Myrtle Beach Eats: Best Burgers
Nothing says “summertime” quite like a decadent burger, grilled to juicy perfection. Though many resorts in the area do not offer on-site grill facilities, there are still plenty of ways to get your fix of this summer classic. Skip the usual fast food joints, you can get that anywhere! Instead, try out one of the signature Myrtle Beach spots that are a favorite among visitors and locals alike. Check out our roundup of the best burgers at the beach:
Fuddruckers boasts having the “world’s greatest hamburger” and it’s not hard to see why! This chain restaurant has become a national favorite by sticking to the basics: fresh ingredients and a no-frills approach. Unlike many other chains, Fuddruckers has managed to maintain a high quality product with house burgers made completely from scratch daily. Try one of their specialty burgers, like the “Southwest” topped with smokehouse bacon, guacamole, and pepper jack cheese or try something totally new with one of their Exotic Burges made with buffalo, elk, or wild boar. Create your own signature concoction by ordering the “Original Fudds” and topping it with as many ingredients as you like at their fresh toppings bar. Call (843) 946-6887 for more information.
Hamburger Joe’s is a true dive joint and the locals wouldn’t have it any other way! This locally owned and operated burger shack has had guests flocking in for over 20 years and they show no signs of slowing down any time soon. Their menu is simple, as it should be, and includes a few variations of their famous burgers. Enjoy a hamburger or cheeseburger plain or “all the way” with house slaw, chili, and sautéed onions. The patties are made fresh daily and cooked diner style on a flattop grill, giving them plenty of flavor. Hamburger Joe’s is definitely a top pick among locals for the best burger at the beach! Call (843) 215-9052 for more information.
River City Café
River City Café is the ideal place to go if you are in the mood to try a truly unique burger concoction. Try new textures with adventurous picks like the “Nacho Crunch Burger”, topped with guacamole, jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, Doritos, and spicy chipotle mayo, or the “Texas BBQ Burger”, topped with hickory bacon, bourbon BBQ sauce, sharp cheddar, and crispy onion straws. If your palette is a little more daring, try the “Fried Mac & Cheese Burger” which, as the name suggests, is topped with a generous loaf of fried mac & cheese or the “Peanut Butter Burger”, generously smothered with creamy peanut butter. With over 25 signature burgers, you are sure to find plenty to please even the pickiest eater. Call (843) 448-1990 for the location nearest Holiday Inn Resort.
Peaches Corner has been an area staple for over 75 years and has become an annual tradition for many. Their location along the bustling Myrtle Beach boardwalk has become a landmark and has been family owned and operated ever since inception in the 1930’s. Their signature diner style burger recipe has stood the test of time and is an absolute “must” if you venture downtown. Try one of their signature concoctions like the “Quesadilla Burger” which is actually a burger topped with lettuce and cheddar cheese, wrapped in a flour tortilla, then lightly grilled and served with salsa and sour cream; or, try the “Frank-n-Burger” which is topped with chili, cheese, onions, mustard, and a split hot dog. Peaches most popular offering is their classic burger which comes with two patties and a generous slab of cheese. Call (843) 448-7424 for more information.