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The Counter San Mateo

Hillsdale Shopping Center, Level 1,220 Hillsdale Mall, San Mateo, CA 94403 · South San Mateo
(650) 212-3200 · $ · Burger, Fast Food, Sandwiches
Rating: 3.5 out of 5"704 Yelp reviews ·


  • Mon - Thu11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Sun11:30 AM - 9:00 PM


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Good for

Fast Food · Vegetarians · Sandwiches

Popular menu items

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

General info

Casual · Family Friendly · Stylish



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"Jul 26, 2014 · by Larion S. from YelpUh... Hold on... I haven't decided yet... Sorry."This place is an indecisive person's worst nightmare! I can hardly decide on a normal menu (I usually have to narrow it down to three choices), but now I have to pick and choose everything?! From bun to meat, to toppings, to sides?! Yeah... I know they already have pre … Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 26, 2014 · by Joanna F. from YelpI love the concept of building the ultimate burger. Really, if you don't like it, it's probably your fault! They have one of the best veggie burgers around and I love that I get exactly what I want on it. It can get a little pricey if you get premium toppings, but there's tons of free options. Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 24, 2014 · by Bori B. from YelpWas there for an alumni event for my university. WE had the whole upstairs and the waiter was so extremely kind and the food was good. The bread was sweet tasting. The appetizer fries were a little soggy but when my meal came out the new ones were great. Very receptive and a decent burger! Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 18, 2014 · by Tesia J. from YelpGood food, LOTS of choices and combinations...almost TOO MUCH, kinda got overwhelming!! But I ended up with a cheeseburger with cheddar and bacon on a sourdough bun and it was tasty. I would definitely go back.BTW, they had like bison and ostrich or some other crazy stuff...like I said LOTS AND LOTS of options. Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jul 18, 2014 · by Mickie M. from YelpMy teen boys are still raving about their build-your-own-burgers, and one of my more adventurous sons ordered the bison burger and can't wait to go back for more. Lol. I love the build your own concept -- there is no picking out this, scraping off that. Lol. There is also an awesome array of toppings to choose from … Full review