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Melvin's BBQ

925 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-3448
+1 843-881-0549
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“onion rings” (51 reviews)
“brisket” (34 reviews)
“smoked turkey” (8 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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925 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-3448
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I waited approximately 25 minutes for our food which is not a problem if the food is good. But unfortunately the food was mediocre and the service was horrible. We used to like going here for the great food and friendly service...More

Thank tonyandterrir
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been coming to visit friends in Mount Pleasant for almost 20 years, and have passed Melvin's BBQ many times, always meaning to check it out. We finally made it happen. Located off the access road running along Route 17, it's easy to spot from...More

Thank Dan556
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not have a lot of time, but wanted a substantial lunch before a water tour. Very happy with the pork sandwich and my wife liked her burger. Obviously very local clientele, shows me it is a good local joint!

Thank SidSidow
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of best burgers in Mt P. Very casual. Lots of great options for sides. Prices are great. Several Burger options to choose from

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was just average, nothing special. Staff was okay as well, not bad nor good. Heads up that almost all of the sauces are mustard based and you can tell if you don’t like mustard.

Thank Lindsey H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch and found the quality and quantity very good. We took a lot home. They smoke the meat and have some good sauces. However the sauces are vinegar based. I prefer the Texas style sauces, but they had some we liked. We...More

Thank T-P-Sunnyside
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

I stumbled in here on a whim. I went with the BBQ and Mac and cheese sandwich. I enjoyed the sandwich. The atmosphere was quaint. I understand overhead and the costs of running a business, but I felt the prices were a little high for...More

Thank Justingoesplaces
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I recommend this BBQ ribs joint. The food was delicious. The ribs were delicious as were the pulled pork sandwiches!!!

Thank dbaker2618
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Walked in to see signs out burnt ends, Tried to order ribs. They were out. Ordered pulled pork with potateo salad and beans. While waiting for our food a worked stuck her head out of the kitchen and screamed we are out of potatoe salad...More

Thank Maggie B
Reviewed 19 August 2017

You definitely get what you pay for here. You won't get away for cheap, but it's worth it! I wish I could've tried everything, but I ultimately went with the brisket. It's hard to find brisket done right, even at decent barbecue restaurants. Well, these...More

Thank clkend
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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