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Bessinger's Barbecue

1602 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-6257
843-556-1354
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Ranked #200 of 763 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet

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Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Stopped here while in town with family. My dad grew up eating here and can't pass thru town without stopping in for a sandwich. We ordered 2 barbecue sandwiches and fries. The fries are thick cut- I personally don't like thick cut fries so I didn't eat many. The sandwich was LOADED with meat. I really enjoyed it and will... More 

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pacific northwest
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Really disappointed. Was looking forward to some great BBQ and read up, found that this place should be a safe bet. Brisket was pretty dry and lukewarm. Husband's ribs were cold and he did send them back and got a new plate which was much better. I did like the fried green tomatoes but after spending 30 bucks on lunch... More 

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Oswego
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This was a block from our hotel, the Town and Country Inn and Suites. We had been in historic district all day and wanted to go somewhere casual. We chose wisely. Friendly staff, great food...they served lima beans as a side...YUM! But the best side was their HUGE onion rings - a cross between beer and donut batter. Brisket and... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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117 reviews 117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

While back in my hometown of Charleston, I always visit Bessingers. I started eating at this restaurant in the 60's when it was a drive in Piggy Park. It has changed over the years except for the fact that it has the best mustard based barbecue sauces. The place now has two sides to the building. The left side has... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This BBQ place is less than a block from the Sleep Inn and had been recommended, so we tried it. Most people got the buffet, which was WAY too much food....plan a walk afterwards to work it all off!

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Summerville, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Brisket platter: The Mac & cheese, green tomatoes was good as well as the onion ring. The corn bread was so dry, and the brisket; the smaller pieces were tender & and the longer cuts weren't as tender, BBQ sauce is amazing though. In preparation: Some of the workers wear gloves and some don't.... I watched the guy that was... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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146 reviews 146 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I did live in Las Vegas for many years, so I have high standards for buffets. This one, however, just didn't make the cut. The choices were very limited and really not that great. There wasn't even any bread. When a choice was depleted the staff didn't seem to be in much of a hurry to bring out a new... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Had lunch here on way back to Myrtle Beach from Hilton Head and as always, their BBQ is what BBQ is all about. It is a mustard based and is really good. Can't go wrong eating here...Highly recommended!

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Clemmons, NC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Arrived early evening in Charleston and decided to look for some SC BBQ and found Bessingers. The place was crowded and delivery of the food took awhile but it was delicious. Not so fond of the cake style onion ring but the BBQ and the Carolina gold sauce were excellent.

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McCormick, SC
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250 reviews 250 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

After a 25 minute wait our food arrived at the counter. You order and pay at the counter fast food style, are given a buzzer get your own drinks etc and wait for the buzz, go to the counter and get your meal. The pulled pork on my plate was room temperature as was the same on wife's sandwich. The... 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 1 - 20
Cuisine: Barbecue

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