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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 - 21:00
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Greenville, South Carolina
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235 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I know it was on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives, but I am not sure what the hype is about. It is good BBQ, but nothing special. They do make their own sauces, and their specialty is a mustard based sauce. I found the spicy mustard sauce to be the best, but not enough to make me want to buy... More 

Thank D M
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been in the low country since October. Moving here was a great choice because we both love barbecue! And there is no shortage of great restaurants catering to this genre. We have tried many, but not too disparage any of these establishments, Melvin's is our favorite. They have been around since 1939 and have a... More 

Thank Allan F
Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful barbecue. Best onion rings EVER! Terrific desserts. Good value for price. Great sweet and unsweet tea.

Thank Mona B
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198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Came here for lunch on a Thursday. Food was okay at best. Pickle and pepper bar was good. Very expensive for what you get. I would look for a Mom and Pop place further from downtown. Very disappointing. Did not eat all my ribs.

Thank G Y
Inman, SC
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 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 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 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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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 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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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 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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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 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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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
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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