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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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11:00 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
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Jacksonville, Florida
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96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank marvin0630
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Siobhan1177
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Georgina_GoHe
Conklin, New York
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant itself was nothing fancy but the food was pretty good. They have a large selection of food choices. This is Carolina style barbecue which I'm not used to. I would definitely go back to try other dishes.

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Thank Rhonda M
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If u love pulled pork then u need to stop by here and get a sandwich they have the best BBQ we came from Ky on vacation and honestly I could come down just for Bessinger's!! It's so good

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Thank TK0083
Jacksonville, Florida
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, they were under staffed, which equals not so good service. The Buffett had about four meats, most over cooked except for the bbq, which was very good. Desserts were very average, banana pudding, pineapple cake, etc. you can do a lot better for 14.00 a plate.

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Thank sugtaz
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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210 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On way from Hilton Head to Myrtle Beach after vacation and always stop at Bessingers for a BBQ sandwich. Actually met up with my brother-in-law and my son as well and we all had a great lunch. BBQ Chicken, BBQ sandwich and cheeseburger between the 3 of us, with French Fries. They have a variety of sandwiches, platters, trays and... More 

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Thank Dick B
Miami, Florida
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come to town twice a year, and the visit isn't complete without a trip to Bessinger's, or Piggy Park as us old timers know it. This trip was no exception. A couple of Little Joe baskets, and the wife got the Big Chicken sandwich, which is in my opinion one of the best fried chicken sandwiches you'll ever have.... More 

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Thank MiamiMan42
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best Ice Tea I've had in a long time, great buffet, and the absolute best pulled pork bbq I have ever eaten.

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Thank Joetta B
New Hyde Park, New York
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had great ribs, macaroni & cheese. we even bought sauces home with us. it's a great stop in your are in the neighborhood.

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Thank Caymanisle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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
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

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