We stopped by around 5 after a long day of travel. The restaurant was clean and inviting, and we loved the variety of options available. Pricing seemed really good considering the portions - no one in our party eas able to eat the entire plate regardless of what was ordered. Pulled pork was long pieces rather than chopped structure of other places. It added a variety to the sandwich and makes their meal stand out when compared to other pulled pork sandwiches at other places. There's a variety of sauces, and we enjoyed trying multiples and seeing what we liked. Chicken was more of a chopped consistency (ordered a plate, not a sandwich), and it had a white sauce on it. I'm not sure what it was, but it had a good flavor and it apparently pretty standard of BBQ in the area. Sides are wonderful. I'm talking cooked like grandmas at church did it back in the day, so go on and get the green beans, macaroni and cheese, collards, and banana pudding. While it may not be the healthiest option, it is the kind that's the absolute best and more than work an extra lap in the run. Or not. I'll be wearing these calories proudly. Pro tip: If your party orders different sides, you'll get to try them all.
This location used to be amazing but these last couple times have been horrible. These ribs are so THIN, DRY and TOUGH. Barely could eat any of it. For them to offer pretty much everything on the menu separately without actual combo options, I would think paying $18 for half rack of ribs that dont include any sides would be better then this. They used to be meaty and fall off the bone. I dont know what has happened but Im certainly not impressed anymore. Least the cornbread was good which only reason giving 2 stars.
Stopped by to get lunch, The guy that is at the register was rude no help for a first timer at City Barbecue. The place was easy to find and is surrounded by many other options for lunch. All the food selections are alicart so everything is purchased separately Good way to make money but makes getting a plate with all the fixings costly. I got the Chipotle bbq sandwich and baked beans and Mac and Cheese. The sandwich was on Texas toast and it was delicious to say the least. The beans were good but had a gritty texture to them. The Mac and cheese was really good. I would say if you like BBQ this is one place you should stop by and try. They have many locations here in Charlotte! If you go tell them Brian Sent ya! The Review Guru!
Leaving a two star because they brisket was so dry and fell apart. Was over smoked and over cooked. I try to visit any bbq restaurant that is near my hotel when I travel, 300 days a year both in US and Canada. Im from Tn and I also smoke my own meat so Im well aware of whats done right and not done right. No smoke ring although not a bad thing but not a good thing either. Smoke ring is just a chemical reaction when cooking but the smoke was overwhelmingly present. Meats were all over cooked or maybe held in a higher temp warmer cause it to dry out. Mac was good, corn pudding was a little dry as well. Just wanted a good meal and thought I would have in this place. Was a steady line so I guess thats good for the locals.
I drive truck all over the east coast. When I say I've had BBQ everywhere, I mean it. When I say this was the best I've had... I mean it! All the way down to the Texas toast. You will not be disappointed