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Melvin's Barbecue

) #184 of 680 Restaurants in Charleston ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Barbecue
538 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412-3002
+1 843-762-0511
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“onion rings” (19 reviews)
“ribs” (21 reviews)
“pulled pork” (11 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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538 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412-3002
Neighbourhood: James Island
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Reviews (96)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 5 days ago 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
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I can't say enough good things about this place. The BBQ was amazing. I've had BBQ before, but this was by far the best of the best. The menu provided lots of variety with an affordable price tag too. The ambiance was unique and fun!...More

Thank 911Michigander
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We were on our way back from a Hyam's Nursery venture on a gorgeous spring day hungry from our plant buying. Our noses led us here. This spot with wooden booths has a good assortment of tasty barbecue in sandwich form and sliced or shredded...More

Thank cherylbX6403ZH
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Good family owned restaurant. Local BBQ. Very fast and friendly service. Enjoyed the variety of sauces.

Thank ThaiDean
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Hubby and I always try to stop at Melvin's each time we're vacationing in the area. Their barbecue sandwiches are the best. Today, we were running errands and since we were at the local Lowe's, we decided to stop for a late lunch. The timing...More

Thank Seabrookgal
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Delicious BBQ, better than our regular Georgia BBQ. Brisket was as tender as can be. Also enjoyed the décor and the writing on their cups. They are closed Sunday too, showing their care for their employees.

Thank Andrea L
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We're just blowing through town but wanted to give a shout-out to Melvin's! Our first visit to South Carolina and glad we found you. The barbecued pork was well seasoned, hat just the right amount of fat to add to the flavor, and well prepared...More

Thank Amy Z
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Clean , organized , good well prepared food ! Went on 1/2 price burger nite ( Tuesday ) . Came to table fast & HOT ! Fries were hot also ! Recommend it !

Thank Dorygirl22
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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: 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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