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“Can't beat their roast dinner or PoBoy!”

Po' Melvin's Down Home Cookin
Ranked #95 of 575 Restaurants in Irving
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mineola, Texas
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Can't beat their roast dinner or PoBoy!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

Our favorite dish is the roast beef lunch-great flavor--always tender.
Try their greens-always good. Corn bread is a real favorite!

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Nice surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited January 2013
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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Down Home Cooking”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited December 2012
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Euless, Texas, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Extremely disappointing!”
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited February 2013
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SWANTON
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Extremely fast, friendly service with good food at a fair price”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited December 2012
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