The Counter (Closed)

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 4 ratings
$Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Fryer, Burgers + 10 more

700 South Allied Way, El Segundo, CA 90245

(310) 524-9967
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    5 ratingDecember 06, 2014

    Ordered a hamburger on a GF bun. There is an extra charge for the GF bun, but it wasn't much extra. Food was good and they claimed to have a dedicated fryer. Service wasn't very fast, but this isn't a fast food restaurant.

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    5 ratingJuly 02, 2014

    I enjoyed the spinach avocado bison bowl and grilled veggies. Superb quality of meat, excellent service. Love this place.

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    4 ratingMarch 07, 2014

    Pretty good! There was actually variety and the burger was good. The bun was dry but I wasn't expecting much so it was good for what it was.

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    4 ratingMarch 21, 2013

    Heard they had a gluten-free menu, so went in and tried. Ordered the jalapeno and grilled pineapple burger. Good stuff. There staff was knowledgable and told me they use a gluten free fryer and toast there gluten free buns in a separate area to avood cross contamination. Will be back.

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    5 ratingMay 27, 2017

    50 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Excellent burgers with so many options, including french fries that have a dedicated fryer!

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    5 ratingMay 27, 2017

    1451 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

    Outstanding gf menu. Dedicated fryer. Really helpful staff. Fun atmosphere. Incredibly reasonable prices for the area.

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    5 ratingMay 21, 2017

    Miami International Airport, Terminal D - North Terminal, Gate D33, 2100 NW 42nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126

    Seriously fantastic food and the service staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Dedicated fryer, so I got to have sweet potato fries! I also had the "tuna burger in a bowl" (a tuna patty atop a bed of organic greens). It was absolutely delicious! I really wish I had access to a restaurant like this at home. Can't wait for the opportunity to eat there again.

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    4 ratingMay 19, 2017

    4211 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

    Food was pretty good. Gluten free fries, buns and menu. Service was a little below average.

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    5 ratingMay 18, 2017

    3505 E Monarch Sky Ln, Meridian, ID 83642

    Always a treat! My fav is the chili cheese fries and spiked milkshake with titos tequila. The kitchen manger knows everything that is safe and they make everything from scratch!

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    5 ratingMay 13, 2017

    1451 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

    We were looking for something that was close to the Sondheim theater 🎭 and would be pretty quick and not super expensive (remember this is Times Square). My husband and I both had turkey burgers and enjoyed them. We were handed a coupon for fries when we walked up to the door and they were very good - shoe string style. I'm GF and they had a separate menu for me The GF bun was very tasty. We finished off with root beer floats. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. The restaurant was clean and well lighted. I would check it out when you're in Times Square

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    5 ratingMay 07, 2017

    50 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Bison burger to die for!!

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    5 ratingApril 27, 2017

    3505 E Monarch Sky Ln, Meridian, ID 83642

    My celiac hubby ate here off the GF menu, loved it and didn't get sick. Our non-celiac kids also loved it, so it's great for the whole family.

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    1 ratingApril 18, 2017

    41 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94403

    Ordered gluten free bun, and clearly received sourdough bread. When I complained I thought this wasn't gluten free, the waitress was rude and snippy at me and refused my table service the rest of the night. No compensation, nobody sent it back to the kitchen … there are many decent Counter locations nearby, this is not a good one.

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    5 ratingApril 14, 2017

    4211 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

    Gluten-free, easy to customize menu and a conscientious server! (I mean a legit GF menu - separate, pre-printed menu with only GF items, not a regular menu with some options marked as GF-able.) Super selection of burgers, salads, sandwiches, and (for the adults) cocktails and (not GF) beer. They have two fryers; our server said one is supposed to be reserved for GF but she had her doubts so she went to investigate herself, before we could even suggest it. She reported that the two fryers are next to each other and, while the chefs try, she couldn't guarantee no XC, so we didn't chance it. (She has a family member w celiac so really understands.) Overall, a solid and well-meaning effort, but I'll probably write corporate to suggest that they separate or put a partition between the fryers. Still definitely worth checking out, but proceed w caution on the fries.

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    5 ratingApril 09, 2017

    3505 E Monarch Sky Ln, Meridian, ID 83642

    We eat here all the time. They have gluten free buns and bread. Awesome gluten free menu - actually one of the best I've ever seen! We love their milkshakes, chili, burgers, and sandwiches. My favorite meal is the banana split milkshake, sweet potato fries and gf grilled cheese. Yum!!!!!!

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    5 ratingApril 08, 2017

    850 Mansell Rd, Roswell, GA 30076

    Wonderful food - nice, big gluten-free menu. Waiters are knowledgeable!

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    5 ratingApril 07, 2017

    3055 Olin Ave, San Jose, CA 95128

    lots of great options, including fries that are safe to eat! we will definitely be back.

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    4 ratingApril 06, 2017

    1451 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

    good gf menu, knowledgeable staff.

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    5 ratingApril 06, 2017

    1699 N California Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    great place for a Newby to this gluten free thing like me

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    4 ratingApril 04, 2017

    11922 Democracy Drive, Reston, VA 20190

    Food was ok. Not sure I would return due to customer service.

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    5 ratingMarch 23, 2017

    41 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94403

    Great GF food and great attention to making food for those with Celiac.

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    4 ratingMarch 19, 2017

    1451 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

    It was nice that we were asked by the greeter if anyone in our party needed a gluten free menu. The gf menu had a lot of options even fries and sweet potato fries. They have a lot of options for customizing your burger. Enjoyed my meal here.

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    1 ratingMarch 16, 2017

    50 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    The strawberry lemonade was good. Service sucks, the wait time was long. My bison is gouda burger was given to another table. I never experienced anything like this before. I had to put more money in the meter. I thought 45 minutes would be plenty. So disappointed

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    5 ratingMarch 15, 2017

    850 Mansell Rd, Roswell, GA 30076

    Pricey but really good!

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    5 ratingMarch 08, 2017

    50 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    I love their fries so much. The burger was good too. Fast and friendly service.

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    5 ratingMarch 06, 2017

    1451 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

    We have eaten here a few times before and are always impressed. They have just as many gluten free options as they do regular options. The fries are also really really good.

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    5 ratingFebruary 25, 2017

    50 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Terrific GF menu, build your own burger. Choose meat, toppings, veggies, sauces - all on a GF brioche bun. Separate fryer for fries. Awesome GF find in downtown Phoenix!!! Family friendly.

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    5 ratingFebruary 25, 2017

    1699 N California Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    Great food that's carefully prepared

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    5 ratingFebruary 25, 2017

    1451 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

    Great food that is carefully prepared. Didn't try the G-free bun but my burger on greens (Sonoma bowl) was delicious!

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    5 ratingFebruary 23, 2017

    Miami International Airport, Terminal D - North Terminal, Gate D33, 2100 NW 42nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126

    Knowledgeable server and dedicated frier for the fries!

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    1 ratingFebruary 19, 2017

    5779 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    I agree completely with David B. This place is close to my house and I used to go quite a bit. I remember times when I didn't get sick, but the last 3 times in a row I've gotten horribly ill and I've given up on this place.

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    5 ratingFebruary 10, 2017

    9595 Six Pines Dr #1000, The Woodlands, TX 77380

    Gluten friendly done right. Gluten free buns that are toasted correctly, I ate the buffalo burger and it blew me away. It's expensive as hell but what treat

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    4 ratingFebruary 03, 2017

    1451 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

    Great burgers made to order, nice and casual with real shoestring fries! They didn't talk a ton about GF but have GF bun option or with your burger on lettuce mix (not iceberg!).

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    5 ratingFebruary 03, 2017

    3505 E Monarch Sky Ln, Meridian, ID 83642

    We are moving from California to Idaho. On our trip to purchase our home, we went to the Counter for lunch with our real estate agent. It was awesome! The servers were quite versed on the gluten free and inquired about the extent of sensitivity and said all items were isolated to try to prevent cross contamination. It was so good, my husband and I went back again the next day!

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    5 ratingJanuary 29, 2017

    3055 Olin Ave #1035, San Jose, CA 95128

    This place is awesome! Celiac friendly and nice about it.

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    4 ratingJanuary 26, 2017

    725 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

    Had a dedicated GF menu which was nice. Can't go wrong with a "make your own burger" type menu. Got 1 lb bison burger on their GF bun with avocado and lettuce. Side of shoe string fries. Was very delicious and didn't have any effects from either dish. Don't think this place is celiac friendly but it does cater very well to a GF clientele. Will return.

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    1 ratingJanuary 14, 2017

    Terminal 7, 1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045

    I asked about the GF menu but they didn't have one, only GF buns with the normal menu. The chef recommended the veggie burger but didn't know if the sauce was ok. They were very lovely to talk to but couldn't really say what was safe to eat.

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    4 ratingDecember 28, 2016

    50 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    ate here with no ill-effects for GF husband. we all enjoyed our meal once we got it. we called in the order and we're told 20 minutes but it was almost an hour. on the plus side, everything was ready at the same time and the right temp. convenient if you are downtown.

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    5 ratingDecember 27, 2016

    4211 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

    Very diligent on checking all aspects of my meal. I am celiac but also intolerant to lots of other foods and they were super helpful and careful.

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    4 ratingDecember 26, 2016

    1451 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

    So many options, good food. Expensive for burgers but fantastic location if you're doing the tourist thing in NYC. This was our third visit. It's very noisy.

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    5 ratingDecember 15, 2016

    4211 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

    Best gf burger and fries on island. Staff knows their stuff. Great cocktails and milk shakes too.

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    5 ratingDecember 08, 2016

    4211 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

    Fantastic burgers and fries! GF menu

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    5 ratingDecember 03, 2016

    2580 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040

    Great tasting food! One option for a gf bun and it's typical and not soft and doughy, but they have a decent separate GF menu! Otherwise, get your meal as a salad bowl with all the fixings and toppings you can have. A big portion and filling. Not cheap, but food around here is anything but. However, I feel like it's worth it at this restaurant. This is not fast food. But they still are pretty quick. If you're a burger eater, or chicken tender fan (not GF), this is delicious food. Also, kitchen has a dedicated GF area so no chance of cross-contamination. Usually a very busy place. Regular and sweet potato fries are really yummy. Onion strings are to die for. Literally, if you're GF. But ate them once anyway knowing I'd be paying dearly later -.- !! Full bar. Kid friendly with kid-menu. Amazing shakes. Can't go wrong here. Mtn View location is a lot bigger than the Palo Alto one, with better seating areas and indoor temperature way more comfortable. Thumbs up!

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    5 ratingDecember 03, 2016

    369 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306

    Great tasting food! One option for a gf bun and it's typical and not soft and doughy, but they have a decent separate GF menu! Otherwise, get your meal as a salad bowl with all the fixings and toppings you can have. A big portion and filling. Not cheap, but food around here is anything but. However, I feel like it's worth it at this restaurant. This is not fast food. But they still are pretty quick. If you're a burger eater, or chicken tender fan (not GF), this is delicious food. Also, kitchen has a dedicated GF area so no chance of cross-contamination. Usually a very busy place. Regular and sweet potato fries are really yummy. Onion strings are to die for. Literally, if you're GF. But ate them once anyway knowing I'd be paying dearly later -.- !! Full bar, too. Kid friendly with kid-menu. Amazing shakes. Can't go wrong here. Mtn View location is a lot bigger than the Palo Alto one, and I prefer the Mtn. View location, with smaller lines and way less cold. Thumbs up!

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    5 ratingDecember 01, 2016

    Miami International Airport, Terminal D - North Terminal, Gate D33, 2100 NW 42nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126

    Just perfect! 20 mins wait for fresh burgers and fries to the take out counter; worth it. Gate D33. Friendly service, en Français!

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    1 ratingNovember 30, 2016

    1451 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

    The GF menu states that they can't guarantee it is free of cross contamination!!

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    1 ratingNovember 14, 2016

    5779 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    I have celiac and this location has burned me over and over again (I've had good luck at other locations) after I gave them way too many chances. The last time I will ever go here I got a burger with no bun and no fries. How in the **** do you screw that up? I don't know but I was instantly sick. Yes, I specified I have a severe allergy. Other locations have been good to me. This one always screws me. Stay the heck away. This place should NOT be marked as celiac friendly. Maybe they were once, but no longer.

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    5 ratingNovember 02, 2016

    2580 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040

    Tasty burger. GF bun fell apart as expected, but hey, it's GF bread! I ended up using a fork with much gratitude for a change from "protein style." Use the GF menu to customize your burger. They list the sides which are safe. Burger was very good, fries were ok although others may like this style. Afterwards my villi were happy!

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    5 ratingOctober 23, 2016

    1451 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

    Great burger with GF bun Design your own

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    5 ratingOctober 21, 2016

    1451 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

    Found this place through this app and wandered in for carry out on a Friday night. Staff was friendly. We did the build your own burgers and picked gf buns and picked our toppings. I asked to confirm that they had a dedicated fryer because I'm celiac and they told me that they normally do, but one of their fryers was down so I shouldn't order the fries. As much as I wanted fries I'm always glad for honesty. I would rather not have them than be sick. We got milk shakes and headed out with our food. The burgers were really good and the buns were totally fine. I was so full that I didn't even miss the fries. I would definitely eat here again. It was expensive, but our burgers and milk shakes were both delicious.

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    5 ratingOctober 18, 2016

    50 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Service was awesome. food was very fresh and they have a gluten free menu.

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    5 ratingOctober 03, 2016

    3055 Olin Ave, San Jose, CA 95128

    Never get sick! Separate friar and everything

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    5 ratingSeptember 22, 2016

    2901 Ocean Park Boulevard #102, Santa Monica, CA 90405

    They have a new updated gf menu. They have a separate fryer but sometimes they turn it off if it's late so call ahead and ask them to turn it on if you want to get fries. Tons of gf options. Probably the best gf burger in town. Very safe.

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    5 ratingSeptember 15, 2016

    3101 PGA Boulevard c129, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

    Delicious, absolutely wonderful burgers. They are pricey, but their burgers are large and you can pile them high with any and all toppings that you want. I like their first buns, just wish they didn't fall apart so much!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dessert
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu

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  • Fast Food
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pescetarian Friendly
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  • Vegan Friendly

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