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The 7 Best Burgers In Columbia, South Carolina

The simple hamburger is easily one of the tastiest creations in the world; juicy, meaty and always reliable, it’s a relief for fellow greedy guts to know that the very best burgers in Columbia, South Carolina are top class.

From the huge and monstrous burgers full of toppings; street vendors cooking up simple patties right through to fine dining restaurants with their gourmet take on this American snack. We’ve come up with a list that has something for everybody.

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1. Pawleys Front Porch

A word of warning: do not come here unless you have a serious appetite because their portions are absolutely massive.

They do killer chicken sandwiches, tacos and salads and have 21 beers on draft, but you come here for the burger and the burger alone. A thing of absolute perfection.

2. Grill Marks

Grill Marks has three locations in the state (two in Greenville and one in Columbia) where they serve great burgers, shakes and have a full bar. What a great combo.

Their burgers are on the big size, making this is the perfect place to bring the family during the day or some friends at night for a serious treat meal!

3. Bourbon

A simply wonderful Bourbon-centric whiskey bar with 400 whiskies and a Cajun-Creole restaurant with one of the best burgers in the state.

Come for the drinks, enjoy an incredible burger and then stay for more drinks with friends. An all-round top class experience; although there are some other great items on the menu, trust us and stick with the juicy burger.

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4. The Whig

Quirky decor, a buzzing atmosphere and some seriously good drinks including a great craft beer selection make this a must visit.

That is before we even mention the burgers. Juicy, hand-made daily and packed full of great flavours and toppings. Not a spot you are going to want to miss.

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5. Burger Tavern 77

Five meats, nine cheeses, 30 toppings and 23 sauces allow for you to have over 250,000 combinations for one Killer Burger.

Throw in some great beers on tap and by the bottle and this is a meal that you are not going to forget in a hurry. Absolute burger perfection.

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6. The Kingsman Restaurant

The Kingsman is a longtime Cayce favourite, with a menu packed full of tempting dishes. They’re best known for their juicy ribeye burgers: 10 oz. patties of fresh ribeye, ground and formed daily.

You need to order this; it is one of the tastiest things you’ll ever eat. Sheer joy in every mouthful.

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7. Zesto

Zesto is an oldschool burger joint that’s been serving up their beloved burgers for over 70 years. When somewhere has been going strong for this long, you just know it’s good.

Order a classic Zestoburger (aka a double cheeseburger) and get ready for a feast on one of the best burgers in Columbia. P.S. Don’t leave without a soft serve cone for dessert!

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Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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