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925 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 881-0549
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Description: A South Carolina tradition since 1939, Melvin Bessinger's Bar-B-Q...
A South Carolina tradition since 1939, Melvin Bessinger's Bar-B-Q Restaurants are beloved and famous for our St. Louis style pork ribs, chicken and "Best BBQ in Charleston". But don't take our word for it, come on down and experience the flavor at one of two locations, in Mt. Pleasant and James Island. Thank you for your continued support, y'all!
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    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
All the seafood places were full.

Good charming place. Friendly staff. It was getting late and it was hard to find a place in the very foggy night. Melvin's had good outside signs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
SRae55
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Cayce, South Carolina
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Cayce, South Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Good charming place. Friendly staff. It was getting late and it was hard to find a place in the very foggy night. Melvin's had good outside signs.

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Thank SRae55
Florida
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84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We ordered take out from here. Two very simple orders that were missing items (sides and chicken on the one meal). The food was average. Nothing special. The price we paid ($45) for what we got was ridiculous for 2 meals (one was a sandwich!). The staff seemed like they didn't care very much at all Would not go back.... More 

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Thank marcyn
Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Used drive thru and as always slow yet friendly service. Food is good, although best to check what you receive is what you ordered. Food always tasty, but with small servings.Prices have increased, but not the size of the servings.

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Thank Marsha407
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

About 10 minutes in, all of us were full but could NOT stop eating! The Hash and RIce is divine. Get it! Smokey briskett and soupy rice heaven. The collards were smokey salty goodness. The chopped pork was crazy good - juicey and smokey and vinegary goodness. The mac and cheese was just okay, but the cornbread was kicking. Come... More 

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Thank Carly P
Rocky River, Ohio
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is a great little place to eat. The portions are big and the food is very good. We had the burgers and enjoyed them. Yum. I had the onion rings and while I only was served 3 that was plenty enough as they were so huge. My husband had the potato salad and loved it. We each had a... More 

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Thank Italianmama49
Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

When our family relocated to Charleston 4 years ago, Melvin's was the first BBQ place that we went to. We were immediately raving fans based on the delicious BBQ (especially the ribs) and sides. Not only that, but on Thursday nights you could order all-you-can eat ribs and sides for $12 per person. What a deal! About 2 years later,... More 

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Thank Steve P
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I've worked in Mt Pleasant for the past 12 years and during that time have eaten at Melvin's I would say close to 100 times, but won't be eating there anymore. While the food is good (especially the burgers, hot dogs, and fries) the menu prices have climbed to a point where it's no longer feasible. For years Melvin's had... More 

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Orlando
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We had visited Melvin's 2 years before and the kids were insistent that we eat there again. As expected the food was wonderful. The burgers are fantastic. My teenagers complained they couldn't finish their milkshakes but tried. If you order fires, they are huge. I recommend sharing!

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Thank sunnyskies1017
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192 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner after a long long walk the food was good but the chicken tender and grilled chicken sandwich was very messy next time they should put in just one tomato instead of two . The mac and cheese was I bit dry . The 12 inch hot dog was well BIG . Over all the food was... More 

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Thank Ricardo C
Charleston, South Carolina
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114 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I'll admit it, the burger basket has me hooked! Those thick steak fries and heavenly onion ring that comes with it, just put this package over the top!!! Its so big, hubby and I share one so we are not so stuffed and we can go more often!! Be advised it is closed on Sunday!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 925 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Mount Pleasant
  • Phone Number: (843) 881-0549

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

A South Carolina tradition since 1939, Melvin Bessinger's Bar-B-Q Restaurants are beloved and famous for our St. Louis style pork ribs, chicken and "Best BBQ in Charleston". But don't take our word for it, come on down and experience the flavor at one of two locations, in Mt. Pleasant and James Island. Thank you for your continued support, y'all!
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?