40 burgers to celebrate National Burger Day in Columbia, SC

M.O.M. burger from Market on Main
M.O.M. burger from Market on Main | Photo via @blaires_eatsagram

Nothing says Memorial Day weekend like firing up the grill and making some delicious, juicy burgers. Am I right? 

Today is National Burger Day. To make sure everyone can enjoy America’s favorite sandwich whether you are a grill master or not, this fry day we are serving up 40 burgers to try around Cola – suggested by our followers, themselves. Feast your eyes folks, it’s about to get cheesy.

Vista/Main Street 

Bourbon, 1214 Main St.

Bayou Burger — $8

A brisket short rib ground beef patty + toppings on a brioche bun. 

Honorable mention for the Lamb Burger.  

“Bourbon’s lamb burger is the best!!! — @brynnemaghan

Grill Marks, 711 Gervais St.

Hangover brunch burger — $14

Topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, fried egg, crispy haystack onions, and BBQ sauce.

Halls Chophouse, 1221 Main St., Suite 1 

Halls Chophouse Burger — $15
Ten ounces of prime house-ground beef, lettuce, tomato, and onion, served with parmesan-truffle fries. 

Hampton Street Vineyard, 1207 Hampton St. 

La Fracas burger — $16 

Croissants for buns and topped with brie, braised onions, and port dijon mustard. 

“This burger makes you want to cry because it transports you to a Paris cafe in the middle of Main Street.” — @gocola

Hunter-Gatherer, 900 Main St.

Southwest Black Bean Burger — $11

A black bean burger topped with lettuce, tomato, onions, avocado-cilantro sour cream, and cheddar cheese.

Market on Main, 1320 Main St. 

MOM Burger — $20

Two patties topped with American cheese, Russian dressing, shredded lettuce, chopped onions, and pickles. #ProTip — Go on burger day for half off burgers. 

Transmission Arcade, 1712 Main St. 

Burgerzinga — $13.50

Served with lettuce, onions, fried pickles, cheddar jack, bacon, and zing zane sauce. 

The Grand, 1621 Main St.  

Grand Burger — $16

Topped with peppamento cheese, bacon jam, aioli, and fried green tomato. 

“The Grand burger is a slap your momma good concoction of house made pimento cheese and bacon jam between a fried green tomato and patty. Let the bacon jam drop out a little right onto your fries as an added bonus.” — @gocola

The Whig, 1200 Main St.

Whig Burger — $10.50

Smoked gouda, beef gravy, and bacon with a sriracha aioli.

Photo via @burneybites


Five Points 

Goat’s, 2017 Devine St.

Goat’s Black Bean Burger — $10

Topped with chipotle aioli, house-made pickled red onions, fennel, and  carrots.

Home Team BBQ, 700 Harden St. 

Fiery Ron’s Burger — $13.95

Two patties topped with American cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles and harissa mayo. 

Pawleys Front Porch, 827 Harden St.

Fripp Island Burger — $12

Eight ounces of Angus chuck topped with a southern salsa, Boursin cheese, lettuce, red onion, and a fried green tomato.

Publico Kitchen & Tap, 2013 Greene St.

Publico Burger — $14

Lettuce, tomato, caramelized onions, and American cheese.

Rosewood Dairy Bar, 3003 Rosewood Dr.  

Cheeseburger basket — $6 

“Rosewood Dairy Bar. 🍔 Dairy Bar Burger🙌🙌🔥🔥 “ — @gatharpe1

Salty Nut Cafe, 2000 Greene St.

Pimento burger — $9 

Homemade pimento cheese or jalapeño pimento cheese with lettuce, tomato, and onion on top of a burger. #ProTip — order any burger in a wrap. 

Forest Acres

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, 4623 Forest Dr., Suite 4

Bacon Cheeseburger on Steroids — $15

This bad boy has 6 slices of bacon (3 pieces of jalapeño bacon, 3 pieces of applewood smoked bacon), monterey jack cheese, housemade bacon mayo, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and pickles.

Tazza Kitchen, 4840 Forest Dr., Suite 20 

Cheeseburger — $11 

A Seven Hills beef patty topped with sharp cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and dijonnaise on a locally baked roll. 

“I like @tkcolumbia the best – the perfect, good ‘ole regular cheeseburger.” — @brittvlong

Tombo Grill, 4517 Forest Dr.

Burger — $15 

Bacon, lettuce, tomato, grilled onions, and smoked tomato aioli, served with seasoned fries, and a choice of cheddar, pimento cheese or gorgonzola. 


Rockaway Athletic Club, 2719 Rosewood Dr.

Pimento Cheese Burger — $5.75

Columbia’s staple pimento cheeseburger — topped with lettuce, tomato, mayo and onions.

Henry’s, multiple locations

Henry’s Signature Burger — $10.95

Selected as 1 of Southern Living’s Top 10 Burgers. An ale and dijon infused white cheddar with sautéed mushrooms, and grilled onions. 

Burger Tavern 77, 2631 Devine St.

BYO Burger — $10 ($0.50-$1 for extra toppings)

Grab the burger with 77 different topping selections + over 200,000 combinations.

“Burger Tavern 77 by far. Anyone can make a well done burger, but BT77 will make it as rare as you like….and I like it RARE!” — Steve C. 

Cottontown/NoMa/Bullstreet District

A Peace of Soul, 2338 Main St.

Veggie Burger — $11

A vegan burger topped with veganaise, mustard + ketchup on toasted organic bread.

Spotted Salamander, 1531 Richland St.

Burger Day  — $14.95

Every Thursday is burger day + a fresh special.

“Hands down: Spotted Salamander for fancy burger.” — @meabraha

Mack’s, 1809 Laurel St.

Pimento Cheese Burger — $3.70

A cash-only spot highly recommended by COLAtoday fans.

The War Mouth, 1209 Franklin St.

“Love the griddle burger that occasionally graces the menu at @thewarmouth 🤤 ” — @curiositycoffeebar

West Columbia/Cayce

Black Rooster, 201 Meeting St., West Columbia  

Royale — $14

Two chuck and brisket patties topped with gruyere, caramelized onions, demi glace aioli, and house pickles.

The Kingsman Restaurant, 936 Axtell Dr., Cayce

Chili Cheeseburger — $11

Burger topped with homemade chili, and cheddar cheese.

“Kingsman Restaurant, hands down. Consistent, several varieties (including ribeye burgers), and won’t break the bank ” — Stephanie S. 

The Backyard Cafe, 940 Old Barnwell Rd., West Columbia

The Backyard Burger — $12

A big ole’ burger topped with bacon, mushrooms, grilled onions, melted cheese, and BYC sauce. Make it a double for $1. 

Zesto, 504 12th St., West Columbia

Zesto burger — $6.50

A double cheeseburger served with lettuce, tomato, onions, mustard, and mayo.


Blaney’s, 1320 Bush River Rd.

Cowboy Burger — $10

Burger topped with bacon, pepper jack cheese, onion rings, and BBQ sauce.

Griffin’s Chophouse, 924 E. Main St., Lexington 

Chophouse Classic Cheeseburger — $12 

Eight ounces of angus beef on a potato bun served with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle spear, and choice of cheese. 

Higher Ground Char House, 211 Chapin Rd., Chapin

The Gobbler — $12

Ground turkey burger topped with shaved apple, brie, cranberry pecan aioli, lettuce, and onion.

Libby’s of Lexington, 116 W. Main St., Lexington 

Pimento Cheese Burger — $10

Hand patted half pound burger patty ground fresh daily, served with house-made pimento cheese, lettuce, tomato, and red onion all on a toasted Kaiser roll.

“No better burger than at Libby’s in Lexington.” — @justbenny2k

Lucky’s Burger Shack, 7811 Broad River Rd., Irmo

Lucky Burger — $8.49

A 6 oz. burger topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, grilled mushrooms, and onion straws.

Old Mill Brew Pub, 711 E Main St., Lexington

Mac Attack Burger — $11

Burger topped with pepper jack mac n’ cheese, bacon, and Kyle’s Slam Sauce.

Rush’s, multiple locations

Classic Burger — $2.50+

This classic is everything you could want from a drive-thru burger.

“If it’s not Thursday it’s totally Rushes.” — @spottedsalamander

“It is always going to be Rush’s. One of the first places I go. Cheeseburger basket with a large sweet tea.” — @angelamc7704

Steve’s Classic Burgers, 817 St. Andrew’s Rd.

Big Classic — $9.49

Half pound ground chuck burger with optional add ons.

Mobile Food 

Chubby’s Burgers, Food Truck

Signature Burger — $11

Two smash burger patties topped with bacon onion jam, havarti cheese, cabernet ketchup, and mayo. 

City Limits Que, Food Truck 

House ground brisket burger, with house cured/smoked Duroc bacon jam, City Sauce, double-Merican, green leaf, thin sliced onions, and house dills on a premium brioche. 


Metro Street Grill, Food Truck