4786 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA | Directions 9029233.977858 -118.438373
Neighborhoods: Marina Del Ray, West LA, Marina Del Rey
Any Way You Want It... – This was the first Counter location I ever went to, but it hasn't been the last. I really like that they offer beer and wine, they have some interesting art on the walls, and they definitely don't disappoint with the music playing on the speakers (Rolling Stones, David Bowie and The Beatles are regulars). Following them on Twitter (@CounterBurger) has been a bad idea, since every time they tweet I get a hankerin' for one of their juicy burgers. The best build your own burger place, period.
STAY AWAY AT ALL COSTS!!!! – I FOUND A DEAD BUG IN MY BURGER. I WILL NEVER EAT HERE AGAIN. THE WAITRESS WAS A TOTAL BITCH. $40 for a 2 people to eat a burger???? WTF
The Counter = Good Grub! – The Counter takes the phrase "Have it your way" and unloads on it with a furry of flavor. Take your miniature golf pencil and start checking off the toppings to pile onto your custom built burger. With good stuff like horseradish mayo, grilled pineapple rings, applewood smoked bacon, aged cheddar, and roasted chilies, you really can't go wrong. Keep on checking them off and the higher your burger will get... and hey, sometimes it's a good thing to have a burger piled taller than wide. Or stop in on a Thursday where you can grub on their super delicious mini slider burger and beer pairings. But remember, these aren't your everyday sliders. We're talking smoked Gouda, crispy onion strings, Canadian bacon, guacamole ... need we say more? And when you match them up with a range of tasters from a refreshing Hefeweizen to a dark, rich Porter, it's grub greatness. But don't forget about the first course on this tour through deliciousness. Make sure to begin your journey with a fifty-fifty ... a tasty tray filled with your choice of half sweet potato fries, shoestring potatoes, or shredded onion rings. Better yet, take it to the next level and go for the fried pickle chips. While you're chowing down, don't forget to soak up the atmosphere with painted skateboards hung from the wall, hip-hop and rock tunes streaming as if a DJ was in the corner, and a waitress or two in rainbow suspenders. It's kind of like your surfer / skateboard buddy from high school took over a diner, started flipping some seriously juicy burgers, and added a serious mix of beers on tap. So grab a burger, add on a fifty-fifty, fill up your pint with a pale ale, and ride off into the center of the Good Grub universe. See more at www.thegoodgrub.weebly. com
CItysearch Editorial Review – With its uncluttered white tables, wall hangings designed by local artists and an ever-effervescent staff, this urban-chic diner seems intent on appealing to its mostly young-and-with-it bunch of burger eaters. But surroundings become secondary when presented with the restaurant's raison d'etre: A completely customizable menu. Upon entering, patrons are handed clipboard checklists, like those used for ordering sushi. These, however, have nothing to do with fish and rice. Here, diners choose from more than 70 burger-centric options: Everything from patty type (beef, turkey, veggie) and weight to toppings (cheese, mushrooms, olives, eggs, grilled pineapple) and sauces (mayo, relish, ginger-soy glaze). For those who haven't piled too much on top of their buns, on-the-side highlights include sweet potato fries, fried dill pickle chips and crispy fried-onion strings.
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