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Beacon Drive In

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255 John B White Sr Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29306-6047
+1 864-585-9387
07:00 - 21:30
Open now
All hours
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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Morganton, North Carolina
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped at the Beacon Drive In after recommendations and hearing of it was the place to go from folks who used to live in Spartanburg... It rates high on nostalgia, so if you're into that or maybe if it was a stop on your road-trips as a child it might have been ok.. Photos of famous people eating at... More 

Thank Tonja S
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a local restaurant that has been very popular with the local community. They are known for a caller-an employee that will call your order to the cooks. Be sure to know what you want before you get in line. The grilled chicken sandwich is good as well as the salad and the ice cream-huge portions!! I am not... More 

Thank AMomto3
Honea Path, South Carolina
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at the Beacon Drive In And Restaurant many times. Tonight was incredible! I had the pull pork sandwich plenty (half onion rings half fries) ALot of Food!! And a sweet tea to drink. As always everyone was extremely nice Food was made as I ordered and it was hot. It was awesome...incredible! I had enough for a... More 

Thank stonekelrn
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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241 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch at what was regarded as a great drive-inn in Spartanburg. I'm afraid that must have been a long time ago as our visit was a major flop. I had a double cheeseburger and my wife a pimento cheeseburger with an order of half and half, onion rings and fries. The burger has the oddest taste of... More 

Thank IowaJim2015
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well if you have an iron gut you should be fine... a ton of greasy food for a little bit of money... it's world famous ( so I have been told) but not sure it's for a good reason ... Better bring your own toilet paper because they were out and I couldn't make it out of the building!!!!! And... More 

Thank jmartin1456
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was once a local institution for a burger and fries. it has since lost its charm and the value is no longer there. cheap food served in a dive setting is just that...cheap food that really is not that tasty If you want a great burger go to Ike's

Thank Sean L
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the beacon....good but will never be as good as it was when mr white owned it....definitely an experience just to go inside to eat....give you plenty of food for the money for sure

Thank Judi M
China Grove, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go to McDonald's. It was straight up nasty. The sweet tea was mixed with lemonade. Not sure what kind of meat was used for the hamburgers. French Fries were half cooked still soggy. The onion rings were cold, soggy & greasy.

Thank StaciWiggins
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We had a good meal. I had the Pimiento Cheeseburger and small onion ring which I could finish. The hubs had a Beacon Burger A- Plenty, and could not finish his. You have to keep a open mind about this place, it is a greasy not healthy meal and not the cleanest place to eat, but the atmosphere was fun.... More 

Thank luannekeller
Cocoa, Florida
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Beacon is an iconic restaurant specializing in southern food. The four of us ordered pulled (actually finely chopped) pork and fried flounder. With my pork I sampled all three of their sauces, which were quite good. Each of our plates were heaped with fried onion rings, which are apparently one of their specialties. There is a special name for... More 

Thank Alan W

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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, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, 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?