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Melvin's BBQ

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925 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 881-0549
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was very good. Stopped here because we love SC mustard based BBQ sauce. Prices seemed a bit high for what we received....but overall very satisfying.

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Thank Jon A
Florence, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good BBQ! What else is there to say? Very casual, local restaurant. They have created their own atmosphere. Watch the meat being cooked in large smokers. Indoor or outdoor dining (under a giant oak tree). Try the pies and ice cream.

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Thank John W
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Melvin's features the same, terrific mustard-based pork barbecue as similar restaurants in Charleston and Columbia established by Melvin's brothers Maurice (Piggy Park in Columbia) and Thomas (Bessingers in Charleston). This style apparently was developed by their dad in the 1920s. I prefer the other two because they have more sauce cooked into the barbecue, but my wife preferred Melvin's because... More 

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Thank Wedgewood
Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were looking for a place for bbq and found Melvin's - we loved the pulled pork sandwich, bbq chicken and brisket. We would come back next time we visit!

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Thank mdemart
Taylors, SC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're from out of town and don't have BBQ near your home, Melvin's might appeal to you. Otherwise, I'd stay clear. (Background: I'm from upstate SC, which has MANY fantastic and award winning BBQ joints). Other family we were with chose to eat here, so we tagged along. I was shocked when I saw the menu prices! The food?... More 

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Thank esd87
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Melvin's on a Thursday night. They had sold out of brisket and pulled chicken but would have some ready in thirty minutes. We did not want to wait. My husband ordered a patty melt with fries. The onions were sautéed red onions and meat was not ground beef. It was ok not what he thought when he ordered it.... More 

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Thank Christel F
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great BBQ! Highlight were the jumbo onion rings--almost like dessert! I highly recommend it though....and wonderful sweet tea of all things!

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Thank darinsc
Conway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is very good barbecue, I love it. I feel that the price is expensive ( for a sandwich and fries especially) if on a budget and you happen to miss the time for the special or the special isn't what you want. 7.50 is the least expensive for a sandwich (not a basket with fries but a sandwich)... More 

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Thank Tracilee L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were driving home, and passed through Mt. Pleasant. We wanted bbq, and found this place, I saw it had great ratings so we gave it a try. We ordered I had the pulled pork sandwich with fries, my dad had the pulled pork sandwich too, but with potato salad, my sister had the junior burger and fries. The food... More 

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Thank September S
Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped at Melvin's for dinner with the family. BBQ ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, chicken, and various sides were all very good. Everything was fresh, hot, well prepared, and served by a great staff. Spent around $60 for 5 people (3 teens, 2 adults). I felt like it was a very good meal at a very good price. I highly recommend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 925 Houston Northcutt Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Mount Pleasant
  • Phone Number: (843) 881-0549
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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