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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 #131 of 478 restaurants in Irving
Price range: $5 - $10
Most recent review
- Apr 6, 2014
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English first
1 review
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
2 reviews
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
1 review
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

I have been eating here for years (20 years ago waste first time). They serve 3 vegetables with your entree . I love the meatloaf and always get a to go box because the large portions. I need to try that chicken fried steak but I just can't tear myself away from the meatloaf. Definitely try the fried okra and... More

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