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“Great place, authentic decorated, fantastic food!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Melvin's

Melvin's
925 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 881-0549
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Ranked #52 of 281 Restaurants in Mount Pleasant
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Family Fare
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: A South Carolina tradition since 1939, Melvin Bessinger's Bar-B-Q Restaurants are beloved and famous for our St. Louis style pork ribs, chicken and "Best BBQ in Charleston". But don't take our word for it, come on down and experience the flavor at one of two locations, in Mt. Pleasant and James Island. Thank you for your continued support, y'all!
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“Great place, authentic decorated, fantastic food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Visited with a party of 4. Staff very friendly and helpfull with choosing the right trimmings with our Sampler Pack.
Food came fast, and was delicious! Sampler Pack was more than enough to feed 4!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Southern NJ
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22 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Been coming to the area for 10 years but this was the first time we tried Melvins. It was simply delicious! One of us had the pork and the other the smoked turkey (warm). The onion rings are huge and to-die-for! It was crowded at 1pm and construction in the area was a little trouble but well worth the experience of eating here.I liked the two sauce choices but I wasn't impressed with the cole slaw. Looking forward to our next trip so we can eat at more delicious barbecue.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“heaven on a bone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

my wife and i got the carlolina platters with had a 1/2 rack of wet ribs with 2 sides. i had the onion rings which were huge like a donut and okra which was some of the best i have had. My wife had the bake beans and she said they were good. definately try this place!!!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good Q!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

Best BBQ I've had in awhile! Met man from NC while there who even said, "They got us beat!" Chopped pork was to die for! Def make it here!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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52 restaurant reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“FINALLY!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

Finally!!! Last day before we left and we found THE BEST BBQ!! ANYWHERE! This is exactly what we were all looking for!! BBQ sauce a flyin!! Ribs were the best ever, meaty, big and just enough sauce. I highly recommend the traditional red sauce! We also had the best and highly recommend the chopped pork, sweet potato souffle and the legendary onion ring donuts! Huge! Ton of food and very friendly staff. Very roomy booths can easily seat a family. Oh and hand spun huge milkshakes top off any sweet cravings. We all left super happy! Sorry to say we missed trying the hash but heard that's amazing too. This place is a long established place since at least 1939! Well done Mr. Melvin!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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