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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Burgers

Re: “Big Gun Burger Shop

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.

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Posted by hamburgler on June 22, 2011 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Triangle Char and Bar

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.

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Posted by Sparrow on June 18, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Big Gun Burger Shop

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!!

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Posted by jonathaninsc on June 15, 2011 at 9:20 PM

Re: “Triangle Char and Bar

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.

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Posted by clarkeypoo on May 16, 2011 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Grindz Burgers & Brew

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.

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Posted by Craig D on May 11, 2011 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Grindz Burgers & Brew

Best Burger in Charleston. Seasame and Triangle have nothing on Grindz.

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Posted by bcw16 on May 10, 2011 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Grindz Burgers & Brew

I love the food!!!

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Posted by BenR on May 8, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Re: “Grindz Burgers & Brew

crap hole. Period. Avoid at all costs. Crap food, horrible service. Everyone involved should be banned from setting foot in this State

Posted by Pontus311 on May 8, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Grindz Burgers & Brew

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)

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Posted by JayL on May 8, 2011 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Sesame Burgers & Beer

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?

Posted by joeblow on March 16, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Sesame Burgers & Beer

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.

To see the video check http://diningaroundcharleston.com

Posted by susieg on March 14, 2011 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Sesame Burgers & Beer

love the west ashley location! the BEST burger in town, good service, fun times!

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Posted by asalley on March 9, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Coleman Public House

Very friendly and knowledgeable bartender Amber (she's pretty too).
I had a visitor from Bavaria (THE beer country) and both of us enjoyed the locally brewed Westbrook wheat beer and the delicious food. Definitely not the last time I was there!

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Posted by CharlestonWolfgang on February 15, 2011 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Coleman Public House

The Coleman Public House was a visit that I was really looking forward to, and was very disappointed.

We arrived for lunch a few minutes before noon. The restaurant is rather small, but warm and inviting.

A friend had recommended the restaurant saying they serve “high end” pub food and many high quality craft and import beers. Had she not had said that we would never have known this, as this was not our experience.

We were seated in a dining area that abutted a small room that was hosting a networking group. There was one other table in the dining room and a couple at the bar.

Our server quickly greeted us and explained the day’s special. We read through the menu as we listened to the din of the networking group. We quickly placed our order.

We then waited, and waited, and waited for lunch. I understand that a small business would like to cater to a networking group, but on the days that it hosts it, the regular patrons should also be considered.

We waited 35 minutes for lunch. Bear in mind that other than the networking group of about 15, there were six customers in the restaurant.
I’m OK waiting for lunch, but when it arrives after all that time, it should be great.

The California burger (Monterey Jack cheese, apple wood smoked bacon, avocado, sprouts, tomato and creamy Dijon had great potential but it was served well done versus the medium temp that was requested.

My Southwestern salad (Field greens, chicken apple wood smoked bacon, blue cheese crumbles, egg, tomato, avocado and Dijon vinaigrette), was beyond bland. I asked for more dressing hoping it would help, but it didn’t. Although the greens were fresh and crisp the salad had ZERO flavor. I know that it may seem hard to believe, given the list of ingredients, but it’s true.

We tried to visit the Public House on a Friday evening and it was packed, so obviously it has a following - just not these two followers.

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Posted by susieg on February 13, 2011 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Triangle Char and Bar

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!

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Posted by mecross on December 11, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Triangle Char and Bar

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.

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Posted by kjensen876 on October 5, 2010 at 9:19 PM

Re: “Coleman Public House

We tried this for dinner last night, and were impressed with the menu. We got the corn and crab fritters for an app, and they were delicious. Then we got the San Franciscan flat bread, which we really enjoyed. It had chicken, bacon, scallions, blue cheese, and an avocado cream. Very creative. There were a number of things on the menu that I want to go back and try.

My only complaint was that the atmosphere was a little bit weird. When we first walked in, the place was quiet. The decor, white tablecloths and the fact that our water was poured out of a wine bottle made us initially think this was a fancier place than we expected. We actually asked ourselves "Are we underdressed here?". Then we looked at the menu and saw $8 burgers, and realized this was indeed a more casual place. It just felt a little bit like they were having an identity crisis and couldn't decide whether this was a casual place with fantastic affordable food, or a fancier restaurant. It was a little bit uncomfortable, but the food made it worth it, and we will definitely be going back.

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Posted by SarahW on September 25, 2010 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Grindz Burgers & Brew

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.

Posted by goodfoodonly on August 26, 2010 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Grindz Burgers & Brew

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...

Posted by goodfoodonly on August 26, 2010 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Grindz Burgers & Brew

I like the owner but the service is SOOOOOO SLOW!

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Posted by coachbigdog on August 25, 2010 at 9:58 PM
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