By Pamela Brownstein
Fat Patties opened earlier this summer to the delight of the entire community, and the Lunch Bunch was excited to try all that the new restaurant has to offer.
Owner Nick Borreggine, the former owner of Panini’s Cafe, has gone out of his way to create a dining experience unlike any other in Beaufort. With indoor and outdoor seating, a bar that serves an extensive selection of beers, and a whole counter of hand-crafted ice cream, Fat Patties caters to every crowd.
The menu features starters and salads, but the burgers are the main
attraction. Our pleasant and knowledgeable server Lindsay described the five types of burgers: original patty; half beef and half bacon; turkey; shrimp; and black bean. From there, you can choose one of their mouth-watering combinations or you can build your own from a dazzling selection of cheeses, toppings and sauces.
Kim ordered the Baby Blue on a half and half patty, made with blue cheese, caramelized onions and garlic mayo. It was so outstanding.
After much deliberation, Elizabeth tried the Over Easy on a traditional burger that was topped with Swiss cheese, mushrooms, caramelized onions and a fried egg. There was literally nothing left on her plate, she practically devoured that baby it was so good.
April had the original patty too and chose cheddar cheese and tomatoes for her toppings. All the burgers are served on house baked buns, with a side of their special rosemary, sea
salt fries — yum!
I had such a hard time deciding, but I finally ordered a half and half burger with pulled mozzarella cheese, basil mayo, tomatoes, mushrooms and red onions. I’m naming it the Brownstein Burger because the flavors were so fresh and fabulous, and the perfectly cooked burger just tantalized my taste buds
Buck decided to be different and try the brats, which are made from the pork at Keegan-Fillion Farms. He chose the Sweet Fire Italian brat topped with caramelized onions, jalapenos and spicy aioli. He was very satisfied with his selection because he ate every bite.
I cannot say enough about Fat Patties and their attention to detail, from the quality ingredients to the unique, hand crafted ice cream flavors. Not to mention hand-spun milkshakes that can be spiked!
It’s a great place to feast, watch football or have fun with the family. Fat Patties is located at 831 Parris Island Gateway, a half mile from Parris Island. For more information, call 843-379-1500.