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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was my first time dining at The Smoke Pit; the food was delicious. What made my visit mostly pleasant is wonderful hospitality provided by Mrs. Beverly! I will be returning with my husband.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, the food is very expensive. You can eat good steak at your local restaurant for the same price. But what I don't like even more is the customer service. I ordered burnt ends sandwich and they brought me a pulled pork sandwich. When I...corrected them they said that it was entered in the system as a pulled pork....ok...I didn't order it, please bring the correct order. I was told if I want burnt ends then I need to pay more....Hellooo? It wasn't my fault...it was just a mistake by the person who entered the order....just do the right thing and bring the right sandwich....Nope, I had to pay the difference....Its not about the money, its about doing the right thing guys...Just bring the right sandwich and smile... that's all you had to do to make me happy... I will not be going back there again.... They need to hire some professionals to teach them what a good customer service is all aboutMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sad Sad Sad. Started here on opening day. Great for a few years. Last 3 years has been a downward DEATH Spiral. Now they cut the menu to 30% of what it was and raised prices even HIGHER. Gonna be going elsewhere from now on....Last meal (How be it small $$$), got other places to go from now on. Be 6 months, it will be closed. Sad Sad Sad.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just delightful! Considerate staff, great food! My husband is from Texas and somewhat of a “BBQ Connoisseur” and he loved it!! 😇🙏✌️

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everytime my parents come into town, we go here. It's nothing fancy. Yet, the lack of frills is more than made up by the quality of food and service. The name says it all. They have every kind of BBQ you think of. The sides...are equally good and the portion sizes are even better. Come hungry; yet, you'll probably still leave with a to-go box!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed December 6, 2022

Very typical southern style BBQ joint. Not fancy by any means (you order at the counter when you come in) but clean and very well run. The major plus here is the BBQ meats. Brisket, pulled pork and smoked sausage are stellar!! definitely the best...we've had in this area. The smoked chicken wings are an unexpected delight as well, they are huge and tasty. The BBQ stuffed baked potatoes are definitely awesome. The service here (even though it is not a sit down/waitress type place) is great. Prices are average to higher for this type of food. IMO, Smoke Pit could amp up some of the side dishes though. I think the cole slaw (a favorite with BBQ) is uninspiring....More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 22, 2022 via mobile

This place is #1 on trip adviser and I see why, the ribs were fall off the bone flavorful, the collard greens were kickin just as the menu said, my husband said the baked beans were good and both liked the potato salad which I...think is hard for people to get right but everything was on point. I almost went somewhere else just because it would've been closer but I'm glad my husband talked me into taking the longer drive, no regrets at all. I will definitely be going back on my next trip.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 16, 2022 via mobile

The food was awesome. My wife had the sausage and brisket, while I had the burnt ends. The food was hot and quick. They even had Cheerwine and watermelon tea. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 5, 2022

Hubby and I enjoyed a nice lunch here. Portions are huge and we were able to share and had leftovers to take home. The brisket, jalapeño sausage, and pulled pork were wonderful. We enjoyed experimenting with the sauce options. The collard greens and Mac &...cheese are good enough to make a meal off of by themselves. We will definitely return!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed July 28, 2022

Bought BBQ for friends from out of town. HUGE hit! Loved everything. Generous portions and delicious BBQ, Baked Beans, Mac and Cheese and slaw. Only issue was their old slaw recipe was EXCELLENT! Can you go back to that one?

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 22, 2022

Smoke pit concord catered my son and daughter in laws wedding for 100 people. Exceptional service and friendly staff! the food was AMAZING and everyone raved about the chicken and the sweet potatoes especially! Thank you for going the extra mile! highly recommend them !

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 5, 2022

After landing at Charlotte Douglas airport and picking up our car, we wanted to get something to eat. My wife went to Yelp to find a place on our route as we drove toward Winston-Salem. She found The Smoke Pit which was just a short...drive off I-85 as we drove North. The place is located in what looks like it used to be an old convenience store or small grocery store. There is plenty of parking out front and they have some outdoor seating in the front. As soon as we walked in we smelled the delicious smoked meats. The order line is to the left but if you have a to-go order, you walk just to the right of that. We waited in line and looked at the menu on the wall to make our choices. My wife decided to try the blue chicken salad and I decided to try the pulled pork sandwich which comes with one side, I chose the baked mac and cheese. The side special of the day was Texas style green beans and we decided we needed to try those as well and agreed we would share them. They gave us a table number and we were told we could have a seat. A short while later our food was brought out to us. Everything looked amazing. The serving sizes were also great for the price. My wife was really impressed with the salad. The pulled pork was delicious. I tried a couple of their sauces and could not decide which I liked better. The Texas style green beans were also amazing. We would love to get our hands on their recipe - they were incredible. We only wished we had more! The baked mac and cheese was just okay and I felt it lacked significant flavor. The service provided was amazing. We even left a tip on the table for the person that took care of us in addition to the tip we left when we ordered. She was very friendly and efficient. Overall, this was a really good stop and the steady stream of people in and out of the place as we were there is a testament to the good BBQ and service. We highly recommend you stop here when in the area.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 27, 2022 via mobile

The Smoke Pit will be our new place to take the whole family to. The quality and quantity of the food was excellent. The ages of the family range from 5-79 and everyone found a menu choice they like. You have to keep in mind...this is a restaurant that smokes it’s meats and the atmosphere is that of a typical smoke house. Nothing fancy. With food like this who needs atmosphere.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed October 5, 2021

After we heard good things about this location, we decided to give it a try. Well....wish we had not. Service was extremely slow; we were doing carry out. 4 people that came in after us left before we did, and they had larger orders. I...ordered the Large Plate and received less than half the food my husband received with his Large Plate. Won't be returning.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 17, 2021 via mobile

I recently visited this business and my server AC was very attentive. The food was also very good . AC made sure I had everything I needed. He also checked on me and assisted me w placing a to go order. He is a very...hard working employee and seem passionate about his job and dedicated. He made me feel like I was at Chick-fil-A w the superior level of customer service displayed. I will definitely be back because his level professionalism is 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Response from johnmO7764WA | Reviewed this property |
I think so. Once you go to the Smoke Pit, you will have a new friend. Go early. They get crowded.
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No alcohol allowed. But great food!
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8pm or until they sell out!!
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The Smoke Pit is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5