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The Counter San Mateo

41 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 212-3200 · $$ · Sandwiches
Rating: 3.5 out of 5"670 Yelp reviews ·


  • Mon - Sun11:00 AM - 10:00 PM


My partners and I are all local, Bay Area residents and enjoy bringing great burgers to our friends and neighbors. While The Counter is a franchise, we were the very first franchisee back in 2006 and so we like to think of ourselves as more mom and pop than as Morea chain. We are very hands on and like to hear about all the good as well as anything we could be doing better.

Good for

Fast Food · Comfort Foods · Vegetarians · Burgers · Sandwiches

Popular menu items

Sweet Potato Fries · Beef · Market Selection · Turkey · French Fries

General info

Casual · Family Friendly · Stylish · Credit: MasterCard, Visa



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"by J K. at Yelp User Review4/5/2014I come here for the bison burger and parmesan fries. I've tried several items on the menu, and I've been happy with just about everything. The ahi tuna special last month was just okay, though. It could have used some wasabi mayo or something else tangy. Otherwise, everything I've had here has been … More
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"by Lauren M. at Yelp User Review3/31/2014Cameron, Cameron, Cameron. I usually love the counter but this dude needs to learn customer service. It was obviously busy in there but this dude was crackin under pressure forsure. He effed up my order. Put me on hold for like 10 min and forgot the sauce that I wanted. No one forgets my sauce!! More
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"by Emily D. at Yelp User Review3/31/2014Been waiting for more than a hour for food. Had to watch as tables that arrived after as us were served. My shake tasted warm and melted. The food was cold. I am NEVER coming here again if this is how they treat their customers. This is horrible More
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"by Gerardo N. at Yelp User Review3/31/2014here my first time experience at The Counter today 03/31/14 after Shopping @Hillsdale Mall, we decided try The Counter it's a cool concept burgerplace, on Monday around 7:30 seemed like plenty of tables upstairs but we have to wait10- 15 min. we got seated upstairs by the window as first time customers … More
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"by Who M. at Yelp User Review3/29/2014Food was good; would have been better if we got what we ordered.The whole point of the counter is that you can customize your burgers in any number of different ways. But this is kind of pointless, if they can't get the order right. We ordered to go, so it's a form you check off boxes on. There's no real room for … More