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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%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“onion rings” (99 reviews)
“pulled pork” (58 reviews)
“southern bbq” (16 reviews)
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10:30 - 21:30All hours
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
1602 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7869
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Reviewed 4 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 weeks ago 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 5 weeks 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 10 September 2017 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 7 September 2017

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 3 September 2017

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 3 September 2017 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
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richard p
4 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, 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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