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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 #31 of 268 Restaurants in Mount Pleasant
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue, French
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Monticello Illinois USA
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Not a fancy restaurant, but wanted to try some BBQ while we were in the area. Huge portions and the onion rings were awesomely unique, they were great. We tried all of the sauces except the hot sauce and they were all to die for. We loved the southern red sauce so much that we bought a half gallon to... More

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Happy Valley, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Recently got lunch at Melvin's. Very busy but order was still made quickly and accurately. Each side dish is big enough for two people. The smoked turkey came from a real fresh turkey breast and not a slimy processed loaf, and was excellent. Two of us shared that and took the half rack of ribs, and some left over sweet... More

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Union Grove, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Wanted BBQ on our first night in Charleston area. Melvin's was recommended by the staff at a nearby hotel and we were not disappointed. We ordered one pork and one chicken sandwich along with sides of coleslaw and fried okra. Everything was very tasty. The secret sauce and the southern red sauce were both good. Atmosphere is very casual. You... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I've been going to Melvin's for a long time. It was always one of my favorite places to go when visiting my family in Mt. Pleasant. I love BBQ but enjoyed the vegetables. I have just had one of their cheeseburgers. WOW. They take the time to toast the bun and it was just the way I love my burgers... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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147 reviews 147 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Stopped in for lunch, three in our group. You order, seat yourself, the. You are called to pick up your order, served on a plate on a metal tray. The pork BBQ was good, but a bit dried out. The beef brisket was very fatty and tough. Totally not what one expected. Portion size was very small as well. Sides... More

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Like many folks new to the area we were told this is the best barbecue around. We went at 7pm on a saturday. No briskett, sold out, no collards sold out, many items were sold out at 7pm. Settled for the chicken, it was ok, the onion rings were gross and the cole slaw was ok. They did give you... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

We went there because a coworker said we had to go there. Maybe we went on and off day , but we were not wowed . It was an okay barbecue place , workers not that friendly and felt rushed ordering . I live in the Carolinas where Barbeque is almost a religion here , so I have been to... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

While the reviews for Melvin's were pretty positive, it seemed like we were going to what was essentially a "fast food" restaurant. And yes - it did have that feel (we got our food in about 7 minutes, though we were there early on a Thursday) - the food made any loss of ambiance totally worth it. My husband is... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I consider myself a BBQ connoisseur (like most Southern men)...the pulled pork was perfect with the bare amount of rub/sauce (mustard-based) that there was no need to add extra sauce. The onion rings were some of the best we have ever had. Finally...get the banana pudding...my wife, daughter, and I fought over the last bites of it. There is a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We always like to eat at non-chain restaurants when traveling. This came recommended by our hotel clerk. The prices are a little high, but honest to goodness - it's a lot of food. Plus, they have a complimentary pickle/pepper bar. The service was friendly, the food came quickly, and it was delicious! I ordered the Big Joe Briskett basket. It... More

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