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Beacon Drive In

255 John B White Sr Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29306-6047
+1 864-585-9387
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good29%
  • Average21%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible13%
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“chili cheese” (43 reviews)
“beacon burger” (20 reviews)
“hash” (21 reviews)
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American, Fast food
255 John B White Sr Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29306-6047
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a bucket list item for me since this is such a famous place. The cheeseburger was delicious and smothered with French fries & onion rings (the A-plenty). My husband had the chill cheeseburger & he loved it as well. He also had a...More

Thank FSUgirlGreenville
Reviewed 5 September 2017

First of all, this is THE place to eat in Spartanburg. From locals to national politicians and those running for president, they all come here. This place is an icon, a landmark, and the food is truly fried Southern. No better onion rings, burgers, fries...More

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We like trying places with some local flavor so the Beacon sounded like that kind of restaurant. On arrival it took us a few minutes to figure out the system of ordering and getting your food. The gentleman that takes your order and calls it...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Its nothing special but everyone going thru Spartanburg needs to stop so they can say "I've been there". Portions are huge and food is good, they move you in and out of there.

Thank Robyn M
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

The Beacon is a Spartanburg icon. I grew up in Spartanburg and the Beacon is and will always be my hometown Restaurant. The hash sandwich and the chili cheese burger are the best in town. The ice tea at the Beacon is a staple. If...More

1  Thank Tina S
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Cheeseburger-a-plenty still great, grease and all. Onion rings as they were 20 years ago. Building is falling apart. Grease, grime dirt and filth everywhere. Can't imagine how they pass health dept inspection.

Thank Al S
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

I told my wife about the Beacon, and although it had been many years since I had last eaten there, I told her that we should go. She is from NC and me being from SC it was a matter of pride. First let me...More

Thank Tem M
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

My first time eating here and honestly I couldn't have been more disappointed.I've always wanted to eat here because of the historic aspect as well as hearing how good the food is.I got the cheeseburger-a-plenty and while it is definitely plenty of food for the...More

Thank HardJax
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Ordered chili cheese a plenty. It was alot of food. The chili was tasteless,and the bun was soggy. Good customer service.

Thank madonnas58
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I know a lot of people love this place but it is to greasy for me!! I have eat here twice and both times it upset my stomach really bad!!

Thank FordToughLady
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11 February 2016|
Response from aliciatownsend | Reviewed this property |
I really can't say because I've never had one, but since you asked I'm gonna have to try it!
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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