I have decided to start a new weekly feature called South Carolina Saturday. I will try to feature a South Carolina attraction – such as a museum, park or town, or a great place to eat! South Carolina is so full of amazing places, and I’d love to share them all with you.
I have written about Charleston a few times already, so I will focus on something local to me that is a place I love to eat!
Located in Five Points at 827 Harden Street, Pawley’s has been voted Best Hamburger in Columbia by The Free Times newspaper. There is also a location down near the coast in Mount Pleasant (near Charleston).
They have a variety of hamburgers, salads, fish tacos and wraps. The burgers are named after towns across South Carolina, such as the Beaufort (topped with Franks Red Hot onion rings, fried egg, apple cured ham, cheddar cheese) or the Wadlamaw (topped with chipotle barbeque sauce, fried pickle chips, applewood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese). For most burgers you get to pick your choice of bun (traditional Sesame Kaiser, Multi Grain, Ciabatta, or Pretzel) and a side. They have fries (of course!), onion rings and these to die for sweet potato fries with cinnamon sugar. My personal favorite though is the Isle of Palms Burger on a pretzel bun. It comes topped with pimento cheese and jalapeno bacon. Oh yes…can’t get much more southern that pimento cheese!
They also have daily specials, ranging from “kids eat for $1″ on Mondays to “student discount sundays” (since it is located adjacent to USC, giving students a 20% discount is pretty awesome!)
Next time you are in Columbia, be sure to check this gem out!