Melvin's Barbecue: A Charleston Tradition

The locals know that Lowcountry barbecue is a one-of-a-kind experience. Tender pulled pork shoulders, basted in that unique tangy mustard sauce...it's the Charleston way!

Melvin Bessinger's Barbecue Restaurants are a South Carolina tradition that began in 1939. Generations later, Melvin's is still famous for serving the finest St. Louis style pork ribs, pork shoulders, chicken and pulled pork barbecue - not just in Charleston, but the whole South!

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What people are saying...

  •  Food was amazing!! Pulled pork, coleslaw, mac & cheese, beans,banana pudding. Like Heaven. A+++ 

    Miss Cary Cooper - Los Angeles, CA
  •  Everything was great on Thursday. The food, service, staff, etc. was all great. We have used ya'll numerous times for our jobsite barbecues, and have had continuous success with it over the last few years. We hope to continue this trend and relationship with Melvin's in the future. 

    Chris Pettit - M.B. Kahn Construction Co. Inc
  •  You need to open a Melvin's in Greenville, SC. It would be great! 

    Tom Jenkins - Taylors, SC
  •  Awesome service as always, food was out before I finished paying. Keep up the excellent work! 

    D.L. Kirkland, Jr. - Charleston, SC
  •  Very good fries. We loved the seasoning on them. Well sized burgers! 

    The Saygers-Mohs
  •  Loved your Mac & Cheese! 

    Tom - Mt. Pleasant, SC