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HoM Creates Some of Charleston’s Most Over-the-Top Burgers

Creative creations from Upper King burger bar HoM.

One of the many massive burgers at HoM.
One of the many massive burgers at HoM.
Jessika Stocker
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas, covering the food and restaurant scene across North and South Carolina.

When opening a burger-centric restaurant with a slant on fun, menus must require more options between the buns than the run-of-the-mill beef patty. In 2011, HoM set out to do just that. The King Street ping pong bar offers some of the most ambitious hamburger combinations seen on the peninsula. Eater asked photographer Jessika Stocker to capture a few of the towering HoM creations for Burger Week 2015.

First up is the Smokehouse Burger. Every layer is smoked in-house, from the burger, to the bacon to the barbecue sauce to the gouda. Crispy onion rings add extra height to the smoldered creation.

[Smokehouse Burger]

The Hurricane contains several species housed under one bun. (May we suggest HoM work on a "Noah's Ark" burger next?) The beef burger is stuffed with duck confit and goat cheese and then topped with onion rings and vanilla onion relish. The addition of confit meat comes from opening chef Shay MacDonald's French-influenced culinary background.


One of the tallest HoM burgers, aptly named Godzilla, measures in around six inches in height — feats of strength and bun squishing must be involved if you want to actually get your mouth around this (try a fork). The Godzilla is a double-decker burger layered with goat cheese, fried pickles, scallion pistou, and smoked onion slaw.



563 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 (843) 573-7505