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Burger Heatmap: 9 New Charleston Burgers To Eat Now

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| Andrew Cebulka

Everyone has a favorite go-to burger, one they cherish and love and eat over and over again, but with all the new restaurants opening in Charleston, there's bound to be a contender for an updated favorite. When opening a new eatery, the chef must decide if there will be a meaty stack on the menu or not. A few of these beefy creations are piled with toppings, while others keep it simple with the classic cheese, lettuce, onion, and tomato.

To be considered for the Burger Heatmap, Eater looked at restaurants less than a year old (or just a bit over) and establishments with completely revamped menus. These 9 choices are the latest meaty options to hit the Lowcountry.

Note: Map points are listed in geographical order and are not ranked. Did we miss your favorite spot? Show it some love in the comments, send us an email, or start a forum thread in its honor.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Blind Tiger

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38 Broad St
Charleston, SC 29401
The new Blind Tiger brings back the traditional pub burger, but this time it's a double patty, with white American, lettuce, tomato, house pickles, special sauce, and bacon jam, on a sesame bun. It's a classic combination for the vintage digs.

2. Le Farfalle

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15 Beaufain St
Charleston, SC 29401
For the Le Farfalle burger, chef Michael Toscano grinds ribeye in house and sears eight ounce patties on a griddle. For toppings, the kitchen makes a rosemary-garlic cheese to melt on top, places grilled onions on that, and then spreads a housemade porcini mustard and aioli with raw garlic and black pepper on the pan au lait buns or open-faced semolina sesame toast.
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3. Henrietta's

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334 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29403
Gorgeous space Henrietta's features a grassfed beef burger with onions bordelaise, emmental, seeded potato bun, and frites. The meat has an amazing earthy quality to it and even makes for good leftovers.

4. Little Jack's Tavern

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710 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
Little Jack's Tavern offers two sizes of cheeseburger for your hunger needs. Order a Little Snack size with American cheese, sunchoke relish, and sesame bun or the Double Tavern Burger for twice the beef (and fries).
Erin Perkins

5. The Darling Oyster Bar

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513 King St
Charleston, SC
Even though The Darling is known for seafood, the Upper King restaurant puts out a mean meat stack. This burger puts forth the classic combination of double (or single) patties, special sauce, lettuce, onion, and pickles, on a fluffy bun.
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6. McCrady's Tavern

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2 Unity Aly
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-0025
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Sean Brock is a little obsessed with his new burger for McCrady's Tavern. He spent months upon months perfecting this one, so you might crave it every day of the week. The perfectly charred meat, plus the soft bun, a touch of country ham fat in the Duke's mayo, and house-made béarnaise/cheese combo (yes, it's melded together) is the stuff of dreams.

7. Harold's Cabin

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Westside eatery Harold's Cabin offers one of the few bison burgers around. Topped with smoked cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, and a brioche bun, this stack makes you feel one with the woodsy atmosphere of the dining room.
Brian Stetson

8. Scarecrow

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23 Ann St
Charleston, SC 29403
Recently opened Scarecrow utilizes its wood-fired grill to put out a patty topped with foie gras and truffle aioli. Enjoy the burger in the stunning new dining room on Ann Street.
492 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 203-6338
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Sure, you may have had chef Josk Keeler's burger at former Two Boroughs Larder, but have you had it since he's moved to Upper King restaurant 492? Only available at brunch, this mornay-covered stacked is every bit of goodness you remembered.
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1. The Blind Tiger

38 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401
The new Blind Tiger brings back the traditional pub burger, but this time it's a double patty, with white American, lettuce, tomato, house pickles, special sauce, and bacon jam, on a sesame bun. It's a classic combination for the vintage digs.
38 Broad St
Charleston, SC 29401

2. Le Farfalle

15 Beaufain St, Charleston, SC 29401
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For the Le Farfalle burger, chef Michael Toscano grinds ribeye in house and sears eight ounce patties on a griddle. For toppings, the kitchen makes a rosemary-garlic cheese to melt on top, places grilled onions on that, and then spreads a housemade porcini mustard and aioli with raw garlic and black pepper on the pan au lait buns or open-faced semolina sesame toast.
15 Beaufain St
Charleston, SC 29401

3. Henrietta's

334 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403
Gorgeous space Henrietta's features a grassfed beef burger with onions bordelaise, emmental, seeded potato bun, and frites. The meat has an amazing earthy quality to it and even makes for good leftovers.
334 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29403

4. Little Jack's Tavern

710 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Erin Perkins
Little Jack's Tavern offers two sizes of cheeseburger for your hunger needs. Order a Little Snack size with American cheese, sunchoke relish, and sesame bun or the Double Tavern Burger for twice the beef (and fries).
710 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

5. The Darling Oyster Bar

513 King St, Charleston, SC
Andrew Cebulka
Even though The Darling is known for seafood, the Upper King restaurant puts out a mean meat stack. This burger puts forth the classic combination of double (or single) patties, special sauce, lettuce, onion, and pickles, on a fluffy bun.
513 King St
Charleston, SC

6. McCrady's Tavern

2 Unity Aly, Charleston, SC 29401
Sean Brock is a little obsessed with his new burger for McCrady's Tavern. He spent months upon months perfecting this one, so you might crave it every day of the week. The perfectly charred meat, plus the soft bun, a touch of country ham fat in the Duke's mayo, and house-made béarnaise/cheese combo (yes, it's melded together) is the stuff of dreams.
2 Unity Aly
Charleston, SC 29401

7. Harold's Cabin

Charleston, SC
Brian Stetson
Westside eatery Harold's Cabin offers one of the few bison burgers around. Topped with smoked cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, and a brioche bun, this stack makes you feel one with the woodsy atmosphere of the dining room.

8. Scarecrow

23 Ann St, Charleston, SC 29403
Recently opened Scarecrow utilizes its wood-fired grill to put out a patty topped with foie gras and truffle aioli. Enjoy the burger in the stunning new dining room on Ann Street.
23 Ann St
Charleston, SC 29403

9. 492

492 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
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Sure, you may have had chef Josk Keeler's burger at former Two Boroughs Larder, but have you had it since he's moved to Upper King restaurant 492? Only available at brunch, this mornay-covered stacked is every bit of goodness you remembered.
492 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

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