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Bessinger's Barbecue

1602 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-6257
843-556-1354
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Ranked #183 of 738 restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet
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English first
Omaha, Nebraska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Amazing barbeque!!!! with a fun atmosphere. They also sell their BBQ sauce so were able to take a taste of Bessinger's home with us.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Prices are great, portions are wonderful, service is quick, ppl are friendly. I will ABSOLUTELY return for more great bbq. Definately check this place out, if you love bbq.

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Woodbridge, Virginia, USA
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Being in Charleston we had to have BBQ. Stopped at Bessingers and ordered our favorite BBQ, a chopped pork sandwich. To our surprise the sauce was very different from what we have had before - it had a mustard taste. It was good but I still like the vinegar sauces best. I am sure it is all individual taste. The... More

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Summerville, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

I am disappointed that TripAdvior would rank this restraint so low! This place is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you don't go here than you are CRAZY. Everything is well put together, it is a modern bbq but has old things in it.(that is a compliment). There food is delicious!! It is in an area were there are a lot of other restraints... More

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Hartsville, South Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The Food was great, the Service was Great, Not bad prices either, Great Friendly staff, the location was great. Will be visiting again.

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Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Not your ordinary restaurant. You walk in, place your order at the counter, receive a pager and go to a table until your food is ready. It didn't take long. Utensils are plastic. Napkins come off of a roll at your table. Fountain drinks. We both had pulled pork with fries, it was delicious. We didn't know what to expect.... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I love Southern BBQ and received a strong thumbs up from my hotel down the street. When I walked in the door, I noticed a big banner promoting Bessingers as South Carolina`s best BBQ so I was excited about the food. I tried the ribs, catfish, shrimp and pulled pork. I also loved their collards which were served with true... More

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Exact words out of my wife's name. Came here due to their reputation and love for onion rings. We got some pork sandwiches, onion rings and Mac n cheese. The sandwiches were decent, meat was good...sauce was meh and bun was all smashed, but that's probably their thing. Mac n cheese, simply no...that's not southern Mac n cheese or anywheres.... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

By far the biggest onion rings I've ever eaten! Delicious. I always get the pulled pork which is pretty good. I also bought a few bags of fresh pork rinds for the way home. This is definitely a place worth stopping for. This was my 2nd visit here.

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White River Junction, Vermont
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Referred here by hotel nearby and are glad we tried it. Buffet was perfect for our hungry hot tired family. Everyone found many things they liked and we all sampled some new southern foods we hadn't ever tried. Would definitely return and would recommend to other travelers.

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