The Counter

Written by on October 11, 2010 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

( – Ballard
How I heard of this place: My friend Chris had coupons for the place and we had to try them out! Who can turn down a free burger when given the option? After a 6.5 mile run and about two miles of walking, it seemed the perfect place to replenish nutrients.
Type of cuisine: Build your own burgers – literally, any way you like ’em! Fries, fancy as well as simple shoestring, shakes, malts, and other such burger joint selections.
Ambiance: The space, according to my dining companion is like a modern diner. Pristine modern tables, chairs and seating booth in whites, pewter and light sage tones. The bar is sleek with shelves, backlit, shining into the bottles of alcohol which can be seen from across the room and through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
What I ordered: On this third trip to The Counter, I changed it up once again! With over 300.000 burger combinations, it is hard not to! On this visit, I tried a 1/3-pound beef burger on a regular hamburger bun with Danish blue cheese, grilled onions, tomatoes, bacon and avocado. My dining companion ordered a lemonade to accompany his 1-pound beef burger with sharp provolone cheese, grilled onions, bacon, scallions and a side of Russian dressing. Since I cannot leave the establishment without having the Parmesan cheese fries, that was also on our table. At the risk of finding more to enjoy, we picked up the small drink menu at the table and noticed an apple pie shake ($4.25), which we had to have! It came with real slices of apple floating in the cinnamon-vanilla ice cream shake.
What I loved: The Parmesan cheese fries are hard not to love. But this venture’s burger creation was my best yet! The Danish blue cheese taking it over the top in goodness, flavor and creamy texture.
Why I loved it: It is a spacious restaurant that has quick service, allows you to make what you want in a way that you want and the flavors are fresh and abundant.
Cost: Average to high ($13-$15 for a burger, no sides included)

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