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Melvin's BBQ

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925 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-3448
(843) 881-0549
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Greenville, South Carolina
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229 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am picky about bbq and do not like just anyone's...melvin's has my stamp of approval. Good stuff! The mac & cheese is homemade, very rich and delicious! The pulled pork was moist and had a great taste. Typically I prefer a thick, sweet bbq sauce but I did like their "secret sauce". Nice meal, large portion, good sweet tea!... More 

Thank sc40sumthin
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rarely does a BBQ joint hit all three points for me: meat, sauce, and sides. Well the stars aligned tonight and I was in heaven. This is a problem because I live 6 hours from here and I will crave this now every day of my life!!

Thank Lisaluvs2trvl
Fort Myers, Florida
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Mount Pleasant for two sights and happened upon Melvin's by chance. Decided we did not want fine dining that night so we stopped in for dinner. There are no servers to take your order tableside; ordering is done at the counter. I had never seen smoked pork belly on a menu and I love pork belly, so this is... More 

Thank malibufritz
Commack NY
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The onion rings are to die for. The platters are good for 2 meals at the very least. Great selection of sauces. Great people serving

Thank George L
Roebuck, South Carolina
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

We ate lunch and dinner here today. The pork is close in taste to barbecue in Union & Spartanburg, SC. I had the Big Joe Pork Sandwich and wife had cheeseburger for lunch. The burger was fresh hand made and the pork was smoky delicious. For dinner I had pulled pork with green beans and sweet potatoes Soufflé. It was... More 

Thank Speedy012365
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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169 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Always good food. Pulled pork, Hamburgers, sandwhiches. One of the keys to their success is CONSISSTANCY!. Some people mey like some of the items and may not, its personal tastes. But if you like the pulled pork you eat there today, you can count on it being just as good tomorrow, and the next day. Too many resturants dont do... More 

Thank KZ214
St. Thomas
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Some friends and I were touring around Charleston and came across Melvin's by pure happenstance. My buddy was craving BBQ so we went out on a limb and gave this place a try. My, what a treat this was! The service was excellent and the food was mouth watering. Now let's talk about the sauces. The original sauce was something... More 

Thank 70latishaw
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Great barbeque and the best onion rings EVER! Good selection of sauces. Wonderful desserts! Banana pudding is super!

Thank Mona B
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

The service is good. The people are friendly. The brisket and pulled pork were excellent. The chicken was a little dry but not bad. Not fancy but good for a family. It was worth the drive.

Thank Berdy S
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

We travel frequently around the country and love good BBQ. So since we were in Charleston, SC we decided to try the locals recommendation - Melvin's BBQ in Mount Pleasant.... and we're sorry we did. This had to be, by far and away, the worst excuse for BBQ we ever tried. We love baby back ribs, so we ordered a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 925 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-3448
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Mount Pleasant
  • Phone Number: (843) 881-0549
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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