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Joe Bessinger's Barbeque

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1114 College Park Rd, Summerville, SC 29486-8614
+1 843-875-6313
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Summerville, South Carolina
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147 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This family has a well-known history of BBQ in the low country. This location is always friendly, clean and welcoming. The BBQ is sweet mustard based with choices of sandwich sizes, baskets, or plates with hash and rice and slaw..You may order bulk items also for family gatherings. Their hamburgers are "home-made" and just as good as home-made sounds with... More 

Thank Rita A
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Had dinner at Mr. Bessingers place this afternoon....awesome food ! The young lady that waited on us was very nice. We eat at the restaurant often. If you go there you will return again.

Thank Gail B
Charleston, South Carolina
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This place was a blast! An authentic barbecue experience. Friendly staff, affordable and diverse menus, free refills on soda and sweet tea. The food was good although not amazing. Quality food at fast food pricing with friendly service. I will be eating there again.

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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely love the burgers here!!! Everything about this place is great. The fact they have a drive thru makes it even better. The staff was very friendly. Will keep coming!!

Thank jenndelynn
Beaufort, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Mediocre BBQ. Hash was more like spicy milkshake poured over rice. Onion rings were the only thing good. Cashier/waitress acted like it was a bother to even serve us.

Thank Robert L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Go here all the time, love getting a lil Joe Basket! This is a family owned business and they have been there for a long time. Everyone is friendly and we always look forward to our next visit.

Thank John G
Ridgeville, South Carolina
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98 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

When I first moved to SC in the 70s I became a fan of Bessinger's and Robert's bbq restaurants in the West Ashley and North areas. But living out in the country I had to find my barbecue at other places and missed the onion rings and pineapple shakes in addition to great barbecue and burgers. We passed by this... More 

Thank 244maryellena
Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

This is the best bbq that I have had in years. Their sauce is mustard based and is excellent. I have purchased their sauce for my personal use when I barbecue on my grill at home. I highly recommend Bessingers on College Park Road.

Thank eric699
Aiken, South Carolina
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314 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

Stopped for lunch on the way home from Charleston. It was only about three miles from I-26. We both enjoyed the Little Joe Basket which came with a barbecue sandwich, choice of two sides, and drink. We placed our order and sat down and our food came out quickly. The baked beans, coleslaw and sandwich were really good and filling.... More 

Thank ASH814
Summerville, South Carolina
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103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

You will love the barbeque and will enjoy the very casual atmosphere. This is a typical "Southern" barbeque joint. Just place your order (including the sweet tea) and enjoy. Be sure to take the whole family.

Thank Steven Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 College Park Rd, Summerville, SC 29486-8614
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Summerville
  • Phone Number: +1 843-875-6313

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