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“Excellent ribs”
Review of Melvin's BBQ

Melvin's BBQ
Ranked #19 of 354 Restaurants in Mount Pleasant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: 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!
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Melvin's had the best ribs we have ever had. Do not miss them. However the sides were terrible- watery mac and cheese, strange beans, and weird slaw. Go get a take out order of ribs and get your sides elsewhere.

Thank mimiPrinceton_NJ
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

We ordered pulled chicken and beef brisket baskets with onion rings as an add-on. The main dishes were very good! The sweet tea and lemonade was a southern finest! To be honest the side items of cole slaw (carolina slaw) wasn't that good....just average at best. The onion ring had too much breading, and greasey. Lastly I had fried okra that was excellent!!!

Thank Kenneth G
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Ran across this restaurant after visiting Patriots Point. Very good BBQ, my whole family enjoyed it. Gotta try the banana pudding, it was phenomenal. Service was just Ok....guy taking our order (Leon) was lacking in southern hospitality. Will definitely come back though.

Thank Chris M
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

I went here on a vacation. I was tired and ready for good food. The food came out very fast and was very delicious. You get a lot of bang for your buck.

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Thank Jenny D
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

After a visit to Fort Sumter, my family really wanted to try some local BBQ. A quick Google search turned up this particular Melvin's location.

The restaurant format requires you to order your menu items at the front. You are called back to pick up your food and then you can sit at any open table.

The food was very good and not very expensive at all. The menu seemed to offer a dizzying amount of choices given the ordering format.

Drink machines were self-serve and iced tea (sweetened and unsweetened) was by far the most popular choice.

Melvin's gets our vote for flavorful, tender BBQ food.

Recommended!

Thank SW-NewJersey
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