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255 John B White SR Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29306-6047
+1 864-585-9387
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Tue 07:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 07:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to the beacon all thru my childhood and most of my adult life... It's a stable that you have to try when you come to Spartanburg... and while it has lost some of its flare since JC passed it's still a good family restaurant that I would suggest everyone to try once in their life!

Thank Daniel M
Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only restaurant that has you thinking "splitting a sandwich." The service was quick and the food was "hot and good." A wide variety is available and the ice cream bar is great. Banana splits come in different sizes and the largest one will feed a family of four! Slices of pie equal two in most restaurants. Visit when you're... More 

Thank Jim29316
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place feels like it's always been there and always should be there. We loved the man yelling out the orders, engaging the customers. The pulled pork was absolutely fabulous and the cole slaw was good. I prefer crispy onion rings, so have to pass on theirs as they are definitely not crispy. i'm glad we went - seems a... More 

Thank Karen A
Inman, South Carolina
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

not fancy, not expensive, not health food, but good solid local staple. Tasty food experience, great burgers, try aplenty (half and half, fries and onion rings)

Thank Yamasseean
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My entire family years ago loved The Beacon but over the years it has changed. The burgers do not taste the same. More grease in your plate than in years past. The ice cream bar is great.

Thank daahern
Hobe Sound, Florida
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117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beacon retains its unique service and its historic menu of burgers, fries onions rings and chicken stew. It is a dining experience that is worth the stop. Unfortunately this trip the burger was dry and lacked taste. didn't get rings that would have helped. Great milkshake that you get in a separate line. Same humorously insulting server. Know what you... More 

Thank Tim H
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is good (a little greasy, but good). The people are nice. A historic element died with JC because no one yells at you now to "walk & talk" while giving your order, but the new guy is good and very nice. Warning - If you buy dessert, you should buy one for the whole table and see if... More 

Thank Mike F
Spartanburg, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is terrific!!! Food,Drinks,Atmosphere,IceCream all in one place. Just a short ride off I26 down White Blvd. I get my fix of a "Hash A Plenty" as many times as I am in town. Tea n Lemonade or maybe a milk shake is a treat along with the meal.

Thank Mary O
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a long-standing establishment that doesn't disappoint! We've visited here many times and it's always the same - friendly staff, delicious food, sensible prices for large portions, and just a happy place to be! Be ready to order when you get in line, grab a tray, and head on down to the drinks. By the time you get there... More 

Thank 2Aquaholics
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must visit place in Spartanburg. Service and food were nice. As good as advertised. We ordered burgers with onion rings and fries. One order of sides is enough to feed 3 . Diners Drive ins and Dives was spot on.

Thank Alan t

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 John B White SR Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29306-6047
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Spartanburg
  • Phone Number: +1 864-585-9387

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