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Bessinger's Barbecue

1602 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7869
+1 843-556-1354
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (103 reviews)
“pulled pork” (61 reviews)
“southern bbq” (15 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 21:30All hours
American, Barbecue
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1602 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7869
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Never had Southern BBQ before. Was next to Motel we were staying at. We made a very wise choice :) Food was great.

Thank JohnGabb08882
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having gone to college in Chas, my wife and I have been enjoying Bessinger's for yeas. It is our favorite when we come back to visit. It is the SC style mustard based BBQ so it may not be for everyone's taste, but we love...More

Thank ElCid83
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here in the past and for an order your own food and take it to your table kind of BBQ place, it wasn't that bad. So last night on my way home I decided to stop by and pick something up for...More

Thank Alexis C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needed some lunch on our drive into Charleston so we choose BBQ and this was the first place we found. Loved the ribs, I guess there are many other BBQ restaurants in town to choose from but we were not disappointed with the ribs we...More

Thank NXW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The portions were generous...but the ribs were dried out the onion rings we're mussy... I would not go back

Thank Jean C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No idea what to expect when we came in, they offer you a buffet for around 15 bucks, you can eat as much as you like, the atmosphere was so so, the staff were nice and helpfull, the food was okay, but not worth the...More

Thank DiabloDesigns v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here at lunch hour on a Tuesday after the eclipse. Very busy but they handled it well. Being a BBQ aficionado and home smoker I'm quite picky about my que. Had the rib platter with 2 sides and corn bread. The ribs were plentiful...More

Thank Gotrocs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worst barbeque ever dry no sauce on my dinner they screwed up my wife's sandwich forgot to put fries in the bag. would never eat there again

Thank Ronnie H
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

I grew up in the Columbia area, where Piggie Park (now Maurice's, another branch of the Bessinger clan) was the gold standard for BBQ. When I'm in Charleston visiting, I usually have BBQ at one of the local Charleston BBQ places. On this trip I...More

Thank RRphotos
Reviewed 26 July 2017

My first experience with Southern pork BBQ was at this Bessinger's about 40 years ago. For me, it set the standard for BBQ, any kind of BBQ. I lived in Charleston for about 15 years and the Savannah Hwy restaurant was always a favorite, especially...More

1  Thank boeingATL
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richard p
5 March 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
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
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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