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Best Burgers

on Hilton Head

Locals and visitors agree... the following is a list of Hilton Head Island establishments that serve up some truly superb burgers

Charbar Co. - Best Burger Restaurants in Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head offers an array of burger options sure to tantalize the taste buds of even the most discerning burger aficionados. From sizzling smash patties at the walk up window of a local favorite food truck to gourmet toppings to whole pounders, Hilton Head offers an array of options sure to tantalize the taste buds of even the most discerning burger aficionados.



33 Office Park Rd. #213 (in the Park Plaza Shopping Center) 


Charbar is known mostly for their burgers, with signature beef blend, Wagyu beef blend, chicken, shrimp and vegan burger options. The vast menu is complemented by the nostalgic charm of vinyl record decor adorning the walls. Whether you prefer intimate seating indoors or soaking up some rays on their spacious outdoor patio, you'll likely find a cozy spot to settle at Charbar. (Seen in main header photo.)

We recommend: The Champ Burger, HHI People's Choice Best Burger. Signature beef blend on brioche with cheddar cheese, bacon marmalade, dijon mustard, dill pickles

Frosty Frog

1 N Forest Beach Dr. #18 (in Coligny Plaza)


Frosty Frog is a long time dining spot in Coligny Plaza known for their famous "killer" frozen daiquiris, and the collection of combinations is quite impressive. They also have an extensive food menu, which includes everything from salads, wraps, sandwiches, pizza, to wings, steamed peel & eat shrimp and so much more. Their large outside patio has a retractable roof, fire pit, sandy "beach" area with a Tiki Bar and live music several days a week. 

We recommend: "Carol's Burger"... it's the only burger on Frosty Frog's menu, but it's the only one you need. 10 ounces of handcrafted Black Angus beef topped with onions, lettuce, tomato and pickles with a side for under $15. This one tastes like it just came off your backyard flame grill. Wash it down with a famous 190 proof Frosty daiquiri and you'll be good to go!

The Earle 

1 N Forest Beach Dr. #44 (in Coligny Plaza) 


Nestled in the heart of Coligny Plaza, The Earle of Sandwich offers a laid-back dive bar experience on Hilton Head Island. With its unpretentious vibe and cozy atmosphere, it's the perfect spot to kick back and relax with friends. While the inside may be small, the real charm lies in the great outdoor area, where patrons can soak up the island breeze while enjoying their drinks. Whether you're looking for a cold beer after a day at the beach or craving some casual fare, The Earle of Sandwich promises a no-frills, good time in the heart of Coligny Plaza.


We recommend:  "Earle's Swept the Floor Burger", with Swiss, American, bacon, grilled onions, mushrooms and BBQ sauce. Their menu warns: Not for the faint at heart!

Tin & Tallow

Check their social for current food truck location. 


The Tin & Tallow food truck is a culinary gem on the go that brings gourmet delights to various spots around the island, often setting up shop late at the dive bar hotspot, Cool Cats. Specializing in mouthwatering smash burgers and crispy fried chicken sandwiches, this mobile eatery is a favorite among foodies wanting to fill their bellies. One bite and you'll totally understand why Tin & Tallow continues to earn a loyal following among those in search of a perfectly smashed burger.

We recommend: Whatever their daily edition is. Below is their Edition 6, Certified Angus Beef Patties, Melty Pepper Jack Cheese, Crispy Bacon, House-Made Onion Rings, Creamy Coleslaw & BBQ Drizzle on a Toasted Sesame Bun. 

Tin & Tallow Food Truck - Best Burger Restaurants in Hilton Head Island

Reilley's Grill & Bar

7D Greenwood Dr. in Reilley's Plaza 


With over 40 years of serving up delicious meals and drinks, Reilley's is a Hilton Head Island institution. Well known for their lively happy hours, Sunday Champagne Brunch, vibrant patio with live music and epic St. Patrick's Day celebrations, they also have an expansive menu that guarantees something for everyone. 


We recommend: The Blackened Blue Burger, an 8 ounce burger with blue cheese crumbles and fried onions on grilled rye. Order your burger and eat at the bar or high top area between 4-7pm daily when they offer half-priced domestic bottles, drafts and well drinks!

Harold's Diner

641 William Hilton Pkwy


Open for breakfast and lunch, Harold's boasts a rowdy staff who thrive on serving up a side of attitude with every meal. It's all part of their shtick and diners are encouraged to embrace the unconventional atmosphere and "bring it, don't sing it." As you enter, be sure to read the rules posted prominently or you could get an earful. (Think in the vein of the soup guy from Seinfeld.) Despite the brusque demeanor, many hail Harold's as "the best show on the island", and the food certainly holds its own, delivering on flavor and satisfaction. So if you're up for a bit of banter and a hearty meal, Harold's Diner is the spot to be on Hilton Head. 


We recommend: "The Big H". Definitely not your typical diner burger! 


6 Lagoon Rd, Coligny Plaza


Gringo's Diner on Hilton Head is a small unpretentious gem in Coligny Plaza where American fare and Tex-Mex meet a bit of Southern charm. From sizzling fajitas and tasty tacos, their dishes are packed with flavor. The colorful decor and friendly staff make it a perfect place to kick back and enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch. (Gringo's serves break and lunch daily from 8am to 3pm.) 


We recommend: If you're reeeeally hungry... the fresh handmade *full pound* Famous Gringo's Burger. It comes with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle and a side of fries.

Gringos - Best Burger Restaurants in Hilton Head Island

British Open Pub

1000 William Hilton Pkwy D3 in The Village at Wexford

The British Open Pub has a unique decor of all authentic golf memorabilia, as well as spacious over-sized booths, many with their our flat screen TV’s but in a quiet and comfortable atmosphere, including outdoor seating on the patio. Enjoy domestic and import beers, ales, stouts and fine single malts at their “Titleist Bar” surrounded by autographed photos of your favorite Open Champions. Great place to watch golf or your favorite soccer match while enjoying awesome pub food at the bar or in one of their dining rooms. 


We recommend: The 1/2 pound Scoe Daddy Burger with Havarti cheese and hickory smoked bacon and a side of Brew City fries.

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