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Po' Melvin's Down Home Cookin

4070 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX 75038-5028
+1 972-255-3919
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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“cornbread” (7 reviews)
“catfish” (8 reviews)
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4070 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX 75038-5028
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Another Cajun, New Orleans themes café in Texas. We shared a fried seafood platter that consisted of catfish, shrimp, oysters and stuffed crab with French fries. The catfish was huge and enough for two people. The oysters were rubbery and not edible. The jalapeño cornbread...More

Thank Catrina M
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Our family liked the food, especially the shrimp and the oysters (obviously better than those elsewhere because they didn’t share the same batter). Chicken fried steak was well-received, as were the sides. Our bread was unremarkable. Our busy waiter kept things going without being either...More

Thank Lalo_de_Mexico
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

We had the red beans and rice and the gumbo which were both very good. My friend had the chef salad which was huge! I can’t go back so I can try something new!

Thank Lwomack
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We had the stuffed bell peppers and the chicken fried chicken and they were both good. There are many good entrees to choose from generally between $9-$15. There were plenty of sides to choose to accompany your meal. Bria our waitress was very attentive and...More

Thank Robert MB B B
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

My friend introduced me to Po's Melvin's last year when I visited Dallas for the first time. I was underwhelmed my the decor and appearance of the restaurant. However, I underestimated the quality of the food! Since then we always pop past for dinner after...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I admit I'm a very regular to Po' Mels. Been coming here almost every day for 12 years. Staff is the best. Homero, Josie & David, have been managing that entire time and they work so hard to make sure we echoey every visit. Good...More

Thank HowdyBub
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

My dad has been going here over 20 years, and I've been going here over 10 years. Hands down our favorite fried shrimp in the DFW area. Not only is the shrimp delicious, but southern comfort food is their specialty - down to serving while...More

Thank Stephanie g
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The food was good specially the chicken fried steak and their dinner rolls and corn bread are really good.Server Ben was funny .

Thank J V
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The place was very good, and extremely filling. The dishes are more in line with Louisiana style flavorings and pairings, versus your coastal southern style. Not a bad thing, just a warning. :) I had the Red Beans and Rice, the wife had Chicken Dumplings....More

Thank Graendahl
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Melvin is a native of New Orleans and he loves good food. The menu is down home cooking and I can't recommend the RED BEANS AND RICE more highly. Also the blackened cat fish (one of only 2 items on the entre menu that I...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4070 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX 75038-5028
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Irving
  • Phone Number: +1 972-255-3919
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