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Melvin's BBQ

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925 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-3448
+1 843-881-0549
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 21:30
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

1st visit and wow!!! My 15 year old had the Saturday night Brisket special... so tender and flavorful... macaroni & cheese definitely had the homemade flavor.... butter beans, green beans... younger son had the jr. joe pulled pork.. I had the BLT with 6 slices of perfectly cooked bacon on Texas Toast!!! My favorite was my son's special banana pudding!!!... More 

Thank Sandi G
Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As if the BBQ wasn't good enough they throw the 10 commandments on the side of their cups!! All the way here from deep south Florida to have early Christmas with our kids and Grandkids, I could smell this place as we drove by. The service was great, super busy, food was incredible!!! Thank you for a great experience!!

Thank Tom C
Jacksonville, Florida
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Generous portions, served hot make this a worthwhile stop for BBQ. Carolina style with mustard based sauces from mild to hot. good service, eat inside or out. Near shopping center, plenty of free parking.

Thank ge32225
Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All I wanted was a cheeseburger, so on the recommendation of a friend I gave this place a try. Got a double cheeseburger. Wow I was surprised how good it was. One of the best burgers I have ever had, and I eat a lot of burgers. Onion rings were good as well.

Thank bewhy74
Richmond, Virginia
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133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my second review of Melvin's. I stop here every time I am in Charleston. Reviewing again for two reasons: 1. to show its steady consistency and 2. Probably rated it too low last time. This place is definitely a five out of five. If you are not used to mustard based bbq then stay away from the pull... More 

Thank Clemente71
Charleston, South Carolina
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154 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pulled pork and brisket are my favorites, but everything is good. Service was perfect, friendly, and prompt. The prices are okay, but well worth it. The best collard greens in Charleston.

Thank Brythonic
Tiverton RI
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We came here on suggestion of hotel staff. The food was very good, and each barbecue sauce was tasty. Be aware this is essentially a fast food restaurant, not full service, and no alcohol is available. I would highly recommend for a lunch or lighter supper.

Thank Tom S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious Food, clean restaurant and amazing menu choices. Highly recommend pulled pork plate and sandwich.

Thank Tamara D
Rock Hill, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stopped in for a quick lunch this week before a meeting. We got there right at 11:00, and by 11:45 it was packed! The food was great. I was really impressed that there were so many sides to choose from...fried okra, sweet potato casserole, butter beans, etc. The barbecue was great, and their original mustard sauce was perfect. To... More 

Thank amyj75
Fayetteville, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The smell in parking lot is fantastic. I ordered the little joe with a side of Mac and cheese. Just taste the onion ring and your mouth sings. Yum

Thank Penny F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?