March 07, 2012
563 King St. (Downtown)
Lunch, Dinner, & Sun. Brunch
Burgers, pingpong, and beer. What more could you want?
HōM (pronounced home) is still slinging some quality gourmet burgers. The HōMWrecker has been a menu staple since the restaurant opened, and there’s good reason for that. A juicy beef patty is topped with applewood-smoked bacon, pepper jack cheese, and a perfectly cooked sunny-side up egg. Besides the beef, HōM offers a wide array of burger patties such as lamb, turkey, falafel, and tofu. The hand-cut fries and garlic-chipotle onion rings go hand in hand with the burgers, and the crunchy fried pickles are fantastic. What we’re really digging right now are the sweet potato fingerlings tossed in roasted garlic, truffled herb aioli, and blue cheese — addictive. The bar sports some local craft beer and a few crazy cocktails, helping establish the ping-pong hall as a solid local favorite. —Eric Doksa Dish (Winter 2015)
dctex777 says... The place sucks. They did a good job with the remodel, but honestly the owners and staff should be done away with and another bar should be allowed to move in. The food is bad and the employees are worse. Hom is a joke. ★★★★★
MattyMaverick says... HoM is AWFUL! The owners are total douches, I was in there and they were literally bad mouthing EVERY restaurant in town. Dude seriously get over it. Your ping pong burger shop is less than impressive. My food was HAMMERED. And my draft beer tasted like they needed there lines cleaned. I was reading the other reader reviews and all the positive ones were obviously written by someone involved in the business. Take it for what its worth boys, you aren't doing what needs to be done. Don't criticize other restaurants when you have zero culinary skills. Especially within ear shot of a customer. I personally will never be back. Your service is average, and your food is way below standards. ★★★★★
yumyum843 says... By far one of the worst burger places in Charleston. The staff is AWFUL. The food is not worth the cost. If I wanted to spend $10 on a burger I would much rather go to Husk, at least there I know they are using fresh meat that isn't frozen at some point. You would think that the owners being college graduates and all would realize that this is a food and beverage town, and if they want to have expensive food it really needs to be of higher quality. They have a lot of competition with big gunz and baby bugers, and the prices there are much more reasonable. The only thing they bring to the table is Ping Pong so I can only assume this with be a hipster hangout. The only problem with that is they for sure wont be able to afford the food or the drinks. I give this dump about 8 months, that is unless they hire a real chef. Regardless, the food was bland and very unexciting. The bread was mushy, and my med-rare burger was horribly over cooked. They really need to step it up if they want to make it. Good luck boys ★★★★★
With its sleek look, great staff, and often out-of-this-world menu, Ho¯M has established itself as one of the kings of the Charleston burger scene. But because of the quality of ingredients and little things like grinding their own beef, a $9 burger with a $3 side of fries can be a bit much on the wallet, especially for a quick lunch. So they created their own lunch special, making any of their delicious, artisan burgers (like their signature Ho¯MWrecker), fries, and a drink just $10. Getting out of your seat is the hard part. But once you have, waddle over to the back and play a couple games of ping-pong on their professional-level tables. It'll lighten you up just enough to walk back to work after a tasty meal. Word of advice: order your burger medium rare or even rare. It will be smoother and tastier than any of those medium-well burgers you've been suckered into all these years.