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Brick Pit

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$$ - $$$
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5456 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608-3046
+1 251-343-0001
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While the menu isn't as large as some other options, they offer the staples of any good BBQ joint and don't skimp on the sizes of the portions. The pulled pork platter I ordered was delicious and the sides - potato salad, baked beans, and cole slaw - rounded out my meal. I'll definitely go back to try the ribs,... More 

Thank Ben T
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When I moved to Mobile, everyone I met recommended this restaurant. Skeptical, I finally went and instantly fell in love. To this day, it is my favorite BBQ in the city of Mobile. Great service, great atmosphere, and truly the greatest BBQ in the city.

Thank Samantha M
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food is disgusting. Ide rather eat a school lunch. Building was falling apart, limited parking, bad atmosphere. I'll never go back.

Thank Justin P
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168 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the most authentic, best bbq in Mobile. Located in a simple old house near University of South Alabama campus, this place serves simple and large portions of traditional bbq and sides. Friendly service as well.

Thank Southernroads
Carlinville, Illinois
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155 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here with daughter/son-in-law and grandbaby of 5 mos. and had a wonderful time! The food is awesome beyond words! Red potato salad is really great and the barbecue lives up to it's enticing smell that you notice as you are driving down the road! Friendly servers are nice and it's fun to write your name on their walls... More 

Thank bglenn82
Mobile, Alabama
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98 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's never too hard to find a barbeque place in the south; there's always several joints in any decent size city. Brick Pit has been around for a while - I think my first visit was in 2000 - and it's still here for a reason. There's nothing absolutely remarkable about the Brick Pit, but everything is what you would... More 

Thank Mesasand
Dothan AL
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is as good or better than the smell of BBQ a mile away! Yes, it's a little "hole in the wall" building, but that's just a sign of the excellent BBQ. We met the owner, Bill Armbrecht and the Pit Master out in the parking lot, and then Bill sat down beside us and conversed while we ate.... More 

Thank GayleandSteve
Montgomery, Alabama
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

While visiting Mobile for our grandson's college graduation I checked trip advisor for good restaurants near the University of South Alabama. The Brick Pit got good ratings and we were not disappointed. Coming down Old Shell Road the restaurant was blocked by vegetation and we almost missed it. As we stepped out of our vehicle we were immediately greeted by... More 

Thank Tim M
Flagler Beach, Florida
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101 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Went out of my way while driving cross-country on Route 10 to find this place based on Trip Advisor reviews. Well, the reviews are right. Had the pulled pork/ribs combo. Both are very good, sides are very good as well. Like this place, would go there a lot if I was a local.

Thank Joe M
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We have been to several BBQ places here mobile visit. This place has the best BBQ in the area. The staff is fun and hilarious. Building is little run down but adds to ambience.

Thank Michael A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5456 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608-3046
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Mobile
  • Phone Number: +1 251-343-0001

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