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Brick Pit

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5456 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608-3046
+1 251-343-0001
11:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Gainesville, Georgia
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1,111 reviews
890 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,022 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

you've got to bare down onto meat and ease off the potato salad. they do that here with a flair. ribs are perfect meaty and over served. pulled pork was pre-sauced but otherwise delicious. sides were nondescript but adequate. its a bbq joint for all the others in the world to emulate. its clean enough. you can see smoke outside... More 

Thank Bbqman3341
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had their lunch BBQ rib plate. Very tasty! Had the regular sauce and it was perfect. Liked the potato salad and coleslaw. A good place to eat.

Thank GoJoHelp
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm originally from Texas and have eaten many good BBQ meals. I've been coming here for over 25 yrs and its always awesome! There are several great local BBQ joints in Mobile but this is the top of the top! You can't fake the low and slow on their pulled pork!

Thank Jeff A
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 16 January 2017 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 12 January 2017

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
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 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 4 January 2017

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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156 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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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99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 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 

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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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?