8 Best Burgers in South Carolina!

There is no denying that the burger is a staple of American cuisine. The art of crafting the most mouthwatering gourmet burger around is a trend on the rise, and in South Carolina, we’ve perfected that craft. Some burgers simply stand out among the rest. Here’s where to find the best in the state! 

The Spot on the Alley, Seneca, SC

Voted “Best Burger in the Upstate,” it’s easy to see why: You can expect fresh, hand-pressed burgers and fresh toppings that create nothing less than heaven on a bun. Fan favorites include the mushroom Swiss burger, their signature Spot burger, and their spicy habanera burger.

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, Greenville, SC

If you think there’s nothing new and innovative in the burger world, you haven’t been to Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar. There’s nothing ordinary about their burgers: They pride themselves on using the best of the best ingredients and experimenting with unique combinations that makes your experience unforgettable, to say the least.

Sesame Burgers & Beer, North Charleston, SC

If a burger could be the least bit healthy, you’ll find it here. Sesame Burgers & Beer source high quality ingredients, like hormone-free, pasture-raised beef, antibiotic-free and South Carolina-raised turkey and chicken, and local produce, pasta, nuts, and other edibles. You’ll appreciate the difference.

Dixie Drive In, Greenwood, SC

A Greenwood tradition for decades, no trip to the Emerald City is complete without sinking your teeth into a Dixie With Cheese. You get the classic hometown diner experience, complete with booths and a U-shaped lunch counter, along with savory classic American favorites, made your way.

Hamburger Joe’s, North Myrtle Beach, SC

The only Grand Strand burger joint that even comes close to the deliciousness of Hamburger Joe’s in North Myrtle Beach is their second location in Surfside Beach. They keep their menu offerings simple and straight to the point, which helps them maintain high quality in every burger they make.

Matt’s Burgers, Summerville, SC

This quaint, cozy burger hut is one of the Lowcountry’s hidden gems. Folks who come here swear by the sausage burger. You can also find all the traditional burger treats, along with some out-of-this-world Spanish fries.

River City Cafe, Myrtle Beach, SC

This Grand Strand burger chain knows their way around a burger. With original, off-the-wall creations like the California pizza burger, the Cheetos burger, the palmetto cheeseburger, and the peanut butter burger, alongside more traditional tastes, you’ll never fully realize the possibilities of a burger until you go here. 

Pawleys Front Porch, Columbia, SC

Paying homage to the coastal town of Pawleys Island, it’s easy to see why this burger joint earned the state’s top spot for “Best Burger.” Here you’ve got pick of several bread choices, cheeses, and other southern style add-ons to complete your burger experience. 

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