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Looking for best burger in South Carolina

enkidu1957 Jan 12, 2009 11:37 AM

I am looking for suggestions regarding the best burger in South Carolina.

  1. Sue in Mt P Oct 5, 2009 07:39 AM

    I second Poe's.

    1. north2south Oct 4, 2009 09:36 PM

      Folks, we have a new contender for Best Burger --- at least Best Burger in Columbia. I speak of the "Especiale" burger that I had at a recent brunch at the Cock N' Bull (on Rosewood). Cooked to medium, the large, juicy burger was served on big warm kaiser roll and topped with melted-in cheddar cheese, a perfectly fried egg, a pile of thickly-sliced bacon, some salad greens, tomato, and onion, with a little mayo and mustard. Amazing. It blows Rockaways out of the water, and is in a different class than Five Guys.

      The place has the feel of a low-end British pub, with soccer on the TVs. It is noisy, dark, a bit messy (what do you expect with a make-your-own-Bloody-Mary-bar?), and is certainly not a place you enter with expectations of good food. But the burger was out of this world, and other food there looked good. I do not know how often the burger is served. The brunch menu seemed to consist solely of daily specials, scribbled by our waitress onto a slip of receipt paper that she laid on the table for us to decipher. I look forward to trying other items on the menu but it will be hard not to order the burger next time I go.

      1. Suzy Q Jan 13, 2009 05:09 AM

        Rockaway Athletic Club in Columbia.

        1. danna Jan 13, 2009 04:20 AM

          in Greenville, Blockhouse (august rd) burger.

          1. JB BANNISTER Jan 12, 2009 06:35 PM

            Rainbow Pool Room in Easley SC off main Street.

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            1. re: JB BANNISTER
              buckeye.mary Jan 13, 2009 04:15 AM

              Really? Who would have thought. My husband and I were just complaining about our dining options in Easley while trying to hunt down decent Chinese food.

            2. Caralien Jan 12, 2009 12:09 PM

              Poe's, Sullivan's Island

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