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Melvin's Southern BBQ & Ribs

538 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412-3473 (James Island)
843-762-0511
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Ranked #208 of 742 Restaurants in Charleston
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers
Neighborhood: James Island
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Neighborhood: James Island
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English first
Franklin, TN, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I am a long time BBQ lover, so I feel somewhat qualified to review a BBQ joint. I was raised on KC style BBQ, but my first two visits to Melvin's BBQ and his mustard-based sauces might have changed me forever. I highly, highly recommend Melvin's BBQ and especially their pulled pork. The pulled chicken is stellar. It's so good... More

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Melvin's is a great fast-food restaurant with something for everyone. My family has never been disappointed by anything on the menu. We vacation every year in Charleston and our trip to Melvin's is a much anticipated event each time. It's great for families, couples, whatever... Just don't go on a Sunday. They walk the talk and are closed so their... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Excellent pork bbq. But when I ordered, there was no more coleslaw. A friend ordered a banana milkshake, only to find out 20 minutes later they ran out of bananas. There was no more brisket to order. And the diet coke was also gone.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Pulled chicken was awesome. I love the sauce that comes on it and it pairs great with a side of baked beans.

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Kankakee, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We decided to try some southern BBQ and we were so pleased! The food was wonderful. We all ordered a variety and shared! Everything was so great! The ribs, the pulled pork, the cole slaw, the sweet potatoes all awesome!

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Kodak, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This place was so good we ate there twice in 24 hours! The chopped pork was amazing and so were all the trimmings we tried. We ranked the sides with the coleslaw being the best, then sweet potatoes, beans, onion rings, then Mac and cheese. The cornbread was to die for and if all that goodness wasn't enough.... The banana... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Ehhh, this bbq is what to expect with a fast food bbq place. Prices are really high, rubbery pulled pork, hard stringy ribs, looked like they ironed the cheeseburgers, mac n cheese was actually ok if you like the cottage cheese texture type. Unorganized, people walking around yelling numbers, management screaming at the employees. Not really interested in going back,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

First time trying mustard base bar b que. Loved it. Visiting from NC had to see what the comparison was. Will try again when visiting SC. Friendly staff and clean environment.

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Lima, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Oh my goodness!!!! We stopped here while in the Charleston area and LOVED everything we ordered!!! The bbq pork is amazing as is the corn bread! Its making my mouth water just to write this review lol :) We actually loved it so much that we contemplated ordering meals for the next day and taking them with us but we... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We've got several delicious local choices, but Melvin's is the best! Many good sauces (which they make and sell), deliciously prepared EVERY time, and an great family atmosphere for a small fast BBQ spot. Elevate it on your list, and DINE IN!

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