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Bessinger's Barbecue

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1602 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-6257
843-556-1354
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10:30 am - 9:30 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
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Buffet, Seating, Takeout

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  • 137
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  • 51
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  • 25
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy In My Tummy

The BBQ Brisket was delicious Really reasonable prices. Party room in the back for the buffet on weekends. Considering having my rehearsal dinner here. The mac & cheese is not the best but the fries are great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
dbartolomeo919
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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stopped by on a rainy night. And we both got a dinner platters. Very good. And with the nice gentleman that took our order. Would definitely go back

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Thank Jennifer M
Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Bessingers has the best bar b que ive had in a long time. Always fresh consistent. Sides are very good. Lima beans,baked beans. Fun place?

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Thank mraquel69
Bangkok
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently had dinner at this bbq restaurant and enjoyed the buffet style dinner. The pulled pork was great as were the huge array of sides. Staff was friendly. We would happily eat there again.

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Thank Sgr2940
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was not warm, cold fried okra. The overall quality of the sides were lacking. The salad bar was fine but that is not what you go to a buffet for. The desserts were nothing special. There was some kind of green cake the kids would not even eat. Prices were reasonable, but not going back.

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Thank Carrie K
Miami Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The BBQ Brisket was delicious Really reasonable prices. Party room in the back for the buffet on weekends. Considering having my rehearsal dinner here. The mac & cheese is not the best but the fries are great.

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Thank dbartolomeo919
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Big Joe sandwich basket is awesome with the tender flavorful meat drench in the best tasting bbq sauce. Let's talk about the onion rings...AWESOME!!! Ordered 2 additional basket of onion rings & bought 2 bottles of sauce to take home. They have Coke Zero, my favorite! You have to put Bessinger"s Barbecue on Savannah Hwy in Charleston SC on... More 

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1 Thank Pam K
Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I had the barbecue combination platter with ribs, pork, and brisket. All three were perfectly cooked, moist, and with the right amount of smoke. The pork was sauced with their classic slightly-mustardy sauce. The ribs were a short rack of three ribs and though I got the end of the ribs with the short bones and back meat, they were... More 

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1 Thank greg j
Tampa, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Grabbed some to go food while on vacation over the Christmas holiday. Had the BBQ Pork basket. Lots of meat, excellent sauce, and plenty of fries. Decently priced as well - only a dollar or two more than a typical fast food meal, but MUCH better tasting.

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Thank Rod R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I can't get enough of Bessingers. It is my favorite pitstop each and every time I visit Chalreston. The onion rings are to die for! The french fries are always hot. And the little joe pork sandwich is my all time favorite. Classic Southern mustard based BBQ. I always buy extra sauce to take home and a get a sweet... More 

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Thank KarenKSD
Port Orange, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We were driving through Savannah,12-27-2015 looking for this restaurant that a friend had told us about ! This is the best BBQ that I have had, the flavor of the sauce, honey mustard was delicious . The restaurant is nice inside and the staff was very nice. We were there before the Church crowd arrived and we left feeling good.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1602 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-6257
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: 843-556-1354

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?