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Po' Melvin's Down Home Cookin

4070 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX
(972) 255-3919
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Ranked #139 of 484 Restaurants in Irving
Price range: $5 - $10
Most recent review
- Sep 3, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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Mesquite, Texas, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

my meatloaf WAS WAY TOO PINK INSIDE FOR MY TASTE,my office ordered there today and it seems everybody had something negative to say about their meals! i feel bad because I was the one who recommended them after eating there only once! (1) stuffed bell pepper was cooked to mush! (2) shrimp had not been Deveined! (3) missing peach cobbler!... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Our favorite dish is the roast beef lunch-great flavor--always tender. Try their greens-always good. Corn bread is a real favorite!

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Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We were looking for some breakfast place we hadn't tried before and found this place on Yelp. It's in a strip mall and does not look all that inviting at first. The inside is kind of early 80's - paneling, older booths, "Cheers"-looking bar. The breakfast buffet is on tables in banquet warmers (no sneeze guards) - overall it looks... More

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