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Bessinger's Barbecue

1602 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7869
+1 843-556-1354
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“onion rings” (104 reviews)
“pulled pork” (59 reviews)
“southern bbq” (17 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1602 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7869
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very good food and fast service! We got the pulled pork platter with Mac n cheese and coleslaw. The food came quickly and was very delicious. The bathrooms were also clean which was a plus

Thank Bullybrock
Reviewed 4 days ago

No table service, ordered at counter, had the brisket, too much fat, couldn't eat too much of it. Would consider another restaurant close by if in Charleston again.

Thank 846daphner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To start, the buffet is really worth the price. My best friend used to go to school with the owner's son so we have been going here for many years (during our annual summer visits to SC.) The quality of this BBQ is true southern...More

Thank Alessandra W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed just a few blocks and the place was recommended by the hotel staff so we took the walk. I got the brisket and my wife got the pork both were very good. The steak fries were cooked through not something that is as...More

Thank jeffsW8210WA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was within walking distance of our hotel. What can I say? I think I may be a convert to South Carolina BBQ! We got the combination platter. The ribs were the best I ever had in m y life. The chicken and beef...More

Thank DPenn_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered a pork little Joe last night. Got home and the onion ring was total rubber from being under a heat lamp tooooo long. Called to speak to the manager Jack who rather than apologize...quickly put me in my place saying "impossible as they are...More

Thank RC D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best collards and barbeque ever!! The prices were very reasonable as well. Portions were large and we had several sauces to try. Would totally recommend eating here!

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm so glad we chose this place to eat. Never been to Charleston before and this was right near our hotel so we walked over and I'm so glad we did. The buffet was amazingly delicious. Being from NC I had never tried a mustard...More

Thank Loves2Cruise10
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Very busy, home style place. Order at the counter and pick up your meal. Pulled pork was delicious and offered with 3 different sauces. Huge onion rings and large cut fries rounded out the sandwich combo on bun like cibiata. One order is more than...More

Thank jep700
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Just stopped for a southern bbq after a long day of site seeing. A lady at my hotel recommended. I placed my order when the cashier was beung yelled at by a coworker. The manager ? told the employee to be nice, the cashier just...More

Thank Quinn32017
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May 10, 2018|
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Response from hobiesmom | Reviewed this property |
Fri./Sat. buffet begins at 5 p.m.. Sundays at 11 am. Stays open til 8 or 9 pm. Call to be sure of closing time. Same on Fri/Sat.
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Large groups, 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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