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The Counter

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21209 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-5535
+1 310-406-3300
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Torrance, California
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

They had the best burgers in the area. some of the best I ever had. I guess they were too expensive, but you get what you pay for. The closest one is at 700-A Allied Way El Segundo CA 90245. I haven't been there yet.

Thank Bill W
Escondido, California
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Took my son and fiancée to dinner. He loves a good burger. I had the classic and he created his own. In all we ordered three burgers and a salad for my wife. The burgers were cooked correctly and tasted really good. Ingredients seemed of high quality. We also ordered 3 sides of French fries and onion strips. They were... More 

Thank EsconBill
Redondo Beach, California, United States
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Want something a little unique, then try their specialty burgers. Ostrich, buffalo, turkey, chicken and more. Great assortments of different buns and toppings. A tad pricey in a local competitive field.

Thank Steve M
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136 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

Very nice little place to get a quick gluten-free burger. Nice place. We've been to 2 of these over the years and enjoyed both.

Thank Janetlynn13
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

I've tried the Beef and Bison burgers on different kinds of buns and salad styles. Ordering appears to be overwhelming, but it's just a matter of choosing what you want on your burger. The sauces are really good as well as the toppings. The only caveat is the high price, I guess it's expected because these are not your regular... More 

Thank Bea4trips
Torrance, California
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

I love a good burger and this was seriously a GREAT burger. Super casual atmosphere and they also have a pretty decent bar with some really good craft beer!

Thank Weubged
Scappoose, Oregon
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

While I like a good hamburger, I'm usually an old-school type of guy. So when my colleagues suggested The Counter as a place to get great gourmet burgers, I'll admit that I was a bit hesitant. Quinoa and organic llama cheese, or whatever the trendy foods are these days, just don't mix with an American classic comfort food - at... More 

Thank John R
Torrance, California
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

One of my favorite burger places ever!!!! You pick what you want and how you want it and that's the way they serve it. We always get the half and half fries and sweet potatoe fries! The sauce they bring with the fries is georgeous! Sometimes it's alittle strong, but if you ask them they will bring you another. The... More 

Thank Susan B
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

They do an amazingly good "build your own" burger with a boatload of choices. The "standard" burgers on their menu are excellent as well. Plenty of indoor & outdoor seating with friendly staff.

Thank a2553151
Seal Beach, California
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

The burgers are good. You have your choice of building your own creation or one of the ones on the menu. The ingredients are fresh and the burgers are juicy. You need to pay extra, on top of the already high price of the burger, for fries. For a family meal, I would pick an Island's

Thank Cheapasian

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21209 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-5535
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Torrance
  • Phone Number: +1 310-406-3300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?