people on the main santana row

    33333 by Kevin M.

  • Frank AGood built your own burgers.

    55555 by Frank A

  • Madeline MOMG...The burgers are out if this world in every option!

    55555 by Madeline M

  • Sole „Very big burger. Original. Would come back.

    55555 by Sole „

  • Barbara M.Order ahead if you're doing takeout on a weekend; the service is unbelievably slow

    33333 by Barbara M.

  • SpotlightMake your own burger with limitless possibilities. Don't miss the sweet potato fries, they're definitely worth it.

    55555 by Spotlight

  • Sumit BajajBuild your own burgers!

    55555 by Sumit Bajaj

  • Raymond RGreat custom and pre-made burgers. Shakes are also very good but a meal can easily run $20. Parmesan and sweet potato fries are good but the sauces make them great.

    55555 by Raymond R

  • Kat CGet the salad with 1/2lb beef, kale, spicy jalapeno jack, pineapple, oven-roasted tomato, roasted red pepper, jicama and sesame ginger dressing! It's delicious!!

    55555 by Kat C

  • Kat CParmesan fries are just okay... If you order it as a starter, it is more enough for two people.

    55555 by Kat C

  • Prateek MGet the counter burger with the sweet potato fries and spicy raspberry mojito.

    55555 by Prateek M

  • ReeseSo I've been to the one in Manhattan in NYC and I've never experienced the worse customer service and professionalism experience. Issues: food taking too long, received dirty plates...bummer

    22222 by Reese

  • Emily EBest shoestring fries! Personally find the garlic parmesan version too oily.

    55555 by Emily E

  • Andrew HarveyWhy build your own, when their menu is solid?

    55555 by Andrew Harvey

  • Erin SReally good! I always get garlic and guac on my burger

    55555 by Erin S

  • Adri√°n VGreat concept, mostly good taste. Felt my burger kind of burnt on the outside, inside was good. Ask for medium cook and maybe it will taste better, but I would definitely try it again.

    33333 by Adri√°n V

  • Sam ABrie, grilled onions, mushrooms, and basil pesto

    55555 by Sam A

  • Claire SnowBurgers are messy! The meat tastes awful. It's even expensive. The milkshake is OK. I will never go again!

    22222 by Claire Snow

  • Babak KCustomiZed version of a burger is great in anyway with lots of choices (only if u know what you are choosing to make a good taste). It feels fresh, although french fries wasn't special!

    55555 by Babak K

  • Venkatesh H.Get the BBQ bacon burger.

    33333 by Venkatesh H.

  • Jason EAll the burgers you can design. Also the Sweet potato fries

    55555 by Jason E

  • Yotam TroimVeggie burger was not good, place was super noisy and the service was the opposite of attentive.

    33333 by Yotam Troim

  • Eric KFirst burger place I've been that uses REAL meat in their patties

    55555 by Eric K

  • Corde DThey are cooked to order, so they take a little l I nger, but it's worth the wait! Recommend the medium rare!

    55555 by Corde D

  • Nikhil D.The "make your own" burger option here is well known. But did you know there is also a "make your own cocktail" option here?

    55555 by Nikhil D.

  • Adil MajidThis could be the only burger I'd choose over In-n-out.

    33333 by Adil Majid

  • Medha AAmazing burgers and milkshakes.

    55555 by Medha A

  • Justin SThe burgers and fries are to die for.

    55555 by Justin S

  • Jeremy L.Best burger joint in the valley

    55555 by Jeremy L.

  • Damien G.Menu change... Sauteed onions are gone and danish blue is now a lot premium topping :(

    55555 by Damien G.

  • Victor W.Gave me the wrong order, but the manager, Ishan, hooked me up! Great service!

    33333 by Victor W.

  • Rozeta Arianna A.Although they overcooked my food, they were very accommodating about it. Great management and service from the bar!

    55555 by Rozeta Arianna A.

  • Rozeta Arianna A.Launched a new menu! Come check it out!

    55555 by Rozeta Arianna A.

  • Dominic T.Less crowded and wait at 3pm.

    55555 by Dominic T.

  • Brad H.Always a wait. Drop off a friend to check in while you park, and shop until you get the text.

    33333 by Brad H.

  • AaronEveryone comes for burgers, but don't sleep on the chili and BLT.

    55555 by Aaron

  • Theresa D.Had the best service in a very long time. Thank you Oscar for a wonderful dinner!

    55555 by Theresa D.

  • Robert H.Try the Cannonball Cab - good juice!

    55555 by Robert H.

  • Uber SVBe sure to show your Uber receipt to receive a free appetizer during #SVLOVESuberX Week (Nov 25-Dec 1)

    33333 by Uber SV

  • LisaNot too impressed with the burgers. The beef could be more seasoned. I like the 50-50 parmesan fries-sweet potato fries better than the burger.

    55555 by Lisa

  • Andrew F.By ordering the bowl you can be completely grain-free.

    33333 by Andrew F.

  • Diane H.There are FREE $5 gifts to The Counter San Jose, courtesy of NFL 49ers Football player, Vernon Davis! Get them while they last! http://yiftee.com/vernon_sweepstakes

    55555 by Diane H.

  • Jason T.Killer chili fries!!

    55555 by Jason T.

  • Lidia L.Get the grilled chicken with gruyere cheese, grilled pineapple, lettuce, tomatoes and dill pickle chips for toppings. And mayo for sauce on a whole wheat bun. Perfect end of summer burger.

    55555 by Lidia L.

  • Joey R.They have the best veggie burger in the Bay Area. So flavorful!

    55555 by Joey R.

  • Daniel A.The service here sure has gone downhill.

    22222 by Daniel A.

  • Lauren F.Parmesan Garlic Fries are bomb!!

    55555 by Lauren F.

  • Nicole C.Best sweet potato fries I've ever had!!!!

    55555 by Nicole C.

  • Sergio G.Try the pretzel bun. You'll thank me later.

    55555 by Sergio G.

  • LeenODon't get the veggie burger. I love veggie burgers but this taste like stale bread crumbs

    33333 by LeenO

  • Melissa R.Skipping the bun and going for the bowl is definitely delicious and healthier!

    55555 by Melissa R.

  • Jacqueline T.Get the 50/50 for sure. Sitting at the bar is where it's at, the bartenders are very helpful and friendly

    55555 by Jacqueline T.

  • Howard B.I live for the Lamb burgers. They only have them one month a year.

    55555 by Howard B.

  • Cortney H.The hostess is rude!!!

    11111 by Cortney H.

  • Venkatesh I.You must definitely try the parmesan fries here!! Mind blowing!!! :-)

    55555 by Venkatesh I.

  • Daniel A.The parmesan fries with garlic aioli give me life!

    55555 by Daniel A.

  • Matt M.Get the Devil's Canyon.

    33333 by Matt M.

  • Seaandsun F.Trae una buena chamarra !!!! Brrrr

    55555 by Seaandsun F.

  • Michael C.Sweet potato fries are so good here! Only negative about the place is the poor ventilation. My clothes most times come home smelling of food. Wear something you can easily wash!

    55555 by Michael C.

  • Ellen P.Fries and onion strings are a must!

    55555 by Ellen P.

  • Jan K.Very nice waitresses.

    55555 by Jan K.

  • ValarieCame here on a recommendation!!! Wait took forever! Food was good... But not Worth the wait.. Probably will not come back ... Unless there is no line

    22222 by Valarie

  • AprilTry the 50/50 pairing because two is always better than one!

    55555 by April

  • Kathryn M.The vegan veggie burger with gruyere, tomatoes & Bermuda onions on a whole wheat bun was pretty good

    55555 by Kathryn M.

  • Vlad W.Get the herb goat cheese with dill pickles...it's gonna be messy, but it'll be delicious!

    55555 by Vlad W.

  • Angela P.Sweet potato fries. Turkey burger. Whole wheat bun. Mixed greens. Crispy onion strings. Saut√©ed mushrooms. Avocado. Pesto sauce. YUM!

    55555 by Angela P.

  • Tiffunny L.1/3lb Chicken burger in a bowl, yummm!

    55555 by Tiffunny L.

  • Emily A.Take out service sucks! Phone receiver was buried in the trash, none of the side sauces that I had requested I received, and serving of fries was not even a quarter of the in house portion. Boo!

    22222 by Emily A.

  • Abby C.Whenever I'm craving a good burger I never hesitate to come here. Yes it's always busy, but the food is ALWAYS on point! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu)

    55555 by Abby C.

  • Yesi O.Fantastic burgers with custom made menus, make'm anyway you want them

    55555 by Yesi O.

  • Marylou A.The "Fifty-Fifty" & Counter Burger are good choices for the indecisive :)

    55555 by Marylou A.

  • Erica O.Turkey burgers are a delicious healthier choice here.

    55555 by Erica O.

  • Liat A.Sweet potato fries are really good and also beef with feta+roasted peppers+green chilli works really well

    55555 by Liat A.

  • Ted P.Order the grilled chicken straight from the menu and then have than replace the chicken with the beef medium well w/ Honey Dijon mustard dip

    33333 by Ted P.

  • Gina N.Veggie patty + full boar (beer) !

    55555 by Gina N.

  • Frank S.The parmesan garlic fries are unbelievable.

    55555 by Frank S.

  • Camilla G.Make sure you're prepared to use your thinking cap. Building burgers is an art that tests mental limits.

    55555 by Camilla G.

  • Arielle K.You'll get a mad case of the itis here. But it'll be glorious!

    33333 by Arielle K.

  • Alyssa L.Sweet potato fries & onion strings. Mm!

    55555 by Alyssa L.

  • Andrea L.I love their burger in a bowl on organic greens. I usually get the chicken. Add cheese, sauteed onions, and corn salsa, and you are in heaven. Their sweet potato fries are AWESOME!!!

    55555 by Andrea L.

  • Kerry G.Make your own cocktail! It's super fun!

    55555 by Kerry G.

  • Kyle F.Can't beat the Parmesan fries... maybe go 50/50 parmesan and sweet potato fries for the best burger companion

    55555 by Kyle F.

  • Thomas L.Beef + Tzatziki + pepperoncini + feta = perfection.

    55555 by Thomas L.

  • Char B.Kenny and James at the bar are THE BEST!! Manager is the BOMB

    55555 by Char B.

  • Leila W.Grilled pineapple is the way to go. Sit at the bar if possible! No wait!

    55555 by Leila W.

  • Jamie B.Outside is the best!

    55555 by Jamie B.

  • Joe C.The counter (bar area) is first come first serve. We walked up and got seats on a Sat night while everyone else was on a 30+ min waitlist. Sweetness!

    33333 by Joe C.

  • Melanie S.Try the Parmesan Fries!

    55555 by Melanie S.

  • Melanie S.All shakes are DEEEEELISH!!!!! Try the Counter Cobb salad!

    55555 by Melanie S.

  • AliceMake sure you get an order of their sweet potato fries!

    55555 by Alice

  • Bori N.Double your cheese! So good!

    55555 by Bori N.

  • Marty O.The chili fries are really good and not as healthy as the sweet potato fries.

    55555 by Marty O.

  • Netta D.Try the trio - fries&sweet potato fries&onion rings dish with your beef burger

    55555 by Netta D.

  • Alexandra I.The fries are delicious and they have Stella on draft! Woo!

    55555 by Alexandra I.

  • Danielle N.Pumpkin milkshake. Enough said.

    55555 by Danielle N.

  • Tiphanu SMake sure to ask about the market special

    33333 by Tiphanu S

  • Keith D.The parmesan fries are amazing!!!

    55555 by Keith D.

  • MCNo kimchi option like in Hawaii!

    55555 by MC

  • lynndergonna join e screams... sweet potato fries are delish!!!

    55555 by lynnder

  • Jennifer M.Try the fried pickles!

    55555 by Jennifer M.

  • Stefanie T.Sweet potato fries are the best in town! Build your own custom burger.. Ditch the bun and get it in a bowl. Delish!

    55555 by Stefanie T.

  • Web Lgreat people of facebook - http://hubpages.com/hub/an-alternative

    55555 by Web L

  • Justin C.The sweet potato fries are great! A 2/3 pound burger is huge. Not sure I could have finished the 1 pound Burger.

    55555 by Justin C.

  • RioDon't get their bloody mary's

    55555 by Rio

  • Lucy lExcellent shoestring fries

    55555 by Lucy l

  • George D.The spicy sour cream in the Taco Turkey is awesome.

    55555 by George D.

  • Charlie P.Fried Pickles = deeeeelicious

    55555 by Charlie P.

  • Mark L.Chili a bit on the bland side. Too much cumin.

    33333 by Mark L.

  • Lee M.If this is your first time at The Counter, order a Counter Burger. Once you have enjoyed that, grab a take-out menu and study it before your next visit so you are prepared to build your own burger.

    55555 by Lee M.

  • Elizabeth Y.Sweet potato fries are one of the best things ever

    55555 by Elizabeth Y.

  • Benjamin L.Had the "Counter Burger" and sweet potato fries and they were awesome.

    55555 by Benjamin L.

  • Richard S.With all the choices it turns out the "The Counter Burger" from the Counter Burger is my favorite!

    55555 by Richard S.

  • Jason C.Order the fried dill pickle chips! They are excellent.

    55555 by Jason C.

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