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Po' Melvin's Down Home Cookin

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4070 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX
+1 972-255-3919
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Columbus, Georgia
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794 reviews
552 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had time for a quick lunch near the airport and Po Melvin's got the nod. Friendly, helpful staff. Decor is not the main draw but the food is good. I had the gumbo which was delicious and the fried oysters were hot and tasty. A very good meal for a good price. I would definitely go back.

Thank Ge0rgiaPil0t
Dallas, TX
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442 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Po' Melvin's is a casual, laid-back neighborhood restaurant, with lots of seating, in booths and tables. The decor is somewhat dated, but is clean and has a homey atmosphere. I visited for lunch on a Thursday about 1pm and it was not too busy. The plentiful staff is very friendly and efficient. There is a small bar on one side... More 

1 Thank texasrepublichistory
Irving, Texas
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

My granddaughter wanted to take me out to breakfast for my birthday. She's leaving for college and trying to save every penny she earns. This was her gift to me, I wish she had saved her money. I hadn't eaten at Po Melvin's in a while as it features home cooking ,usually fried. It's a great place favored by men... More 

Thank voiceofsharon
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 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 

Thank Andrew C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

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

Thank JoannnF
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Judy S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Les W
Oviedo, FL
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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127 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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: +1 972-255-3919

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?