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Po' Melvin's Down Home Cookin

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4070 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX
(972) 255-3919
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Worth it!

This place is great! Great food, great music and great service! I woods definitely recommend it to anyone. It is definitely down home cooking.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This place is great! Great food, great music and great service! I woods definitely recommend it to anyone. It is definitely down home cooking.

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Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Good breakfast buffet at reasonable price. This was recommended by our hotel front desk as a good local place and we enjoyed it.

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Dallas, Texas
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356 restaurant reviews
352 helpful votes 352 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a great spot in Irving/Los Colinas that while here for years continues to evolve without loosing its DNA. If you haven't been here in awhile there is no smoking now. They have working hard at updating their look and yet the food is as comfortable as comfort can be. I have a hard time not eating pork chops... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A tremendous breakfast buffet for just $8.99. The omelet bar was exceptional, the biscuits & gravy were excellent, and the selection far exceeded the price. Coffee is expensive ($2.29 for a cup??), but the low cost of the buffet helped make up for it. One of the best breakfasts I've had in awhile. Certainly recommend to friends.

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Went for a late lunch and was greeted and seated fairly quickly. I ordered the New Orleans Red beans. It tasted reheated and had no flavor. The pork chop was paper thin as well. My bf ordered the shrimp platter. You could tell the shrimp had been sitting out under a heater and the fries weren't fresh either. Needless to... More 

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Irving, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Use to love the great breakfast buffet (along with other meals), but today was sadly disappointed. Nite to kitchen - hot food should be served hot. Make sure your warmers are properly functioning. There should be no comparison when it comes to Po Melvin's buffet and Grandy's buffet, but today Grandy's would have won.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This place serves in large quantity good and healthy food without much of taste boosting accompaniments. The dishes are therefore just for the American taste buds looking for cheap and healthy lunch/dinner.Most of the customers sre old timers but overall I enjoyed the dinner.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This is why I go back, Service excellent, Even when packed you never see people sitting at table waiting for food. Fried pickles are some of the best I have ever had. Not sure what/how they fry their food but it is not greasy and is one of the reasons I can gorge on those fried pickle chips. Po Boy... More 

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Southlake, Texas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Eaten at Mel's many years. Always fresh hot and clean here. This is a meat or entree & 3 vegetables plate lunch cafe. Fresh breads and rolls. We love the jalapeno cornbread, soups such as Gumbo or Chicken/ Dumplins. Great fried fish. Homestyle fresh cut fries. Man thank you Mel!

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Grapevine, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Rich, flavorful gravy, generous amount of chicken and the dumplins are NOT gummy!! Yay! 3 vegs along side with "standard issue" dinner rolls - 8.99. Good value + good flavor = Win. (The collards are seasoned and cooked perfectly)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4070 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Irving
  • Phone Number: (972) 255-3919

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10

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