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“Needs total revamping, from food to service.”
Review of Melvin's BBQ

Melvin's BBQ
Ranked #19 of 353 Restaurants in Mount Pleasant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner
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 24 June 2014

This was all self service...place your order, pick it up, make your own drinks and find your own seat. Menu listed on marquees; difficult to see and read. Menu choices reflected extremes..ordering single items to massive loaded platters. Smaller plate choices would be nice. Barbecue and ribs were almost tasteless; no evidence of smoking over wood coals. Fries were like cardboard; onion rings had a thin ring of onion overly caked with a breaded cover that completely obscured the taste of the onion. Only two rings per serving at $3.00 per serving. Ribs and 'cue platter pricey at $25. Some items not delivered with order; had to request them after seating. Not a good experience at all. Will not return when in the area.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Some of the best BBQ I have had the pork had a great taste the selection of sauces are tasty though not really needed. The onion rings are a MUST! Even brought batter mix for home.

Thank Kristaeaw
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Reviewed 17 June 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 4 June 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 3 June 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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