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Big Gun Burger

American, Bar, Pub
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137 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC
11:00 - 02:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had never tried Big Gun before but I was pleasantly surprised. I ordered a burger with fries and (what i thought was) a side of macaroni and cheese. The portion was big enough to be a meal on its own. You are able to get two "mix-ins" with your mac and I chose bacon and pimento cheese. It was... More 

Thank Savvyest1951
North Carolina
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Big Gun is an interesting place. Small, seats about 30 or so. Limited menu, mostly burgers and "mac and cheese", which is treated like pizza and loaded with toppings. Excellent craft beer selection, and creative martinis. The times we have been here the clientele tended to be folks from other restaurants who have finished their shifts. Tattoos aplenty. I am... More 

Thank Kiwifan
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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238 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a no-frills, slightly "divey" burger and beer joint, and I loved it. I popped in on a quiet(ish) Saturday afternoon and enjoyed the relaxed feel of the place, the great tunes tunes on the radio, and the good company of the two bartenders (BB and another whose name I didn't get). They have a decent selection of beers,... More 

Thank John R
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for lunch on a Saturday. They had just opened so we were the only patrons in there; the staff was extremely friendly and attentive. Extensive beer list and limited food options, but everything we had was incredible. It seems as though they focus on a few menu items and make sure that they do... More 

Thank Whitney M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Has good "dive bar" character. They have a limited menu of mostly gastro-pub style burgers but do it well. Great selection of beers and craft beers on draft. We wanted to try something different so we went with a turkey burger and veggie burger along with a local craft beer. Everything was very good.

1 Thank GSC4ever
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We had the Blue burger, great pairing of ingredients! Prices are really good for Charleston and service was outstanding!

Thank Halo48
Greenville, South Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We didn't eat, but the service, atmosphere, and feel was amazing. Great dive bar...friendly, and cool, great place for a drink.

Thank Chris B
Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

If it hadn't been half price to eat in, I'd have left. My Classic Cheeseburger, hold the onions, medium rare, with a side of fries was a sore disappointment. It came out, after too long a wait, medium well. So were the fries. When I told the bartender, since I sat at the bar, he said what sounded like "That's... More 

Thank PaulG4797
Atlanta, Georgia
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94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Had the most delicious burger with onions, bacon, havarti and dill aioli. It was incredible. The bloody mary was perfect. My kids go the mac & cheese with lots of interesting add ins. Would definitely recommend and go back!

Thank CarolinaOrtloff
Pretoria, South Africa
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

We arrived during Bagot hour which is from 5-7 Monday to Friday. Half price local beer and burgers. The burgers are really good! All well worth the money. Highly recommended.

Thank Johan S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: 18437893821

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?