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255 John B White SR Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29306-6047
+1 864-585-9387
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Tue 07:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 07:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Boiling Springs, North Carolina, United States
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a Greasy Spoon restaurant that has been loved by many and is a "must eat" place in Spartanburg. For my second visit, I had the Chili cheeseburger and onion rings. By the time I got to my seat, the rings were cold and the burger luke warm. It is an experience, to have but as I reminded myself,... More 

Thank photojdoc
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Beacon is a local landmark. People from all around the country come here to eat. Sandwiches are extra large with a huge heaping of French fries and onion rings! The person calling the orders is so fast you can't understand him. It's a novelty. The food is very greasy though but it tastes wonderful! The Beacon tea is so... More 

Thank Lori D
North Carolina
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185 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We live approximately 40 miles from this iconic restaurant and do not get by there as much as we would like. When we do it is a treat. The food is delicious but unfortunately not very healthy fare. But what the heck - you only live once! The place has not changed much since it opened in 1946. The onion... More 

Thank sctraveler069
Merrimack, NH
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378 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting to get dried good fast. Order chic tenders "a plenty" and for enough greasey dried and onions rings to feed a large family. we had to experience it. Many trades folk stopping in for lunch. It was ok as really dried good goes

Thank hr1313
Brevard, North Carolina, United States
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Beacon Drive In is a place that everybody needs to try once; it offers a unique atmosphere and an insane amount of food. I ordered a Chili Burger A Plenty, which means that it comes with a combination of fries and onion rings - either of which is more than anybody with an average appetite could eat. There was... More 

1 Thank Mike C
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Must do in Spartanburg... Call it! Famous for their burgers and has..always a stop on the political trail!

Thank Jennifer Y
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Beacon Drive In has been around since 1946. In its heyday it The Beacon was a must do experience in Spartanburg. Although the restaurant has lost some its charisma since legendary order caller J.C. Stroble passed away, it's still a must do in my opinion. The portions of the A-Plenty meals are enormous. There is a wide variety of... More 

Thank Ted B
Athens, Georgia
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193 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The double chili-cheese burger w/ bacon was surprisingly good (as well as good sized). Fries were of the standard issue crinkle-cut frozen variety but fried to a great crunch. Onion rings were a bit disappointing. They still had a raw flour taste and I do not think the grease was at the right temp as they were even greasier than... More 

1 Thank tencatdaddy
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is over sized,greasy,and expensive.BUT NONE OF THAT MATTERS ONCE YOU TASTE IT! Full of flavor and the onion rings are my favorite!!!Please check out the menu before ordering,the caller expects you to give an order as soon as you walk up.But thats why the service is so fast. Dont let the long line fool you,you will be at a... More 

Thank KaciSuperMom
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142 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here and it was as good as I remember It had been awhile since I live in NC now I have been eating here since I was a child and I still love it I do miss Mr. White such a nice man and JC (call It) they were icons that are surely missed but the food wow... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 John B White SR Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29306-6047
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Spartanburg
  • Phone Number: +1 864-585-9387

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