Where to Find The Best Burger in Charleston, SC!!

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We're firm believers that sometimes, nothing hits the spot quite like a juicy, satisfying burger — extra points for special sauce and a locally sourced beef patty. Charleston, SC, is famous for its BBQseafood, and steakhouses, but this historic city also has a few other tricks up its sleeve.

As your local South Carolina real estate guide catering to those looking to make Charleston their home, we understand the importance of not just finding the perfect place to live but also the perfect spots to enjoy the city.

After all, finding your favorite dining options is half the fun of building your life somewhere new. That's why we've compiled this list of the best burgers in Charleston just for you!

1. Husk

  • Address: 76 Queen St, Charleston, SC
  • Price Point: $$$
  • Recommended Menu Item: The Husk Cheeseburger

Winner of Bon Appétit's 2011 Best New Restaurant in America, Husk is used to meeting high expectations. This Charleston restaurant is serious about sourcing. In their words: "If it doesn't come from the South, it's not coming through the door."

You'll find upscale twists on Southern classics (deviled eggs with pickled okra, anyone?), but their famed Husk Cheeseburger is where they really shine. We’re talking double patties smothered in melted cheese and infused with ground Benton's bacon – definitely something to write home about.

Husk's menu changes weekly with what produce is seasonally on offer, so make sure to call ahead!

2. Tattooed Moose

  • Address: 4845 Chateau Avenue, N. Charleston, SC
  • Price Point: $$
  • Recommended Menu Item: Duck Fat Fries

Featured on ‘Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives,’ Tattooed Moose is no stranger to fame. In fact, its brightly painted walls and neon signs make it nearly impossible to miss. But people don't come to this dive bar for the decor—they come for the food.

Stop your hunger in its tracks with their giant Tattooed Moose Burger--double patties with cheese and secret sauce on a toasted Kaiser roll (add pork belly on top for extra flavor).

Of course, your burger order at this greasy spoon isn't complete without a side order of their famous and crispy duck fat fries, served with house-made garlic aioli. With live music every Wednesday and on weekends and Happy Hour on weekdays from 4 pm to 7 pm, there are plenty of opportunities to add a little extra to your visit!

3. Lewis Barbecue

  • Address: 464 N Nassau St, Charleston, SC
  • Price Point: $$
  • Recommended Menu Item: "El Sancho" sandwich

John Lewis has been in the barbecue business a long, long time, and now he's established his own eatery, bringing authentic Texas barbecue to the good people of South Carolina. While not a classic beef burger, you shouldn't overlook Lewis Barbeque’s "El Sancho" sandwich--mouthwatering brisket piled high on a pillowy bun, set off with pickled red onions. If you're feeling ravenous, you can add their juicy pulled pork as well.

4. The Living Room at The Dewberry

  • Address: 334 Meeting St, Charleston, SC
  • Price Point: $$$
  • Recommended Menu Item: The Dewberry Burger

Oh la la. You might not stroll past the historic luxury of the Dewberry Hotel and expect to eat a knockout burger, but this venue is full of surprises.

Once you settle into the delicate dining area of the French-inspired restaurant, you'll have the chance to order the Dewberry Burger: A succulent patty assembled with onions Bordelaise, emmenthal cheese, and a seeded potato bun. Complete your meal with a tasteful side of pommes frites! Bon appetit!

5. Moe's Crosstown Tavern

  • Address: 714 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC
  • Price Point: $
  • Recommended Menu Item: Goat Cheese and Poblano Burger

Over its 20 years of service, Moe's Crosstown Tavern’s pub-style burgers have made a name for themselves across Charleston, keeping this humble dive bar and grill popular! The thick, juicy burger patties can be covered in tart blue cheese, smothered in barbecue sauce, crowned with a fried egg, or many other options.

The best part? If you're craving a burger combo that's off the menu, this burger joint even offers a "build-your-own" option!

6. Bohemian Bull

Address: 1531 Folly Road, James Island, SC
  • Price Point: $$
  • Recommended Menu Item: Chimi Chimi Burger

The Bohemian Bull's Gettin Smashed Burger will require a quick 20-minute drive from Charleston, but you'll be happy you made it right after they set down your plate.

A breezy locale on James Island, the Bohemian Bull manages to elevate normal pub fare with a slightly whimsical flair. Their series of smash burgers brings you juicy patties on perfectly-crusty buns. Go classic with the bacon cheeseburger, or add new flavors with the truffle burger. And of course, whatever you get, don't forget to accompany your meal with a fresh basket of crispy truffle fries.

7. Charleston Crab House

  • Address: 41 S Market St, Charleston, SC
  • Price Point: $$
  • Recommended Menu Item: Lowcountry Burger

You'd think a place called the Charleston Crab House wouldn't be renowned for a juicy beef burger, but the Lowcountry Burger is just that good. Smothered in pimento cheese and served with a side of crispy waffle fries, you'll be sure to clean your plate. If the seafood is simply too good to pass up, you could always go burger-adjacent with their crab cake sandwich or start with one of their ‘crab-a-tizers’ (the crab dip is a winner!).

8. Little Jack's Tavern

  • Address: 710 King St, Charleston, SC
  • Price Point: $$
  • Recommended Menu Item: Shrimp Burger

As the South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash Winner of 2017, you know you're in for a hearty treat when you settle down at Little Jack's Tavern. An old-fashioned American tavern with timeless appeal, you'll be over the moon about whatever order they set down on your gingham tableclothed table, but of course, try the burger!

The Tavern Burger is the perfect harmony of classic ingredients: succulent patty, American cheese, and griddled onion. If a taste of the sea is calling, try their famous Shrimp Burger, refreshing with a classic shrimp patty and herby mayo.

9. Tavern and Table

  • Address: 100 Church Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • Price Point: $$
  • Recommended Menu Item: Bison Burge

Just a 10 minute drive from central Charleston over in the neighboring Mt. Pleasant, this local's gathering place is a comfortable location to enjoy a good meal with loved ones.

The Tavern and Table menu generously offers Lowcountry flavors with locally sourced ingredients, and the burgers are no exception! The more traditional can go for the Double Double—two patties with American cheese and special house sauce. However, if you're willing to try something a little different from T&T's global menu, the Bison Burger could be your option, served with caramelized onions, bacon jam, blue cheese, baby arugula, and fries.

Looking for a New Home in Charleston?

From highbrow interpretations to dive-bar classics, Charleston, South Carolina, has plenty of options for a good burger. Whether you're craving a classic cheeseburger or something more adventurous, save this list so that you can stay full and satisfied any time you get a burger craving in Charleston!

If you’re looking for your new dream abode in Charleston, let NV Realty Group lead the way. Visit our listings or drop by our office in historic downtown Charleston for more information on current listings.



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