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Bessinger's Barbecue

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1602 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7869
+1 843-556-1354
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Last weekend, we visited Bessinger's for some BBQ. We arrived at the restaurant around 7:00 pm. Ordered the brisket and was told that it wasn't ready yet, but would be available in about 15 minutes--this should have been a dead-giveaway, since brisket is slow-cooked for 28-36 hours, a quarter-hour wouldn't make a difference. Anyway, waited a bit and got a... More 

Thank Longhorn1977
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just has dinner at Bessinger's. Both of us ordered the brisket platters. Meat was overdone and chewy. Baked beans had a strange taste. Green beans obviously from a can and very salty. Corn muffins stale. Overall - yuck! Indulge your barbecue cravings elsewhere.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The chopped chicken was not good. They do not pick out the skin and fat and it's covered in barbecue sauce, so you don't know it until to start chewing it. Get the half chicken instead. The baked beans were just okay, but the collards were good.

Thank angelalee511
Kannapolis, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Typical BBQ fare. We think the brisket is the best thing we are there . Bone on BBQ chicken a little dry. Pulled chicken seemed to have a lot of fat in it! Not too good! The sides of Mac and Cheese and cabbage just ok. We did not do the buffet.. just ordered and were seated.

Thank CDGTrips
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went through the drive thru to get a Little Joe Basket. When I got home, I was missing the sandwich. I called, and they said to come back to pick it up. When I got back home the second time, the sandwich was cold.

Thank Kent W
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105 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Omg i read some of the reviews and its you can see that people order the wrong things there and complain it wasnt good. You dont order mac n cheese for a side!! Order the carolina hash(out of this world)!!and fries...get the pulled pork and the brisket!!(chicken pretty good too). The sauce is mustard bsed very good and it comes... More 

Thank rd400r
Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Started at swig and swine, but the others in our party didn't want to wait for a table. So some one said let's go to bessinger's. well there was "buffet" and I wasn't impressed. The mac and cheese was noodles with a hard glob of cheese on top. The pulled pork had no smoke flavor and tasted like to was... More 

Thank bewhy74
Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You walk in and order at the counter and wait for your ticker to go off then you pick up your food. Great selection for small or big appetite. I love thier pulled pork sandwich and thier BBQ sauces are good but thier ribs were so good too. Like the atmosphere and cleanliness of the place. Will definitely go back.

Thank Leticia Y
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Took a friend to Bessingers for the first time last week and she can't wait to go back! Amazing from food to staff.

Thank Purrlvr
Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Best buffet in town. Great service. A wide variety of fresh homemade food for a mere $14. Can't beat it!!

Thank Pamela T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 843-556-1354

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?