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Charcoal Pit

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5200 Pike Creek Blvd, Wilmington, DE 19808-2900
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Naples, Florida
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Charcoal Pit has been in Wilmington on US 202/Concord Pike forever - and it looks it. But don't let that stop you from going in for a great burger and milkshake. The place is ingrained with locals and was a regular stop on a summer Saturday night when I lived in Wilmington in the late 80s/early 90s. I enjoyed... More 

Thank P921XXrichardm
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here with my kids on a Saturday at lunchtime. I hadn't been here for over 20 years and it was still about what I remembered. The food was very good, staff was good as can be expected. Place was a little grungier than I had remembered but overall not a bad experience at all. I was more than happy... More 

Thank Tony D
Wilmington, Delaware
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The Concord Pike location is the original, and a great local mainstay still going strong with its booths, counter, and juke box choices. Its thick malts, cheeseburgers, barbecue pulled pork, etc., and all the ice cream dishes from banana splits to gargantuan creations are straight out of fifties high school days - and very popular. there are also weekly specials... More 

Thank Drew and B M
Bethesda, Maryland
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Tye place isna little worn but still nice. I had the delmonico steak. The cut was a little tough but it tasted fine. My son had the salmon and really enjoyed it. My son got the black and white shake and said it was the best shake he had ever had.

Thank jg1502
Wilmington, Delaware
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The food was good but the server was awful, showing up at the table every 5 minutes asking if we were done eating yet. I finally asked him to pack up my food so I could take it home and eat it in peace. I will never go back there, that's for sure.

Thank Gigglechip
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43 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Never had a bad meal the burgers and ice cream are always the best. We all had the pit special which were all delicious i love their burgers. I had a black and white which was good as always and love how they bring u the metal cup and dont waste the leftover shake like most places. My wife had... More 

Thank adonijah1510
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I went here to eat and it was very good. Nothing out of this world, but everything was very satisfactory. And their milkshakes are GREAT!

Thank Seth D
Wilmington, Delaware
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318 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Locally owned by just two family's over nearly fifty years - Nobody as messed with the standards - and the multitudes if imitators just have never knocked them out of the box. The burgers are good, but not exceptional, The ice cream milkshakes are so thick and good that they take about 3-4 minutes to make. Even then they are... More 

Thank Herm B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We waited FOREVER for a waitress 2 take just our drink order when there was only 6 tables in the whole restaurant! Finally when we did get our drinks in, she forgot one n never brought it the entire time but of course charged us for it. When we do get our food, my RARE entree, it was so burnt... More 

1 Thank Ernestandkarenfini
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Greasy and fun burgers love love love this place and burgers, location not bad a little busy but for the value and a true flame charcoal taste you just cant beat this place.

Thank Chris_Shaver

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5200 Pike Creek Blvd, Wilmington, DE 19808-2900
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 302-999-7483

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