Mac's Speed Shop
We met some friends here yesterday for lunch and compared to the Sandy Porter location South End was just okay. I ordered the Philly brisket wrap which was just all right. Also ordered a 16 piece chicken wings the dry rub and Carolina flavor. Those also weren't the best in my opinion. The best thing that we ate was the hush puppies they brought out at the beginning as they were fresh out the grease and so yummy. The beer selection wasn't as extensive as Sandy Porter either. Overall I think I will be visiting only the Sandy Porter location as it is definitely a five-star
Every protein is smoked. Wings are amazing... very tender and juicy... meat falls off bone. 52 beers on tap. Wait staff friendly. Great atmosphere inside or outside.
After a sub-par BBQ experience in Charlotte, we asked around for the best BBQ in town and numerous people sent us to Mac's. This place did not disappoint and does BBQ right. The pulled pork, slaw, mac n cheese and even the hush puppies were on point. Good beer selection and cool atmosphere. Indoor/outdoor bar/restaurant with picnic tables. A little loud, but what do you expect? The only downside was parking. We unknowingly parked at the vet clinic next door and came back to a boot on our car and a $100 ticket. The BBQ was worth it though. Nice job Mac's.
I haven't had the chance to eat here yet..... I'm a delivery driver for a 3rd party and came in to pick up an order. When I got there the bartender was busy but still acknowledged me and got to me promptly. Something happend to where my order didn't come thru more than likely a glitch on the delivery companies side. The bartender searched high and low for my order and offered to have it made fast. Then the manager came over and apologized and offered me a drink on him. Everyone seemed like a team and had it together. They had top notch customer service that 3rd party delivery service rarely gets because we are not the customer. I will definitely be back soon for dinner to try the awesome smelling food that sat in my front seat tempting me to sign off and come back after drop off.
This place exceeded my expectations. I was expecting a basic sports bar. While it was a good spot to watch a game, with a great beer selection, the food was excellent. My girlfriend and I split the large BBQ combo. Pretty much everything on it was good. The chicken and brisket were my personal favorites. The chicken was up there with the best smoked chicken I've had. We got collards, beans, chili, and Mac n cheese as sides and all of those were very good. I eat a lot and the two of us could not finish the entire thing. Compared to the other establishments in the area, this may have been the best in terms of price. Apparently the wings are exceptional and I didn't even try those. Our server was also great, if I knew her name, Id give her some props in the review. Will definitely come here again.