The Smoke Pit - Salisbury
We had planned on going for several days. My partner on the job had great things to say about the place. We went in with some apprehension. To our surprise, that was not necessary. While the lot looked full to capacity. We managed to get a spot and went in. There was ample seating and an extremely clean restaurant. The wait staff seated us quickly and was very polite. The food questions we had were quickly and happily answered by our waitress. Our meals came out hot and fresh. The portions are AMPLE. The flavors are HUGE!! The pricing was not abnormally inflated. We were very happy and had full bellies. Bring your appetite and leave your cares at the door. We will be returning shortly with friends and family.
Restaurant & parking: very accesible from either side of the road, and plenty of parking (25 spots) in the lot. The inside of the restaurant is one big open space, which is very convenient to see what table is open and available. Bathrooms were clean and bright. Food: I highly recommend that you under order, because the portions are HUGE! I put together a pick your own meat platter, and the portion of pulled pork could have easily fed 2/3 people. Now, the food is 100% worth every penny and wait. The collard greens are the absolute best tasting greens I have ever had. The Mac and cheese was creamy and served very hot. The smoked wing sauce are well worth the $10, and could honestly be a meal in itself. You could taste the seasoning on the smoked wings, unlike other places where you only taste the smoke. They were also crunchy, which I preferred. The pulled pork was very delicious, soft to continue to pull, tangy enough for a novice eastern NC BBQ eater, and the sauces provided at the table can really dress the pull pork. 100% would argue this is the best BBQ I have had in NC.
I "googled" restaurants in Salisbury near I 85, and chose this one. (Meeting friend halfway for lunch!) I was pleasantly surprised. The staff was extremely welcoming, and the food was great. By far, one of the best BarBQ restaurants I've tried in the area (Ft Mill north to Greensboro), so far- been living here a year. It's an hour drive, but not bad, and truly worth it on a casual day. Will return.
First time eating here and wasn't let down. Quick to be seated even though they were busy. Waitress was quick to the table, friendly and courteous. Our appetizers were out in less than five minutes, hot and delicious. The main meal choices are sound too good and unless you know exactly what you want you will take forever. Once ordered the food came quick, very fresh, hot and again delicious. I had the burnt ends, amazing and the potato salad is great and I'm not even a fan of potato salad. Outstanding time here and definitely will return.
Let start with the service. My waiter was great! Her name was Megan and she made us feel like we were at home. She was very attentive and pleasant, she even spoke pig with my son. Lol. My 3 year old is a very picky eater and both times we have come here he has been pleased with his food (He ordered the Mac and cheese and pickles). As for my food it was everything Ive been craving since my first visit here. The ribs were juicy and flavorful and the Mac and cheese was to die for. (I had to order 2 because it was so good). This was the first time I ordered the wings and I was pleasantly surprised by the sweet sauce. It has the right amount of sweet and tangy. When it comes to the sweet tea. Tell you grandmother she has competition because it definitely tastes like a family secret passed down from generation to generation. I sampled the banana pudding and even though it was good it lacked that homemade texture and taste. Over all I was very satisfied.