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Bessinger's Barbecue

1602 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7869
+1 843-556-1354
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“onion rings” (103 reviews)
“pulled pork” (61 reviews)
“southern bbq” (15 reviews)
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1602 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7869
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Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch there today both had the brisket tray special the quantity was very good had a nice flavor the price was very reasonable we would go back if in the area again

Thank Doug P
Reviewed February 28, 2016

The only reason I could not give Bessinger's a top rating is the brisket meat was a bit "rubbery" although the BBQ sauce(their own South Carolina style sauce) was good. The catfish and chicken were also good. The service was excellent with a 1/2 full...More

Thank Ron A
Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

This BBQ is quite tasty. You have to like mustard based BBQ to enjoy. The collard greens are really good. Lima beans are good not great. The green beans are really good. The onion ring they place on your platter is more like a cake....More

Thank Todd W
Reviewed February 27, 2016

My husband and I stop at Bessinger's Bar-B-Q for a meal every time we're in the Charleston area, which is a few times a year. Our recent trip was not up to what we have come to expect. The b-b-q is always good. We ordered...More

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Michael B, Owner at Bessinger's Barbecue, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2016

I am very sorry to hear of your experience on this visit, but am glad to hear that all other visits have been great. We try not to make mistakes, but they happen. However, we take all criticism and try to improve. As far as...More

Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

Dining room is attractive, clean, people are great but the BBQ pork - well it is subjective, but I didn't say Wow. They seem to be on cruise control, instead of pushing the limits of flavor and quality. Pork here is more sweet than smoke,...More

Thank Bear W
Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

This is my third time, that visit this place, always has the same wonderful southern style cousin flavor. We had the Sunday buffet. The parking was full, but we found a spot, that means people like it. Variety of food, taste and fresh. A lot...More

Thank 84josep
Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

This is good bar-b-que! If you enjoy a great mustard based sauce you will enjoy their sauce. I had the jumbo sandwich with fries and it was terrific. Each sandwich is served with a jumbo onion ring which is outstanding. I'll return on my next...More

Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Just hit the spot I've tried NC, and Texas BBQ This was extremely tasty and would recommend to anyone looking for a great bbq joint on Rte 17 We had the chopped pork on a bun and a side of onion rings Loved the flavor...More

Thank Marleneyi
Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

The Bbq was really good and the sauce was great! However I ordered chicken at the walk up counter for a dine in order. The hostess confirmed my order as "Bbq chicken" on the bone with the appropriate side orders. When I went to the...More

Thank Henry R
Reviewed February 13, 2016

We found this place by accident while driving on the highway and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the inexpensive price. It was very unassuming. We went in on the buffet side not knowing that there was another option, but it...More

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richard p
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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
Local cuisine, Large groups, 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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