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Po' Melvin's Down Home Cookin

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4070 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX
(972) 255-3919
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was bland. Lacking any kind of cajun/creole flavor. Don't believe any talk of a huge menu. The cajun items here are far and few between. No boudin, etoufee, shrimp creole, andouille sausage. More of a southern cooking restaurant if anything else. Biggest problem was just boring food. Totally edible, just no flavor and no spice. Server was fine if... More 

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Thank Andrew C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Excellent service, menu with great selection of food, friendly employees, clean and roomy restaurant

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Thank JoannnF
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here and shared a meal together. We were given a sample of roast beef and gravy and ended up ordering the chicken fried steak, green beans and fried okra. All very good. I think I will order a different item next time. The service was good also- always checking up on us. Although not particularly inclined to New... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Gumbo was delicious, stuffed peppers good, all sides tasted great. House drink was very good and bread pudding good as well. Good atmosphere and got seated quickly even on a Friday evening at 6:45. Good service and fast servers.

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Thank Les W
Oviedo, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Had to give Po Melvins a try even though it wasn’t an inviting location in a strip shopping center close to the Irving Mall. I can best describe it as a place you might drive by and say I wonder what that place is like. But we couldn’t resist their sign of good old home cookin’. Upon entry one might... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Ate here with some coworkers for lunch, glad we got here early because it gets packed quick. They have alot of food and the dishes are huge for the price. I enjoyed my time and thought the service was quick and wonderful. Very friendly staff and the owner even came and introduced his self and hooked us up with a... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

I'm reviewing the Red Beans, Roast and Brown Gravy, Catfish and Shrimp, etc. if you want to know about french fries and fried pickles read the other reviews. Being a New Orleanian born and raised this food is great. And to find it in DFW is a jewel. The owner and son are from Nola and cook with a roux... More 

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Thank dewmaniii
Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

The fried pickles we got were enjoyable. We also liked the cheddar cheese fries with ranch. The fries by themselves were bland and overall everything was extremely greasy. The staff were nice and there was a full bar at the back of the place. I just didn't have anything that made this place stand out.

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Thank Tirzah D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing based off of the reviews the outside looks a little rough but the inside is fantastic! Food was amazing chicken fried chicken and the chicken fried steak was amazing! Stop stop stop in!

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Thank WineO4U
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

It's one thing going to a place because the food is good. It's another thing when the food is good and the people are amazing. I've been coming here for over a year now and has always had friendly service. The owner will always let you sample the food before you purchase it. Homero is like amazing. You can tell... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4070 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Irving
  • Phone Number: (972) 255-3919

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?