I understand people may like the place, and when I had the chili burger it was good. The point in that is that it was just "good." I've read some of the reviews and agree, the fries that I had were black, the chili was basically non-existent, and the bread was overly doughy. Don't get me wrong, I still had a good meal, but if you are to be a burger shop, there shouldn't be much competition in regards to your burgers. Moe's, Rue de Jean, King Street Grill, Poe's, High Cotton, SNOB, and Hall's all have better burgers and that's not even the specialty for some of those places. And they all are similar priced. And that's not even half the list. I'm not saying that I don't want the place to be successful, but they have a long way to go in proving that they are the "Big Guns" in the burger game.
I don't understand how you can compare this place to McDonalds. Do you work for Grindz or King Street Grill? Maybe you're a sports bar/strip mall kind of person, but wishing failure on this restaurant is just mean. Big Gun isn't just a burger/fries joint. They have a lot of unique menu items--standards with a twist. Jut take a look at the other city paper article with all the pictures. Everything I've had tastes fresh and delicious. If you want your burgers cheap and greasy, go somewhere else.
Hamburglar, I ate their last week and it was fantastic! The difference between Big Gun burger and McD's is they grind their own beef. We all love McD's but we really don't know we are eating when we eat there. I believe the Big Gun urger is a 6 oz burger by the way, they make with a different bun than the very over bready bun they opened up with. Oh, try their mac and cheese fritters with tomato jam, amazing!
$9-$12 for a burger smaller than a McDonalds 79 cent burger!
Overpriced puny burger. The patty was the size of a McDonalds $1 burger. The bun was way too large for the small amount of meat. The toppings portions were meager. $9 -$12 for slider. There are too many burger options in this town to waste your money here. Go to five guys for half the money. King St Grill has half price burgers on Wednesday that are much better. Grindz has 1/2 burgers on Thursdays with a patty 5 times larger with a big selection of toppings. This place won't last long.
I've been a couple times now, hoping that the experience would improve, but it hasn't at all. The hostesses are impolite, the service is spotty (but at least the wait staff is friendly), but my main issue is the food. Every time I've visited I have requested a burger as rare as they will cook it, yet every time it comes out like charcoal. The fries and onion rings are decent, but could be way better. It's a great atmosphere to stop and have a drink, just don't eat the food.
I ate lunch at Big Gun today, and it was incredible. Started with the fried (not battered) brussel sprouts and they were a delicious, crispy surprise. I had the catfish po-boy. It was dressed with quick fried, crispy greens and the combination of flavors and textures was perfect. Possible the best fried fish sandwich I've ever had. Seriously. My husband had the chorizo sandwich and it was great, too. No complaints about the bread. Great fries. Friendly service. I cannot wait to try other menu items, and I really hope this place makes it. Go there!!
Definitely the burgers are awesome! I ordered two, one for there, one to take home (the yank, the hot shit) and both were awesome and juicy. I like mine pretty rare, and it was cooked wonderfully. However, another member of our party ordered a medium rare and it came out lookin fresh outta the grinder. They took it back graciously though and fixed him a new burger. I was impressed by the beer selection, though I admittably don't know much about that...It was loud and busy and the waitstaff was only okay, but it's a burger and bar joint - i expect that sort of environment. The hostess was a little flighty, and the to-go burger was plainly forgotten about - but they got it straight to me. I would def go back, and rank it as the best burger place I've tried yet in the area, though the service could use a slightly happier personality.
I stopped eating there some time ago as there are better options in the area for similar dollars. It has the chance to be a good place with a few tweaks. 1) shrink the menu, specialize in something and make it exceptional instead of offering a huge walmart-esk menu where nothing is very good 2) Focus on being a Brew house (since it is in your name) and offer a better selection of quality beers (finding a way to separate yourself from the competition). 3) Train your wait staff to be better.
Seems simple enough, but they obviously don't get it.
Best Burger in Charleston. Seasame and Triangle have nothing on Grindz.
I love the food!!!
crap hole. Period. Avoid at all costs. Crap food, horrible service. Everyone involved should be banned from setting foot in this State
Attempted to dine at Grindz on a Saturday evening. Got to the door and was told there would be a $5 charge per person to get in. Seriously? A cover charge?
We wanted a burger and had planned on spending the requisite $10...but to be charged $5 so I could order a $10 meal seemed a bit obscene. You should be happy that I'm willing to pay $10 for a hamburger...not charge me 50% more than that just to give me the opportunity. What a joke.
Fortunately we did not have to suffer through the bad service as talked about in the multitude of reviews.
(We went down the street to Sesame and had a nice meal)
It's not a "destination" restaurant if you live near Park Circle. And really, you're going to write a 300 word review on a dining experience that coincided with the St. Patrick's Day Parade? Why not review their bar service on New Year's Eve?
Make no bones about it, this is a destination restaurant. It’s out of the way and we needed our GPS to get there. Because the N. Charleston St. Patrick’s Day parade was in close proximity to the restaurant it was very crowded. Regardless, we thought it was worth the trip.
They have a beer menu of 60+ selections and their menu is extensive. Even though it is written on the menu I missed the fact that they “proudly serve Meyers Farm hormone free, grass fed beef.” And that it is ground in house daily. Sesame Burgers and Beer does many things to make your lunch/dinner special.
The menu includes Starters and Snacks, Salads, Sandwiches and a unique listing of Hamburgers, Turkey Burgers, Black Bean Burgers and Grilled Chicken served every which way from Sunday. And if that’s not enough they also offer 45 toppings for the sandwich that you select.
We were stumped as we looked over the menu and decided to order the “Fried Pickles” as a starter. These Iightly breaded spears were accompanied by Sesame’s homemade Ranch dressing (all of their dressings, sauces, ketchups, mustards, etc. are homemade…). If you haven’t tried something like this, you should. We ate them as if we had been on a desert island for weeks … while we continued to try to decide on lunch.
I landed on the Patty Melt. I am not a big meat eater but it sounded interesting being topped with American cheese, caramelized onions, house made mayo (which I asked to have on the side, and it was a no show), and spicy Coast beer mustard on marble rye.
My husband chose the Slider trio – a “Memphis” (house made peanut butter, bacon and banana slices), “Colorado” (grated sharp cheddar and house made chili) and the “Southwestern” (guacamole and chipotle sour cream).
Although the restaurant was packed, our lunch arrived very quickly. Unfortunately, it did not live up to our visit at their sister location at the Mall.
My hamburger that was supposed to be served “medium” was almost well done and with everything that was on it, was still very dry. The marble rye was somewhat charred (see picture) and had a burnt taste to it. And the house made mustard had such an overpowering flavor of horseradish that I even asked the server what was on the burger as I didn’t see horseradish listed as one of the ingredients. Again, the homemade mayo was a no-show.
The trio of sliders were good, but overcooked. Because they were topped with so many things it somewhat hid the fact that they were extremely dry and overdone.
Having said all of this we would definitely give “Sesame Burgers and Beer” in N. Charleston another try. Our first lunch at their Citadel Mall location was magnificent. Due to the parade and the crowd (there was a very long line when we were leaving), they could have been having an off day.
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love the west ashley location! the BEST burger in town, good service, fun times!
Innovative, fresh tasting burgers with incredible side options. Not your run-of-the mill Burgers and Fries.. unless of course that's what you want!
a group of friends and I, went to Triangle for late night burgers and drinks. Our friend drinks only Stella Artois. On her second beer, she noticed it had a funny taste to it. Most of us at the table tried it (because we are her close friends) and agreed. After making the server aware of the situation, she picked up said beer and took a sip...... THAT'S RIGHT. TOOK A SIP. Put it down and said "Tastes a lager to me." (Since it's not a lager) Said friend did not drink the beer. Actually ordered a Yuengling and sent skunky Stella away. At check time, said skunky beer was still on check. Very politely, my friend asked the server if it a mistake that the beer was still included on the tab. At that point an argument between our server and the bartender ensued. Such statements were made, "What retards", "How drunk are they", "F@!k that", in plain hearing distance. Plain hearing distance being 3 feet away..... I emailed the restaurant, with no response. Who's running this place????? NEVER AGAIN WILL I, NOR ONE OF MY FRIENDS FREQUENT THIS PLACE EVER AGAIN.
For them to last another year would take a miracle. Looks like another place with ownership that has cash, but no experience. Less partaking of the cocktails by the staff MIGHT help to better their service, too.
I think for them to last another year is asking a lot. Another case of someone with enough cash to open a place, but limited knowledge in operations. If the staff drank less during their shift, the service MIGHT improve...
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