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8 Extreme Meat Dishes to Conquer Immediately

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The words "extreme" and "Charleston" don't come together often, unless the subject is heat or beauty, but Eater was tasked with tracking down some radical foodstuffs for The Five Days of Meat. From odd animals to overindulgent plates, there are a few restaurants offering extreme meat dishes. Let us know if we missed your favorite odd essential in the comments. Finds are presented in alphabetical order.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Big Gun Burger Shop

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137 Calhoun St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 789-3821
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Got a craving for alligator? Head to Big Gun Burger Shop for their gator po' boy served with a jalapeno remoulade.

2. Burwell's Stone Fire Grill

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14 N Market St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 737-8701
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Burwell's Stone Fire Grill, home of Japanese A5 Kobe beef, also carries kangaroo loin on occasion. Hop on down to the Market to give it a try. (Sorry, that joke was too easy.)

3. Charleston Grill

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224 King St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-4522
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Don't be scared to order the veal tongue at Charleston Grill. In chef Michelle Weaver's skillful hands, this piece of meat is transformed into something magical. Served with a masa cake and tomatilla sauce, the unusual meat has a Latin American flair.

4. Circa 1886 Restaurant

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149 Wentworth St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 853-7828
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Perhaps the only restaurant to regularly keep antelope on the menu, chef Marc Collins at Circa 1886 likes to work with game. He brought antelope to Charleston from his time working in San Antonio.

5. Edmund's Oast

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1081 Morrison Dr
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 727-1145
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The meat at Edmund's isn't that extreme—unless you mean extremely tasty—but it's the presentation of the charcuterie that puts the brewpub on this list. Patrons can order a triple tower of house-made meat snacks if they so desire. Conquer all three levels.

6. HŌM

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563 King St.
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 573-7505
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This burger joint recently added the Godzilla to their menu. This menu item is a behemoth double-decker meat fest with goat cheese, bacon jam, scallion pistou, fried pickles, and smoked onion slaw. It seems like you should win a prize for finishing it.

7. La Nortena

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6275 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC 29406
Outside of a few food trucks on Rivers Avenue, La Nortena is one of the only places patrons can enjoy specialties like beef tongue and tripe tacos. It doesn't get more authentic than that. The selection of fresh salsas really sell it.

8. The Macintosh

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479 King St
Charleston, SC
(843) 789-4299
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One of the most decedent brunch items in Charleston, the Mac Attack at The Macintosh is a combination of pork belly, bone marrow bread pudding, and poached eggs. You're going to need a nap.

1. Big Gun Burger Shop

137 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401
Got a craving for alligator? Head to Big Gun Burger Shop for their gator po' boy served with a jalapeno remoulade.
137 Calhoun St
Charleston, SC 29401

2. Burwell's Stone Fire Grill

14 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401
Burwell's Stone Fire Grill, home of Japanese A5 Kobe beef, also carries kangaroo loin on occasion. Hop on down to the Market to give it a try. (Sorry, that joke was too easy.)
14 N Market St
Charleston, SC 29401

3. Charleston Grill

224 King St, Charleston, SC 29401
Don't be scared to order the veal tongue at Charleston Grill. In chef Michelle Weaver's skillful hands, this piece of meat is transformed into something magical. Served with a masa cake and tomatilla sauce, the unusual meat has a Latin American flair.
224 King St
Charleston, SC 29401

4. Circa 1886 Restaurant

149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401
Perhaps the only restaurant to regularly keep antelope on the menu, chef Marc Collins at Circa 1886 likes to work with game. He brought antelope to Charleston from his time working in San Antonio.
149 Wentworth St
Charleston, SC 29401

5. Edmund's Oast

1081 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403
The meat at Edmund's isn't that extreme—unless you mean extremely tasty—but it's the presentation of the charcuterie that puts the brewpub on this list. Patrons can order a triple tower of house-made meat snacks if they so desire. Conquer all three levels.
1081 Morrison Dr
Charleston, SC 29403

6. HŌM

563 King St., Charleston, SC 29403
This burger joint recently added the Godzilla to their menu. This menu item is a behemoth double-decker meat fest with goat cheese, bacon jam, scallion pistou, fried pickles, and smoked onion slaw. It seems like you should win a prize for finishing it.
563 King St.
Charleston, SC 29403

7. La Nortena

6275 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406
Outside of a few food trucks on Rivers Avenue, La Nortena is one of the only places patrons can enjoy specialties like beef tongue and tripe tacos. It doesn't get more authentic than that. The selection of fresh salsas really sell it.
6275 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC 29406

8. The Macintosh

479 King St, Charleston, SC
One of the most decedent brunch items in Charleston, the Mac Attack at The Macintosh is a combination of pork belly, bone marrow bread pudding, and poached eggs. You're going to need a nap.
479 King St
Charleston, SC

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