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Sun’s out, buns out

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