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Po' Melvin's: Food so good it'll make you wanna slap yo' momma!

IRVING, Texas — You don't have to go all the way to New Orleans to get a big serving of Louisiana food and hospitality. Just stop by Po' Melvin's, 4070 N Belt Line Road No. 100, in Irving, Texas.
Sally Rhymer Modified: July 12, 2010 at 11:36 am •  Published: May 28, 2010
p /> For appetizers, the restaurant has hand-breaded fried pickles, and the delicious Louisiana spicy fried pies could be a meal of its own.

As soon as you sit down, the staff brings you an icy glass full of green onions to munch on. Every plate is generously portioned, so you're guaranteed to be satisfied when you leave. But don't forget the drinks served from the Black Pearl Oyster bar.

The signature drink, the "Yo Mama," is a delightfully layered frozen drink that brings memories of Bourbon Street. Layers of frozen margarita, frozen hurricane, Midori melon liquor, and Chambord raspberry liquor make this top-shelf drink a must-have.

Covering the walls are hunting and fishing trophies, family photos and sports memorabilia. There's even a signed pair of Muhammad Ali boxing gloves that were given to Melvin by the famous boxer.

Each booth has a jukebox with music choices that appeal to everyone. Po' Melvin's has a great homey atmosphere, very family friendly, and Louisiana comfort food that keeps people coming back again and again. It's a fantastic restaurant to visit when you're in the Dallas area, and certainly worth the drive.

Prices range from $7 to $15.

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