The Counter

15 ratings
$$ • Fast Food Restaurant
2901 Ocean Park Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

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Celiac

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They have a dedicated GF fryer, but it’s often broken. When it does function, this is a solid spot, that takes Celiac seriously.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

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Not celiac

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Good burgers, not great, but good. Absurdly overpriced. Burgers are expensive and fries cost extra.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They're conscious of our plight. Great place to get GF burger and fries

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Fast Food
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Custom made 1/3 lb bacon and cheddar burger on a GF bun.
Custom made chicken sandwich on a GF bun
Custom made burger with an egg.  This person was not GF so he ordered his burger on an English muffin.
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Casual atmosphere and GF safety. Good combo. Photo by Cg.
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Celiac

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Fries and burger were very good. Did not get sick. Good experience.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free buns that don’t taste terrible and other options available. Very knowledgeable staff!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious but I got super sick within an hour. The waiter didn’t seem to be paying a lot of attention, I shouldn’t have trusted. I’ll try again if I’m starving but I’d give them a thorough talking to and not trust unless I get full attention

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The gourmet burgers were very delicious. They serve the burgers on GF buns and we shared a GF batch of fifty fifty fries. (Half shoe string fries and half sweet potato fries).

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Fun place! Great energy and great food.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yes their GF burger buns are quite delicious, and their shoestring fries are fresh and GF safe as well. Ask for their GF custom order sheet because many of the sauces on the Regular order sheet are not GF. The staff is knowledgeable and careful if notified that a client has a medical GF issue.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Dedicated GF menu. Worked well for our son with celiac.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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awesome place!! GF menu. GF buns. dedicated fry fryer. burger was fabulous.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great burger place with a GF menu, including GF hamburger buns!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Love this place! Dedicated fryer for fries. You can do a create your own burger with a gf bun or without a bun in general). There is a separate menu that tells you what is gluten free and there is quite a selection. Tastes amazing and they're very careful with cross contamination

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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No issues after eating here. They have a separate gluten free menu. You have to ask for it. The food was good and the fries a gluten free!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Overall Rating

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Great food. Many gluten-free options. Dedicated gluten-free menu, including an extensive gluten free “make your own burger” option. Highly recommend.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Overall Rating

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Excellent restaurant! I have eaten here many times and never had any issues. Their gluten free menu is quite extensive.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Amazing food. Never gotten sick at any chain location. Great staff training.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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