Put More Pork On Your Fork
|Order At Melvins|
The restaurant is very simple, seats about 35-40 and has a drive thru window. The service style is one where you get in the ‘cue’ to get some ‘Que’, very similar to fast food, with slow cookin’.
There is a very large condiment bar with the usual plastic cutlery, napkins, salt, pepper, etc. There are also several peppers – jalapenos, etc., left out for your selection. I didn’t know how long they had been there, but they seemed to have seen better days and we avoided them.
After you place your order you are given a number and when called, you pick up your dinner; very simple.
Our dinner came to just under $30.00. We ordered the BBQ ribs and pulled pork, “wet”, with two “trimmings”, and a cheeseburger. As an add-on we chose the fried Okra for $1.87.
As we waited for our meal the restaurant began to fill up. I was surprised by the varied group of people - older, younger, families with children, a lot of take-out orders and a lady in a mink. The tables stocked with things to help you enjoy your meal - a roll of paper towels and many varieties of hot sauce. Before we knew it our number was called and our food was ready.
|Ribs n Que|
|No. 1 Cheeseburger|
The “Que” could have easily been a 10 had it not been close to cold, as was the restaurant’s temperature – please… turn up the heat on many fronts. In hindsight I should have sent my burger back to be served correctly.
As we were leaving we noticed that the drive thru window had a line of cars around the building. “Que” on wheels must be big here. After eating there, who wouldn’t want to put more “pork on your fork”?
We gave Melvin's 3 out of a possible 5 plates.