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Bessinger's Barbecue

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1602 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7869
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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All 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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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite to eat. Glad we did. Everything we ordered was very good. All fresh and flavorful. Restaurant is very casual and a bit noisy but fun to hang out. Had the pulled pork and bbq ribs. All was delish!

Thank Evelyn Z
Romney, West Virginia
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service is ok. You receive a pager and go to the counter to pickup your order. The prices are a little high for the portion size and quality of food. Fries are definitely dumped out of a bag. The sandwich was tiny and pretty tasteless. We were hoping for some good Southern barbecue, but left disappointed. The large deep-fried... More 

Thank Michael M
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We usually try to make a trip to essingers at least once on our annual vacation week at Edisto SC. We got pulled pork sandwiches, a quart of hash, and a key lime pie at the drive through, brouht it all back to Edisto. I forgot to get extra sauce. So the meat was dry. But still delicious.

Thank Robbie T
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291 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered off the menu and were not disappointed. The pork and beef was very good. The onion rings are made with a sweet batter and fried in large slices. Delicious! This is not a full service restaurant, so don't expect much in the way of good service.

Thank Pam W
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been on the road for 3 weeks and we're past due for some good Southern BBQ. We went for the buffet. We do not recommend it. First off, a BBQ with no ribs is a sin. The catfish, chicken, and shrimp were all breaded, Luke warm and so dry I swear you could blow dust off of it.... More 

Thank Brenda K
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there with a large group on the buffet. The price was high for the low quality of food. Good didn't seem fresh and was cold. Only thing that was really edible was the dessert. Will not be back.

Thank Amber H
Cape Coral, Florida
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

I don't know how they get away with it. So you order your meal at a cashier. Se was so preoccupied with other things she rambled on and was incoherent while talking, not informative at all. You get your own drinks and wait for the food. Burgers were ok, nothing special. Sorry but if you have a sit down establishment,... More 

Thank Jill725leo
Jacksonville, Florida
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112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

The Sandwich Shop part of this was open and the food was very good. The atmosphere and decor was very laid back and friendly. Great spot to eat.

Thank marvin0630
Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We decided to try Bessinger's Barbecue for supper after seeing it when traveling from our hotel into downtown Charleston. As Northerners, we have very limited barbecue experience. We opted for the buffet and enjoyed the various choices, but especially liked the pulled pork. I had hoped to try some ribs, but they were not on the buffet when we were... More 

Thank Siobhan1177
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for something quick to lunch down the road, we saw it and it looked good from outside. It was really really good! My husband ordered the pork sandwich and I ordered the brisket platter with corn bread. The bbq is delicious with a few variety options. The price was fair.

Thank Georgina_GoHe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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?