The Smoke Pit features barbecue at its best. Their burnt-ends are some of the most delicious in the state and are an absolute must-try on any BBQ aficionado's list.
Cuisine Type: Barbecue
Good BBQ! Update: 8/6/2021, The last time I was here was 2 years ago. I had the full rack dry pork ribs, cornbread, collards, mac & cheese. My wife had BBQ wings and sweet potato waffle fries. Her wings were huge and very good. And they are whole wings. The drum, flat, and tip, not those wing dings that most places call wings that are usually just separated drums and flats and charge the price of a whole wing. My wife said the sweet potato fries were good. My ribs were so good, smoked and flavored well they are good with any sauce that is to your liking. The mac & cheese was so good. The collards are the best restaurant greens that I have had, and I'm really picky about my collards because I cook collards a lot at home. The customer service was great. It was really busy a real steady flow of customers at the time when we were there. The men's bathroom wasn't to bad, it did have hot water, soap, and paper towels. They have outside seating so we ate outside. When you order just tell them you want to sit outside and they will give you a number to put on the table and they will bring the food out to you. I will not wait another 2 years to come back, and I'm glad that they are still in business.
The food here is really delicious. My favorite dish at this restaurant are the smoke jumbo wings. You can never go wrong with getting their wings, they are just that good. Also the atmosphere is a barbecue master's dream. The meat market right next to the restaurant gives it an amazing feel. The wings alone make The Smoke Pit my favorite restaurant in the Charlotte-Concord area. It's good food, good people, and all-around good times.
We used The Smoke Pit -Concord to cater our wedding rehearsal dinner in May 2022 and the food was PHENOMENAL! We served a group of about 35 and had burnt ends, pulled chicken, Mac and cheese, green bean casserole, and potato salad and every single thing was delicious. Our guests loved it. I also thought it was incredibly fairly priced and they communicated well with our event planner.
This place varies quiet a bit, I am sorry to say. It was great to have a new choice when they opened a few years ago, but there have been times when it is mediocre at best. The portions are getting smaller, and there are surcharges on many items, so it can be unreasonably expensive for food on some butcher paper. The staff is almost always nice, I can not fault them there.
Adam W Nelson
I 100% loved this place! I wish I could be critical of one thing but I just can't. The amount of food they give you is way more than expected. The food itself was amazing! The staff is great and the restaurant is clean. I would highly recommend this to anybody looking for a barbecue restaurant in the area or even outside of the area. If you have to make a drive for good food, this is definitely worth the trip.