The Counter

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 15 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Fryer + 10 more
80% of 10 votes say it's Celiac friendly

725 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017 Directions

(213) 228-7800
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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 22, 2017

    Fantastic burgers and super knowledgeable staff.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    September 17, 2017

    GF bun was delicious and so were the shoestring fries! Great service and awesome choices for everyone!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Not celiac friendly
    January 26, 2017

    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 rating Not celiac friendly
    November 13, 2015

    I want to be clear that the fryer here is NOT safe. It is a shared fryer. This was confirmed by at least three employees (one of which was a manager). Please be safe! The staff gave conflicting answers and made be very uncomfortable. I am also a former health inspector and found the place to be quite filthy. This didn't leave me feeling very safe at all! There were crumbs in my water from either poor dishwashing practices or other contamination. I actually chose to forego eating there while the rest of my non-celiac party ate.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    November 05, 2015

    I absolutely love this restaurant! The burgers are fantastic and the buns taste like real buns and not like the typical GF bun. Loved the sweet potato fries too! Our waitress was great and knowledgeable about GF. Now if only they would open one in OC!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 21, 2015

    My husband and I absolutely love this place. We have been in LA for about 10 days and have eaten here 3 times. They have delicious gluten free buns (that are clearly lactose free, as we are both very sensitive) and also offer Daiya "cheddar". Their burgers are so delicious that they mute the terrible fake cheese taste; it's actually worth adding to the burger. Try one with pineapple, jalapeño, bacon and bbq! Their regular fries are safe, but the sweet potato fries are where it's at! The only gf beer they had available is Omission (not safe for Celiacs); however, they offer raspberry and pear ciders that are delicious and not too sweet. All in all, dining here has repeatedly been a wonderful experience that left neither my husband or myself feeling ill after indulging in a meal we rarely are able to enjoy. Last but not least, the staff has been very friendly and accommodated. 5 starts for this place!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    January 25, 2014

    Dedicated gluten free menu and knowledgeable staff. Bacon cheese burger, fries, and drink for $15. Great taste and got right in for lunch on Saturday at 1 pm.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 15, 2013

    Incredible place and a great find in downtown LA. They have a complete, dedicated GF menu. Will be back next time we are in LA. Note: full non-GF menu too.

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    5 rating
    May 21, 2013

    Ate lunch here. Separate GF menu but a lot of options on regular menu as well. I got a bison burger with sweet potatoes fries and they have GF beer but only on brand. The food was great, but I would not consider this a one $ waiting but more like a $$.

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    5 rating
    April 07, 2013

    Safe fries!!! Dedicated frier for regular & sweet potato fries. Ask for a GF menu. I think the bun is just an Udi's bun. I much prefer to get the burger bowl with a big pile of lovely greens. The fries are really good, both kinds. No one got sick. Organic bison as a burger option. Kind of pricey for a burger joint but good quality and safe so worth it overall.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    March 17, 2013

    gluten free beer available. gf hamburger buns are amazing! staff is friendly and knowledgeable. ask for gf menu at front.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    January 18, 2013

    GF bun was pretty good. They have a dedicated drier for their regular and sweet potato fries.

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    5 rating
    June 29, 2012

    Fun atmosphere! Great food!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 07, 2017

    1451 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

    Went here twice while in NY. So happy to have a safe burger and fries! The fries are very thin and very crispy and some of the best fries I have ever had. So nice to be able to build my own burger too with tons of GF options. Great to have the option of a lettuce option as a wrap if you avoid grains. Staff was helpful and knowledgeable both visits. Would for sure go back.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    November 06, 2017

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

    I'm pretty sure they don't even know what gluten is. Also I received an attitude and felt judged for even asking about a gf menu or buns. I have celiacs and felt unwelcome to order anything at all. This restaurant should not be presented as a gf option at all.

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    3 rating Celiac friendly
    October 27, 2017

    4211 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

    I choose this place because they did have a separate gluten free menu along with a build your own burger menu for gluten free, it's one of the few places that had this. my boyfriend got the Mahi Mahi burger, however he was not a fan of the bun, but it wasn't the worst.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 21, 2017

    2580 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040

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

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    October 15, 2017

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

    Terrible experience. I was very clear about my allergy and my grilled cheese came out on gluten-filled Texas toast. I asked if it was gluten free and the server said "it's just bread and cheese, so yeah". I only knew this was not gf because I had been to a different location before. I said I need gluten free and he was surprised I needed my bread to be gluten free. I am still in shock. When my gluten free grilled cheese came out, it wasn't cooked at all. Just cold cheese on a bun. The sweet potato fries were cold also. This location is an embarrassment to The Counter franchise. The location in NYC has always exceeded my expectations.

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    5 rating
    October 10, 2017

    50 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Went to a conference and ate here five times. Food was really good and staff was great. It has been one of the best places I've eaten at when I travel.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    October 05, 2017

    3055 Olin Ave, San Jose, CA 95128

    Staff was very nice and friendly but the gf menu was overwhelming, they gave me folder and I had to search for gf item by item

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    September 30, 2017

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

    Seems like this place has the potential to be safe, but there was a nearby concert this evening and a huge influx of customers trying to eat topped with only three waitstaff...they were overwhelmed. My "gluten free" dish I ordered off the gluten free menu they specifically brought to me came out with the same type of bun the rest of the family got...obviously not gluten free. I sent it back and it came back out just a few minutes later on a gluten free bun...obviously cross contaminated. Unfortunate as we had already waited over a hour for our food.

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    5 rating
    September 29, 2017

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

    Hostess extremely knowledgeable on GF options, which are plentiful.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 25, 2017

    20 Suffolk St, Dublin, Ireland 2

    Awesome gf burger options! Sweet potato fries are amazing.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 17, 2017

    12117 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604

    I feel very safe eating here! They have gluten free buns and delicious burgers! 100% my go to burger spot. The fries are also safe to eat!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 06, 2017

    1451 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

    Great burger love being able to choose every part of my burger. (I don't like any burger sauces) really fresh and what I call a clean burger, no grease! total gluten free menu

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 06, 2017

    1451 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

    Shannon, our waiter was very knowledgeable, friendly and assured me there would be no cross contamination. He was right and it was hands down the best burger and sweet potatoe fries I have had in 5 years!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 03, 2017

    3225 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

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

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    5 rating
    September 03, 2017

    50 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    I had a 1/3 pound burger with lettuce & cut tomato & honey mustard, with fries. It was very good. My husband had a regular burger with grilled onions & bar-b-cue sauce and said it was the best restaurant burger he's had in a long time.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 02, 2017

    4601 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77007

    I ordered a burger+ lettuce bowl, and it was delicious! I did not get sick afterward. I look forward to trying the gluten free bun next time I visit.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    August 31, 2017

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

    Great knowledge of GF options!! Separate fryer for sweet potato fries were a great surprise!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 24, 2017

    3055 Olin Ave #1035, San Jose, CA 95128

    This place was amazing and safe for gluten free / dairy free! My gluten / dairy loving coworkers loved it too. Its in a cute little upscale shopping center. I'll be back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 23, 2017

    3505 E Monarch Sky Ln, Meridian, ID 83642

    The food was Awesome!! Service was great! I'm on my way to eat there again!

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    August 23, 2017

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

    They have gluten free buns but have no knowledge of what else might contain gluten. Not helpful.

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    5 rating
    August 20, 2017

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

    Been here countless times and have never had problems. I'm not sure about anything else except for the burgers, but the burgers are great.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 20, 2017

    3505 E Monarch Sky Ln, Meridian, ID 83642

    Delicious food. Responsive to celiac needs. I can write celiac right on my order! The server always says she will point it out to the chef. I've never had any negative reactions.

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    5 rating
    August 09, 2017

    2580 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040

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

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 07, 2017

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

    My server was knowledgeable, and gave me a celiac menu right away. She also had the presence to mention that everything was gluten free while delivering my plate. Just an extra double check to let me know she got the message. I really appreciated that. And it was a good burger, too.

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    5 rating
    August 04, 2017

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

    [email protected] MIA (Miami international airport) was amazing and saved me from being glutened. The American cheese they use contains gluten so she had my order changed immediately. The hamburger bun tasted like a normal bun. I'm so thankful for this app so I was able to eat safely while waiting for our flight. She also gave me the card and crossed off everything I couldn't have in he menu so if I go to another Counter I would be safe!

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    5 rating
    August 03, 2017

    3505 E Monarch Sky Ln, Meridian, ID 83642

    Gluten free menu. Dedicated fryer gluten free sweet potato fries. Great food. Have eaten here many times and felt great after. Staff really nice.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    July 27, 2017

    369 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 26, 2017

    1451 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

    Awesome gf place!! Great burgers and fries!! I wouldn't try the shakes because they serve malts for regular customers and they might use the same blenders as the shakes. But overall good gf burger joint!!

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    July 21, 2017

    11922 Democracy Drive, Reston, VA 20190

    Disappointed that things have changed so much since we last visited...beware cross contact ...fried items stick with something simple

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    July 17, 2017

    1451 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

    Reliable and have a separate fryer for the Fries. Servers not uniformly knowledgeable but if you are patient and work with them it helps, for example got different answers on whether the pickles are GF. But after three or four visits our Celiac son has not gotten glutened yet and that is our standard. Only thing that would make a meaningful improvement in our view is getting a better bun. Shake Shack and some other places have figured it out; there are much better versions than Udi's out there (sorry Udi's!).

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    5 rating
    July 16, 2017

    1451 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

    My daughter was so excited to get a gluten free hamburger on a bun that tasted good and didn't fall apart when you picked it up. Customizing your burger added to the fun experience. We ate at the bar and Katerina was super friendly. It is definitely a great place to try!

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    5 rating
    July 14, 2017

    41 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94403

    Good food with no cross contamination.

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    5 rating
    June 24, 2017

    39350 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94538

    Counters in general are consistently good. I've eaten at them regularly and have never gotten sick. This location had excellent service and the burger was cooked exactly as ordered. One of my favorites!

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    4 rating
    June 24, 2017

    1451 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

    Very nice place for younger kids for gluten free. Not completely celiac friendly but good for GF.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    June 22, 2017

    4601 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77007

    very delicious food!

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    1 rating
    June 20, 2017

    850 Mansell Rd, Roswell, GA 30076

    I took precautions at this place and my order was most definitely gluten free. I stressed the importance of celiac to my waitress and she assured me that I was in good hands. Later that night I was extremely sick, and we called the restaurant to make sure everything I ate was gf. Turns out, the bread that the waitress had given me was gluten sourdough bread. Just want to let you guys know so you're extra careful eating here. However it was a little while ago so things might have changed.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 17, 2017

    1451 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

    Pretty cool and relatively quick burger joint that has sandwiches and salads too. Crumbly gf bun but gf fries were to die.. great overall choice

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 17, 2017

    50 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Had lunch here yesterday with 8 yo GF son. Full GF menu to create a burger and also sandwiches and a few other items. Dedicated fryer - great shoestring fries! Son loved it, no problems. Rest of family enjoyed menu too. Staff was very knowledgeable. Would eat here again!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 06, 2017

    1451 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

    Dedicated fryer and GF bun, although bun is not the greatest. It's very crumbly/mushy. Burger on greens is an excellent alternative though!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 04, 2017

    2580 W El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Not celiac friendly
    May 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 rating
    May 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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 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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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    May 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 rating
    May 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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 07, 2017

    50 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Bison burger to die for!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 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.

Gluten-Free Features

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

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  • Fast Food
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