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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
Best BBQ in the city!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
wombatdolly
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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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 NEW

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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DeFuniak Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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

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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Collingwood, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Grand Ledge, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Trusty Trip Advisor comes through again!! Great BBQ dinner. Trendy little spot for a delicious dinner, the four of us sat comfortably in a booth. We shared the large platter which came with two side choices. Is a great way to try four of their meats. Had ribs, chicken, pork and brisket... Every one was outstanding. Also bring an assortment... More 

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Hartsville, South Carolina, United States
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70 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We brought our two girls (5&6) to each here for Lunch today. Had a great meal and the kids liked it as well. It's hard for us to find a spot everyone likes. Midwood.....Well done! I tried the Cuban this time and it was fantastic. My wife had the brisket sandwich and it had really good flavor. My daughter really... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Combination platter. The Brisket had a decent amount of salt. The ribs and the pulled pork just forget about it. Over salted period. Who ever the cook is should go 50 percent off the amount of salt he or she used. Seriously, this amount of salt must be targeted toward the beverage crowd to encourage them to drink more. Where... 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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