Bessinger’s Barbeque

Bessinger’s Barbeque

BBQ Joint and Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
1602 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407, United States
Hours:
Closed until 10:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 10:30 AM–9:30 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:
No
7.8/10

Based on 70 votes

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  • onion rings
  • melvin
  • ribs
  • buffet
  • cheeseburgers
  • great value
  • big screen TVs
  • family-friendly
  • sandwiches
  • Southern food
  • french fries
  • good service
  • daily specials
  • cole slaw
  • donuts
  • brisket
  • barbecue
  • pork
  • kids meals
  • good for a quick meal
  • Ray B.

    Melvin's gets the pub. but Bessingers might actually have the best Cheeseburger in Charleston. Great Q as well-done right.

    Ray Borkman · March 12, 2010
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  • Alex K.

    Try our weekend Buffet. Friday 5:00-8:30, Saturday 5:00-8:30, and Sunday 12:00-8:00.

    Alex Kut · May 10, 2012
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  • Ralph V.

    Onion rings that's all I gotta say.....

    Ralph Vega · March 18, 2012
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  • Courtney C.

    No matter what you order, be sure to get an onion ring! They are huge and delicious!

    Courtney Clark · August 31, 2011
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  • Alex K.

    You must try the Onion Rings!

    Alex Kut · May 14, 2012
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  • Laura C.

    Best onion rings in the country!

    Laura Carson · May 11, 2012
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  • Rich G.

    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.

    Rich Gallagher · October 19, 2011
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  • Peter A.

    Brisket...Mmmmmmmmmmm...

    Peter Aquino · December 9, 2013
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  • Olivia F.

    #1 BBQ joint?? I would like to know how? Food is sun-par and the staff ha poor customer service.

    Olivia Fee · August 15, 2013
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  • Mandy S.

    It was a bad experience. The customer service was lacking to put it nicely and I left feeling irritated.

    Mandy Sexton · July 26, 2013
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  • Amanda K.

    Thursday night kids night. Kids meals 99 cents!

    Amanda Kennedy-Colie · July 25, 2013
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  • Chloe

    It's really unique! And I'm enjoying the theme.

    Chloe · July 21, 2013
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  • Hannah G.

    BE SURE TO GET AN ONION RING! You won't regret it.

    Hannah Garrett · May 28, 2012
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  • Alex K.

    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!

    Alex Kut · May 8, 2012
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  • Clemson T.

    You have to try the onion rings

    Clemson Tom · March 5, 2012
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  • Tim S.

    You can't go wrong with the pork sandwich. Fries are standard with the donut onion ring.

    Tim Scoutelas · 6 days ago
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  • Abby R.

    Delicious burgers and chicken fingers

    Abby Rumph · January 11
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  • Beverlee C.

    Lunch with the McDonagh's and the Daniel's

    Beverlee Conklin · October 25, 2014
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  • Eric M.

    Go to the Sandwich Spot, skip the Buffet.

    Eric Munn · May 30, 2014
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  • Neil B.

    Best BBQ in the Lowcountry!

    Neil Baumgardner · April 27, 2014
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  • Rick S.

    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.

    Rick Shaftan · March 30, 2014
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  • Bud S.

    Onion rings are like a donut with a little bit of onion.

    Bud Shoemate · February 11, 2014
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  • Kevin H.

    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.

    Kevin Harbison · August 24, 2013
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  • Mandy S.

    If you don't like mustard based sauce, don't eat their BBQ pork.

    Mandy Sexton · July 26, 2013
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  • Chris N.

    Love the onion rings!

    Chris Nimocks · June 27, 2013
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  • Manda

    Order extra onion rings!!! They're delicious!!! Reminds me of fair food.

    Manda · May 19, 2013
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  • Deborah F.

    Must have the pulled pork

    Deborah Frethem · May 17, 2013
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  • Jean M.

    Remodeled sandwich shop now has two big screen TVs.

    Jean Moureau · April 16, 2013
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  • Kristine B.

    Onion rings are the best!!!

    Kristine Bullard · March 9, 2013
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  • Lindy D.

    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. :)

    Lindy Di Mascio · September 9, 2012
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  • Pink S.

    Awesome BBQ. Love the coleslaw and st Lewis style ribs !

    Pink Sapphire · July 26, 2012
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  • Drew E.

    Get the Big Joe. Its delicious!

    Drew Eads · June 2, 2012
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  • Gillian G.

    Like everyone else says, get an onion ring! It's delicious!

    Gillian Gurganus · May 29, 2012
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  • Alex K.

    We now have Dry Rub ribs available, along with all 3 of our signature sauces to try!

    Alex Kut · April 29, 2012
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  • Caleb T.

    Best BBQ period!

    Caleb Tinsley · January 4, 2012
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  • Tara D.

    ONION RINGS!!!! Da bomb diggity!

    Tara D · November 2, 2013
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