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Jan 12, 2009 11:37 AM

Looking for best burger in South Carolina

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

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  1. Poe's, Sullivan's Island

    1. Rainbow Pool Room in Easley SC off main Street.

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      1. re: JB BANNISTER

        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. in Greenville, Blockhouse (august rd) burger.

        1. Rockaway Athletic Club in Columbia.

          1. 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.