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Bessinger's Barbecue

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1602 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7869
843-556-1354
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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
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Saint Cloud, Florida
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I always eat at Bessinger's when in town and it never disappoints. Although I've never been able to catch the weekend buffet I'm told it's great as well, but I really enjoy the large portions, especially with the South Carolina mustard-based BBQ sauce. I often buy some to take home. Every sandwich order comes with a massive onion ring. Two... More 

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Thank Steve R
Rockwood, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In Charleston on vacation, last night the family and I ventured out into the rain to give it a try. The smell had been enticing all week long. Portions are large, food is tasty. Kids got burgers, they are made with Real beef! Hubby got the brisket plate, I must say it is well made.yumm My pulled pork did not... More 

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Thank Heather L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had ribs, brisket, greens, baked beans, mac&cheese, cole slaw and potato salad. It is difficult to pinpoint which one was our favorite because it was great!! The brisket is by far some of the best brisket we've ever had. We will make a return trip before we leave the area! This is a must stop and try!

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Thank beachlover0608
Augusta, Georgia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited a few years ago and was one of our favorite places to eat. It is very child friendly and the bbq was awesome! They had choices of different sauces and the buffet had a large amounts and variety of pork

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Thank golfdays64
Boise, Idaho
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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been going here since the 70's - still going back. Awesome Big Joe basket. Steal your lunchmate's onion-ring, they're that good.Some of the best sweet tea in Chas!

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Thank Tony B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This BBQ is do delicious! The sweet/spicy mustard based sauce is wonderful. We always go here when we travel to Charleston.

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Thank Julia W
Upstate SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good, but not as good as I remembered it from a few years ago. I really wanted buffet to try different meats, but that side was closed for remodeling. Maybe next time. Staff is super friendly, and you get a good amount food for the money.

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Thank rc5695
Charleston, South Carolina
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited 2 weeks ago at my husband's insistence. There were 5 of us. It was so dirty. A huge dead roach was right at entrance which no one moved. The ladies restroom was undescribable. Toilet was as if someone got sick in it and was not cleaned. I almost hot sick. I reported to cashier as well as head waitress,... More 

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Thank cathwood
San Diego, California
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Barbecue buffet was disappointing...didn't realize the right side of the location has an area with a more traditional menu and service. Wish we had tried that side.

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Thank Susan R
Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been a while since I've been here and wanted a quick lunch. The pork BBQ is very good. I decided on the Big Joe Pork Sandwich costing $7. It has a lot of pulled pork on the sandwich and you can add sauce to it. The bun is large. The sandwich is a bit messy since the meat falls... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1602 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7869
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: 843-556-1354

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?