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Thomas Pit Barbecue - CLOSED

7929 Highway 72 W, Madison, AL 35758-9562
+1 256-837-4900
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good53%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Apr 22, 2015
“Out of business!”
Feb 18, 2015
“Thomas is sold and closed.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue
7929 Highway 72 W, Madison, AL 35758-9562
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Reviewed April 22, 2015

We used to eat there regularly. The ribs and BBQ were very good. Unfortunately they closed their doors and just recently the building as been torn down. A piece of history gone!

Thank cutebamagirl
Reviewed February 18, 2015

Bye to great chicken and potato salad. Rick's from Florence is set to take over this location. Rick's is ok but not Thomas'. Sad to see this great old BBQ gone.

Thank gourmeteagle
Reviewed February 18, 2015

The barbecue was good, but the restaurant has been sold and is currently closed. There is no projected reopen date under the new ownership and it is supposed to be changing names as well.

Thank Emmett H
Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Went here while visiting Huntsville AL. The BBQ reminds me of the NC style BBQ with a vinegar based spicy sauce and coleslaw. Warning. Coleslaw is different and you may want to taste a small portion first. All in all good good great price.

Thank Kevin G
Reviewed August 22, 2014

We have lived in the Huntsville area for about 8 months now. Two of the things we miss most from "home" are pulled BBQ beef brisket and fried flour tacos. We still haven't solved the taco problem but Thomas BBQ solved the beef brisket issue....More

Thank Cynthia D
Reviewed August 18, 2014

When I went, it took almost 30 minutes to get my order. The food however is top notch. I only wish they would open a 2nd restaurant to alleviate some of the traffic at this one. I got the combination plate with Ribs, BBQ Chicken...More

Thank MadisonResident
Reviewed August 7, 2014

BBQ can cause so many opinions of what it is and what it is not. Thomas Pit, like all the other local BBQ joints in Madison and Huntsville, has those who love it and those who hate it. For someone who has eaten BBQ around...More

Thank drrocket69
Reviewed July 17, 2014

BBQ is subjective. Region to region it is different but there are some consistency’s on what is considered good. A good smoke ring, nice bark, moist and flavorful meat are expected regardless of region. There is no place in the world where boiled or steamed...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

I grew up going to Thomas Pit BBQ, so I may be biased by nostalgia. Regardless, I would argue that they make the best potato salad of anywhere I've eaten, and their pulled pork is rivaled only by the BBQ I had in North Carolina....More

Thank shiloh10127
Reviewed June 15, 2014

I always see a long line, but after eating there I'm not sure why. My family got the chicken, beef, and ribs, so this review is not based on one plate. Everything was just average. The coleslaw looked like shredded cabbage drowning in some clear...More

Thank Mary N
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  • Address: 7929 Highway 72 W, Madison, AL 35758-9562
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 256-837-4900



This place was amazing, you need to get it listed! Urban Spoon has it, and it is very relevant for this city, in this traveler's opinion.
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