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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 #28 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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English first
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Greenwood, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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