Best Burger Week: The Counter



The things that I missed the most when I relocated to Sacramento from San Jose at the beginning of the year were a few of my favorite South Bay haunts. My neighborhood Chinese restaurant, pizza place and coffee house all held a special place in my heart. The Counter was also one of my preferred burger places in San Jose, and you won’t believe how happy I was when I discovered the Sacramento area’s very own Counter location while exploring the area around Galleria at Roseville a few weekends ago.


Located in the new Fountains shopping center, the Roseville location reflects The Counter’s Santa Monica roots with skateboards adorning the walls and a soothing light blue and gray color scheme.  As you walk in, each diner is handed a clipboard-based menu where you check off exactly what you want on your “custom-built burger.” You choose: beef, turkey, veggie or grilled chicken, and then you select from three different sizes, ranging up to a full pound for those really hungry in your party!


You could call me a plain Jane when it comes to my burger (just Tillamook cheddar for me), but my dining companion ordered most of the toppings on his 2/3-pound beef burger. Both were excellent, in keeping with The Counter tradition.

For the more adventurous burger connoisseur, The Counter always features a different “Burger of the Month,” which for March is the Ahi Korean BBQ burger – ahi tuna topped with California kimchee and fried pineapple. Don’t forget to save room for one of their delicious shakes as well. If you have yet to make it out to The Counter, definitely give it a try!

The Counter
1005 Galleria Blvd., Suite 150
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 773-2333

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  • Brittany | Mar 24, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    That looks DELISH! I love how you took a pic of the “build your own burger” form too – I’m going to have to make the treck out to The Counter one of these days.

  • tana | Mar 26, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    I’m a “plain jane” with my burgers too. As they say at In & Out, “meat, cheese & bun!”

    (Trying to figure out where to vote for the best burger … my vote is Jasper’s … though I still haven’t tried Nationwide or Squeeze Inn and I hear they’re both very good too!)