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Bessinger's Barbecue

1602 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7869
+1 843-556-1354
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (101 reviews)
“pulled pork” (60 reviews)
“southern bbq” (14 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1602 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7869
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Love the brisket, the pork and the sauce. We stopped by driving back from Charleston and I'm glad we did. The sides were good too. I smoke a good deal of barbecue at home and Bessinger does a good job.

Thank Red_Apple_Guy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Bessinger Family has been putting out great SC mustard-based BBQ for longer than most of us have been alive. It's a one-of-kind sauce that is a surprise to the unexpecting, and a delight to those in the know. I can't speak to the buffet...More

Thank Gary A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fatty dry meat. How can you mess up steak fries? Ask Bessinger's. Service was ok but that is as far as it went. My kids wouldn't even eat the fries.

Thank Mendi D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd never had mustard based barbecue sauce. This place is amazing! It's a must have if you're new to the area. My kids declared it a hit. The onion rings are to die for. All the sauces were delicious!

Thank Becki N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we travel, we love to try either BBQ or Fried Chicken at different places. We like to compare these two favorite American dishes from different regions of the country. After seeing it listed on TV as one of the 8 best BBQ restaurants in...More

Thank Redirecting
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was decent enough, but not a great value. My main complaints are for: 1) long wait (almost 30 minute wait in a practically empty restaurant). 2) the water button on the soda machine was broken. So every time we needed to refill those...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My top criteria for a good BBQ place is seeing an actual working BBQ grill. This place has one. Right out front. Food was great and there was plenty of it for everyone. Ribs literally fell off the bone and the pulled pork sandwiches let...More

Thank EJR56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I just had the pleasure of vacationing in Charleston for the first time and were amazed at how many restaurant options surrounded us. We noticed Bessinger's Barbecue and decided to venture off of our usual Seafood path.....much to our taste buds delight....More

Thank mhicks24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bbq was good , ribs and brisket good chopped chicken sandwich was good. Most people seem to like the onion rings but they were nothing but grease

Thank hokie728
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Title says it all, I expected a barbecue place in the South to be better than this, the ribs and chopped chicken were both just ok. The beans looked like they had been sitting all day, they were mushy and sticky, it took a bit...More

Thank koleary89
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
richard p
Ribs? do they serve full or half racks of ribs?
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
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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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