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Melvin's BBQ

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925 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-3448
+1 843-881-0549
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2015

I'm a BBQ nut from the north so I was looking forward to trying some good quality southern Q. After doing some research I decided to give Melvin's a try. Needless to say, I'm very glad I did! Ribs were on point, brisket was sliced thicker than I'm used to but that isnt anything to get worked up over and... More 

Thank THabs88
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Ate here for lunch yesterday and it was wonderful! The pulled pork was very moist and had a great flavor. You could tell everything was homemade. So good we are going back for dinner tonight!

Thank Courtney9391
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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85 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Had the ribs (which were great) and brisket which was dry and had absolutely no smoke flavor what soever. The brisket was also sliced 1 inch thick which is not the proper way to serve brisket. Sides are okay if the kitchen follows directions for special orders.

Thank Mike B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful BBQ dinners.we ordered large amount to feed 8 and ate outside! Great friendly service! Food was great brisket was tender! Fabulous ribs and turkey

Thank Donna C
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2015

This place is the best BBQ in the area, don't miss iT!!! Not much more to say but I'll fill up the space....the originaL Melvin's mustard sauce is the bomb....the first time I've had this type of sauce that I actually like it.....and they smother the pork on the Pulled Pork samiches, so if you don't like it like that... More 

Thank Lwood1313
Marietta, Georgia
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2015

The amounts were more than ample! Came with meat, two vegetable side dishes, and cornbread. None of the four of us could clean our plates (we are in our 70s).

Thank Phil F
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2015

My wife and I had the pulled pork platters. The pulled pork was made with a mustard-based sauce. The flavor was very average. Our servings also contained some very large chunks which were inedible. The best part of the platters were the sides. We had the slaw, baked beans, hash and rice, and mac and cheese. All of those were... More 

Thank ForgottenTraveller
Salem, Oregon
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133 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2015

Bring a healthy appetite if you order ribs! Excellent ribs and sides. Thank you for the 20% discount for military and God bless Melvin's.

Thank Doninsalem
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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85 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Was here from Wisconsin and wanted some barbecue in the south, Melvin's was near so we went there. We had sandwiches and they were barely warm and then we added cold sauce , do I need to say more, yes. No flavor at all, wife does pulled pork at home in crockpot that is better and almost any sauce we... More 

Thank SBrown1949
Fennville, MI
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2015

The place is simple - order at the counter, wait for your food and seat yourself. The staff is friendly and the barbeque was hands down the best I've ever had. They have a sweet mustard that really adds to the experience.

Thank rootentooten

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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?