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Bessinger's Barbecue

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1602 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7869
+1 843-556-1354
10:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Portland, Maine
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222 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We wanted barbecue while we were in Charleston and this was near our motel. Maybe our expectation were too high but we were not overly impressed. We had ribs and the corn bread, beans and coleslaw. We sure did not go away hungry. Everything was OK but nothing better than most other similar places in other cities. Next visit we... More 

Thank TundraJayco
Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

#RestaurantReview : #BessingersBBQ #Charleston #SC - #LittleJoesBBQ #basket - #PulledPorkSandwich #vgood #SteakFires okay just had a few to do taste test #Single #OnionRing very delicious but batter a little thick, don't know how many #WeightWatchers #points it was? How many points for a #DeepFriedDonut with a thin ring of #onions would be? Basic salad for dinner.

1 Thank David V
Oak Island, North Carolina
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

by the OI Cuisine Commando Restaurant Style: American Smokehouse Last Ambiance: Casual. Plates are melmac and you come in to directly enter the buffet line. Woody benches and chairs give it the warm worn texture of home. I Confess I am not a fan of buffets because they are too much and often too aged on the steam table. This... More 

Thank OICommando
Plain City, Ohio
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231 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here 2 years ago and really enjoyed it, so decided to stop again when we were in town last week. Once again we got the chopped pork trays which come with one side and cornbread. I got the cole slaw with mine and it was so good. My husband got the baked beans and they were alright, the cole... More 

1 Thank JStarkey2
Pompano Beach, Florida
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was better than the relatives place, Melvins. Better attendtion to detail and food was more fresh. Service was slightly better as well. PEsonally, I like the sauce slightly better as well.

Thank Brent F
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read some reviews, but decided to take a chance since my husband is an onion ring maniac. Every part of the meal was horrible. The chopped pork had very little smokey flavor and the meat was barely warm. The sauces were not that great either. The onion ring was more like an onion donut...all batter that was not fully... More 

1 Thank 4Hobbits
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did not dine in. However, I wish we had, I would have ordered more. EVERYTHING was GREAT! I didn't know what "Hash" was but decided to try it OMG!

Thank Steve J
Manhattan Beach, California
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125 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are BBQ people, and we found this restaurant accidentally, and are so glad we did! We ordered a combination plate to share, and trust me, it was enough for two people. Top of the list were the St. Louis ribs. GREAT smoky flavor and tender as well. Next was the pulled pork with the smoky mustard sauce. Really excellent.... More 

Thank GoodToGoGirl
Chatham, Virginia
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183 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

food was ok but the bbq was very dry. all you can eat smorgasboard. wings were good, honey, hot, teriyaki. good dessert choices

Thank Donna P
Youngstown, New York
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We loved this place. Sign out side said 'Best BBQ in South Carolina' and it was. The Little Joe's pulled pork sandwich hit the spot. And the onion ring was different than anything I've ever had. The batter was thick. It was more like a hush puppy with an onion ring on the inside. Outstanding!

Thank Oddly127

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?