Every year we come to this diner and do the make your own burger. The menu is great and reasonably priced. There are many patties, including the impossible burger. Great for a relaxed dinner at a restaurant.
Fries are gluten free depending on the day. Always ask. Knowledgeable manager at Cal Ave in Palo Alto location told me they share a fryer with gluten on some days and some days not. They clean the fryer out nightly. Gf buns amazing.
I used my Nina on the bun and sweet potato fries- they tested positive for gluten. I specified that I had a gluten allergy and to be careful about cross contamination.
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!
Had a hamburger bowl that was really good. Manger's very familiar with celiac and they have GF buns. Fryer is dedicated but they were very honest and said that the non gf fryer was right next to it and it could splatter and cc. I really appreciate their honestly.
Gluten free menu. My favorite burger place!
My first time here, visiting from the Midwest and the food was great! The GF menu had a good selection to choose from. I had the build a burger and sweet potato fries! I will definitely go back. 😃
I LOVE being able to get a glass of wine with my burger. And to have it in a bun?!? Yes Please!! But at the Counter? No thanks. The buns are dry and brittle, every time. If Im ginna have a lettuce wrapped burger, I'll head over to In n' Out. The service is decent, and the other food options are ok. I bit on the pricey side. I'll go to The Counter as an easy option with friends.
Good food, good service. Wish they had a GF beer, though.
The veggie and grilled chicken are gluten free and you can make special requests. I love this place. Had the GF bun once...like most GF bread it was dry as a brick so I stick with the salad bowl option instead.
Great awareness of gluten free; hamburgers, buns!, fries, simply wonderful.
Not only can you get a great gluten free burger on a gluten free bun but they use a separate fryer for their frys so for the first time in years I "had frys with that"! The burger was very tasty and juicy, the frys crispy and the selection huge. I had no reaction at all after eating here and I can be sensitive to cross-contamination so they must be doing something right. Thank you guys for letting me indulge in frys again!
Awesome! Great burger. Dedicated fryer.
The staff and especially Rosemary were amazing! Very knowledgeable about gluten free and cross contamination. The French fries were awesome!
Gluten free buns that don’t taste terrible and other options available. Very knowledgeable staff!
The staff was knowledgeable and helped us find all of their gluten-free options. They have gluten-free buns, burgers, and more. Their fries are even in a dedicated fryer.
I thought this restaurant was so great for celiacs and GF people. Good menu to choose from already made burgers and then you can build your own with a Udi’s bun or on a bed of greens. Separate fryer for both shoestring fries and sweet potato fries! Wait was a little long but food was great when it came out!
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.
I’m not usually a huge burger person but I loved this place! Our waiter Edwardo was exceptional and put up with all of my questions (both celiac related and general). My favorite part was the dedicated fryer for french fries! Some of the milkshakes are gluten free too!
I’ve been struggling to find good restaurants since I was diagnosed with celiac but I’ve never had a reaction from this place and the food is very delicious. There are lots of options as well and you can order online. The gluten free buns and fries are great as well.
I eat here all the time because it's by my work. Never had a bad gluten reaction, the burgers are DELICIOUS and the fries are great too. Definitely recommend.
I had called the manager prior to arrival to make sure he felt confident they could serve my celiacness. He said to tell my waiter and they will take care of me. Upon sitting I asked for the gf menu and told my waiter he had celiac. He explained he would let the chef know. I ordered and asked if the sweet potato fries were cooked in different oil so I said ok. A few minutes later he told me the manager said he spoke to me and recommends I don't eat the fried food. It is different oil but there could be some splatter from the other grease. I said thank you and they took $3 off my bill. I was just happy they thought it through and were willing to warn me vs just saying "eh, it will probably be fine"
The restaurant allows you to create your own burger, with a dedicated gluten free menu (and good list of other allergens available if necessary). The gluten free bun is very good, for a gluten free bun, and they have a dedicated gluten free fryer for chips. They don't have a separate food prep area, but will clean down the working area between orders to reduce risks.
Some places make such a big deal out of accommodating people with special dietary needs, it’s nice when you find a place that gets it right. Gluten free buns for their delicious build your own burgers, tons of topping options, vegan burger and cheese options, and a dedicated gluten free fryer. I had a delicious bison burger on gluten free bun with goat cheese, onion, grilled pineapple, bacon, and avocado with a side of sweet potato fries. Best meal I’ve had in a long time and was not made to feel like it was any problem to accommodate my needs.
Absolutely delicious and safe!! Definitely go between 3-6 if you can to avoid the busy times. I got the grilled chicken with bacon/cheddar/avocado/ranch, SO GOOD. Chose no bun, though the GF bun looked good. Will definitely come again and hope to see some in the Midwest!
Just came back from a mission trip in Cuba. Had to carry all my food. Hadn’t eaten any real food in a week. They have GF hamburgers and FRIES. Saved my life. Rosemary knows her stuff. She has done some study on GF
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
Had a burger on gluten free bun and Rose helped me with GF toppings. Did not get sick. I have celiac.
so happy to find this place! Rosemarie, the hostess, walked me through the menu, crossed off everything I could not eat. they have a separate fryer for French fries and gf buns for burgers.
Knowledgeable staff, great burgers and dedicated fryer. A rare find for airport food!
Staff is knowledgeable. I ordered fries because I know other The Counter spots have a dedicated fryer. But since i wrote “Celiac/gluten allergy” on my order, someone called me and told me their fryer isn’t dedicated because their kitchen is too small at this location. I really appreciated them calling to tell me.
Peggy crossed all the gluten items off the menu for me. I was able to build my burger to my liking. Even the fries were safe.
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