Charleston’s Best Burger
This spot proves that simple is best. Discover the best burgers in Charleston.
In an age where restaurants proclaim the best burgers in Charleston are all about dressing up the classic burger to crazy new heights (think truffles, pork belly, and Camembert cheese), Little Jack’s Tavern on Upper King Street in Charleston enlists a refreshingly stripped-back approach with its handheld burger, which recalls the nostalgic days of old school diners. The sesame seed bun, which is baked fresh daily, is squishy and slightly sweet, while the four-ounce certified Angus beef patty develops a beautiful crust on the flat top. It’s finished with a gooey cap of American cheese and a signature special sauce, which incorporates pickled sunchokes. The condiment has become so popular that most customers request a side of it with whatever else they’re ordering. (Pro tip: it’s an especially delicious dip for french fries.)