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Midwood Smokehouse

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1401 Central Ave, Ste 101, Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 295-4227
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent

We spent 2 weeks in the South, and this was in the top 3 meals we had the entire trip. The portions are what Europeans are used to, and the food is prepared deliciously. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun, the prices are affordable. I had the taco-combo, which was lovely, fresh and tasty. There is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Katrin L
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Munich, Germany
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Munich, Germany
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We spent 2 weeks in the South, and this was in the top 3 meals we had the entire trip. The portions are what Europeans are used to, and the food is prepared deliciously. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun, the prices are affordable. I had the taco-combo, which was lovely, fresh and tasty. There is parking in the back.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

First time in Charlotte and found this restaurant on Trip Advisor. I'm glad we did! Thanks for the reviews. The food was great and our server Ashley was very helpful explaining what options we had and telling us out of towners what NC barbeque sauce is compared to SC sauce. My wife and I split the combo plate which included... More 

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FSFGGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Midwood Smokehouse, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us at Midwood Smokehouse. We will pass on your feedback to Ashley and the rest of the Midwood team and we look forward to seeing you and your wife on your next visit to Charlotte. More 

Quad Cities, IL
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We found parking and good BBQ here. We (myself, hubby, and two teen girls 13,15) shared the Combo Platter which had four ounces each of the following- ribs, pulled chicken, pulled pork, and briskett along with sweet pot.fries, and mac n cheese. Son- age 9 at the Barn Yard Burger without the extras (cheese burger) and fries. All of is... More 

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FSFGGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Midwood Smokehouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and comments about Midwood Smokehouse. We are happy to read that you and your family of five enjoyed your meal and experience and we will certainly share your review with the rest of the Midwood team. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is by far our favorite BBQ spot in the city! If you like vinegar-based pork BBQ, look no further. For some reason, everyone talks about Mac's Speed Shop, but Midwood is hands down better on every level. Their brisket is perfect and cooked in its own juices. I also love their chicken bbq, which is served with a South... More 

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FSFGGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Midwood Smokehouse, responded to this review

With pleasure we read your comments and will certainly pass your feedback on to the rest of the Midwood team. Thank you for choosing Midwood Smokehouse and we look forward to serving you in the future. More 

DeFuniak Springs, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We knew we were in the right place when there were cars lining the street for blocks to eat here. Even with a wait, the service was amazing and Shannon kept refilling our glasses with the most amazing sweet tea. The food was the best and full of flavor. The dessert was heavenly! Try the Pecan cobbler with the ice... More 

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FSFGGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Midwood Smokehouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us. We will be sure to pass on your feedback to Shannon and the rest of the Midwood team. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Charlotte, NC
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We lived in Texas for 30 years, and this is the closest thing to authentic Texas barbecue that we have found! Everything is delicious, and worth the wait. Pulled pork to die for!! Brisket is juicy and perfectly smoked. And the burger is a fabulous surprise. Don't miss the creamed corn! We sometimes go during the week for lunch, and... More 

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FSFGGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Midwood Smokehouse, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Midwood Smokehouse! We hope you enjoyed your experience, and that our food and service exceeded your expectations. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Collingwood, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Good ribs, big portion, cold beer, friendly staff, happy upbeat atmosphere. My first time there, felt right at home, will return when back in Charlotte.

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FSFGGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Midwood Smokehouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice feedback. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your meal and would be very pleased to welcome you on your next visit to Charlotte. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Nice location, although parking may be a problem. BBQ is excellent with great sides and a very extensive beer selection.

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FSFGGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Midwood Smokehouse, responded to this review

Robert, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us at Midwood Smokehouse. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal and would be happy to welcome you again in the future. More 

Grand Ledge, Michigan
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Cool place with a good atmosphere. Unfortunately, given the reviews and hype, I honestly expected more. It's not that the food was bad. It was good. However, there was nothing that set this barbecue apart from other barbecue places. The sides were decent. The meat lacked that certain smoked flavor. This included the ribs, the chicken, and the pork. They... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Given the high ratings on TripAdvisor, we hoped for an excellent NC BBQ experience here. Service and food are poor at best. Staff was very friendly, avoiding the single star. We (party of 2) were told there was a wait if 30 to 35 minutes and we'd be texted; had a beer at the bar (an excellent coconut stout) while... More 

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FSFGGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at Midwood Smokehouse, responded to this review

Jeff, Thank you for taking the time to share your concerns with us. Know that we take your feedback seriously and will communicate with our culinary team for immediate follow up. What you have described is not what we should be serving our guests and is certainly not the norm as you have seen from our reviews. Did a manager... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1401 Central Ave, Ste 101, Charlotte, NC 28205
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: (704) 295-4227

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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