If you’re stuck in a burger rut, find inspiration from these local works of art.
Charlie’s Bistro Burger
Filet mignon burger grilled and served on a ciabatta roll with boursin cheese spread and greens. Served with fresh fruit and farro salad. Available at Charlie’s L’Etoile Verte.
Wine Jam Wagyu Burger
Wagyu beef blend topped with bone-marrow butter, micro basil, crispy prosciutto, port wine onion jam and boursin cheese on a toasted salt and pepper bun. Available at Charbar Co.
Red Fish Burger
Freshly ground prime Angus beef, apple-smoked bacon, smoked cheddar and fried onions. Available at Red Fish.
Black and Bleu burger
Blackened eight-ounce burger, crispy pancetta, Gorgonzola mousse, arugula and balsamic glaze on a toasted buttered roll with a side of pasta salad. Available at Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana.
Smashed Lucky Burger
Two four-ounce ground beef patties, sweet & spicy pepper jam, lettuce, pickled red onions, baby Swiss, thick hand-cut braised bacon, brioche bun with hand-cut parmesan garlic fries. Available at Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar.
The Jake-Zilla Burger
A half-pound prime beef burger grilled over an open flame, topped with bacon, Pimento cheese, slow-cooked hand-pulled pork, fried onions and drizzled with house-made barbecue sauce. Served with lettuce and tomato on a toasted pretzel roll and topped with a hushpuppy. Available at The Salty Dog Cafe.
Famous Gringo’s Burger
Two homemade grilled patties, served with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles. Available at Gringo’s Diner.
Gulf Coast Shrimp Burger
Domestic shrimp and andouille sausage patty, served on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, pickles and french fries. Available at Poseidon.
Double Smash Burger
Two ground chuck patties seared on a flat top, served with lettuce, tomato, red onions, pickles and a Martin’s potato bun. Available at Marley’s Shrimp & Burger Shack.
The Ugly Burger
Angus beef with bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, crispy onion straws and Carolina Gold mustard sauce. Served with a choice of kale salad or truffle fries. Available at ELA’s On the Water.
Other great local burgers
210 Burger, Wren Bistro
Aberdeen Burger, British Open Pub
All-American Prime Burger, HogsHead Kitchen
Backyard Burger, A Lowcountry Backyard
Bacon-Bacon Cheeseburger, Cahill’s Market
Best Cheeseburger Ever, Annie O’s
Best Ever Burger, Crane’s Tavern
Big H, Harold’s Diner
Blackstone’s Burger, Blackstone’s Cafe
Bull Burger, Old Bull Tavern
Cafe Burger, Palmetto Bay Sunrise Cafe
Chow Daddy’s Burger, Chow Daddy’s
Devil Burger, One Hot Mama’s
Dinner Burger, Olive & Fig
Double Tavern Burger, Calhoun Street Tavern
Farm Burger, FARM
Fried Crab Cake Burger, Plums
Half Pound Burger, The Earle of Sandwich Pub
Hudson’s Ground Brisket Burger, Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks
Juicy Lucy, The Lodge
Kentucky Beer Cheese Burger, Captain Woody’s
Palmetto Burger, Old Town Dispensary
Pittsburger, Street Meet
Prime Hamburger, Skull Creek Boathouse
Signature Burger, The Bluffton Room
Smash Burger, Jane Bistro & Bar
Smoke Gouda Burger, Big Jim’s
Stuffed Burger, Sunset Grille
Who’s Your Pattie, Fat Patties
Zorba the Greek, Bricks on Boundary