The Counter

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 21 ratings

1699 N California Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

(925) 935-3795
90% of 10 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    5 ratingJuly 01, 2016

    One of the best gluten-free burgers we have run across. My wife has gluten tolerance issues among others and has been missing a good burger, with bun, and fries. We have been getting by with her getting a bunless burger from In-N-Out. The lettuce wrap drips grease and just does not give the same experience as having buns. Most places have bland or just bad gluten-free buns. This place delivered a great meal, burger and fries that taste like a good normal meal. This is a rare find and one my wife value greatly.

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    5 ratingJune 06, 2016

    Separate gluten free menu. Separate fryer and preparation areas.

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    5 ratingJune 06, 2016

    I absolutely LOVE this place! The food is amazing and they prepare GF menu items on separate surfaces. I've never had a reaction from eating there. It is a bit pricey there, but the quality of food and peace of mind that I won't have a gluten reaction is well worth the cost!

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    5 ratingMay 05, 2016

    Knowledgeable staff and clear menu choices for the gluten intolerant. Quality of the buns better than the typical supermarket gluten-free brands.

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    5 ratingMarch 21, 2016

    Delicious safe food for a fair price... leave stuffed and happy every time

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    5 ratingFebruary 27, 2016

    Everything is outstanding, but especially the dedicated frier fries. SO GOOD. decent GF bun and good awareness by the wait staff, too!

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    5 ratingSeptember 19, 2015

    We have eaten here a few times. Food is excellent. They have a separate fryer to cook the french fries. Gluten free buns and my daughter and husband who have Celiac are fine after eating here.

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    5 ratingAugust 25, 2015

    They have a great veggie club and I sub for the GF bun! It's amazing with the sweet potato fries. One of my favorite spots in Walnut Creek for some GF lunch

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    1 ratingMay 09, 2015

    they rely on manufacture's statements and Fda guidelines rather that what is safe. after lots of discussion and written instructions, the wait staff talked the kitchen through my order - which arrived with grill marks anyway. DO NOT get seasoning on your fries!!!! the manager was apologetic, and I appreciated it. still, I wouldn't eat at this chain ever again unless they went 100% dedicated facility. I was trying to be nice to an accommodating friend who found the place, and my table mates were pretty uncomfortable. I doubt I'll be eating out with them ever again.

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    5 ratingJanuary 04, 2015

    The waiter here was amazing! They told me they would do mine in a separate saute pan so it never touched the grill! He understood celiac disease and food allergies! He stressed to the kitchen the importance of my order (I could overhear it). Could handle the dairy allergy as well. Bonus: Udi's Gluten Free Buns!

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    5 ratingJune 22, 2014

    Fantastic fries and burgers

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    4 ratingFebruary 21, 2013

    This place was awesome! The staff were extremely friendly and gave me a well laid out allergen menu, clearly identifying items containing gluten. I have not been able to have a gourmet burger WITH a bun in forever! The bun itself was very good too. Sometimes I find it very difficult to find gluten free bread products that don't make me sad... They have a separate fryer, so I was able to have french fries too, which were delicious! I will definitely come back. Only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 stars is because my burger with the gf bun an two add ons was $11.00. Other than the price --AMAZING!

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    5 ratingDecember 26, 2012

    Build a burger has option gluten free bun very easy and everyone liked it.

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    3 ratingNovember 24, 2012

    It's really great to go here if you are GF and others in your party are not. The fries are just great and it is so unusual to be able to have French fries in a restaurant that I almost go there just for that. You can have a bun, or not. Extensive selection of GF condiments and spreads. If only the milkshakes were GF it would be close to perfect for a GF burger place.

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    5 ratingOctober 05, 2012

    Enjoyed a great burger on a GF bun with fries cooked in a separate fryer. they have a great allergy menu which breaks down all food by a host of allergies. Really tasty, GF and more. Thanks The Counter.

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    5 ratingJuly 07, 2012

    Who even needs a roll? Just load on the toppings and get it in a bowl of fresh organic greens? Most spreads are gluten free. They have a guide to help you navigate through!

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    5 ratingMarch 17, 2012

    Dedicated fryer, gf rolls

Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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