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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 #134 of 764 Restaurants in Charleston
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers
Neighborhood: James Island
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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171 reviews 171 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Nothing else to say really...that is it. Brisket is "to die for" although I had the bbq turkey with Mac and cheese and fries. Everything that everyone else had was amazing looking too! Just writing this is making my mouth water and it is 11pm! Would go again...right now if I could!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We just ate at Melvin's Legendary Bar BQ for the first time and it was marvelous. Had some of the ribs, brisket and pork and it was all fantastic. Sides were also excellent. I can't say enough good things about this menu. We are from Florida and have eaten Bar BQ all over the south and this is some of... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The BBq was really good. The prices have gone up however. There are other BBq places that have just as good of food. There is nothing special about this place.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Our first time here, and glad we didn't missed it while we were on our recent vacation here at Charleston. Awesome ribs, and friendly environmental. Highly recommended and will definitley visit again.

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Frederick, Maryland
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140 reviews 140 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I expected the pork to be good. My husband had the Big Joe and I had the ribs. Both were delicious. I ordered the ribs dry; the rub on them was excellent. They were so good I didn't add any sauce. But the onion rings were the best surprise. They were huge, and fried in what I'm guessing is a... More 

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Woodbridge, VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We visited Melvin's for the first time this week while in Charleston. We have eaten many times at a competing BBQ place, but now that we've been to Melvin's I am sure we will return here in the future. Their restaurant on James Island is clean, friendly, decorated without being overdone and efficient. We orderded a bulk order to go... More 

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Franklin, TN, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Additional Information about Melvin's Southern BBQ & Ribs

Address: 538 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412-3473
Phone Number: 843-762-0511
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > James Island
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers

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