Great food & prices. Friendly staff and cozy atmosphere. I had the hardwood smoked salmon with sweet potato fries and it was delicious. The salmon was cooked and seasoned perfectly and the fries were crisp, slightly sweet and soft on the inside. It was a little noisy in the main seating area (they have enclosed outdoor seating that may be quieter) but the place was packed and it's not very large to begin so it wasn't a surprise. Great place to watch the game, go to for lunch or dinner with friends/fam.
Finally...Finally! Two years in Charlotte searching for some BBQ to compete with my native KC, and tonight I finally found it. Slow smoked, dry rubbed meats with multiple sauce styles including a good molasses/ketchup based KC/Texas style. Of course they have the Eastern NC pork with vinegar...which wasnt as bad as some of the examples I have tasted, but the stars of the show were the brisket and the ribs. Great service, great food, reasonable prices. Boom.
The brisket (recommend half fatty) and the Saint Louis style ribs both have a great flavor and are both really tender, most of the time. The salad is a good price. I do not recommend the salmon. The collard greens are not vegetarian friendly. Bacon wrapped jalapenos are delicious. It is usually very busy here and parking is not so great.
HIGHLY recommend requesting Drew as your waiter there and ask him to assist you with trying different bourbon flight combinations! His knowledge of the bourbons available elevates an already delicious barbecue meal to nirvana level. His "First in Flight" recommendation features local NC whiskeys and should be featured on the menu it is such a great combination. I already LOVE the burnt ends and brisket there, the addition of bourbon flights and a knowledgeable server definitely created a truly memorable experience I will return for.
Counselor of Hope
The atmosphere is laid back and relaxed. The food is really good and the brisket is tender and juicy. I love the sweet potato fries. I like to share the "well fed" which is your choice of 3 meats and 2 sides. Worth the try.