PO' Melvin's Down Home Cooking

★★★★☆
  • 4070 N Belt Line Rd 100

    Irving, TX 75038

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  • 972-255-3919

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Mon. - Sat. 11am - 10pm;Sun. 8am - 9pm

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Good home cooking at a reasonable price. I don't know what it is about Dallas, but the Southern charm seems to be lost down South. Most vegetables in restaurants today do not have the flavor and depth that Po Melvin's does. Po Melvin's brings a taste and charm that is needed in Dallas. It is not an elegant snobby restaurant and provides great meals for the masses. You don't see "Meat and 3" on the menu, but everyone in the South knows that what it is when you see the Select one meat section and pick three vegetables. This is one of the few places North of Houston and West of Louisiana that actually has real gumbo, not the thinned out soup restaurants try to pass as gumbo. For a really authentic Southern experience with great flavors from the South I would recommend Po Melvin's to anyone in Dallas!

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★★★★☆

Good home cooking at a reasonable price. I don't know what it is about Dallas, but the Southern charm seems to be lost down South. Most vegetables in restaurants today do not have the flavor and depth that Po Melvin's does. Po Melvin's brings a taste and charm that is needed in Dallas. It is not an elegant snobby restaurant and provides great meals for the masses. You don't see "Meat and 3" on the menu, but everyone in the South knows that what it is when you see the Select one meat section and pick three vegetables. This is one of the few places North of Houston and West of Louisiana that actually has real gumbo, not the thinned out soup restaurants try to pass as gumbo. For a really authentic Southern experience with great flavors from the South I would recommend Po Melvin's to anyone in Dallas!

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Great big servings of genuinely good food.

The weekend breakfast buffet is really popular. Make sure you get there before the church crowd on Sundays.

EB, ya make a great omelet.

4
★★★★☆

Great big servings of genuinely good food.

The weekend breakfast buffet is really popular. Make sure you get there before the church crowd on Sundays.

EB, ya make a great omelet.

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I love Po' Melvins! They have such wonderful food at FANTASTIC prices! I can't ever finish my whole plate the servings are so big!! They could improve on their margaritas, but all in all, it's not a bad place to eat with our friends.

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I love Po' Melvins! They have such wonderful food at FANTASTIC prices! I can't ever finish my whole plate the servings are so big!! They could improve on their margaritas, but all in all, it's not a bad place to eat with our friends.

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The slogan written on the door is, "So good, it'll make you slap yo mama." Well ok then...I am the type of person who usually finishes off everything that is put in front of me. Well OK, I finished the chicken fried steak too, but it did take some doing. Po Melvins serves very good home style cooking at very good prices. If the chicken fried steak were any bigger, it would have needed side boards to keep it on the plate. And it was a hand dipped one, not one of those box jobs you'll find at other places. I liked being able to choose which yummy veggies to eat. Note--there are five to six of the vegetables that have an asterisk next to them with the footnote that they are seasoned with pork. The prices are less than you would get at a Cracker Barrel or Black Eyed Pea and the food just tastes better. The restaurant itself doesn't look like much from either the outside or inside, but this is just what I would say is Family owned vs. Corporate carbon copy dining. I would think that this place would be great for either lunch or family dining in the evening.

PROS: Taste, portions, and food options
CONS: Older, not sparkling clean but still very friendly and cozy.

5
★★★★★

The slogan written on the door is, "So good, it'll make you slap yo mama." Well ok then...I am the type of person who usually finishes off everything that is put in front of me. Well OK, I finished the chicken fried steak too, but it did take some doing. Po Melvins serves very good home style cooking at very good prices. If the chicken fried steak were any bigger, it would have needed side boards to keep it on the plate. And it was a hand dipped one, not one of those box jobs you'll find at other places. I liked being able to choose which yummy veggies to eat. Note--there are five to six of the vegetables that have an asterisk next to them with the footnote that they are seasoned with pork. The prices are less than you would get at a Cracker Barrel or Black Eyed Pea and the food just tastes better. The restaurant itself doesn't look like much from either the outside or inside, but this is just what I would say is Family owned vs. Corporate carbon copy dining. I would think that this place would be great for either lunch or family dining in the evening.

PROS: Taste, portions, and food options
CONS: Older, not sparkling clean but still very friendly and cozy.

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I agree with the previous poster on this review that this place is a really good place to go and eat. They are a very family oriented restraunt so that means that there prices are not bad at all. I like going here to eat because they are good people that work here and they know how to cook good food. They are great people they are so friendly and nice whenever they are walking around to the customers. It is nice to see a place like this still in this so very comkmericial domniating world of today.

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★★★★☆

I agree with the previous poster on this review that this place is a really good place to go and eat. They are a very family oriented restraunt so that means that there prices are not bad at all. I like going here to eat because they are good people that work here and they know how to cook good food. They are great people they are so friendly and nice whenever they are walking around to the customers. It is nice to see a place like this still in this so very comkmericial domniating world of today.

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My family and I have been going to Po Melvin's for over 13 years and have never been disappointed. The mashed potatos are excellent and flavorful, as well as their chicken fried chicken and chicken and dumplings. Once in a while Melvin Jr. will be in and is always a friendly guy. Hands down the best place for down home cooking!

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★★★★☆

My family and I have been going to Po Melvin's for over 13 years and have never been disappointed. The mashed potatos are excellent and flavorful, as well as their chicken fried chicken and chicken and dumplings. Once in a while Melvin Jr. will be in and is always a friendly guy. Hands down the best place for down home cooking!

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