The ultimate guide to $5 burger nights in Charleston

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I ate a $26 burger recently at Palmetto Cafe, and I believe price directly correlates to enjoyment. That pricey burger had to live up to 26-dollars-worth of standards, and the poor thing failed to impress. I doubt paying three dollars extra for the addition of lobster and bearnaise would have made a big difference in terms of enjoyment because I would’ve had even higher expectations.

My favorite burger in a recent burger review wasn’t the regularly priced $7 cheeseburger (with fries) at Torres Superette but instead the $10 burger at Rutledge Cab. Co. on Monday night, when it’s discounted to a mere five bucks. Now that is one delicious burger, even when you splurge on housemade pickles for 50 cents. It also comes with fries, a sadly rare inclusion these days when everything is priced a la carte.

In an effort to round up the best burgers at the best prices, I went looking for the most delectable burger nights around town. I’d like to dedicate this story to Cypress — may its epic $5 burger night rest in peace.

In addition to Rutledge Cab Co., which features its $5 burger special all day long, HoM  has a burger special from 6-10 p.m. when you can get a Classic Double (two patties, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and fancy sauce) for $5. A side of fries or tots will cost an extra $3.

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