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Melvin's BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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925 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-3448
+1 843-881-0549
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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Inman, SC
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I eat BBQ when ever I travel. I found Melvin's to be a cross between a sit down BBQ place and a fast food restaurant. I did not care for the hash. It has too much of a liver taste. The pork was good. The meat portions were a little small but the sides were plentiful. The price was a... More 

1 Thank Luco57
Lynchburg, Virginia
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Had heard great things about Melvin's from several family members, so I was really looking forward to it. I was not disappointed! The food was amazing and the portions were huge! We each got the pulled pork plate and two sides. If you get onion rings as a side, you only get two - because they are the size of... More 

Thank Jennifer P
Charleston, South Carolina
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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

I love Melvin's BBQ! It wasn't super busy so we didn't have to wait that long. There was plenty of seating. I got the jalapeño Burger which was bomb! Best burger I've had in a long time and super filling! I also love their big steak fries. If you visit you gotta try their huge onion rings!! So good! Will... More 

Thank Skylar C
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Just needs something to hold me while shopping! The little Joe basket was great......still more than I could eat, but it was hot and delicious! A great little place to get a quick bite! Hope you enjoy! 😉

Thank Jillschillin
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

This is a regular stop anytime I am in the area. I love their Brisket Burnt Ends. My wife eats the pulled pork. We stop everytime we are in the area and are never disappointed.

Thank Lonniekaye
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

This place does a huge lunch business, both inside and at the drive thru. There is good reason for it too. Had the Burnt End sandwich. Tender and delicious, with a hint of sweetness in the rub. So tasty, doesn't need any additional sauce. Fried okra done to perfection. My wife had the chopped chicken sandwich and felt the same... More 

Thank NathanKelp
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

1st visit and wow!!! My 15 year old had the Saturday night Brisket special... so tender and flavorful... macaroni & cheese definitely had the homemade flavor.... butter beans, green beans... younger son had the jr. joe pulled pork.. I had the BLT with 6 slices of perfectly cooked bacon on Texas Toast!!! My favorite was my son's special banana pudding!!!... More 

Thank Sandi G
Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

As if the BBQ wasn't good enough they throw the 10 commandments on the side of their cups!! All the way here from deep south Florida to have early Christmas with our kids and Grandkids, I could smell this place as we drove by. The service was great, super busy, food was incredible!!! Thank you for a great experience!!

Thank Tom C
Jacksonville, Florida
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89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Generous portions, served hot make this a worthwhile stop for BBQ. Carolina style with mustard based sauces from mild to hot. good service, eat inside or out. Near shopping center, plenty of free parking.

Thank ge32225
Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

All I wanted was a cheeseburger, so on the recommendation of a friend I gave this place a try. Got a double cheeseburger. Wow I was surprised how good it was. One of the best burgers I have ever had, and I eat a lot of burgers. Onion rings were good as well.

Thank bewhy74

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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, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 843-881-0549
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?