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The Beacon Drive-In

255 John B White Sr Blvd, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29306 USA

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Sun 11a-8p
  • Credit Cards
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  • Outdoor
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“A famous Southern landmark”

Welcome to the Beacon Drive-In, a famous Southern landmark and home of the world-famous Beacon Iced Tea, Chili Cheese A-Plenty, Sliced Pork-A-Plenty, Onion Rings, and The Pig's Dinner and many other food favorites. It's a Southern tradition to eat at The Beacon Drive-In. You'll be greeted by Smiles-A-Plenty and served with Service-A-Plenty. Famous for our Chili Cheese A-Plenty, a chili cheeseburger on a bun buried on a plate underneath piles of sweet onion rings and French fried potatoes and the great drive-in tea of the South – generously sweetened, laced with a touch of lemon, served over a pack of shaved ice . We sell more tea than any other single restaurant in the U.S.A.! The Beacon Drive-In is one of the few drive-in restaurant legends remaining that offers curb service. Cruise on in and let one of our friendly curb hops take care of your order. Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives!

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Reviewed by
Redjulibird

  • 9 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 07, 2014

Don't go for the food go for the friendly folks

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
kim.setser

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
August 25, 2013

The food is good, but the atmosphere is fun and worth the ten minute drive from the interstate. You feel a little pressured when the guy yells at you to "MOVE THE LINE!" LOL

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
WhittMike

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
September 28, 2016
Rated 5.0

A Spartanburg institution since 1946. Loud. Confusing. Crowded. Don't come to The Beacon expecting haut cuisine, cloth tablecloths, or vegan selections.

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Reviewed by
Julia Pullen

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
April 07, 2016
Rated 1.0

NOT A DRIVE-IN! We came all the way here off the highway with our dog in the car, expecting something like Sonic but with real cooking. It's just a diner.

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Reviewed by
amsullyhotmail

  • 27 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
February 13, 2016
Rated 4.0

We stopped in for an early dinner on our way back home to Wisconsin. This is a unique diner for sure. You walk in and immediately see a line of people walking down a cafeteria style counter and hear a man hollering. The man hollering is the one taking your order. They don't write anything down. I was amazed at how seamlessly and quick this worked. The portions were insane and the burgers were pretty good. Make sure if you don't want a huge portion of fries and rings to simply ask for only fries. My daughter didn't and I couldn't even see her burger under it all. It was definitely worth the short drive off the interstate. Not fancy at all but quick, friendly, and tasty.

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The Beacon Drive-In

255 John B White Sr Blvd
Spartanburg, South Carolina
29306 USA

Hours

Open now until 8:00 pm
  • Mon, Tue: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed, Thu: 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
  • Fri, Sat: 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sun: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Private Parking
  • Yes Parking

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