America’s favorite sandwich, the hamburger, is not a hard meal to find. From diners, to bars, to fine dining restaurants, almost everyone has one on their menu. So finding the perfect burger with this abundance of choice can be a hefty task. Next time you’re looking for your perfect burger—whether it’s grilled or griddled, high-brow or down-home—give one of these Mount Pleasant spots a try.
H&R Sweet Shop (102 Royall Ave.)
The cheeseburger at H&R Sweet Shop is a local staple and with good reason—the restaurant has been a Mount Pleasant fixture since 1945. The thin, griddled burger is served with melted American cheese and savory grilled onions on a soft, simple white bun. It’s not fancy, but it’s hard to improve on a classic.
Sesame Burgers and Beer (675 East Johnnie Dodds Blvd.)
Sesame is known for their hormone-free, pasture-raised Angus beef, but it’s not just the meat that sets their burgers apart from the pack. The creative toppings and house-made condiments let diners create unique burgers for every taste. If you can’t decide on your own combination, try one off the menu, like the Diablo: sweet chili glazed, tequila pickled pineapple, hot sauce, and ghost pepper jack cheese, or the Memphis: house-made peanut butter, bacon, and banana. Website.
Coleman Public House (427 W. Coleman Blvd.)
Coleman serves up ten different gourmet burgers, so there’s something for every burger lover. For the perfect mix of indulgence and fresh flavor, try the California burger, topped with Monterey Jack, pecan smoked bacon, avocado, tomato, alfalfa sprouts, and creamy Dijon. Be sure to upgrade your fries. Whether you pick the garlic or truffle & Parmesan, you can’t go wrong. Website.
On Forty One (1055 SC Highway 41, #600)
The burger at On Forty One seems simple, but it’s more than the sum of its parts. Cheese, onions, sesame seed bun, special sauce, it all seems very familiar. This is no fast food burger though. The house ground beef has a satisfying, brown crust and is covered in creamy pimento cheese and sweet caramelized onions. Top it with pork belly or an egg for a little extra decadence. Website.
Tavern & Table (100 Church Street)
The meat for each of Tavern & Table’s hamburgers is freshly ground each day. The house grind is a blend of angus chuck, brisket, and short rib, but turkey and bison burgers are also on the menu. Whether you choose the traditional Double Double with American cheese or the Bison Burger with cabernet onions, candied pancetta, blue cheese, and baby arugula, the meat is sure to stand out. Website.
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