Bessinger’s Barbeque

Bessinger’s Barbeque

BBQ Joint and Southern / Soul Food Restaurant$$$$
  • Laura C.
    "Best onion rings in the country!"(12 Tips)
    Ray B.
    "Melvin's gets the pub."(2 Tips)
    Abby R.
    "Delicious burgers and chicken fingers"(3 Tips)
    Pink S.
    "Love the coleslaw and st Lewis style ribs !"(2 Tips)
37 Tips and reviews
  • barbecue
  • onion rings
  • ribs
  • Southern food
  • family-friendly
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  • Rich G.
    Rich GallagherOctober 19, 2011
    If you're in Charleston, you need to stop here for a meal. The 'Que doesn't disappoint and the sauce is one of the best around, mustard-based or not.
  • Alex K.
    Alex KutMay 8, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try Tuesday's Daily Special: Big Chick Combo with fries and a regular drink for only $7.99. Hand-breaded and deep fried in house!
  • Lindy D.
    Lindy Di MascioSeptember 9, 2012
    I am an eastern NC girl, and have been slow to take to this SC mustard sauce. Oh Lordy if I had only stopped here first! Nearly a year wasted with slop. Want to love SC sauce? Eat here. :)
  • Tim S.
    Tim ScoutelasFebruary 28, 2015
    You can't go wrong with the pork sandwich. Fries are standard with the donut onion ring.
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HarbisonAugust 24, 2013
    Get the bacon cheeseburger. Not as good as Melvin's (which is weird since it's the same family) but coming in 2nd ain't a bad thing.
  • Courtney C.
    Courtney ClarkAugust 31, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    No matter what you order, be sure to get an onion ring! They are huge and delicious!
  • Manda
    MandaMay 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Order extra onion rings!!! They're delicious!!! Reminds me of fair food.
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GarrettMay 28, 2012
    BE SURE TO GET AN ONION RING! You won't regret it.
  • Alex K.
    Alex KutMay 10, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try our weekend Buffet. Friday 5:00-8:30, Saturday 5:00-8:30, and Sunday 12:00-8:00.
  • Alex K.
    Alex KutApril 29, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    We now have Dry Rub ribs available, along with all 3 of our signature sauces to try!
  • Mandy S.
    Mandy SextonJuly 26, 2013
    If you don't like mustard based sauce, don't eat their BBQ pork.
  • Jean M.
    Jean MoureauApril 16, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Remodeled sandwich shop now has two big screen TVs.
  • Rick S.
    Rick ShaftanMarch 30, 2014
    Do not go for the buffet unless you enjoy standing on long lines waiting for very old people to make it through the one buffet line.
  • Bud S.
    Bud ShoemateFebruary 11, 2014
    Onion rings are like a donut with a little bit of onion.
  • Eric M.
    Eric MunnMay 30, 2014
    Go to the Sandwich Spot, skip the Buffet.
  • Pink S.
    Pink SapphireJuly 26, 2012
    Awesome BBQ. Love the coleslaw and st Lewis style ribs !
  • Chloe
    ChloeJuly 21, 2013
    It's really unique! And I'm enjoying the theme.
  • Amanda K.
    Thursday night kids night. Kids meals 99 cents!
  • Ray B.
    Ray BorkmanMarch 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Melvin's gets the pub. but Bessingers might actually have the best Cheeseburger in Charleston. Great Q as well-done right.
  • Deborah F.
    Deborah FrethemMay 17, 2013
    Must have the pulled pork
  • Abby R.
    Abby RumphJanuary 11, 2015
    Delicious burgers and chicken fingers
  • Olivia F.
    Olivia FeeAugust 15, 2013
    #1 BBQ joint?? I would like to know how? Food is sun-par and the staff ha poor customer service.
  • Tara D.
    Tara DNovember 2, 2013
    ONION RINGS!!!! Da bomb diggity!
  • Gillian G.
    Gillian GurganusMay 29, 2012
    Like everyone else says, get an onion ring! It's delicious!
  • Clemson T.
    Clemson TomMarch 5, 2012
    You have to try the onion rings
  • Drew E.
    Drew EadsJune 2, 2012
    Get the Big Joe. Its delicious!
  • Alex K.
    Alex KutMay 14, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    You must try the Onion Rings!
  • Mandy S.
    Mandy SextonJuly 26, 2013
    It was a bad experience. The customer service was lacking to put it nicely and I left feeling irritated.
  • Kristine B.
    Kristine BullardMarch 9, 2013
    Onion rings are the best!!!
  • Jennifer G.
    Jennifer GroveMarch 13, 2015
    Great French fries
  • Neil B.
    Neil BaumgardnerApril 27, 2014
    Best BBQ in the Lowcountry!
  • Chris N.
    Chris NimocksJune 27, 2013
    Love the onion rings!
  • Laura C.
    Laura CarsonMay 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best onion rings in the country!
  • Peter A.
    Peter AquinoDecember 9, 2013
  • Beverlee C.
    Beverlee ConklinOctober 25, 2014
    Lunch with the McDonagh's and the Daniel's
  • Ralph V.
    Ralph VegaMarch 18, 2012
    Onion rings that's all I gotta say.....
  • Caleb T.
    Caleb TinsleyJanuary 4, 2012
    Best BBQ period!
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