Something about salt air and sunshine works up a ravenous appetite. And when tummies are rumbling, nothing hits the spot quite like a big, juicy burger and an icy-cold drink. The jury’s still out on which restaurant ultimately and unarguably takes top prize, but here are four places to start. Try ’em all and decide for yourself who should take the battle of the burger!
Peaches Corner: Since 1937, Peaches Corner has been serving up classic fare like hot dogs, French fries and — you guessed it — hamburgers. The mom-and-pop diner is beloved by locals and visitors alike, and has even made an appearance on TV shows such as “Flip My Food.” Try the Peaches Burger, a double cheeseburger, or make it a Burger Basket and enjoy fries. It’s simple, but it hits the nail on the head. Some traditions are kept for generations with good reason — and Peaches Corner is one of them.
ART Burger: Have people in your vacation crew who are split on what they want for dinner? Enter: ART Burger Sushi Bar. Although it seems like an odd pairing, ART does it right, seamlessly integrating the two vastly different dishes into one menu. Both are excellent choices, but since this battle is focused solely on burgers, let’s stick with that. The downtown Myrtle Beach restaurant features décor and artwork by local artists, and names each of its signature burgers after a famous artist. Try the Da Vinci (a falafel veggie burger with hummus) or maybe take a bite out of the Picasso (SC local beef patty, thick-sliced bacon and a walnut chutney). The list goes on and on — find your new unique favorite soon!
Duffy’s Tavern: If you come to Duffy’s Tavern, you’d better bring a big appetite! This restaurant, located at the Bowery in downtown Myrtle Beach, knows how to craft a killer burger — and they should, since they’ve been cranking them out for more than 50 years. Dig into Randy’s Bacon Cheeseburger, Teddy’s Mushroom Swiss Burger, or brave the full pounder Angus burger dubbed The Eighth Wonder. Oh, and if you have any room left, munch on the onion rings or fries — they’re delish.
Burky’s Grill: Feeling like a down ’n dirty burger that’s all taste and no frills? Head to Burky’s Grill, which is located on N. Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach. Locals love Burky’s for its 50s-style fast food, smashed-style burgers and delicious milkshakes. Your cheeseburger will be made to order fresh, and you can add any of their toppings. Don’t forget to add cheese onto your order for dipping your fries! Along with a long list of sandwich entrees on the menu, you can also enjoy hot dogs, fried bologna sandwiches, chili cheese fries and a soup of the day.
When it’s time to refuel with a solid meal, hungry vacationers should head to one of these burger joints for a meal that’s sure to satisfy. Whether you crave an artisan burger with every topping under the sun, a classic double patty with cheese or maybe a customized burger that’s just for you, you’re sure to find what you need all within close range of the Caribbean Resort. Enjoy!