The Counter

4 recent ratings
$$ • Fast Food Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers
25% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
2580 W El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA 94040

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Update: I have experienced gluten contamination here on several occasions since my original review, despite explicitly informing the staff that I am allergic to gluten. (The tip is pre-charged, so there is no incentive for the wait staff to take you seriously. I was once handed a vegan menu and was told repeatedly that “I didn’t need a gluten free menu because vegan and gluten free are basically the same”🙄)

This restaurant used to be very safe until a few months ago… This location no longer even offers the franchise’s official gluten-free menu anymore.

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?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I have eaten here many times in person with no reaction. They have a separate GF menu, but you have to ask for it. GF buns and a usually dedicated fryer. There have been times where the dedicated fryer was not working and they had switched to shared fryer. I recommend only eating her in person so you can communicate allergy needs to the server.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We ordered online. Have eaten at the counter in LA and it is my go to place. When ordering online it does not allow you to order specifically gf meals. I wrote it in the comments box as instructed. I have been sick all night.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

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

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Celiac

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My gluten free fries were put in a to go container directly on top of a regular sandwich for someone else. Discovered that cross contamination when I got home.

They have a good, dedicated gluten free menu.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Very easy to eat GF here and still have some options! Everything is customizable, which is great for both food allergies and picky eaters. Their fries are my favorite (and made in a dedicated fryer). The servers tend to be informed about GF needs. There is a separate GF menu, but I usually just use the regular build your own burger sheet and make a note at the top that I have a gluten allergy. I haven't had any issues, but you do need to know what to avoid (e.g. fried onion strings) to do it this way.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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GF menu is robust with a wide variety of choices. Server knowledgeable and, best of all, food was ah-mazing.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Great with gluten free including tasty gluten free bun. Be aware the gluten free menu didn't have prices.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Love the chili cheese fries (which are safe as they have a separate gluten free fryer)! The HD Chicken sandwich is also really great on their gluten free bun. This place has a good amount of gluten free options so you can go frequently and mix it up each time by creating your own burger or, if you're like me and have favorites, it's also a good and safe place to go regularly and get basically the same thing each time 😊 I personally find it really nice to have a good local place I can safely eat at regularly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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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!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I've eaten here a few times with no problem at all. The burgers are very good (turkey or regular) and the fries are safe, too. Unfortunately, their tater tots aren't for some reason...the wait staff wasn't too clear on why...hopefully they'll add more options to their gluten-free menu at some point!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Pricey but really good burgers with a lot of meat and topping options. They offer a gluten free bun and their fries are cooked in a dedicated fryer.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I have Celiac and eat here frequently without a reaction. Delicious customizable food! Great staff! Make sure to order from the GF pamphlet so you know which items at GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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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

Not celiac

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They offer a GF bun and I seemed fine after eating it.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Celiac

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Dedicated prep area, udi bun, and dedicated fryer. Great tasting burger!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

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Been here a couple of times in recent years. Good food and gf menu. Never had a problem.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch

Overall Rating

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Great place! Felt very confident and safe. Waitstaff was super friendly and knowledgeable. Kids had burgers and fries. All very tasty.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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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