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Bessinger's Barbecue

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Sandwiches, Barbecue
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1602 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-6257
843-556-1354
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Today
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Buffet

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  • 120
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  • 87
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good bbq, great slaw

the coleslaw was the highlight of my visit. the bbq pork was good but the slaw was where it was at. i was excited to see fried green tomatoes on the menu as well. if you are in town, check this place out. it is worth your time!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
david w
Good for:
  • Families with children
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

the coleslaw was the highlight of my visit. the bbq pork was good but the slaw was where it was at. i was excited to see fried green tomatoes on the menu as well. if you are in town, check this place out. it is worth your time!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Food was pretty good. We ate at the buffet with friends. Collard greens were too sweet, but ever thing else was good.

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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Wow. Just wow. I don't get to West Ashley very often but I had an appointment recently in the area and was pressed for time and stopped by Bessinger's. Oh my gosh. I have obviously been living under a rock. My wife and I ran in and we both were floored at how awesome both of our meals were. She... More 

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Crozet, Virginia
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35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Stopped in here for the first time while vacationing in the area. Drive thru was very busy. Barbeque sandwich and fries excellent, but chicken tenders over fried to a crisp. Not many choices if you have any dietary issues. Not many healthy choices, but if you like barbeque then pretty good. Food just average, staff was friendly. Probably won't return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Me and My Father stop by every time we go to the VA in Charleston. Coming from a military family and traveling, I've had my share of BBQ but nothing compares to the food at Bessingers.! Its a must have, very tasty food, very friendly environment!

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Honea Path, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

If you want really good bbq then this is the place for you. The buffet has a wide variety of food including salads. The shrimp macaroni salad was delicous. The bbq is so good. They offer a several varieties of sauces. When in Charleston, don't miss Bessinger's.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Had the buffet on Sunday $13.99 per person. Read the reviews prior to going. Most were good or better. I'm not a BBQ expert. But this place didn't match the reviews. Food was just alright. Nothing stood out. No corn bread, No beer. Wait staff looked bored. The atmosphere was terrible. If this is southern style BBQ. Count me out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I had never has Carolina BBQ before and the sauce is amazing. The meat was made to perfection. We had the onion rings and fries on the side. The fries were good, but the onion rings seemed to have too much batter.

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Canton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My family and I went to Bessinger's BBQ while on a trip to Charleston, SC. It was by far the best BBQ we have ever ate. You get generous portions in the BBQ plate for about $10.00 a person. (BBQ, Onion ring, and two sides) Our kids age 4 and 6 each ate for $0.99 each on Thursday night for... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

First time we had the sandwiches which were great. I had the turkey which was sliced very thinly on toasted whole wheat. Really outstanding. Served with their "trademark" onion ring which was like dessert and fries. My husband had the pulled pork sandwich. We are planning a RV rally and were trying various places to recommend. We went back for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1602 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-6257
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: 843-556-1354

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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