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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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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Orlando, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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