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Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Buffet, Drive Thru
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Reviewed October 12, 2020

I have reviewed Bessinger's before and the food and service is still excellent. I was very impressed with the way they are handling being open at this time. They had one person that roamed and asked if you needed things and brought it to you....They were on top of their game in cleanliness.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 25, 2020 via mobile

We each ordered the brisket platter. Everything was delicious. Definitely suggest stopping in if you’re looking for good barbecue!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed March 12, 2020

Happy that one of the recommended restaurants was close to where we were staying so we didn't need to fight traffic to eat dinner. Many people who were there were obviously return customers because they knew the routine for ordering. We watched and picked up...quickly. My husband had the pork sandwich while I had the brisket, both with fries and an onion ring bigger than some dog throw toys. No substitutions if you order the combo, but you can get just a sandwich and order sides separately (a number of selections sounded good). I did not regret my choice since the fries were crispy but not over-fried and the brisket was FABULOUS! Smoky, tender, lean, moist and one of the best I have ever tasted. If we travel through Charleston again, we will be stopping here since my husband is picky and he loved the pork.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020

When to restaurant with family after work ready to enjoy some good hot food...BIG disappointment there was no host to seat you at a table we had to order our food from the counter pay for it and then go to our booth and wait...for our number to be called and then go get it no one came to see if we need anything or just to check and see if we needed anything...won't be going there againMore

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

Went on a Saturday evening to order food to go and they were out of almost everything. Staff recommended somewhere else to go and we enjoyed the food there.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed November 8, 2019

The freshest food; all prepared on site! Owned by a beautiful Christian family! Who run their business with integrity and pride in their product, All meats smoked on premiss with Mr. "T's" amazing sauces. I am new to the area and am blessed to be...part of this team.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 4, 2019

Customer Service good , Great food, close to Hotel Best Western , very clean ,self service drinks . We ate there 2 times

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed November 1, 2019

just decided to try it out! I am so glad we did! The brisket melted my taste buds! I can't wait to go back again!

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed October 17, 2019

The sauce is still great- the best part of this establishment. Meat quality is only so-so as are the sides. Service was friendly, but slow. Prices are on the high side.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 8, 2019

I ordered food to go. Watched them bag it and put it under a heat lamp. 25 minutes later no food. Told me they were waiting on fries. Must have gone to Idaho to get them. Asked for my money back since I never received...food. They canceled what they thought was my order but actually was somebody else’s. Never go here if you want warm food at a decent pace. This place has gone downhill majorly!!!!!!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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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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Don’t know. Suggest you contact the restaurant itself.
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Hello, we sell our ribs by the rack or half rack.
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