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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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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Walker, Louisiana
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed one night in Mobile and asked locals where to go for good local food. Locals recommended the Brick Pit. We didn't know what to expect, but I'm here to recommend going there yourself and checking it out. I ordered the chicken plate and I got half of a chicken, coleslaw, and baked beans. I ordered an orange drink.... More 

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Thank Hope W
Elizabethtown, KY
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

While visiting Dauphin Island we had decided to go to the mainland and get some dinner. My family had decided on BBQ so we looked up the places available. Brick Pit had apparently been on a tv show and featured in some magazine about best BBQ places in the country so we picked it. When we pulled up to the... More 

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Thank CrazyTaylor
Jacksonville, Florida
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only reason it's not 5 stars is because it could be a bit cleaner. As for the BBQ, you will love it!!!! Real BBQ nothing fancy!

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Thank Stephanie R
Mobile, Alabama
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of meat choices -- pulled pork, ribs, brisket, and chicken with two different sauces available -- regular and spicy. My personal favorites are the pulled pork (available as a sandwich or as a plate dinner) and the ribs. The spicy sauce is not too hot -- a sort of sweet heat sensation, but if you want no heat, go... More 

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Thank M D S
Mobile, Alabama
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have the best pulled pork in town! The restaurant is very rustic but that adds to the charm of knowing your money is being spent on wonderful food, not decor. Its family friendly and laid-back: open for lunch and dinner. You can get take-out by the pound or slab also.

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Thank Michele H
Wetumpka, Alabama
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best ribs we have ever had. We talked with Bill, the owner, and he was a very nice and shared some stories of notable visitors. We took a short detour off interstate to make the Brick Pit the first stop on our summer adventure. Glad we did. Everyone was very friendly and lots of Southern hospitality. Loved the banana pudding.

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Thank Nancy H
Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go for the food and not the ambiance. Place is a dump. Reminds me of an old, run down hunting cabin. That being said, the food was very good and service polite and attentive. Table size, individual eating space and chairs were comfortable enough. We had ribs with coleslaw and baked beans, chicken with potato salad and baked beans. All... More 

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Thank harford165
San Diego, CA, United States
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148 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Finding barbecue in Mobile isnt hard. Finding barbecue that I would return to....not so much. This is one of those places. I didnt get a chance to get any ribs as I was on my way in to work. The brisket sandwich and banana pudding actually made me stop walking and sit down and savor my quick lunch. It was... More 

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Aventura, Florida
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We went to Brick Pit with high expectations, and, in terms of the food (ribs, pulled pork, coleslaw, potato salad, and baked beans), our expectations were surpassed. The ribs, of course, were the main draw. They possessed a tough, extremely smokey crust--almost like jerky--and underneath that chewy layer resided the rich, tender meat. I can't say this is the style... More 

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Thank Scott B
Mobile, Alabama
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely the best ribs in town. Small, easy to miss if you don't know we here it is. Makes my mouth water just thinking about the ribs. YUM!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5456 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608-3046
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Mobile
  • Phone Number: 251-343-0001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?