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LEGENDARY BBQ
SINCE 1939

80 YEARS OF LEGENDARY BBQ

The First Family of BBQ

The Bessingers are the first family of barbeque in South Carolina, known for their legendary mustard-based barbeque sauce, a Carolina classic since the 1930s.

By keeping the business in the family and taking a hands-on approach to managing the restaurant, Thomas Bessinger and his sons, Tommy and Michael, have maintained a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere that welcomes customers and makes them feel like they're part of the family.

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY

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Now this is what I was expecting when I saw this place. Real BBQ!!!

Ribs fell off the bone, wings were amazing!!! Potato salad was perfect and the collard greens were so beautifully spiced, I couldn't get enough of them!!! The spicy mustard sauce was the BEST!!! Will be back here again when I'm in town!!!”—Tiffani C. (Google Review)

WHEN PIGS FLY CATERING

Looking for the perfect crowd-pleasing menu for your next group gathering? Let local favorite Bessinger's BBQ take the reigns to give your guests the taste of a true Southern tradition.