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Bessinger's Barbecue

1602 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7869
+1 843-556-1354
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“onion ring” (58 reviews)
“pulled pork” (57 reviews)
“southern bbq” (16 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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1602 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7869
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food would have been a lot better if it were served hot. Also, the pulled pork is in a mustard based sauce, but I didn't know that and I didn't see it posted any where. I do not like mustard. I tried it and...More

Thank nycgal529
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped because we love bbq and someone told us there's was good. Instead of having a menu to order bbq, there was a southern food buffet as the only option. One of us is not a buffet eater and most of the food didn't...More

Thank johnwX2426TO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was close to our hotel and had read good reviews on TA. My wife wanted to try BBQ different from that in the mid-west. Went thru the salad bar and we both enjoyed some different salads. I saw the fried fish and was very happy...More

Thank kagnew64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a LARGE BBQ placed. It can handle a ton of people and has excellent food options. We tried chicken, pork, cabbage, o-rings, fries, bread, corn bread, potato salad, an ALL of the sauces. The sweet tea is so good. True southern sweet tea.

Thank JCW3-V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The brisket was moist and a little over cooked for my taste however the flavor was excellent. The ribs were very tender and tasty. There hickory BBQ sauce was a little sweet which I liked. All was good enough that we took the leftovers to...More

Thank 833dickb
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I've had worse bbq, but I've also had better. This joint was located right next door to our hotel (don't worry-there's no bbq aroma. At all.) and that was its best feature. Sides are lukewarm, and taste like what I believe they are--fresh from the...More

Thank amherst_reader
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We ate at Bessinger's several years ago when we visited Charleston and were impressed with the food and the size of the portions so wanted to give it another try. I enjoyed the pulled pork and my dad had the ribs that were very tasty....More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch. We had the pulled pork sandwich and the pulled pork platter which came with slaw and a doughflled onion ring. The whole meal was just ok. No need to return.

Thank Beachsiders386
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Visiting a plantation in the area, we were in need of a small bite. Right, couldn't resist a sign with "Barbecue" and it turned out to be a buffet. The place was packed, and many / most locals just back from Sunday church. The food...More

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 15 September 2017

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

Thank JohnGabb08882
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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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