Mac's Speed Shop
I always enjoy the brisket at Mac's. It's an enjoyable treat that I allow myself occasionally, then miss for weeks afterward. On my recent visit, I had the brisket sandwich with mac and cheese on the side. One piece of the brisket was a little tough - but still very flavorful - and the other was tender and also very flavorful. Both were ample-sized. I've had their pork and chicken barbecues, and they're both quite good but not appreciably better than those of other BBQ places around the area. The brisket, however, is worth the trip. Service is consistently good, not overbearing but not ignoring you, either. Good place. I'll be back again.
Food was very good and came out quick. Great atmosphere for food and drinks .The staff was very nice. Not the best BBQ in Charlotte but number 3 isn't so bad is it. No, really ,it's good BBQ in a safe area too. (They will tow) DO NOT PARK at the Animal Hospital. There is plenty of parking to the left of the restaurant and beyond you have been warned. The animal hospital is open 24 so they need the parking for incoming pets.
It is a sports bar just like any other sports bar. Lots of TVs, and alcohol choices. Most of the options were beef or pork related with a lot of barbecue options. Unfortunately for me, I do not eat any of those things so there were not a lot of options for me. If you are not trying to eat healthy, even if you don't eat meat, you can probably find something, like the sweet potato fries. Parking is fine for the weekdays, but very hard to find a spot on weekends. You will probably have to park on the road behind the restaurant on a weekend evening.
Service was good. Busy night, hard to get waitresses attention sometimes but she did a good job. Got the large bbq tray with two sides. Not the best I ever had but good. Green bean casserole would have been better without the cheese and I'm a cheese lover. The baked potato salad was nothing more than a baked potato chopped and rolled around in sour cream. Was not good, no real flavor would try this place again but would not reorder these items.
This place is awesome and totally unexpected! It's the best burger I've had in awhile for two reasons, I can tell the beef was fresh and my burger was cooked perfectly. The server was great and had an awesome personality and made our dining experience very enjoyable! Plus the hush puppies that they gave us to snack on while we waited for our food were bomb!