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“Nice surprise”

Po' Melvin's Down Home Cookin
Ranked #56 of 629 Restaurants in Irving
Price range: US$5 - US$10
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

We were looking for some breakfast place we hadn't tried before and found this place on Yelp. It's in a strip mall and does not look all that inviting at first. The inside is kind of early 80's - paneling, older booths, "Cheers"-looking bar. The breakfast buffet is on tables in banquet warmers (no sneeze guards) - overall it looks kind of second-rate.

BUT - the food was great! They had omelets to order, eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, french toast, pancakes, biscuits, gravy, fruit and cereal - all the "basics." The service was good, and the omelet maker even showed my son how he made bacon. The service was friendly, and we will definitely go back sometime.

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Reviewed 15 February 2013

I have been eating here for years (20 years ago waste first time). They serve 3 vegetables with your entree . I love the meatloaf and always get a to go box because the large portions. I need to try that chicken fried steak but I just can't tear myself away from the meatloaf. Definitely try the fried okra and mash potatoes. The service has always been good.

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Thank TYtells
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

My waitress was attentive and actually did a pretty good job but the food was horrible! I ordered chicken fried chicken and fries and they were both cold and stale. Melvin's has really gone downhill since I visited last (4 or 5 years ago) and they lost a customer today. You can always say mistakes happen but when you pay $10 and your food is cold and stale, that's not mistake. The manager should be ashamed and he should fire his kitchen staff.

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Thank Wayne W
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Reviewed 21 December 2012

Good "home cookin'" - served quick by a friendly staff. Reasonably price and is located in a small strip mall with plenty of parking. Large portions served up from the kitchen HOT.

Thank TINA N
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Reviewed 17 August 2012

its a nice hole in the wall, thats a great place if you're starving for some decent comfort food. its very cheap and a pretty cozy place to eat. the service is pretty good as well. i always get the chicken fried chicken.

Thank Latrice T
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