The Best Burgers in Charleston

Charleston is without a doubt one of the nation's greatest culinary destinations. Here, restaurants inside stunning historic venues present the finest seafood, low country cuisine and world-class interpretations of comfort food classics. Burgers are a perfect example of the latter, with the best burgers in Charleston ranging from innovative, original creations to faultless versions of the ideal all-American cheeseburger. But where do the savviest foodies go when they want the best burger in Charleston? Welcome to our Tastemakers List. We examined data covering thousands of restaurants provided by OpenTable's most experienced eaters. The following remarkable restaurants came out on top in the burger category. Anyone in the Holy City ready to worship an unforgettable burger should book a table at one of these hot spots today.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Bourbon n Bubbles, Husk - Charleston, Prohibition
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, American
Neighborhoods:Downtown Charleston
Party Size
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Date
Time
7:00 PM

Bourbon n Bubbles

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown Charleston
575 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Bar Seating

Bourbon n Buddles is a unique concept in Charleston – a restaurant and bar with an extensive collection of whiskies and Champagne to pair with its cuisine. Wine and whisky flights come with small bite...

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Vibrant Bar Scene in South Carolina

Husk - Charleston

$$$$·American·
Downtown Charleston
12,842 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

Many top critics and countless local foodies have declared the cheeseburger served at Husk the best burger in Charleston. Husk’s dinner menu, always an innovative showcase of exclusively southern ingr...

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Fit for Foodies in South Carolina
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Prohibition

$$$$·American·
Downtown Charleston
1,802 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Fit for Foodies

The lunch, dinner and brunch menus at the speakeasy-inspired Prohibition in Charleston all feature a great burger. For lunch and dinner it’s an 8-ounce Angus burger with maple-bourbon-bacon jam, chedd...

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Vibrant Bar Scene in South Carolina
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Rutledge Cab Co.

$$$$·Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service·
Downtown Charleston
989 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual

Rutledge Cab Co. in North Charleston, an unpretentious all-day, all-night eatery inside a former gas station, boasts the city’s only indoor charcoal grill. That piece of equipment adds a touch of sign...

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Good for Groups in South Carolina

Stars Restaurant - Rooftop & Grill Room

$$$$·American·
Downtown Charleston
1,936 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Creative Cuisine

The major claim to fame of Stars Restaurant – Rooftop and Grill Room is the only 360-degree view in Charleston from its rooftop bar. It also claims a serious contender for the best burger in Charlesto...

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American in Charleston
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The Refuge

$$$$·American·
Isle of Palms
305 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Great for Brunch

In an airy, rustic-chic venue on the coast of Isle of Palms, the Refuge brings together a coffee bar, cocktail lounge and restaurant. It specializes in sophisticated but approachable cuisine prepared ...

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Great for Brunch in Charleston
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Crave Kitchen & Cocktails

$$$$·American·
Mount Pleasant
2,135 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

Crave Kitchen and Cocktails is famous for its mac and cheese, which Travel & Leisure, Esquire magazine and others have called the best in the nation. The cheerful Mount Pleasant eatery also offers a p...

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American in Charleston

Parcel 32

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Downtown Charleston
460 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine

Inside a charming, circa-1837 former family home in Charleston is Parcel 32, an approachably elegant restaurant offering wood-fired cuisine. Choose to drink and dine in the main dining room or upstair...

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The Darling Oyster Bar

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown Charleston
2,214 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for Groups

The Darling Oyster bar, which occupies a light, bright space with raw brick and coastal décor, presents impeccable seafood and southern comfort food. This includes one of the best burgers in Charlesto...

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Hot Spot in South Carolina
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39 Rue de Jean - Charleston

$$$$·French·
Downtown Charleston
3,207 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

The authentic Parisian-style brasserie 30 rue de jean features on virtually every best burger in Charleston list. Critics and local diners rave about its brasserie burger (and its mussels, and beers, ...

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Most Booked in South Carolina

Tavern & Table

$$$$·American·
Mount Pleasant
1,709 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront

A dockside setting on Shem Creek, a lively and welcoming atmosphere, hand-crafted cocktails and lowcountry cuisine designed for sharing characterize Tavern & Table. The casual eatery presents lunch, d...

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Good for Groups in Charleston
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5Church - Charleston

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown Charleston
4,888 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

Aside from its eclectic menus of globally influenced comfort food, the most striking characteristic of 5Church in Charleston is its venue – a former church with its brick walls, stained glass and vaul...

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Most Booked in South Carolina
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Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown Charleston
5,996 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch

With a striking waterfront setting inside a retired 1940s naval building, Fleet Landing boasts some of the most spectacular views in Charleston. And while it specializes in local seafood, the restaura...

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Most Booked in South Carolina
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Oak Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown Charleston
4,440 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date

For an old-school, upscale steakhouse experience, Charleston locals know to head to Oak Steakhouse, a stately establishment inside a three-story former bank building dating to 1848. Original fixtures ...

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Best Service in Charleston
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