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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 #25 of 265 Restaurants in Mount Pleasant
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue, French
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Greenwood, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

grandaughter had to eat here, she loves collard greens and they cook it like grandma does. hash and bbq is great. fast friendly service...great food!!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Melvin's (of course in my opinion) isn't as unique as I had hoped. While they have a sweet "family tradition" thing going on, this type of restaurant is becoming quite popular in Ohio.(similar to City BBQ). I was worried when I only saw 3 varieties of BBQ sauce. My favorite was the "Southern" flavor, then hickory, then secret(which if you... More

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

On our trip into the charleston area there was this billboard, and we just had to try for some legendary BBQ. The place was busy & a little small even at 8pm. The workers were extremely helpful. It was similar to a nice fast food place the way you order and get your food, but the quality is worth the... More

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Mount Clemens, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Frankly I was expecting more from this place based on reviews. I have had BBQ in a number of areas, across the Carolinas, KC, Memphis and honestly this place is just average. Not that it is bad, and if you are driving by worth stopping at, but I would not go out of my way to eat here. The quality... More

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Charlotte, NC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I don't know what to say about this place! They have the best barbecue I have had in a long time and I live in the south! I was pleasantly surprised at this place and we came back to eat another 2 times. I was tempted to go through the drive thru on the way out of town. You won't... More

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Lexington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My family and I just recently visited Charleston and we were staying in Mt. Pleasant. We decided to hit up Melvin's for their kids eat free night (we have 5 kids...every little bit helps). We could not have been more surprised with the value of the meals and portion sizes. They had one of the best hamburgers I've ever eaten.... More

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Have eaten here several times (because the food is GOOD!) but this last visit has me worrying a bit. Service was SLOW. Counter service was not as friendly and proficient as in the past. Went to fix my drink and they were out of unsweetened tea. Asked at the counter if they had some in the kitchen (with empty cup... More

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We've been there many time and and good meals, but not this week. Got our food, but they had no forks left, no butter for cornbread and the usually delicious baked beans were overly spicey and not like they usually are. They had run out of Brisket and paper towels. It was only 6:15, not that late. Very disappointed.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

So this review requires me to introduce the Rob Scale of ranking restaurants. I'm giving Melvin's five tripadvisor dots, which is a 3.5 on the Rob scale. They get a three for what they aspire to (A tired greasy spoon might get a one; the French Laundry a five). Remember: The number before the dot represents the restaurant's aspirations, not... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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