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5456 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608-3046
251-343-0001
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Brick Pit Mobile, AL

The barbeque is absolutely amazing, but the facilities are very plain and old. Many famous and some not so famous people have autographed the walls and ceilings in the restaurant. It is a unique experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Eric N
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Mobile, Alabama
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mobile, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The barbeque is absolutely amazing, but the facilities are very plain and old. Many famous and some not so famous people have autographed the walls and ceilings in the restaurant. It is a unique experience.

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Mobile, Alabama, United States
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84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The BBQ here is great but I wish it was served at a different location. I have purposely avoided looking at the health rating every time I go in. Some people like the character of the place, but it reminds me of a gas station bathroom. If your surroundings don't bother you when it comes to food, this is the... More 

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Chanhassen, MN
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Small local BBQ place with lots of character and great food. I had the pulled pork and it was excellent, but others in our group had the ribs and they were great too. All the sides were excellent, including the beans, cole slaw, and potato salad. And don't forget the banana pudding for dessert. Unique "hole in the wall" atmosphere,... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This restaurant was everything i want in a bbq restaurant, (including the writing all over the walls lol) it's not fancy, but damn good bbq and sides. I had the chicken. Yum yum! And the place has. Character.

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Columbus, Georgia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We visited on a whim after reading about it in an Alabama BBQ Roadtrip book. The menu is not huge, basically Pulled Pork, Ribs, and Chicken with a few sides to choose from. The ribs were meaty and tender and the pork was juicy. My kids were even kept entertained by the writing on the wall. It was well worth... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Best BBQ in west Mobile. Period. These folks know what they are doing. Order the pulled pork in bulk and get sauce to take home.

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Fairhope, Alabama
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161 reviews 161 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I cannot fathom what the attraction is here. I hate to write a totally negative review, but the food is so-so. It must be the history, the "quaint" atmosphere or something I am missing. Almost every barbeque place is better. Sorry.

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Mobile, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

As with most really good BBQ places, the Brick Pit is not much to look at. However, the food is top notch. I am particularly found of the pulled smoked pork. In fact, I am not certain I have ever tried anything else. Their meats are all slow smoked to perfection. If you like southern BBQ pork, dont pass it... More 

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Mich
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457 reviews 457 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

We had the rib plate dinner, 5 ribs and 2 sides. Ribs are some of the best anywhere. It doesn't get 4 1/2 rating for not having good food. Not fancy or upscale at all but just great food. We were served our meals within 3 minutes of ordering.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Had their signature pulled pork plate, with cole slaw and baked beans. I make it a point to stop here every time I visit Mobile. A local must-stop BBQ. Ribs are also very good

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5456 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608-3046
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Mobile
  • Phone Number: 251-343-0001

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?