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Melvin's Barbecue

538 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412-3002
+1 843-762-0511
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (20 reviews)
“ribs” (24 reviews)
“pulled pork” (12 reviews)
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10:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
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538 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412-3002
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am from MD and we drove down over 8 hours to experience this place! We felt right at home as we were welcomed by the Chief Pit Master Paul who introduced us to some ribs that were about 20 minutes from bei by done...More

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon Melvin’s a couple of years ago and go back every time we are in Charleston. Ribs, brisket, pulled pork, or hamburger - you can’t go wrong!

Thank BKM407
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Well, all we can say is LIP SMACKING RIBS! Their ribs are one of the best I have Ever tasted. They fell off the bone...the beans were delish also and those onion rings were very different but good. They were like inside a battered donut..one...More

Thank Joy121
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

While always on the search for great bbq and still in the area, I caught an episode of Bizarre Foods that featured their Mount Pleasant location. I decided to try this location since its closer to where we were staying. I'm really glad I did....More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Great food. Well worth the visit. Zimmern is right. The pulled pork sandwich was amazing. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank Marcel D
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Melvin's is a restaurant that is not high on ambiance but is high on great seafood. Each dish that my family had from the shrimp to the fried catfish to the fried calamari was excellent. Their squash casserole was to die for.

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Reviewed 28 May 2017

After driving past the adorable pig sign announcing Melvin's BBQ for years and years, we decided to stop for lunch, and Oh My Goodness - we will visit religiously from now on. I asked a gentleman in front of us what he would recommend and...More

Thank Bonita C
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Been eating here for years, but prices have gone up and food quality seems to have gone down. Food was really greasy , BBQ was ok, but the burger was not so good anymore

Thank meghanfish
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

The Hungry Detective finally made it to Melvin's after receiving a lead from a co-worker. Avery hooked me up with some great food and knows her sweet tea!!! I ordered the pulled pork sandwich(Big Joe) with onion rings. The onion rings are unique with a...More

Thank TheHungryDetective
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a quick barbecue pick up, and Melvins served the bill. We had a half of barbecue chicken and two sides, and split it between the two of us. It was extremely tasty and we enjoyed our meal. We had baked beans and squash...More

Thank Luavaila
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 538 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412-3002
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > James Island
  • Neighbourhood: James Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-762-0511
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