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Brick Pit

5456 Old Shell Rd., Mobile, AL - (251) 343-0001
Posted By Dale Terry on 10/31/2008 3:19:00 PM
The Brick Pit has nothing but good BBQ. And they only serve pulled pork, pork ribs, and chicken. There is no decor (graffiti covered walls), and no paved parking (just dirt among the trees), and I certainly wouldn't use the restroom. It's a 40-year-old white ranch-style house worth visiting for BBQ. They do have friendly people, and great pork BBQ; what more could I want?

They advertise "pulled," and you get large hunks; none of this machine-sliced or chopped stuff. It's plain, with sauce on the side. The hot sauce is exactly right. The sandwich and plate servings are large and there are plenty of the usual sides.

A slab of large pork ribs fills the styrofoam container to overflowing, and is delicious and meaty. The leftover ribs aren't as good as the day before, so eat 'em quick.

I've added this to my list of the Top Five BBQ places in GA and AL.

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A slow-smoked shoulder in the midst of being hand-picked. The process eliminates any pieces that are too fatty and results in varied size and texture that is sheer BBQ heaven.
"A slow-smoked shoulder in the midst of being hand-picked. The process eliminates any pieces that are too fatty and results in varied size and texture that is sheer BBQ heaven."
Michael Stern





You can really taste the smoke in The Brick Pit's ribs.  They are as good as you will find anywhere!  The BBQ beans are a side dish highlight.
"You can really taste the smoke in The Brick Pit's ribs. They are as good as you will find anywhere! The BBQ beans are a side dish highlight."
Cliff Strutz


The pulled pork sandwich comes between two slices of white bread, sauce on the side.  With meat this tender and flavorful, the sauce is completely unnecessary!
"The pulled pork sandwich comes between two slices of white bread, sauce on the side. With meat this tender and flavorful, the sauce is completely unnecessary!"
Cliff Strutz


This sign is an obvious put-down of another barbecue parlor just down the road.  The graffiti you see behind the sign covers every wall all over the restaurant.
"This sign is an obvious put-down of another barbecue parlor just down the road. The graffiti you see behind the sign covers every wall all over the restaurant."
Cliff Strutz


The Brick Pit is housed in a small, low-slung building.  In other words, exactly what you want in a Southern BBQ parlor.
"The Brick Pit is housed in a small, low-slung building. In other words, exactly what you want in a Southern BBQ parlor."
Cliff Strutz


The small bucket-like device next to the sign puts out a strong smoky aroma to lure in passing motorists on busy Old Shell Road.
"The small bucket-like device next to the sign puts out a strong smoky aroma to lure in passing motorists on busy Old Shell Road."
Cliff Strutz


Mobile's top smoke house
"Mobile's top smoke house"
Michael Stern



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