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Bessinger's Barbecue



BBQ Pork
Fried Chicken
Teriyaki Chicken
Sweet Potato Souffle
Green Beans, Lima Beans or Peas
Collards or Turnip Greens
Hash & Rice
Red or Purlieu Rice
Macaroni & Cheese
Salad Bar & Fruit Bar
Tossed salad w/ all the fixin's, potato salad, wonderful bessinger's coleslaw, seasonal fruits & lots more!
We serve a variety of wonderful homemade desserts which always includes our delicious banana pudding!
Free coffee or tea always included!
Soft Drinks
(Free refills on beverages) private parties welcome tour buses welcome
Fried Catfish
Shrimp & Grits
Corn Bread
Fried Catfish
Country Sausage
Corn Bread
Pot Roast
Cook's Choice
Corn Bread
Lunch, Dinner
American, Barbecue
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Buffet
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Reviewed April 20, 2019

The buffet is offered no longer. Service was quite slow (25 minutes for (2) sandwiches and fries) and it's expensive for what you get. They're friendly, but this new plan is not going to succeed without some major changes.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Smirtch M
Michael B, Owner at Bessinger's Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2019

Thank you for your review. Yes, we are sad to say that after 40 years of the buffet being in business, we had no choice but to close that aspect of the business.The other side of the business you are referring to that won't succeed...More

Reviewed April 14, 2019

We were surprised by the generous amount of food served on our platters. Everything was delicious ! The prices were reasonable.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank sebringgeezers
Reviewed April 13, 2019

We decided to stop in at a BBQ joint called Bessingers — another great decision! I had the pulled pork with baked beans and Peggy had the shredded chicken with potato salad; add to this a thickly coated onion ring, a sweet pepper, grilled onions,...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank gredave
Reviewed April 9, 2019

Visited this place 5 years ago and the food was good. Saw the sign on our way to Charleston and had to stop. The food is still good. The BBQ smell outside the restaurant made our mouths water. The problem on our visit was not...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank T S
Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

My husband was in the mood for a BBQ sandwich and Bessinger's on Savannah Highway is usually a reliable choice, so we chose to swing through the drive thru. We've been coming here off and on since we were in high school which was a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

Where do I start. I know. By process of elimination, we’ll figure out the only edible dish that didn’t go in the trash. The highly recommended Mac & Cheese was served barely warm. The globs of congealed cheese glued the pasta together. See picture. Worst...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank LayneO
Reviewed March 27, 2019

Not great. Kind of dirty inside. The food is just adequate. I had the chopped pork, which wasn't chopped, and it was pretty darn greasy. The ordering procedure and menu are incredibly confusing, and the people who work there aren't much help. I guess if...More

Date of visit: March 2019
2  Thank michael l
Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

Excellent BBQ ($7-12), Pulled Chicken ($8-15) and even a 1/2 Smoked Chicken ($8). Great sides ($3)- Mac N Cheese, Collards, Hash & Rice, Onion Rings that will change your life (it's like dessert and a serving of veggies)! Yummy hand-pattied bacon cheeseburgers ($7-14). Plenty of...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank sud1183
Reviewed February 12, 2019

We are a bar-b-que rib family but if you like pulled pork you won't be disappointed. The portions are large, and I have to admit I've never had onion rings like they serve here. It was a treat. Not like treational onion rings. That was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jessie R
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

Two sides to restaurant. Left side is the dining room and the rigqht is the sandwich shop...both excellent. Also have a drive-thru! Been here since the 1950's. Baskets are filling. Onion rings are like a slice of onion deep fried like a corn fritter! Yum!...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank KatieAH2014
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Jason P
September 2, 2018|
Response from hobiesmom | Reviewed this property |
I'm not Bessinger's. I just did a review on Bessinger's. Why did you think I owned the place. Google it and a little research yourself will answer your question.
May 10, 2018|
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Response from jep700 | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know. Suggest you contact the restaurant itself.
richard p
March 4, 2017|
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Response from Michael B | Property representative |
Hello, we sell our ribs by the rack or half rack.
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