Beacon Drive In Spartanburg, S.C
Welcome to our Hot Dog Tour
Join my husband, Stacy and I as we enjoy the best local hot dogs on our journeys! Do you have a favorite local hot dog place? We are not world travelers. Truth is, we don’t stray too far from the deep south. But no matter how far we roam, we look for the local hot dog joint! Tell us where your favorite local hot dog place is and we may just drop in! Visit our Hot Dog Tour page to see where we have been.
We traveled to Monroe N.C. recently for a family event. Our route took us right by Drive InSpartanburg S.C. along the way so we stopped in ‘The Beacon’ to try their hot dogs.
The Beacon Drive In is very similar to The Varsity located in Atlanta, Ga. which is the largest drive-in in the U.S. The Beacon is the second largest. It’s famous in South Carolina and a favorite for the locals. The Beacon is the largest single seller of iced tea in the U.S. making more than 62,500 gallons of tea per year. That’s a LOT of tea folks!
The Iconic Beacon Drive-In lighthouse sign.
Let’s talk about the ‘dogs’. They were great. My hubby ordered two chili dogs and I got the slaw dog. The wieners have a smoked flavor which we both enjoyed. The chili is good and so is the slaw. Two thumbs up on the ‘dogs’!
How about that plate ‘A Plenty’! It’s the Beacon burger ‘A Plenty’ which means piled up with both fries and onion rings. That’s plenty of fries and rings for everyone at your table!
You may actually prefer to cut the Beacon burger into bite size pieces with a knife and fork. It was one of the best burgers I’ve eaten at a local eatery. Yes, that is slaw you see in the middle which is what I enjoyed about the burger the most. Their slaw is really good.
One of the popular items at the Beacon is their Pimento cheese so we ordered one of those also. We did not eat all of the food we ordered, it was just too much food. For the sake of being able to tell you about it, we did sample everything we ordered. I like my hubby’s Pimento cheese recipe a little better which we like to make Pimento Cheese burgers with. Stacy uses Dukes mayonnaise and I’m happy to say, so does the Beacon. It’s a southern thing.
Enter right here on the left. There is a friendly gentleman standing at the end of the counter who will take your order and ‘Call It’ out to the kitchen crew. He was kind enough to allow me to video him which I uploaded to my You Tube Channel and am sharing with you here. It will make you smile because he has so much fun doing it.
Where is you local favorite hot dog joint?
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