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Andrew Cebulka

Burger Heatmap: 9 New Charleston Burgers To Eat Now

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The Darling Burger
| 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.

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The Blind Tiger

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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.

Le Farfalle

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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.
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Henrietta's

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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.

Little Jack's Tavern

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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

The Darling Oyster Bar

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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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McCrady's Tavern

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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.

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.
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Scarecrow

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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.
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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The Blind Tiger

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.

Le Farfalle

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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Henrietta's

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.

Little Jack's Tavern

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

The Darling Oyster Bar

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.
Andrew Cebulka

McCrady's Tavern

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.

Harold's Cabin

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

Scarecrow

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

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

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