Sesame Burgers & Beer 

Dining Description:  Hamburgers and beer from the folks of Five Loaves Cafe. Everything's homemade here — pickles, ketchup, fries — everything.

User Rating:  ★★★★★ ★★★★★ by 5 Users

Hours:  Lunch & Dinner

Price:  $$, $$

Features:  Best Of, Image

Dining Features:  Lunch, Dinner, Best of Charleston winner

Neighborhood:  West Ashley

Reviews / Comments (6)

Showing 1-6 of 6

★★★★★ ★★★★★

All 3 stars go to BOH. The food is almost always good, the service is almost always bad. Sometimes the food is great, sometimes the service is terrible. In at least a dozen visits, the food has never been bad, but the service has never been good. No one in the FOH appears to give a shit, as if they are on day 4 of a 3 day bender, and quite proud of it. Kudos to BOH for getting us in there anyway.

report 11 of 12 people like this.   
Posted by Jaxx on March 31, 2014 at 10:49 AM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Great food, my favorite burger in town. And the beer dinners are fun and a great meal for cheap.

Ditto on jaxx's comment on front-of-house service, unfortunately. I'm a regular here and just deal with it and try to make it easy on them because the food is worth the hassle. Probably pretty hard to hold on to people in this location.

Bartenders are not great and there seems to be a revolving door at this position (not super uncommon in Chas). Once a female bartender actually left a full bar to come around and sit with her "bestie" who surprised her from out of town. She announced to the whole bar that she was sorry and explained the situation as if any of the thirsty customers really gave a shit. Yup, we missed our movie that night and almost didnt come back. I hope she revolves to another bar real soon.

The consistently great burgers and good beer selection outweigh the bad experiences I've had here so service won't deter me from going...I just learned not to go unless I had plenty of time and patience to enjoy.

report 2 of 2 people like this.   
Posted by ChesterCopperPot on April 9, 2014 at 8:20 AM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Consistenly good burgers and every topping you could imagine using Meyers Farm fresh ground beef (had to ask my gf what the name of the farm was). Been going there for the better part of 2 years. Ask them about the legendary beer dinners. Amazing beer selection that is always revolving. Awesome staff.

report 0 of 2 people like this.   
Posted by CircleHook on August 24, 2012 at 9:51 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

love the west ashley location! the BEST burger in town, good service, fun times!

report 0 of 2 people like this.   
Posted by asalley on March 9, 2011 at 6:05 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

I actually have to reverse some of the previous comments and say I almost always have great service but my food is almost always messed up.
The wait staff do revolve and some are good and some are bad but it is the bartenders that make it. There are two guys that tend bar that I will look for when I go - Jack is one and then another guy that I have never caught his name. Both are amazing and always remember you. My husband moved out of town for 3 months for work and when he came back the not only remembered him but served up his usual with out a question asked.
The food is another story - I have been to all of the Sesame locations on more than once occasion and when I lived downtown I was in Five Loaves every other week. The owners know what they are doing when it comes to food. The recipes are to die for... this location always seems to mess stuff up in the kitchen though. When I first started going in 2011 it was great and I was in there once a week but they have slowly gone down hill. Now it is to the point where I just take the hike to the Mount Pleasant location to get my burger fix. Of the past 6 time I have been in there I sent my burger back 4 for not being done (I was pregnant so I had to order well done and every time it was still very red and bloody) and once there was a white plastic wrapper in my salad. Yes a wrapper. Not a small piece. Larger than my thumb and bright white - with some kind of muck on it. That was my last visit.

The food is good and the bartenders are friendly but the kitchen staff is terrible. Just go to the other locations.

report 0 of 6 people like this.   
Posted by Joann Gray Welch on April 12, 2014 at 10:37 PM

I've had good food almost every time I go, but as others have pointed out, service is so hit or miss. Also they need to up the trivia prizes. $30 for the winning team? Come on, they do so much business there on trivia night, I bet even more teams would show up if they even compete with other places and give $50 or more for the first place team. Even if one or 2 more teams showed up, that will more than make up for the $20 difference in winning team prize when all is said and done. When I go there, I don't think I've ever had a tab for just myself less than $25 when you combine the food and beer.

Posted by Dr. Giggles on April 17, 2014 at 9:34 AM
Showing 1-6 of 6

Add a review