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The Counter

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201 Corte Madera Town Ctr, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1208
+1 415-924-7000
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Larkspur, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't like posting negative reviews but the ridiculousness of the service situation needs to reach both The Counter and their customers. Let's start with the positive side first: The Counter has a great menu selection with excellent burgers, toppings and sides. However, how long the food reaches you is the challenge, because it can get ridiculously and unreasonably long.... More 

Thank Cee B
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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445 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Taken here by locals who really rate the burgers. Perfect place to build your own burger to you own specifications. Tasty and perfectly cooked.

Thank PhilandRuth
San Francisco, California
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328 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Stark dining area, full bar. House white $5.00 was nice. Draft beer, $5.00 was stale with no foam. Hamburger, with bacon, egg and cheese, $12.50 was perfect, medium rare and our other order, medium was a Korean BBQ style with the hint of Kim Chee, nicely done. Fries were an additional order were good. Service, very slow, even after the... More 

Thank bill s
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Came with high hopes for a great burger experience. Lettuce wilted. Service slow. Freezing cold in restaurant. Burgers dry. French frys not hot. Suggest in & out.

Thank Steve H
Brookings, Oregon
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375 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

while we have eaten at 'the counter' before, this was our first visit to the location in corte madera and we were not disppointed. my meltdown was scrumptious. hubby's blt w/avocado on the side was very good - i especially enjoyed the avocado on the side :). we met friends who had a burger and trifecta grilled cheese, both of... More 

Thank dmc50
Portland, Oregon
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I was on business staying at the Best Western across the street, as I was checking in I smelled the aroma of grilling burgers. The BW front desk staff told me it was "The Counter". I decided to go over and investigate, I was glad I did. Different approach to ordering a burger and a drink for sure. I sat... More 

Thank nukelz
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We have stopped here several times but each time we say Never Again. Service is poor as well as slow. Guy next to us came after us and his burger came out first. We had placed our order 10" earlier. We ordered medium rare. Burgers were over cooked and dry. $9.75 for a 1/3 pound dry juiceless burger with no... More 

Thank Debbie G
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The food was good. Very nice and happy to see kids. Will go there again. Had various burgers and sandwiches. Great fries which the kids loved. Papers and crayons to keep kids happy. Very nice experience

Thank Margaret B
San Francisco
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151 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Short answer - the service was almost impossibly bad this evening. They literally got everything - everything - wrong. As a result it took almost 75 minutes to get milkshakes, burgers and fries. Potentially comical, but also the place was freezing, which took any hope of laughing about it away. Long answer, if for some masochistic reason you're still reading...... More 

Thank swb_muir_beach
Corte Madera, California
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141 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Choose your meat (and size). Choose your bun - or a bowl. Choose your free or premium toppings. Choose your sauce. Choose your side(s) and beverage. Building your own burger is SO empowering!! The choice is yours, but I recommend you head there quickly!!

Thank Mary M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Corte Madera Town Ctr, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1208
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Corte Madera
  • Phone Number: +1 415-924-7000
A Burger for Every Lifestyle. Gluten Free and Vegan Options. Milkshakes. Specialty Fries. Happy Hour M-F 3p-6p Patio Seating

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?