The food scene in The Holy City is legendary, famous for some of the best seafood and BBQ in South Carolina. But you’d be crazy to visit Charleston and not try one of its amazing burger spots. So, allow us to break down the seven best burgers in Charleston.
From huge, juicy burgers piled high with toppings to simple cheeseburgers with a pure focus on the beef patty, this is one city that’s ideal for carnivores.
Dig into these beauties…
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The Brasserie Burger at this classic French bistro, that inexplicably also serves sushi, is not to be missed. It’s big so you’ll need both hands for this one. And it comes topped with a choice of cheddar, gruyere or roquefort. Ooh la la.
Moe’s Crosstown Tavern might look like an ordinary sports bar with ordinary sports bar food. However, you mustn’t judge a book by its cover. Their Eye Opener burger served with a fried egg, bacon, cheddar, lettuce and tomato is burger perfection.
The P237 Burger (named after Purlieu’s location on 237 Fishburne Street) at this charming bistro is a beauty. It comes double stacked with American cheese, dijon mustard, caramelised shallots and pickled lunch box pepper.
This old school American Tavern serves up a damn fine burger that is praised for its simplicity. A juicy, beef patty comes in a sesame bun with melted cheese, griddled onions and their signature tavern sauce. And it’s manageable, so you can hold it in one hand and a cold beer in the other.
The ‘Saturday Burgers’ at this neighbourhood butcher come round just once a week. No prizes for guessing when. You can choose from the famous ‘Backyard Burger’ with a choice of toppings.
Or, you can go for the feature burger which changes monthly. The current feature burger comes with whipped goat cheese, bacon and a peach BBQ sauce.
The burger at this popular local spot is nicknamed ‘The Redheaded Stranger’. It comes with hatch chiles, bacon and buttermilk ranch dressing sandwiched between a soft brioche bun. In other words, it’s spicy, sexy and unforgettable.
This is a pretty rough and ready Irish bar in a parking lot. However, if you are truly committed to finding the best burgers in Charleston, you won’t let that put you off.
The Signature Burger consists of two enormous patties, topped with caramelised onions, cheddar, horseradish aioli and dijon mustard. It’s damn good craic.