Happy National Cheeseburger Day! If you've been around our blog for a while, you know we love our holidays. From traditional to obscure, we love to celebrate in Columbia, SC! In celebration, we've put together a guide for where to find big, juicy burgers at our signature burger joints. Believe us, there is no short supply of mouth-watering burgers here. 


Burger at Pawley's Front Porch


From joints recommended by Southern Living and Food Network and burgers piled high with pimento or goat cheese, here are the highlights of where to get your cheeseburger fix in South Carolina's capital city:

Burger Tavern 77
Burger Tavern is new to the burger game in Columbia but has quickly made its name among the long term players. Burger Tavern also gives customers the opportunity to build their own burger, including the chance to opt for a turkey burger or veggie burger. With 77 topping options, you'll spend most of your time trying to decide on the best burger combo! View their full menu.

Henry's Grill & Bar
Mentioned as a Carolina favorite by Southern Living, Henry's is right down Devine Street from Burger tavern. All of Henry's burgers are made fresh with 8 oz. of Angus beef and served on a knot roll. Henry's signature burger is topped with red dragon cheese, sauteed mushrooms and onions. View their full menu.

Rockaway Athletic Club
Its name may sound a little deceiving, but this "club" is actually - you guessed it - a beloved burger joint. Keep your eyes peeled on Rosewood drive for a brick building with no signs, it's easy to miss but worth the hunt. Known for their pimento cheese (a southern staple!), Rockaway's serves both pimento cheese fries as a side and a delicious pimento burger that locals rave about.



Monday lunch special at DiPrato's

DiPrato's Delicatessen
Speaking of pimento cheese, you can make your Monday a little better with DiPrato's Monday lunch special - a bacon and pimento cheeseburger. DiPrato's is famous for their pimento cheese, and adding it to a burger with some lettuce, tomato, purple onion and bacon makes it untouchable. See the picture above for all the persuasion you'll need.

Pawley's Front Porch
Pawley's has been featured on "Diners, Drive-ins & Dives" on the Food Network and Southern Living - deservedly. Since then, visitors know not to leave Columbia without stopping at this well-known gem. Pawleys is famous for its delicious cooked-to-order burgers named after cities on the South Carolina coast - such as the Kiawah, Sullivan's, Isle of Palms and Edisto. Guests love trying different burgers like the Fripp Island burger, topped with southern salsa, boursin cheese and a fried green tomato. Speaking of fried, don't skip out without ordering the fried pickles or fried green tomatoes as an appetizer. View their full menu. Today is not only National Cheeseburger Day at Pawley's -- Tuesdays are also half-price burger nights! Read more on our Pawley's blog.

Five Guys Burgers & Fries




There are multiple Five Guys locations around Columbia - from the Vista, to Forest AcresFor every check-in to a Five Guys restaurant tomorrow, Foursquare and Kraft food will donate to Feeding America.

Edna's Drive In
Called out by the Free Times as one of the best burgers in Columbia, this dive is a walk-up-to-the-window-grab-a-picnic-table >Smashburger 
Perhaps the newest to the burger scene in Columbia, and the first of its kind in all of South Carolina, Smashburger introduces a new >Take a look at our blog for more information.

This list only scratches the surface of great burgers in Columbia. View our full list of burger joints.


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