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The Counter San Mateo

41 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94403 · South San Mateo
(650) 212-3200 · $ · Burger, Sandwiches, Vegetarian
Rating: 3.5 out of 5"736 Yelp reviews ·


  • Mon - Wed11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Thu - Sat11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Sun11:00 AM - 10:00 PM


Step into The Counter® and you’re greeted with a clipboard and an extensive list of fresh mouth-watering ingredients that allow you to build your own gourmet burger. Our 312,120+ different burger combinations make every burger as unique as each customer. Rarely is the same burger made twice in one day._x000D_ More_x000D_ Anti-Established in 2003, The Counter® is the 21st century’s bold answer to the classic burger joint. Ushering in a fresh era of industrial decor, today’s music, cold beer, unique wines, cocktails, and burger options that are only limited by your imagination.

Good for

Vegetarians · Sandwiches

Popular menu items

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

General info

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



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"Nov 20, 2014 · by Spin M. from YelpThe food is ordinary, the wait time is extraordinary to get you order and the prices are way overpriced. Would I recommend The Counter? No. It's better to get a burger at In and Out Burger. Full review
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"Nov 14, 2014 · by Christina L. from YelpI'm actually quite disappointed in this place and haven't had great experiences at the Counter in general.Went in with a group of 9 people around 1215pm earlier this week. The lady thought we were waiting for the rest of our group, so only took drink orders. Cool. Our burger orders came a LOT later and it … Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Nov 09, 2014 · by Nina P. from YelpThey catered my daughter's 18th bday party and it was fantastic. From beginning to end, the process was very easy. What a wonderful feeling to know customer service is still alive in this day and age!! Thank you to everyone at the Counter San Mateo. Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Nov 09, 2014 · by Teres V. from YelpMy mom and my brother went to The Counter Burgers, the one at the Washington location, the other day and they came talking wonders of that place, so that, I decided to go with one of my friends today...Oh my God, that place is awesome. The wait staff was very nice and the food is just delicious. It was my … Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Nov 07, 2014 · by Henry L. from YelpThe Counter will always have a place in my heartAs long as they don't mess up the Red Eye burger, they can do no wrong. Just like the other chain locations in the peninsula, the burgers here are simply amazing. A Huge slab of beef covered on all sides in a warm coating of cheese, very fresh tomato slices, … Full review