Updated at: 24-07-2023 - By: Craig Huey

Trappe Door’s Daily Special Burger. A smoky pepper bacon patty, some Edam cheese, some caramelized onions and apples, all on a potato bun. arugula with a black pepper and white truffle mayonnaise. Artist: Will Crooks

Composed by Russell Sanford

Burgers. They always make people feel something, whether they remind you of a happy time from your past or start a heated debate about where to find the best burger in town. Every establishment in Greenville, from fine dining to dive bars, serves burgers, and each one has its own special twist. However, not all are created equal. Six of Greenville’s top burger joints are listed below.

Burger from Hall’s ChophouseChophouse by the name of HallsThe address is 550 South Main Street.

The burger at Halls is first-rate, just like the rest of the establishment. The 10 oz. patty is ground in-house from scraps of their prime steaks. By limiting the burger’s toppings to just lettuce, tomato, and pickle, you can really taste the beef’s robust flavor. There is room for customization with cheese and bacon, for example. On Sundays, you can get the Chophouse Burger at the bar or in the restaurant.

Couch-Sitting HomoLocated in the Outer Sunset, LTO Burger BarLocated at 2541 N. Pleasantburg Dr.

Despite the fact that many of the best burgers opt for a minimalist approach, there are times when a more complex combination is the way to go. The Dude on the Sofa uses 100 percent ground chuck patties that are kept on the thinner side to get a nice crust on them, and then tops them with French onion cream cheese, house-made chips, and the eponymous lettuce, tomato, and onion. The meat is balanced by the richness and sharpness of the French onion cream cheese, and the crunch of the chips is perfect.

a burger topped with pimientos and cheeseNorth Gate Candy StoreLocated at 918 North Main Street.

This Greenville landmark first opened its doors in 1947 and is known for its excellent burgers to this day. The burger gets its great flavor from being cooked on a flat top that has been well seasoned by the thousands of burgers cooked there before it, and is then topped with homemade pimento cheese, lettuce, and tomato and served on a sesame seed bun. The fact that it’s set in a soda fountain from the 1950s adds to the experience.

Burger with Cheese from the Pacific NorthwestPan-Asian Fusion Cuisine at the Northwest GrillTraveler’s Rest: 13045 Old White Horse Road

The Northwest Grill’s menus boast, “Best Burger in Greenville County,” and they’re not exaggerating. Hand-formed patties of either a quarter or half pound are available, both of which are perfectly seasoned and cooked on the flat top. When you top your TR burger with chopped lettuce, onion, pickles, tomato, ketchup, mustard, mayo, and cheese, you create a bite with a harmony of flavor that’s worth the trip.

Top GunIn the Cafe on the RunwayBuilding 21 of the Airport Road Extension.

The Top Gun is an uncomplicated burger that uses a half pound of hand-pattied grilled Angus beef and will transport you back to the best burgers you ever had in your backyard. The smokiness and charred flavor of grilled Angus beef is unmatched by other cuts of beef or by cooking methods that use a flat top. Get the $100 Hamburger (only $11.99) if you’re starving. This is essentially a Top Gun with twice as much meat and three times as much cheese.

Daily Special BurgerIt’s Time to Close That Trappe DoorWe are located at 23 West Washington Street.

In July, the popular burgers from The Trappe Door’s lunch menu made a return to the dinner menu. Daily, leftover cuts of filet, ribeye, and short rib are used to make ground beef, and each night brings a new selection of toppings. Past specials have included a fried green tomato and pimento cheese burger with a bacon red onion chutney, as well as an Italian burger with mozzarella, parmesan, tomato coulis, and fresh basil on a garlic bun.