The Counter

2 recent ratings
$$ • Fast Food Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers
50% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
At the airport
San Diego International Airport
San Diego, CA 92101

Top Reviews


Celiac

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The woman at the counter was familiar with celiacs and made sure the kitchen was taking precautions (like changing gloves and cleaning the grill. Expensive and nothing special but a warm meal at an airport is a treat for me.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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We are at the San Diego airport, super disappointed that they have NO GF options. We were counting on eating here and there was no menu like people said in the past. Bummer

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

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

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Super fresh, GLUTEN FREE meat, no buns, nice servers. I experienced this yummminess in the San Diego airport. $17 is a bit high, but piece of mind is priceless.

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

  • At the Airport
  • Fast Food
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Everyone’s knowledgeable about gluten, AND they go the extra mile to not only change gloves, but get your toppings and salad base from the back, where it hasn’t been touched and there’s no cross-contamination possible! I’m so impressed. The turkey and vegan burgers do have gluten in them, but a beef burger in a salad bowl is totally safe. Also! By virtue of their limited offerings, the fries are the ONLY thing that’s fried in their fryer, so you can have regular or sweet potato fries with no problem.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff understands gluten & they have a dedicated dryer. I enjoyed my burger in a bowl.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Updated 5 years ago read full review

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terminal 1 gate 3-10 fantastic burger especially after a VERY long day. short blonde at register not only knew what gluten free was but immediately had staff handling my food change gloves. did i mention they have 100% gf sweet potato AND regular fries?? $16 for airport burger salad with fries. only thing that could make it better would be gf buns

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Get a burger in a bowl. All their sauces are GF.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Extremely knowledgeable. All I said was I am allergic to gluten and dairy, and voila! The message was passed from cashier to food prep worker to change her gloves and written on my order ticket. They even have all the gf sauces labeled for you. I had to wait an extra minute, if that, for my 50/50 fries (sweet potato and regular). All of the workers acknowledged the allergy and took every precaution. Thank you to the people who reviewed this place before me.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Staff was entirely knowledgeable about allergies, and knew exactly the what and what not that I could have. The gluten free burgers come bun-less and with 3 toppings. It was honestly one of the best burgers I've had. Period. The fries were great as well. If you're stuck in the San Diego airport for whatever reason, I would highly recommend stopping by here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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What a surprise! GF in an airport! We had gf burgers and Turkey burgers that was delicious! Gluten free fryer. The guy at the counter knew why I was asking what else was fried in the fryer. Definite recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Overall Rating

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

Celiac

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They weren't super friendly or forthcoming w info but when I was persistent w questions they stated the following “the salads w a burger on top are safe, there is no cross contact with that” “Nothing else goes in the fryer but fries” “We do gluten-free orders all day long” A bit condescending to say the least but wanted to add a little more info than “no gf bun”...... It is a smaller menu than a typical Counter Burger FYI.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Celiac

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Burger was good. The server said they should have a dedicated fryer, but since I decided to have a side salad, I can’t say for sure.

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

Celiac

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They have a gluten free menu. I had a hard cider. Waiters are friendly and attentive. It is pricey though.

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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Excellent food! Had a gf menu with lots of options. Big portions for the price.

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

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