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The Counter

6416 Irvine Blvd. (Sand Canyon Ave.) Send to Phone
949-336-7272 | Menu
Build-your-own gourmet burger concept works well for foodies with a burger craving.


Lunch & Dinner daily

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The Counter, Irvine, CA

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The Counter Restaurant Review

: A checklist on a clipboard stands in for a regular menu at this build-your-own burger place. Here’s where the fun begins: check off your choice of patty (beef, turkey, chicken, vegan or premium selection like a mahi mahi filet), size, toppings, sauce and bun to create your bespoke burger. Want smoked Gouda or pimento cheese on your one-pound creation? What about tzatziki or marinated artichokes? But even before you wrap your mouth around your juicy burger, start off with the fried dill pickle chips, onion strings or sweet potato fries. For vegetarians, there’s an alfalfa sprout and quinoa-laden "hippie salad" and a vegan burger topped with Dijon balsamic. The Counter, with its refreshing industrial décor, mod music, cold beer, cocktails, wines and booze-infused adult milkshakes, also offers sandwiches, fountain drinks, ice cream shakes and desserts, such as apple crumble, Key lime pie and brownies.

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