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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 #35 of 268 Restaurants in Mount Pleasant
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue, French
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Union Grove, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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Atlanta
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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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139 reviews 139 reviews
88 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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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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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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DC
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Alexandria, La
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72 reviews 72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Nice relaxing atmosphere, counter service, not 'smokey' like some BBQ places, clean, relatively quiet. Friendly staff, quick service, good food. Pickles, pickled vegetables, and peppers, peppers, peppers bar. Wife had the brisket plate, in-house baked Mac & Cheese, she loved it. I likes da ribs. 1/2 rack is all any normal person should consume. Sweet potato soufflé really good, ranch... More

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Fort Payne, Alabama
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I'm not crazy about barbeque so I'm probably not the best person to review this restaurant. The service was fine. I know from friends that this is a good barbeque place. I had the chicken and it was OK. My husband had the pulled pork and enjoyed it thoroughly.

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