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Melvin's Southern Barbecue

925 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-3448
(843) 881-0549
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Ranked #23 of 265 restaurants in Mount Pleasant
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue, French
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Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Attempted to eat here with my family on 7/19/14. The restaurant hours state they close at 9:30PM. Me and my family walked in the door at 9:10PM and were immediately told they were closed. My husband questioned the hours of operation and the fact that the restaurant had many tables filled with customers eating. My husband was then told they... More

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Orlando, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We ate here after seeing reviews from Tripadvisor and were sceptical about this being one of the best BBQ places around. I will say that we had 1/2 slab of ribs and Collard Greens and Fried Okra. All of these dishes were absolutely excellent and all came in huge quantities. The iced tea was just right and not overly sweet.... More

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

What a great place for some midweek vacation take out. Staff let us sample the meat to see what we wanted to order. Sauces were awesome

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Columbia, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was all self service...place your order, pick it up, make your own drinks and find your own seat. Menu listed on marquees; difficult to see and read. Menu choices reflected extremes..ordering single items to massive loaded platters. Smaller plate choices would be nice. Barbecue and ribs were almost tasteless; no evidence of smoking over wood coals. Fries were like... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Some of the best BBQ I have had the pork had a great taste the selection of sauces are tasty though not really needed. The onion rings are a MUST! Even brought batter mix for home.

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Princeton, NJ
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Melvin's had the best ribs we have ever had. Do not miss them. However the sides were terrible- watery mac and cheese, strange beans, and weird slaw. Go get a take out order of ribs and get your sides elsewhere.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We ordered pulled chicken and beef brisket baskets with onion rings as an add-on. The main dishes were very good! The sweet tea and lemonade was a southern finest! To be honest the side items of cole slaw (carolina slaw) wasn't that good....just average at best. The onion ring had too much breading, and greasey. Lastly I had fried okra... More

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Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Ran across this restaurant after visiting Patriots Point. Very good BBQ, my whole family enjoyed it. Gotta try the banana pudding, it was phenomenal. Service was just Ok....guy taking our order (Leon) was lacking in southern hospitality. Will definitely come back though.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I went here on a vacation. I was tired and ready for good food. The food came out very fast and was very delicious. You get a lot of bang for your buck.

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New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

After a visit to Fort Sumter, my family really wanted to try some local BBQ. A quick Google search turned up this particular Melvin's location. The restaurant format requires you to order your menu items at the front. You are called back to pick up your food and then you can sit at any open table. The food was very... More

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