Poe's Tavern

Burger Joint$$$$
Sullivans Island
  • Zac
    "Highly recommend the Black Cat Burger with fries!!! #Dayum"(5 Tips)
    Debra M.
    "The Buffalo Shrimp Burger with Garlic and their slaw is awesome !"(9 Tips)
    Arielle M.
    "You can't go wrong with The Sleeper"(5 Tips)
    James W.
    "Tell tale heart burger is the ultimate hangover cure!"(4 Tips)
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  • Milla A.
    Absolutely the best burgers in the city. We are locals and know a lot of burger places but Poe's Tavern is the best!!!!! Highly recommended!
  • Tom J.
    Tom JJuly 1
    Been here 5+ times
    The Sleeper (cell) burger + an egg on top is pretty darned good.
  • Jamie B.
    Burgers and nachos!!!!
  • Douglas C.
    Black Cat Burger and Westbrook One Claw on tap, trust me
  • Edmund B.
    Cannot recall ever having a burger I enjoyed as much as Poe's. Get there early!
  • Ivy C.
    Ivy CrumDecember 22, 2016
    Burgers, burgers, burgers!!
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyOctober 23, 2016
    Locals say it's the best burger 🍔 in town, and it lives up to the hype. Only a $15 Uber from downtown. Great spot for lunch, beer 🍻 and an afternoon stroll on the beach 🌊.
    Upvoted Jul 29
  • Jake S.
    Jake SinsheimerSeptember 9, 2016
    Burgers are fueg
  • natalie k.
    natalie kaySeptember 4, 2016
    Tuna tacos! Very good.
  • Adam T.
    Adam TornesMay 24, 2016
    Good casual bar with solid burgers. Buffalo Shrimp Tacos are excellent! (You can order 2 or 3 tacos - they are big!)
  • Tony J.
    Tony JuliusMay 13, 2016
    Burgers are phenom!
  • Debbie L.
    Burgers and chili.
  • Kendal R.
    Kendal RosenbergerApril 21, 2016
    Sesame Yellowfin Tuna salad is delicious!! Great atmosphere, fun place to eat.
  • Cara H.
    Cara HeissenbuttleApril 2, 2016
    The Goldbug Burger
  • Stefany M.
    Stefany MartinApril 1, 2016
    Burgers are fantastic. Get the Poe's sauce with your fries.
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WestenbergerMarch 18, 2016
    Excellent burgers all around. Get anything and you will love it. Onion strings were cold but it was very busy. Great atmosphere
  • Courtney H.
    Courtney HuntingtonFebruary 19, 2016
    So good! The cheese fries were outstanding, as was the burger (cooked to temp!). And they have a great draft beer selection.
  • Doc R.
    Doc RogersFebruary 4, 2016
    Hamburger & atmosphere
  • Latha S.
    Latha SOctober 18, 2015
    Crab cake & mango lime salad dressing is awesome
  • Zac
    ZacAugust 22, 2015
    Great spot no matter the day! Food and beer is #Deliciousness. Highly recommend the Black Cat Burger with fries!!! #Dayum
  • Arielle M.
    Arielle MarasligillerAugust 12, 2015
    I LOVE that the menus items are works of Poe! The burgers were amazing. You can't go wrong with The Sleeper
  • Tamara N.
    Tamara N.July 27, 2015
    Get the Black Cat burger. Eat it over your fries and then you'll have chili cheese fries! Eclectic decor and perfect for the Poe fan! Pimento cheese galore!
  • nick h.
    nick huhnJuly 21, 2015
    Amontillado burger
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn IJuly 17, 2015
    Pimento cheese burger is a solid choice.
  • Alex G.
    Alex GrismerJuly 17, 2015
    Burgers are huge! Awesome selection of beer. Really cool decorations and environment.
  • Drew H.
    Drew HeffronJuly 10, 2015
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  • Debra M.
    Debra MJuly 6, 2015
    The Buffalo Shrimp Burger with Garlic and their slaw is awesome !
  • Pankaj R.
    Pankaj RupaniJune 27, 2015
    Everything is fresh made. The buffalo shrimp tacos are top notch. Love it.
  • Thomas H.
    Thomas HamrickJune 19, 2015
    The food here is uber good and I like how all the names of the entrees are inspired from works of Poe!
  • Sabrena
    SabrenaJune 19, 2015
    Fun atmosphere, good food and amazing sweet tea.
  • Ryan J.
    Ryan JohnsonJune 5, 2015
    Beer selection is meh, but the burgers are awesome.
  • Mary Catherine J.
    Mary Catherine JamesApril 19, 2015
    Great Poe theme and food!!
  • Dee O.
    Dee O'NeillApril 15, 2015
    Fish (tuna) tacos are fresh and served with pineapple salsa. Cute spot near the beach.
  • Rob Z.
    Rob ZaleskiMarch 23, 2015
    The buffalo shrimp taco is legit, even with flour tortillas. 🍤👌 spicy, tasty, and filling.
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LeFevreJanuary 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Another contender for best burgers in Charleston. Open-air and has a really cool atmosphere based on Edgar Allen Poe.
  • JL
    JLJanuary 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The Amontillado is my favorite burger here! And their fries are delic.
  • Chris M.
    Chris McdanielJanuary 3, 2015
    Burgers are great
  • Adam P.
    Adam PascarellaDecember 31, 2014
    Burgers and fish tacos
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle BittersDecember 21, 2014
    Had the tell tale heart ! Was one of the best burgers I've ever had !
  • Brandon F.
    Brandon FroehlichDecember 20, 2014
    The Tell-Tale Heart burger is incredible!
  • Thea R.
    Thea RodgersOctober 5, 2014
    Delicious burgers. Walking distance from the beach. Easy, casual. Get the sleeper!!
  • Rosemary O.
    Rosemary O'NeillSeptember 2, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Best grilled chicken salad on planet earth.
  • Peter K.
    Peter KoepkeAugust 21, 2014
    Fish tacos, corona, beach!
  • David J.
    David JohnsonAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The burgers of course although don't sleep on the fish tacos
  • John B.
    John BachmanAugust 6, 2014
    Burgers and Fish Tacos
  • HDcustom1
    HDcustom1July 31, 2014
    Tell tale heart burger with the bacon blue cheese slaw is out the reference standard
  • Vicki H.
    Vicki HansonJuly 10, 2014
    Awesome fish tacos!
  • Natalie B.
    Natalie BeckettJuly 6, 2014
    I had a chicken sandwich with guac, chipolte SC, pico de gallo, pepper jack cheese! Awesome! Great beer selection!
  • Nate F.
    Nate FranksMay 31, 2014
    Awesome place!! Great Food!! Cool Atmosphere!! We'll be back!!
  • Phil Y.
    Phil YanovMay 26, 2014
    Get the Black Cat burger. Pimento cheese, bacon, grilled onions, chili. The toppings are great but the freshly ground burger is the star.
  • Carla S.
    Carla SchillMay 13, 2014
    Great patio! One of the best burgers I've ever had. Try the Annabel Lee. It's topped with a delicious crab cake.
  • David L.
    David LynchMarch 23, 2014
    The Tell Tale Heart burger and the mahi-mahi fish tacos are absolutely phenomenal
  • Jen M.
    Jen MillerMarch 16, 2014
    Great porch for people watching. Known for awesome variety of burgers.
  • Amy J.
    Amy JurasDecember 24, 2013
    Their buffalo chicken salad is wonderful!
  • Scuba S.
    Scuba SteveDecember 17, 2013
    Best fish and chips I've ever had.
  • Deon M.
    Deon MeltonNovember 10, 2013
    The Annabelle Lee was a hit.
  • Nikki N.
    Nikki NowinskiOctober 22, 2013
    Absolutely amazing... Hop Frog with pimento cheese is fantastic. I have to stop here every time I'm in Charleston :) super awesome atmosphere too.
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle BattisOctober 9, 2013
    Awesome burgers!
  • Hilary M.
    Hilary MatthewsOctober 5, 2013
    Holy wow the buffalo shrimp salad is amazing
  • Dan B.
    Dan BrittenSeptember 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Staff says The Sleeper may be the best thing on the menu. Buffalo shrimp and bleu cheese on a burger, I agree.
  • JoJo S.
    JoJo SuggsSeptember 17, 2013
    Amazing fish tacos and bacon with bleu cheese cole slaw!
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KloosSeptember 12, 2013
    Fish tacos are great!
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MatthewAugust 18, 2013
    It's tough to get a table if they are busy because it's seat yourself, no wait list. Great burgers and mahi mahi tacos!
  • Leah W.
    Leah WaltersAugust 14, 2013
    Very cool atmosphere, especially if you are a Poe fan.
  • Cathy B.
    Cathy BeehnerAugust 4, 2013
    Wish I would have ordered a burger. Didn't care for the fish taco.
  • Rob J.
    Rob JohnsonAugust 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite restaurant/bars in the US. Sit on the porch, order the tuna tacos, and enjoy a cold beer.
  • Sara W.
    Sara WestAugust 1, 2013
    I'm very picky about meat and will rarely eat ground beef, but I love Poe's burgers! Can't go wrong with fries or onion straws!
  • Rob F.
    Rob FieldJuly 8, 2013
    Good burger made average by pedestrian bun. Good vacation ambiance and pleasant staff.
  • Nancy S.
    Nancy Shapiro-FuchsJune 16, 2013
    Nachos rock
  • Charlie M.
    Charlie McBreartyJune 1, 2013
    Anything burgerZ
  • Ben H.
    Ben HarrittMay 26, 2013
    Causal lunch or dinner is a must at Poe's. Limited but great outdoor seating.
  • Rebecca R.
    Rebecca RhineMay 11, 2013
    The spiced ahi tacos are AMAZING. And Paige is the best waitress in the joint!! :)
  • Jack H.
    Jack HarveyMay 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great ambiance day or night
  • James B.
    James Banicar Jr.May 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You will leave with a food coma, guaranteed.
  • Marie C.
    Marie CrossApril 28, 2013
    Great brews on tap for a reprieve from the heat!!
  • Rosemary O.
    Rosemary O'NeillApril 11, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Amontillado is awesome. Guacamole FTW.
  • Alex
    AlexApril 3, 2013
    Yummy burgers!! Loved it!
  • Michael D.
    Michael DriverApril 2, 2013
    Fries are delicious, burgers yum with great names, all around awesome.
  • John P.
    John PlantyMarch 9, 2013
    Check out the Palmetto Brewery custom tap handle!
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SeamanFebruary 23, 2013
    Try the buffalo shrimp and tuna tacos!
  • Lorna M.
    Lorna MichieFebruary 1, 2013
    One great burger ...the"tell-tale" burger at Poe's!
  • Cami R.
    Cami RoofJanuary 20, 2013
    No hostess get ready to fight for a table! But great atmosphere!
  • John M.
    John MitchellDecember 31, 2012
    Great food. Great craft beer selection for a restaurant/tavern. Can get crazy busy. But totally worth it if you dig Edgar Allen Poe & artwork dedicated to him.
  • Laurel C.
    Laurel CherochakDecember 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit at the bar, have Guinness mixed with angry orchard. Incredible
  • Brett H.
    Brett HDecember 28, 2012
    Yum!!!!! Love this place
  • Tara H.
    Tara HDecember 28, 2012
    Holy moly! Seared tuna salad was life changing! Best salad I've ever eaten!! Mmmmm
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FellerNovember 14, 2012
    Starving Artist or the Amontillado!
  • Danielle
    DanielleSeptember 16, 2012
    Great place for a drink and something to eat!
    SNOCRUSeptember 3, 2012
    Get the sprite and lime juice w/ tequila shot
  • Daryl J.
    Daryl JarvinenAugust 27, 2012
    I love the Annabell Lee! It also fulfills my love for Poe. :D
  • Natalie R.
    Natalie RankinAugust 22, 2012
    Allagash and The Black Cat. With chicken
  • Maddi
    MaddiAugust 17, 2012
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 30, 2012
    Delicious burgers, proximity to the ocean and an Edgar Allen Poe theme all make this beach joint for fun the whole family or for cocktail time with your friends. [Eater 18 Member]
  • Jack G.
    Jack G.July 6, 2012
    I loved this place. Greatest burger!
  • Courtney M.
    Courtney McElveenJune 24, 2012
    Amazing food and excellent service even when they're slammed for summer
  • Palmetto Brewing
    Palmetto BrewingMay 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Order a ginger slap from Palmetto. New beer goes in tap this week!
  • Chris T.
    Chris ThompsonMay 21, 2012
    Southern Living: "The Annabelle Lee ($12). When you're craving a burger but the salt air is saying "seafood," satisfy both appetites with this crab cake-topped burger w/ veggie rémoulade sauce." Read more
  • Dan B.
    Dan BrittenMay 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The staff will play Vanilla Ice if you ask them to. Done!
  • Doug P.
    Doug PiperApril 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Eat at the bar. Get anything.
  • Jenna P.
    Jenna PlotkinApril 11, 2012
    Buffalo shrimp salad is awesome!
  • Ida B.
    Ida BearJuly 25, 2015
    ALWAYS good - ALWAYS
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