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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
Cajun in TX

Very southern ambiance, food better than Mother's in NOLA. Seafood tasted fresh. Seasoning was perfect.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Very southern ambiance, food better than Mother's in NOLA. Seafood tasted fresh. Seasoning was perfect.

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Omaha,Nebraska
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I had never been to this restaurant and was drawn here by the "homecookin sign" and decided to give it a try. I went inside and tryed to walk immediately back out of the door but my friend said no give a try. I go to the bar and order Chicken Fried Chicken it came with 3 sides, corn with... More 

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Palm Coast
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My wife suggested I go here for dinner. Great southern cooking, excellent hospitality and great big glasses of Shinerbock beer! I had the chicken fried steak, red beans & rice, and greenbeans (w/ bacon). OMG it was awesome! Highly recommended if in the area. The cornbread looked awesome, wish I had gotten some of that. The restaurant is located in... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is my husband's favorite place-to-go! He loves the cornbread and we always get the roast beef lunch! It is amazing! They have seafood and gumbo and lots of other great dishes but we can never get enough of the roast beef. A great side dish is the greens, they are great. It is a great family place too.

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texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 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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359 helpful votes 359 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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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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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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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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