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Bessinger's Barbecue

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Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen
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1602 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-6257
843-556-1354
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10:30 am - 9:30 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First stop on road trip!

Delicious, home cooked buffet! Great for in and out quick food. We had a little of nearly everything and it was all good. Fried fish, pulled pork BBQ, Brunswick stew, salads galore. Good people great service. Thank you!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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English first
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Wasn't to bad, pork was decent,the bbq sauces flavorful, coleslaw ok, beans good, sweet delicious. The cashier seemed to have and a fulfilled day already considering it wasn't even that late, complaining about how tired she was...not professional but I can get over that. They put are order as a to go order instead of a dine in order which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is what I was looking for when I came to Charleston. Some good old fashioned southern BBQ. I got the little pork sandwich with mac and cheese and baked beans. Man oh man, that ranked in the top two bbqs I've ever had. Loved their signature sauce and then sides were just delicious. I felt nice and full after... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Delicious, home cooked buffet! Great for in and out quick food. We had a little of nearly everything and it was all good. Fried fish, pulled pork BBQ, Brunswick stew, salads galore. Good people great service. Thank you!!

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south carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My wife & I returned for the first time in 35 years, really looking forward to the visit. The restaurant was very busy, with a buffet side &a sandwich side. We ordered on the sandwich side, getting 2 sandwiches, iced tea, & onion rings. The ice tea was great, & the sandwiches were good, but not anything super. The onion... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

So of all of the Bessinger's family locations this was always my favorite! You will hear that from almost any local you ask. I have to say it saddens me to write this review. The last couple times I have been to this specific location it has been a slight disappointment. Most recently was Sunday. I will prequel this with... More 

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Savannah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had the chance to eat at Bessinger's during a recent trip to Charleston, which was our first visit in eight years. It was just as good as we remembered and looked the same, although it seems as if some items were removed from the old menu. The combination platter is enough for two. Excellent BBQ! A must stop for... More 

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This BBQ place was recommended to us by our tour bus driver. He said it was the best and he was right. Hubby had the all you can eat buffet and it had everything you could want from a BBQ buffet. The rest of us ordered from their deli which the waitress was kind enough to go over, place our... More 

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I had a pork BBQ sandwich with slaw. It was wonderful. I also tried one of the onion rings and it is about the best I have had. The restaurant is very cute inside. Prices were reasonable.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Fried chicken is served on the weekend buffet. It is salted and floured just right. It is the best fried chicken in the Charleston Area. I enjoy it at Thursday Rotary meetings. I wish it was served more than once per month.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Dropped in tonight for the car show and to grab some BBQ. Was a good weather evening and got to see some cool cars and bikes and eat some bbq. whats not to like?! Had the sloppy joe which was the special, plus and onion ring. The sloppy joe ($7.50) was brisket based and was tasty, the onion ring ($1.80... More 

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Additional Information about Bessinger's Barbecue

Address: 1602 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-6257
Phone Number: 843-556-1354
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen

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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, Delicatessen

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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