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Brick Pit

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5456 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608-3046
251-343-0001
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11:00 am - 8:00 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

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 11
    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
Melt in your mouth ribs

Yummy! Still want some more ribs. The ribs melted in your mouth. Potato salad just like mom makes and awesome cole slaw. Pulled pork was gobbled up. Service was great! Kids and adults loved writing on the walls.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Marianne C
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Yummy! Still want some more ribs. The ribs melted in your mouth. Potato salad just like mom makes and awesome cole slaw. Pulled pork was gobbled up. Service was great! Kids and adults loved writing on the walls.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If this is the best Mobile has to offer then I feel sorry for the folks of Mobile. I've had BBQ across the country and Brick Pit was nothing more than average BBQ. Our party had one of each entree (Pulled Pork, Ribs, and Chicken) and none of us were wowed. The Ribs were, for the most part, dry, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The Brick Pit offers friendly service, large portions, and Outstanding BBQ'd Pork in several forms. I recommend the Ribs and Pulled Pork combo plate as a way to get both of these 'winning' entrees. The Beans are the best of the sides, but both the slaw and potato salad were good also. We will be back to this place...everytime we... More 

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Saw this place advertised on a poster of eateeys not to miss. So we tried it. Real hole-in-the wall place outside but very comfortable on inside. Main thing is ribs and pulled pork fantastic. We got the spicy sauce and I think it is great. Several famous people have eaten here; their photos are on the walls.

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DeRidder, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Brick Pit has some of the most delicious ribs I've had...smoky, meaty, cooked to perfection and very tasty. I stopped by on my way to visit family and I'm glad I did!

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Mobile, Alabama
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This hole in the wall eatery has the best pork in Mobile. The decor in the restaurant features signatures from its patrons and Alabama Football memorabilia. The establishment has been featured on Man vs. Food and has been recognized by many culinary aficionados locally and on the national level. My favorite dish is the pulled pork with their home made... More 

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Miami, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We live in Miami and this is the second time we come to the Brick Pit. The pulled pork and the ribs are extremely delicious. The potato salad, the beans, their sauces... I can't say enough good things about this place. Totally recommend.

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Fairhope
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

By far the best and most authentic bbq in town. There is no corporate office, just a hole in the wall restaurant with very few choices. I love that they don't offer you a million average items but instead offer a select few items that are all high quality! A must find in Mobile!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Brick Pit is among the top 5 places I take out of towners when they come to Mobile. You just don't get great, old-fashioned, slow cooked BBQ and chicken anymore. But you can get it here. It's family friendly, and delicious. You get bang for your buck! My go to order is a chicken plate with banana pudding. My... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Very moist and flavorful smoked pork. The kind you can eat w/o sauce but you won't want to miss their tasty hot and mild tomatoe based sauces. (Not mustardy sauce) Even their spicey sauce was not too hot. Great baked beans. Very good banana pudding as well.

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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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?