Bill Spoon’s Barbecue
A Charlotte staple that has been around for years and remains unchanged. They do traditional eastern NC BBQ and they do it well. For those that don't know eastern NC BBQ is usually whole hog and chopped with a vinegar sauce finish. It's not pulled pork with a bunch of different sauces to try. Staff is super friendly and it's a family run business. The pork is always consistent and a great representation of eastern NC BBQ. Hush puppies are some of the best I have ever had. Brunswick stew is on point. I had the ribs this time and my wife had the small BBQ platter. Ribs were par for the course. I have had better but the texture was great on them. They don't fall off the bone because real ribs are not supposed to. They come clean off the bone when you bite into them which is what you want.
This is the best eastern style BBQ you can fine in Charlotte.. Mr. Spoon has pass away but Steve his son does a outstanding job at keeping the family tradition of great que going .. Cindy the waitresse has been there maybe 20 years or more and is the best you will ever have wait on you.. If you like Brunswick strew there is no where any better than at Spoons .. Give this place a try you wont be disappointed i promise.. oh the puppies dont forget the puppies ..
If your from Eastern NC like I am keep on truckin'. The Potato salad was Mustard soup(no eggs), The Brunswick stew was canned slop, the slaw was harsh(no sugar) and the Que was run thru a Slaw grinder instead of pulled. That whole meal was mommicked.
DR. TYGER TREZ
Great barbeque sandwich, macaroni... appetizers... menu somewhat confusing... nice visit! Good Service!
People are friendly, but the BBQ is sub par for any BBQ enthusiast. Overall BBQ is dry and lacks flavor. Chopped very fine, too fine for my taste.